Salem State of the City word cloud

New Salem, Ore., mayor Anna Peterson gave her first state of the city address Wednesday. I thought it would be interesting to use Wordle to take a look at what her themes were (click an image for a link to a larger version).
Wordle: Salem, Ore. State of the City

Hmm, so that seems a little obvious. Let’s do that again, with common words Salem and city removed.

Wordle: Salem, Ore. state of the city (edited)

This appears to focus a little more in on key concepts, such as community, new, center and businesses. Compare and contrast those ideas with the story above (which includes her full text), or watch the address on CCTV 4 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Feb. 18 or 10 p.m. Feb 19.

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