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AP Lists Dailies That Have Cut Editions in Past Year.

Some of the daily newspapers that have reduced publication days since last year:

ARIZONA:

- Douglas Dispatch - Formerly The Daily Dispatch, went from five to three days a week in August.

- East Valley Tribune - In January, suburban Phoenix newspaper scaled back from seven days to Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It also became a free publication delivered to four growing communities, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek; Scottsdale and Tempe dropped from delivery zone.

ARKANSAS:

- Blytheville Courier News - Dropped Mondays.

- The Daily World, Helena-West Helena - Dropped Thursdays.

CALIFORNIA:

- The Davis Enterprise - Dropped Mondays.

- The Gilroy Dispatch - Scaled back last year to Tuesdays and Fridays, instead of five days a week.

- Hollister Free Lance - Scaled back last year to Tuesdays and Fridays, instead of five days a week. Dropped Fridays later in the year.

- Palo Alto Daily News - Free newspaper dropped Mondays last year.

- The Examiner, San Francisco - Reduced home delivery to Thursdays and Sundays, although free newspaper available in news racks on other days.

- San Mateo Daily News - Free newspaper dropped Tuesdays last year.

- Daily Sound, Santa Barbara - Free newspaper dropped Mondays in February.

- Sierra Sun, Truckee - Scaled back in January to Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It had largely been a weekly until it expanded to twice weekly in 2003 and to five days a week in 2006.

- Tahoe Daily Tribune, South Lake Tahoe - Scaled back in February to Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, instead of Monday through Friday.

- Register-Pajaronian, Watsonville - Scaled back in February to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from six times a week.

COLORADO:

- The Aspen Times - Dropped Sundays in January.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

- The Washington Examiner - Reduced home delivery to Thursdays and Sundays, although free newspaper available in news racks on other days.

- The Washington Times - Dropped Saturdays last year.

GEORGIA:

- Statesboro Herald - After becoming a seven-day daily in 1982, dropped Mondays in January.

IDAHO:

- Post Register, Idaho Falls - Dropped Mondays in March.

- Standard Journal, Rexburg - Scaled back in March to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, dropping Thursdays and Fridays.

ILLINOIS:

- Benton Evening News - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- The Carmi Times - Dropped Wednesdays in March.

- Du Quoin Evening Call - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- Eldorado Daily Journal - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- The Courier News, Elgin - Dropped Saturdays and switched to tabloid format in January.

- The Journal-Standard, Freeport - Dropped Mondays in February.

- Kane County Chronicle, Geneva - Dropped Mondays and switched to tabloid format in March.

- The Daily Register, Harrisburg - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- Star Courier, Kewanee - Dropped Mondays last year.

- Macomb Journal - Dropped Mondays in January.

- The Marion Daily Republican - Dropped Saturdays in October.

- Daily Review Atlas, Monmouth - Dropped Mondays last summer.

- The Daily Leader, Pontiac - Dropped Fridays.

- The Daily American, West Frankford - Dropped Saturdays in February.

INDIANA:

- The Brazil Times - Dropped Tuesdays in January.

- Banner Graphic, Greencastle - Dropped Tuesdays in January.

- Daily Reporter, Greenfield - Dropped Fridays in December.

- Rushville Republican - Dropped Mondays last year.

IOWA:

- The Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs - Dropped Mondays in February.

- The Courier, Waterloo-Cedar Falls - Dropped Saturdays in January.

KANSAS:

- Kansas City Kansan - Went entirely online in January after scaling back to two editions a week, from five, last year.

- The Southwest Times, Liberal - Formerly the Southwest Daily Times, scaled back early last year to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, dropping Tuesdays and Thursdays. The publisher and many employees left in protest and began the High Plains Daily Leader, printing Sunday through Friday.

- McPherson Sentinel - Dropped Mondays late last year.

- The Ottawa Herald - Dropped Fridays in February.

- Parsons Sun - Dropped Mondays in July.

KENTUCKY:

- Georgetown News-Graphic - Scaled back in February to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, instead of Tuesday through Friday and Sunday. The newspaper had increased from three to five days a week in August 2006.

- Appalachian News-Express, Pikeville - Dropped from five days a week to three days a week in March.

MARYLAND:

- The Frederick News-Post - Will drop Mondays after this week.

MASSACHUSETTS

- The Christian Science Monitor - The Boston-based national newspaper's final issue as a daily was Friday. Subscribers should receive the first weekly newspaper as early as this Friday. The Monitor also is starting a daily e-mail newsletter for a separate paid subscription, while maintaining its free Web site.

MICHIGAN:

- The Ann Arbor News - Ceasing operations in July after 174 years, replaced by a Web-focused AnnArbor.com, which plans printed newspaper on Thursdays and Sundays.

- The Bay City Times - Will print only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, instead of seven days, beginning June 1.

- The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press - Beginning Monday, both papers will reduce home delivery to Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and produce slimmer editions for sale at newsstands on the other days. Because The News does not publish on Sundays, subscribers will get the Free Press that day.

- The Flint Journal - Will print only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, instead of seven days, beginning June 1.

- The Daily Tribune, Royal Oak - Scaled back late last year to Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, dropping Mondays and Tuesdays.

- The Saginaw News - Will print only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, instead of seven days, beginning June 1.

MINNESOTA:

- The Minnesota Daily, Minneapolis - The University of Minnesota newspaper dropped Fridays in January.

MISSOURI:

- Columbia Missourian. Dropped Mondays and Saturdays in March.

- The Hannibal Courier-Post - Dropped Mondays.

- The Examiner, Independence - Dropped Mondays in January.

NEBRASKA:

- McCook Daily Gazette - Dropped Saturdays in January.

NEVADA:

- Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard - Scaled back in October to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, instead of Tuesday through Sunday.

NEW JERSEY:

- Burlington County Times, Willingboro - Dropped Saturdays in February.

NEW MEXICO:

- Las Vegas Optic - Scaled back in March to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, dropping Tuesday and Thursday editions.

NEW YORK:

- The Daily Mail, Catskill - Dropped Sundays and Mondays in March.

- Register-Star, Hudson - Dropped Sundays and Mondays in March.

- Hoy, New York - The five-day-a-week Spanish-language newspaper went online-only Dec. 31.

- Salamanca Press - Scaled back in January to weekly, from five days a week.

NORTH CAROLINA:

- The Dispatch, Lexington - Dropped Mondays in September.

- Washington Daily News - Dropped Mondays.

OHIO:

- Bellevue Gazette - Dropped Mondays in January.

- Fairborn Daily Herald - Dropped Mondays in November.

- The Galion Inquirer - Dropped Mondays in September.

- Greenville Daily Advocate - Dropped Mondays and Tuesdays in January.

- Times-Gazette, Hillsboro - Dropped Mondays in November.

- The Madison Press, London - Dropped Mondays in November.

- Piqua Daily Call - Dropped Tuesdays in February.

- The Sidney Daily News - Dropped Tuesdays in February.

- Troy Daily News - Dropped Tuesdays in February.

- Van Wert Times-Bulletin - Dropped Mondays last fall.

- Wilmington News Journal - Dropped Mondays in September.

- The Xenia Daily Gazette - Dropped Mondays in November.

OREGON:

- Herald and News, Klamath Falls - Dropped Mondays in January.

- Argus Observer, Ontario - Will drop Mondays after this week.

PENNSYLVANIA:

- Beaver County Times, Beaver - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- The Intelligencer, Doylestown - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown - Dropped Saturdays in February.

- Herald-Standard, Uniontown - Dropped Saturdays in February.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

- The Item, Sumter - Dropped Mondays last summer.

- The Union Daily Times - Dropped Mondays.

TENNESSEE:

- State Gazette, Dyersburg - Dropped Mondays in February.

- The Newport Plain Talk - Will scale back to Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after this Thursday's edition. Newspaper had expanded from three days to five in 1999.

- Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Dropped Mondays in March.

TEXAS:

- Mexia News - Formerly The Mexia Daily News, went from five to three days a week in January.

WASHINGTON:

- Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Ended print publication in March; converted to Internet-only operation with much smaller staff.

WISCONSIN:

- The Capital Times, Madison - Became a free publication distributed with its larger rival, Wisconsin State Journal, and given away separately at newspaper racks. Scaled back last year from six days a week to twice weekly - a news and opinion edition on Wednesdays and an arts, entertainment and culture edition on Thursdays.

- Superior Telegram - Formerly The Daily Telegram, scaled back last year to Wednesdays and Fridays, instead of six days.

- The Freeman, Waukesha - Will drop Mondays after this week.

- Daily News, West Bend - Will drop Mondays after this week.

VIRGINIA:

- The Southwest Times, Pulaski - Dropped Mondays in October.
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