Kudos to Shiela McGuire, whose July 10 article on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center clearly identified all the initial phrases (ICE, MTC, RFP) used in the article by first spelling out the organization or phrase and then putting parentheses around the initials so one could quickly refer back without searching diligently to figure out the meaning. She didn't assume the reader automatically knew what those initials meant.

I am a big supporter of independent, local newspapers, but have become aggravated at having to read and reread articles to try to figure out the meaning of the initials so I could understand the article.

Good work, Shiela! I'll be looking for more articles with your byline.

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