What I Learned In The Newspaper-#2


An article from the La Crosse Tribune contained a word I have never come across before.  Though it happens rarely I really do love when a reporter uses words that are not common usage.

The city is considering trimming the size of its city council.

Council members did not spare themselves, either, backing a proposal to cull their ranks from 17 members to 13.  That would put the council back to the same number of seats and districts as the County Board has for La Crosse, a “coterminous” voting system that had been in place for 30 years before ending in 2011.

While the meaning was clear from the context, the word was new for me.

The dictionary defines the word as having the same boundaries or extent in space, time, or meaning.

By the way, hats off to Betsy Bloom from the La  Crosse Tribune!

 

 

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