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Will the Deseret News’ Spanish-language newspaper just encourage more illegals?

I’m asking the question so Congressman Jason Chavitz and state representative Mike Noel don’t have to.

The Deseret News has announced it has begun publishing a Spanish-language newspaper to serve Utah’s growing Spanish-speaking community which now represents about 20 percent of the state’s population.

El Observador is a Spanish-language newspaper launched by Deseret Management Corp. It will be published three times a week, with the weekend edition emphasizing features, family and entertainment. Initial circulation will be 10,000 home deliveries weekly, with another 15,000 copies distributed on racks and by hand delivery. . .

El Observador will be distributed Tuesdays, Thursdays and on weekends. Readers can pay $1.25 to subscribe for home delivery. Weekend editions are free, and will be distributed at Catholic churches and Hispanic social events.

At a time when newspapers in general are struggling to stay afloat, this is an interesting move on the part of the LDS Church. But despite my tongue-in-cheek headline above, I do think it’s a good thing. I expect we may hear some harsh criticisms from other quarters.

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