It's just not so that "Siegner's weekly column, Helena Handbag, closely covered the Montana Legislature, making the timing of the development [closure of Queen City News] particularly unfortunate." Siegner's irregularly published column sometimes rehashed a few paragraphs from state government news that had already appeared in days-old news reports of the Lee Newspapers State Bureau or of The Associated Press. Siegner's borrowings of these news fragments were occasionally amended with her own comments -- mostly snarky or cliched. There's really no loss of "close coverage" of the Montana Legislature with the demise of the Queen City News.
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