In one of these columns some months ago, we explained why the suicide of a local woman was not mentioned — outside of a simple obituary — in this newspaper.
In contrast, last week a case of suicide was splashed prominently across the top of the front page of our June 1 edition.
Why the difference?
The suicide of J.T. Woods was big news for a number of reasons.
Primarily, it was news because Woods was a public figure, a man running for the office of property assessor.