Friday, November 21, 2014

Two weeks after being re-elected, lawmaker to resign to focus on running weekly newspaper

Would you rather be a politician or run a newspaper? State. Rep. Jonathan McNiven (R-Mont.) has decided that journalism is the better way to go. Less than two weeks after being re-elected to the Montana House of Representatives by earning 65 percent of the vote, McNiven announced on Thursday he was leaving his position to concentrate on running the weekly Yellowstone County News, which he purchased last month, Tom Lutey reports for the Billings Gazette. (Wikipedia photo: Yellowstone County)

McNiven told the Gazette, “It has been my passion to serve the people of Lockwood, Huntley, Briarwood and Blue Creek as well as Yellowstone County. This summer the opportunity to serve the community in a new manner came my way with the purchase of the Yellowstone County News, where I will serve as owner and publisher.” (Read more)

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