The Lowdown is the blog of former Great Falls Tribune capital bureau chief and freelance investigative reporter John S. Adams.

John covers news and politics from Helena, Mont. with a focus on in-depth, investigative reporting and analysis and watchdog journalism.

This blog features news, commentary, observations and miscellaneous tidbits of information useful to people who care about the great State of Montana.

Reach John via email at mtlowdown@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @jsaLowdown.

If you value John’s in-depth reporting then please consider supporting his work with a donation here: paypal.me/johnsadams.