The Independent is a newspaper. The articles seen in the first game cover the recent strange weather. In "Chaos Theory", there is a small column dedicated to Kate Marsh's suicide attempt (headline depends on whether Max Caulfield saved her or not). In one of the "Polarized" alternative timelines where Max wins the Everyday Heroes contest, an article highlighting the arrest of Mark Jefferson can be found at the Zeitgeist Gallery. This newspaper can be obtained from the small kiosk near the Two Whales Diner. By managing to catch an issue of it in her second vision in "Chrysalis," Max finds out the date of the Storm to be October 11.
The newspaper appears again in Life is Strange 2. Sean Diaz picks up an issue containing an article about him and his brother Daniel in "Roads". Reluctant to tell Daniel the truth, Sean later uses the newspaper to ignite the fire.
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Article about the snow in "Out of Time":
WEATHER SERVICE BAFFLED BY SNOW
In a rare admission, the National Weather Service has yet to come up with a conclusive reason for the unusual snowfall that briefly hit Arcadia Bay, Oregon this week.
Two Moon Diner?
Amid all the environmental chaos in Arcadia Bay, such as the unseasonal snowfall and beached whales, some residents reported seeing two full moons last night around 8:00 p.m. Witnesses claimed the double moons were clear in the night sky until clouds covered them up shortly after they appeared. No cellphone or video footage has surfaced yet, which has led local meteorologists to believe that imaginations are in overdrive due to the recent eco-havoc.
Blackwell Security Uncovers Bunker and Scandal
Acting on a series of tips from David Madsen (Head of Security at Blackwell Academy), police officers descended Tuesday on a bizarre underground chamber, allegedly used by teacher Mark Jefferson and studentNathan Prescott to drug, kidnap, and photograph young women. Although there were no other signs of physical or sexual assault on the victims, the disturbing revelations have sent shock waves through the tranquil city of Arcadia Bay. Even Sean Prescott, the most powerful businessman in the area, is under investigation for his role as owner of the farmhouse where the high-tech "dark room" studio was located.
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Article about the events in Seattle:
Shooting in South Seattle
A police officer was found dead, next to the body of Esteban Diaz, 45, who was apparently shot by said officer. The only witness, a teenager, was knocked unconscious during the incident and remains in the hospital. The details of the case are not clear while Diaz's two sons, Sean, 16, and Daniel, 9, are now wanted for questioning. Police believe that--
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- This is one of the two newspapers that can be found in Chloe Price's house, the other being "Arcadia Bay Beacon".
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|Max's Computer · Chloe's Computer · Dana's Computer · Victoria's Computer · Nathan's Computer · Principal Wells' Computer|
|Arcadia Bay Beacon · Blackwell Totem · The Bay Bud Weekly · The Great Northwest · The Independent|
|Max's Journal · Max's Camera · Photo Memorial Wall · Lisa the Plant · Warren's Flash Drive|
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|Sketchbook · Computer · Backpack · Map · Souvenirs|
|Snowmancer · Power Bear · Shark-Stinger · Noctarious · Noctared · Sky Pirate · Forest Warrior · Mar-T Rex|
|Brody's Car · The Great Northwest · The Independent · Charles' Truck · Stephen's Computer · Lisbeth's Computer · Karen's Tablet · Karen's Computer|