Rachel Maddow urges Americans to subscribe to their local newspapers

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow recently urged Americans to subscribe to their local newspapers so that they can have the staff and time to send reporters to cover the boring, hours-long local government meetings. Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? Boring reality aside, sometimes really important stuff happens at those meetings, as it did in Watauga County, North… Continue reading Rachel Maddow urges Americans to subscribe to their local newspapers

How do you want us to give you election news online?

Image from League of Women Voters of California on Flickr

It’s election season again, and with the Montana primary right around the corner, it’s time for me to start thinking up the online features we’re going to have on the website leading up to the primary election and the ones we’ll have running live on election night. For the lead-up to the 2010 election, we… Continue reading How do you want us to give you election news online?

Montana Secretary of State launches site to streamline election law violation reports

Update: Terri McCoy called over the weekend to clarify one issue about the complaints received from the 2010 reporting program. I wrote that 45 submissions lacked enough info for the secretary of state’s office to follow up on. McCoy wanted it to be known that the office did follow up on all of those complaints… Continue reading Montana Secretary of State launches site to streamline election law violation reports