These are, truthfully, important topics for legitimate, critical press and congressional scrutiny.
The argument Daisey makes is the same as the one made by the author, in a sense: this makes an important story more powerful.
In Emilia Romagna, important churches and clock towers damaged in a series of springtime earthquakes will never be repaired.
mid-15c., from Middle French important and directly from Medieval Latin importantem (nominative importans), present participle of importare "be significant in," from Latin importare "bring in" (see import). Related: Importantly.