64°
Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between …

October 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: How across-the-board budget cuts weaken U.S. health

The Ebola scare will have one good consequence if it wakes up Americans and their elected leaders to the importance of sustained investment in…

October 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has e…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Ups and Downs:

Early voting. In Yellowstone County, 18,308 ballots had been returned to the county elections office by the weekend. Voting early is a popula…

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: A new city park and much more west of Shiloh Road

It’s a rare and wonderful city project that enhances flood prevention, water quality, fishing and trails. Such are the benefits of the Shiloh …

October 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Overdue library project grinds on toward winter

Gazette opinion: Overdue library project grinds on toward winter

Intrepid readers heading for the Billings Public Library have been undaunted by many obstacles since the new building opened January. October …

October 16, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…
Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

The Billings Gazette endorsed Senate candidate and current Rep. Steve Daines on Sunday. The endorsement brought a mixed reaction on Facebook. …

October 16, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.

October 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Focus on airports to minimize risk of spreading Ebola

So far, there is only one reported case of a person infected with Ebola flying undetected from West Africa to the United States. So far, only …

October 14, 2014 10:28 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Vote to clear up confusion

What’s in a name matters.

October 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Pat Bellinghausen: Best websites for Montana voter insight

Montana voters are electing all 100 members of the state House of Representatives and half of the 50-member state Senate. Most of those races …

October 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Two years ago, Montanans chose Steve Daines to be their sole representative in the U.S. House. On Nov. 4, they have the opportunity to capital…

October 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ups and Downs:

SAINTS success. A sellout Tuxedos and Tiaras crowd of 1,000 helped raise more than $1 million for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical Surgic…

October 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: What Billings voters can do to fight meth

Gazette opinion: What Billings voters can do to fight meth

Man admits threatening wife with AR-15, exposing children to meth

October 10, 2014 6:00 am Video Loading…
Gazette opinion: Ostlund best choice for county commission

Gazette opinion: Ostlund best choice for county commission

Every two years, Yellowstone County voters choose one commissioner to serve a six-year term on the three-member commission. Being commissioner…

October 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Long has edge among 2 good treasurer candidates

Gazette opinion: Long has edge among 2 good treasurer candidates

Yellowstone County’s incumbent treasurer/assessor/school superintendent generated calls for his resignation because of political and racist st…

October 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Let’s keep Rice, Wheat on Supreme Court

Gazette opinion: Let’s keep Rice, Wheat on Supreme Court

Montana voters will choose two of the seven state supreme court justices in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent Justice Mike Wheat is running again…

October 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Gazette opinion: Pick Souza for community service, courtroom expertise

Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.

October 06, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Both John Lewis and Ryan Zinke are Montana natives with careers in government service. Zinke served overseas in the U.S. Navy. Lewis worked fo…

October 05, 2014 9:00 amLoading…