Ray Ring's West

Lists, leanings and wings

Ray Ring | Sep 10, 2009 06:30 PM
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Hey Ray, how about giving us a list of how many people from or with "clear leanings" toward the extractive industries Obama has appointed? Also, [...]

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Obama enviros now total 34

Ray Ring | Sep 10, 2009 06:30 PM
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Harris Sherman, nominated as Forest Service's boss, is latest sign of green politics.

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Obama in MT

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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Nicely written Ray! I found myself doing Obama's hand gestures as you described them. You really gave me a good sense of what the event [...]

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Really? More Taxes?

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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I am a smoker - working on quitting. that has not needed to see a doctor in 8 years for ANY reason. I was told [...]

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calorie tax

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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Tax french fries, Cold Stone Creamery candied ice cream and other high-fat unhealthy food -- I'd like to see the creation of that tax in [...]

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Obama in Montana

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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I did not vote for President Obama. But the majority of Americans did and that makes him our president. Anyone who wishes for him to [...]

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Obama in Montana

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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Thanks, Ray, I loved the informal manner in which you wrote the article--so appropriate for Montana. I appreciate your comments about what to wear and [...]

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Obama Town Hall Montana Meeting

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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I read the comments of how Obama minipulates the people and never answers their questions. I am a commission salesman and he is what I [...]

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Great article

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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Mr. Ring,   Excellent article.   Covers local feel and national impact.   Thanks for the report.

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Obama does Montana ... and vice versa

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
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A personal view of the scenes.

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About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.