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Slow Train Comin'

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I've been trying to get a steady job at this newspaper for about 10 years now, but for whatever reason, it hasn't worked out. I was turned down as a college kid sometime in 2002-2003, picked up as a freelancer for a brief time in 2008, hired on as business editor for three months in 2010, and kept my hand in as a north Idaho-based freelancer from then until a couple of months ago.

That was when then-Editor Rachael Daigle called and (in retrospect, kind of pointedly) asked if I knew of anyone who could/should take over for her. It took me some time to come to a decision, but how could I turn down the chance to return to finally be a long-term part of the newspaper I've haunted since my early 20s? Now I'm humbled to be joining/re-joining this amazing crew of people and honored to be following an editor the likes of Ms. Daigle.

You can expect a continuation of Boise Weekly's passion for wit, accuracy, localism and watchdoggery. You can expect continued excellence in delivering digital content as well, but most important, you can expect us to keep innovating and improving.

And since we love asking burning questions, we want to pick your brain. Have you ever thought to yourself: "These people in the media don't know jack. If I was them, I'd be looking into (insert your pet outrage here)!" Or maybe you've passed a business, building or person and wondered, "Why isn't anyone writing about that?" Well, here's your chance to try out my new job and play newspaper editor.

We know you're full of questions about politics, personalities, business, history, the environment, food, agriculture--you name it--but the answers aren't always forthcoming. Let us know what you want to know, and we'll see if we can find the answers. Submit questions you'd like to see answered and we'll select some of the most thought-provoking and/or popular questions and their answers to appear in print in an upcoming issue of Boise Weekly. Send your questions to whatthe@boiseweekly.com.

Also, look for the newest edition of The Blue Review, Boise State University's recently launched public affairs journal, inserted in the paper Wednesday, Feb. 20. Helmed by former BW News Editor Nathaniel Hoffman, it's a razor-sharp analysis of Idaho politics and culture that goes deeper and wider than most any other publication out there. We think it'll be a perfect complement to BW's offerings.

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