Randy Payne was 33 when he died. I went to school with Randy, but had not thought of him for years until reading the newspaper one day 14 years ago. Randy grew up in a Canadian military family. He was born in West Germany, and moved around depending on his…

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The phrase “One question, one follow-up” has been oft-used during the pandemic. It has been heard by many journalists since the COVID-19 pandemic began and signifies a further erosion of access to government officials. Reporting the news during a pandemic has been a challenge to say the least. I’ve worked…

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