Is it ever justifiable for a journalist to break the law in pursuit of news?
That’s the question many area journalists and non-journalists are asking themselves following a local TV station’s actions last week.
Sitting inside the HoDo lounge, it seems anything is possible.
By day, business people craft plans on the back of bar napkins. Old friends hug before sitting down to lunch.
By night, women in heels mug for cellphone photos with martinis while men in T-shirts and blue jeans join co-workers for a beer.
The family of Dylan Cox has been on my mind a lot this past week.
Dylan is the 17-year-old Amor, Minn., teen who last Monday night killed Tabitha Belmonte, his 16-year-old girlfriend and mother of his 7-month-old child. Dylan then turned the gun on himself.
Austin DeCock had his reservations.
But like any man who’s trying to keep his bride-to-be happy, he went along with fiancée Tara Wang’s desire to have their wedding engagement published last Sunday in The Forum and on Inforum.com despite years of mutually difficult lessons to the contrary.
“All politics is local.”
That’s how Tip O’Neill, longtime speaker of the U.S. House, summed up that the concerns and priorities of a state and nation are first born and conveyed through local leaders in cities, schools and parks.
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