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From the editor: Going from tragedy to strength

From the editor: Going from tragedy to strength

When folks accuse journalists of just relishing the bad news, it is as if we are somehow lesser humans, void of empathy.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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From the editor: We have seen the enemy...

There's that old saying, borrowed from a cartoon, "We have seen the enemy — and he is us."

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From the editor: The stories behind the stories

From the editor: The stories behind the stories

Reporter Derek Brouwer will probably kill me for using this picture. 

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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From the editor: That's debatable

When Marc Racicot and Dorothy Bradley squared off for gubernatorial debates several decades ago, it was noteworthy in Montana because there we…

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From the editor: Our newest columnist

From the editor: Our newest columnist

Every person believes he could be a great columnist.

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From the editor: Putting the rhetoric to the test

From the editor: Putting the rhetoric to the test

When journalism is at its best, it's putting ideas, rhetoric and politicians to the test.

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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

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From the editor: Just give me the numbers

From the editor: Just give me the numbers

Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."

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From the editor: Daycare community came together after closure

From the editor: Daycare community came together after closure

Other than losing daycare, $2,000 and having no idea what to do next, last Saturday was a great day.

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From the editor: We cannot copy and paste our morals onto everyone

From the editor: We cannot copy and paste our morals onto everyone

Because we have letters to the editor, and I am the editor, I read a lot of commentary about issues as diverse as trapping to taxation.

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From the editor: Headlines give me headaches

From the editor: Headlines give me headaches

Headlines give me headaches.

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We're issuing a challenge to potential cooking columnists

We're issuing a challenge to potential cooking columnists

A little more than a month ago, Gazette institution and longtime cooking columnist Joyce Michels announced she was hanging up the skillet and …

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From the editor: Somewhere between hope and change

From the editor: Somewhere between hope and change

Imagine my surprise when I learned that Fox News reported The Billings Gazette had pulled its 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama.

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52 reasons to love Yellowstone County

52 reasons to love Yellowstone County

Why do you love Yellowstone County?

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From the editor: Debating the debates

When I sent the letters, the grease from Election Night pizza hadn’t even made its way out of my system, and I was running on caffeine and adrenaline.

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From the editor: Not in our town -- 20 years ago or today

From the editor: Not in our town -- 20 years ago or today

It's not a question I get every day.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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From the editor: The anti-hero

There are times when working at a newspaper makes you feel like a superhero.

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From the editor: Just ask who?

From the editor: Just ask who?

I've never met her, but she's been to my house for dinner more times than I can count.

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