College editors say no to lawyer who wants online story pulled

Seattle Times
A decade ago, Shakespear Feyissa was arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault. He was never charged, but the Seattle Pacific University newspaper story about the incident still comes up when his named is Googled. School officials are willing to pull the article, but student editors want none of it. Everett Herald reporter Debra Smith, who wrote the story in 1998, says: “Feyissa may not like the story, but that doesn’t mean he should get to dictate what gets removed from a newspaper’s online archive.”

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