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ST. LOUIS, Mo (AP) — The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis will cut 20 jobs and eliminate some print editions as it shifts to more emphasis on online news coverage.

The the move comes as Lee Enterprises could face bankruptcy unless it can refinance about $1 billion in debt by an April deadline. The Journals and the Post-Dispatch are both owned by Lee Enterprises.

The Journals will discontinue its publication of full Sunday Journals in St. Charles County and Illinois after Aug. 28.  Wednesday editions in north St. Louis County and Jefferson County
in Missouri, and in Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois, will be discontinued after the Sept. 7 issue.

Publisher Dave Bundy says news and sports stories will be updated more frequently online.

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