the date from that newspaper is GONE, not blurr, gone, from the episode where it appears. In episode 5 there is a calendar for October which matches with October 2001 and October 2007. That calendar actually appears in the series.Why 2024-2025? I'm after 5 episodes, but I understand 20 yeras after this event.
So October 2020? I didn't look at other evidence yet like other newspapers.
So we have a minimum as 2021 and maximum as 2027 for present date. We have also evidence for a 2024-2025 setting based off some files that were updated by Hulu talking about the Helstroms' case.