I was astounded to see that the Great Falls Connection (August 28-September 3), which carried a Newcomers & Community Guide, actually failed to list two of the Republican candidates for office in its helpful insert. Kathleen Murphy was listed as running unopposed for Delegate in District 34. Somehow the editors of the Connection missed a fact that many people in the community know: Gary Pan is running against her, and he's running an energetic and positive campaign. Not only that, School Board candidate Vinson Palathingal is dropped from the list of at-large candidates. How can this be? Is it a coincidence that both candidates are Republican? In any case it's a serious ethical error. The Connection can do better. Our community deserves to know about all the candidates in the race, particularly when they're listed in an insert that many new residents would find helpful.
The Connection ran a correction and reprinted the candidates’ list in full in last week’s edition.