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Gazette opinion: Vote for Yellowstone County jail levy by June 9

Gazette opinion: Vote for Yellowstone County jail levy by June 9

If you are one of the 19,238 Yellowstone County voters who already returned you mail ballot on the proposed jail levy, feel free to skip over …

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May 31, 2015 6:30 pm(0)
Gazette opinion: Courts combat root causes of criminal conduct

Gazette opinion: Courts combat root causes of criminal conduct

More than 30 people who usually go to Billings Municipal Court every Wednesday morning, instead took bikes and buses to Avenue C where apartme…

May 31, 2015 7:00 am(1)
Gazette opinion: New mental health laws won’t fix Montana’s fraying safety net

Gazette opinion: New mental health laws won’t fix Montana’s fraying safety net

Suppose Montana had plenty of emergency rooms, but no hospitals.

May 29, 2015 12:00 am(1)
Gazette opinion: Upgrades for plumbing, heating and learning

Gazette opinion: Upgrades for plumbing, heating and learning

In an elementary school with more than 350 students, the only bathrooms were in the basement. Children had to walk down one or two flights of …

May 28, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Applause for MetraPark’s concert lineup

Gazette opinion: Applause for MetraPark’s concert lineup

Sir Elton John picked Billings.

May 27, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Making autism services a sure thing for Montana kids

Gazette opinion: Making autism services a sure thing for Montana kids

After months of political controversy over covering Montana’s uninsured, it’s time to applaud a smaller change that will make a lifetime diffe…

May 26, 2015 7:00 am(3)
Gazette opinion: Final resting place coming for Apsaalooke Warriors

Gazette opinion: Final resting place coming for Apsaalooke Warriors

Last December, descendants of four Crow Code Talkers received Congressional Gold Medals, the highest award Congress can bestow. The medals hon…

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May 24, 2015 6:30 pm(0)
Gazette opinion: Montana prisons must reform to reduce recidivism

Gazette opinion: Montana prisons must reform to reduce recidivism

The vegetable garden at Montana Women’s Prison supplies the cafeteria that serves more than 200 inmates. The bounty is shared with local nonpr…

May 24, 2015 7:00 am(3)
Gazette opinion: 2-month patch won’t fix U.S., Montana highways

Gazette opinion: 2-month patch won’t fix U.S., Montana highways

Washington, D.C., has again failed to provide the long-term policy and funding leadership needed to start addressing the nation’s deterioratin…

May 22, 2015 8:00 am(2)
Gazette opinion: Tuition freezes, campus cuts and dropouts

Gazette opinion: Tuition freezes, campus cuts and dropouts

A report out this month says that more Americans are being priced out of public colleges and universities since the Great Recession. Not so mu…

May 21, 2015 7:00 am(1)
Gazette opinion: Where’s the beef from? WTO doesn’t want you to know

Gazette opinion: Where’s the beef from? WTO doesn’t want you to know

U.S. shoppers can’t have a label telling them where their beef was born and raised. Such consumer information would be a violation of the Nort…

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Gazette opinion: Volunteer to make summer reading fun for Billings kids

Gazette opinion: Volunteer to make summer reading fun for Billings kids

Do you want to volunteer, but have trouble finding the time?

May 19, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Chief’s common-sense advice for summer safety

Gazette opinion: Chief’s common-sense advice for summer safety

Billings police don’t have a slow season, but warmer days do generate more complaints about people being reckless outdoors.

May 18, 2015 7:00 am(0)
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May 17, 2015 6:30 pm(0)
Gazette opinion: Small levy, big boost in Yellowstone County jail security

Gazette opinion: Small levy, big boost in Yellowstone County jail security

On Wednesday, Yellowstone County will mail out ballots asking voters to approve a property tax levy that would raise about $1.8 million annually.

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Gazette opinion: Rare momentum can pass Senate chemical safety bill

Gazette opinion: Rare momentum can pass Senate chemical safety bill

Asbestos is widely recognized as a harmful, potentially deadly substance. But it’s not even covered by the nation’s Toxic Substances Control A…

May 15, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Fuelish indecision: Congress slows state road work

Gazette opinion: Fuelish indecision: Congress slows state road work

Montana’s road construction system is nearly running on empty while Congress fails to fund the federal highway trust.

May 14, 2015 12:00 am(3)
Gazette opinion: 1,000 per day check out new Billings library

Gazette opinion: 1,000 per day check out new Billings library

How much do readers love the new Billings Public Library?

May 13, 2015 7:00 am(3)
Gazette opinion: Better care for Montana’s disabled residents

Gazette opinion: Better care for Montana’s disabled residents

The state of Montana has taken on an urgent mission to do better by our most severely disabled residents.

May 12, 2015 6:00 am(2)
Gazette opinion: The most important, unpaid public job in Montana

Gazette opinion: The most important, unpaid public job in Montana

A majority of Yellowstone County people probably didn’t know that Tuesday was an election day. There was nothing for most of us to vote on.

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May 10, 2015 6:30 pm(0)

Gazette opinion: Finally, full funding to protect Montana kids

At the end of April, 2,513 abused and neglected children were in the Montana foster care system, according to the Montana Child and Family Ser…

May 10, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Montana Legislature’s biggest interim assignment

Gazette opinion: Montana Legislature’s biggest interim assignment

Among many interim studies authorized by the 2015 Legislature one stands out for its tremendous potential to affect the future of communities …

May 08, 2015 7:00 am(0)