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From the editor: The most important part of our team

Recently, The National Weather Service in Billings said "Billings had 11-plus inches of snow on the ground for nine straight days. This has no…

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From the editor: Enough already?

From the editor: Enough already?

State Sen. David Howard, R-Park City, holds a lot of hard-to-understand beliefs:

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From the editor: I am not Charlie

From the editor: I am not Charlie

You'd probably expect an editor and journalist to be the first canonize or lionize the journalists who were killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

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From the editor: And the other top stories of 2014

From the editor: And the other top stories of 2014

As I passed out the ballots that Billings Gazette staff members used to vote for the top stories of the year, one of my colleagues stopped me.

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From the editor: 'The King of Tramps' was here

We had a legend in our town, and we didn't even know it.

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From the editor: Readers, help us help you

From the editor: Readers, help us help you

A column is probably doomed when you begin it with a quote from the movie "Jerry Maguire." Yet, since it has to do with sports and is succinct…

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From the editor: Downtown Billings needs to clean up its act

From the editor: Downtown Billings needs to clean up its act

This is one of those things that hurts to write.

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From the editor: The law vs. the law in Yellowstone County

From the editor: The law vs. the law in Yellowstone County

Hot-button issue meet cool legal logic.

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From the editor: Is Ferguson that far away?

First it was the Walgreen's, then Beauty World and a bit later Little Caesar's. 

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From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

The Montana Constitution is a wonderful document. It enshrines two things that Montanans hold dear: the right to know what their government is…

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Getting to know the neighbors at school

On Halloween, Kim Norris-Scrano’s daughter received unexpected treats.

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From the editor: What I learned from Tuesday's election

From the editor: What I learned from Tuesday's election

One of the first emails I received Wednesday morning, after just a five-hour hiatus from the office for what was more a nap than sleep, said, …

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From the editor: Using an off-hand remark to play gotcha is politicking worthy of gutter

From the editor: Using an off-hand remark to play gotcha is politicking worthy of gutter

Just in case you had thought better of the political process this campaign season, hold that thought.

November 02, 2014 6:05 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."

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

September 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

August 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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: 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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