Masks are a responsibility, not a political issue
July 21, 2020
I owe an apology to all of our readers.
We ran a story Friday about Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean questioning the reasons for Gov. Steve Bullock issuing a directive telling people to wear masks and questioning its legality.
Some people have complained that we ran the story at all.
McLean’s comments were news and our job is to report the news. When one of the top elected officials in the county questions a governor directive, it is news.
But I forgot to make sure the comments were placed in context.
Other stories on the page reported the surge in COVID-19 cases in the area,...