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The new mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget this month has been sometimes described as a mugshot "ban." That’s not entirely accurate -- most local law enforcement agencies will be able to choose whether they make mugshots public or not.

Ron Holdraker is known for publishing mugshots in his newspaper, the Times of Wayne County. Anyone with a misdemeanor arrest or higher is featured in print and online.

Holdraker said mugshots are his most popular section, along with obituaries, and that this new legislation won’t stop him from featuring them.