Remember, we are talking about "notable" units, not mere peasants. If
a world-wide hero is tortured to death, it's more news (to other
world-wide heroes) than the local butcher keeling over from a heart
attack. The accuracy part I can understand.
Each month, all unannounced deaths have a %age chance of being
announced (not cumulative), say 50%. So, each month about 1/2 the new
deaths will be announced, and 1/2 the old ones.
}} Now, a mechanism in which obits for neighboring provinces showed up in
}} each province the following turn, along with other notable events, and
}} filled with misinformation and garble, would be pretty interesting.
}} John Garth  killed in Pesbrand by Gang of Thugs .
}} Felix  is carrying a large amount of money.
}} Maxwell  has reached Stealth 6. Watch your pockets!
}} Turbo Titans  is headed for Caburh.
Interesting. Perhaps we should put it on the <cha-ching!> Todo list :-)
Let's view Obits as our first pass at rumors, and we can add more
firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Chapin Today's Grammar Lesson:
Hear, hear! Who's here who knows whose booze this is?
If I don't want it in my back yard, I don't want it.