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Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtaine…

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Judges overrule voters, Bible on marriage

It seems that the so-called Christians (politicians, judges, preachers, etc.) of today would rather walk hand in hand with Lucifer and accept …

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Guest opinion: Curbing fossil fuel use not the way to go

Here’s a question for Pennsylvanians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 61 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels?

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Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

In response to Judge Brian Morris’ courageous and historic decision applying the federal Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to nulli…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama spotlights GOP contradictions on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of Presid…

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Gazette opinion: Judicial priorities for Yellowstone County lawmakers

Gazette opinion: Judicial priorities for Yellowstone County lawmakers

Montana’s most populous county has some issues that are much bigger than challenges seen in other counties.

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Robert J. Samuelson: How much will U.S.-China deal help ease climate change?

WASHINGTON — The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whet…

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From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

The Montana Constitution is a wonderful document. It enshrines two things that Montanans hold dear: the right to know what their government is…

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Ups and Downs:

Financial state. Montana collected a record-high amount of revenue in the first quarter of this fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, accordi…

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Gazette opinion: Bitterroot kids learn lots in limited space

Gazette opinion: Bitterroot kids learn lots in limited space

Bitterroot Elementary classes start at 8:30 a.m. after students bundled up in jackets and backpacks line up outside the school doors, recite t…

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Guest opinion: What Montana's outdoor business needs from Congress

Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of …

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Obamacare hurt us financially

In August of this year, we were informed that our retirement medical insurance was being canceled due to the rising cost of health care and th…

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Help the persecuted Falun Gong

Thanks to The Billings Gazette for its work through the years to help us become more aware of events and concerns in our state, nation and our world.

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Flathead, Texas bison in Yellowstone icon's gene pool

Rob Chaney's article (Nov. 17 Gazette) on Yellowstone bison repeats the common but erroneous implication that all Yellowstone bison descended …

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Obamacare worst legislation ever signed by a president

Jonathan Gruber says that the American people are “stupid.” They don't know what's good for them. Obama, Pelosi, Emanuel and former Sen. Baucu…

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City needs more officers on the streets

The events on Nov. 5 at Fuddruckers point-out a serious problem within the Billings Police Department. Only nine officers were available for d…

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Marijuana isn't as good as it used to be

In response to "Colorado on right track with legal marijuana" . . . How much of Colorado's new revenue will have to be used on the new homeles…

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It's hard to be active without sidewalks

I'm not sure if Lockwood is part of Billings or not, but figuring that it is, this letter is for the lack of sidewalks going down the long len…

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Presidents historically reckless with executive orders

This is in reference to the Associated Press article on immigration in a recent edition of The Gazette. Emphasized is the fact that both Reaga…

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Forest Service banning dogs on smokejumpers' volunteer projects

New Lolo Forest Supervisor Tim Garcia. and his so-called "Lolo Forest Leadership Team" are prohibiting volunteer smokejumper trail crews from …

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Racism abounds in Billings

About the rapper at Fuddruckers, the one statement he said struck me as true, “I have never seen such blatant racism in my life."

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Obamacare is anything but affordable

We should all be calling the new health care more like the unaffordable, unhelpful act. Makes nary a difference whether single like me or marr…

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Let's embrace Billings' Native American diversity

For Native American Heritage Month, the Billings Human Relations Commission would like to extend our appreciation for the many contributions m…

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Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

The seventh-floor courthouse hall was crowded Thursday morning with several smiling couples and many more well wishers celebrating the first m…

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Guest opinion: Depend on coal and U.S. ingenuity for cleaner power

Throughout the history of coal-fired electricity local emissions have been identified as detrimental to the environment: sulfur dioxide, parti…

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