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'Ann Arbor News' Prints Last Edition After 174 Years

The Ann Arbor News had to write its own obituary after 174 years. The only daily newspaper in town, with a daily circulation 45,000, rolled off the presses for the last time yesterday.

Its owner, Advance Publications, is replacing the paper with, an online news site that will produce a print edition on Thursdays and Sundays. Ann Arbor, 45 miles west of Detroit, is home to the University of Michigan, a highly educated population and a relatively stable economy. But publisher Laurel Champion says, "The seven-day-a-week print model just is not sustainable here. We have very low home ownership. The population is transient and young. Those demographics have worked against us."

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