Darrell Ehrlick

Darrell Ehrlick

Darrell Ehrlick is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Montanan, after leading his native state’s largest paper, The Billings Gazette. He is an award-winning journalist, author, historian and teacher, whose career has taken him to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin Utah, and Wyoming. With Darrell at the helm, the Gazette staff took Montana’s top newspaper award six times in seven years. Darrell's books include writing the historical chapters of “Billings Memories” Volumes I-III, and “It Happened in Minnesota.” He has taught journalism at Winona State University and Montana State University-Billings, and has served on the student publications board of the University of Wyoming.

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for an Oct. 29, 2023, campaign event at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa.

Democracy is on fire. Consider this your wake-up call.

By: - November 18, 2023

For the better half of a decade now, I have had friends, some family members and even casual acquaintances give me the same excuse. Maybe you’ve heard it, too. It goes something like this: You know the news is really depressing and I just can’t handle it, so I have just quit watching. Or folks […]

a box of Mifeprex (mifepristone)

Federal judge considers stay in abortion case affecting Montana, Kansas and Virginia

By: - August 23, 2023

A federal judge in Virginia will likely stay — or pause — a case regarding medical providers and mifepristone, a drug commonly used as part of chemical abortions, because of similar challenges in Texas and Washington. Groups from Virginia, Montana and Kansas had filed the suit in the Charlottesville division of Virginia and asked Judge […]

protestors hold signs at rally

Federal lawsuit seeks to keep abortion medication in place

By: - May 9, 2023

A federal lawsuit that has one of Kansas’ abortion providers at the center of it has been filed in Virginia as the Center for Reproductive Rights has challenged the Food and Drug Administration for the way it has handled the requirements surrounding the drug mifepristone. Trust Women in Wichita has joined with groups in Montana, […]

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran appears at a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol

Rewriting veterans’ stories with a happier ending, thanks to bipartisan Senate effort

By: - August 6, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Darrell Ehrlick is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Montanan. I want to thank Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Jon Tester, D-Montana. Not on behalf of me, […]