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Landowners need protection from chemical spills

A recent leak from a salt water disposal line north of Williston contaminated 18 miles of creek and invaded the Missouri River. The same week,…

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Guest opinion: Jobs, economic development in Medicaid expansion

The Montana Legislature has the opportunity to do more good for our state at less cost than will be available for decades. All we need to do i…

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Ups and Downs:

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Traditional hunting better than corraling, hazing

On Jan. 17, I slept in. When making my breakfast around 10 a.m., something prompted me to look out my dining room window, the area of Beatty G…

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Change law to provide choices for renewable energy

As the installed cost of renewable energy systems continues to fall, small and medium scale solar and wind powered electrical systems become i…

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Let Cubans see American way of life

Hey, have we forgot what our mothers said, "You can win more battles with love than war!"

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NFL must punish, disqualify cheaters

Whatever happened to "Regardless if you win or lose, it's how you play the game" ?

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Instead of Keystone, build a Bakken pipeline

Here is an idea that should earn the support of both progressives and Montana's perceived conservative constituency.

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Serious effects from Yellowstone River oil spills

This letter is in response to Bridger Pipeline's quote in the Jan. 26 Gazette that "the weather is like Chicago. It's voting early and often."

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U.S. can do better with renewable energy

I agree with Stuart Deans (Jan. 25 letter) that coal is an option for providing electricity to the currently unserved, but it is only one opti…

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Middle school named for great American

Being that the newly named Medicine Crow Middle School is just a stone's throw from my residence, I wanted to weigh in on the controversy that…

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Board should have used most popular school name

The School Board has to be kidding! First they ask the community and students which of the suggested school names they would like, and they re…

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School named for legendary U.S. veteran

"Joe Medicine Crow Middle School." I approve. Strongly.

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Gazette opinion: Landowners deserve protection before drilling starts

Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and…

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Stop all this hurtful 'anti-everybody' talk

I'd like to thank Paul Hanson for his perspective about prejudice, printed in The Billings Gazette on Jan. 17. I also thank The Gazette editor…

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Auschwitz anniversary recalls other atrocities

Everyone the world over agrees that Auschwitz in Europe was such a disaster, the torturing of human beings. But there's not any second thought…

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Trapping bill would be amending state constitution

The fundamental issue represented by HB 212, currently before the House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee, is not trapping. While nominally a…

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Guest opinion: Task force needed to study transfer of forest, BLM land to state

Thanks to passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 last session, the Legislature conducted an intensive interim study of the problems with federa…

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Guest opinion: Peaceful coexistence plan for Smith River, copper mine

When Mel Krieger gave me my first fly rod and reel, I had already fished a dozen years, but he opened up a whole new world. It was the summer …

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Guest opinion: Competitive teachers salaries needed more than new pre-K

I am not opposed to pre-K programs. My own two children attended a preschool in Glasgow and are successful U.S. Army officers. My son is a maj…

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Human trafficking series informative, helpful

Thank you for running the informative series regarding human trafficking in the Bakken. The articles were well-researched and conveyed the str…

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Reissuing licenses to DUI drivers is a bad idea

Why make it easier for drunk drivers who have lost their licenses to get back on our roads? Senate Bill 93 would do just that. It would reissu…

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Gazette opinion: Billings ready to host Big Sky tournament

Gazette opinion: Billings ready to host Big Sky tournament

When the Big Sky Conference announced it was seeking bids to host men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments for three years, Billings w…

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Guest opinion: Both parties should support equal pay in Montana

We write in strong support of Senate Bill 158, the Montana Paycheck Fairness Act, which will be heard on at 8 a.m. today in the Senate Busines…

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Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Montana’s professional journalists take seriously our responsibility to be vigilant government watchdogs.

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