Laurel's winning civics team deserves more support

Recently, the Laurel High School Honor Civics class, under the direction of their teacher, Lee Deeming, competed at the state We the People co…

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National debt requires spending rethink

The March 19 guest opinion of Evan Barrett is a perfect example of why the United States has a national debt of $18.157 trillion and Montana a…

19 hours ago(4)

Congress' Medicare payment fix is flawed

Congress just passed an inadequate "physician fix" to Medicare Part B payments. For 15 years Congress has kicked down the road Medicare reimbu…

19 hours ago(0)

Good government requires unbiased oversight

I am disappointed in U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke's vote to scuttle good science in the EPA's Science Advisory Board.

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Senior High murals event was amazing

Last Monday evening an amazing event took place at Billings Senior High — the “Save the Murals” Celebration! It was a community coming togethe…

March 27, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Water compact is key to preventing wave of litigation

The future of our water resources hangs in the balance. The decision that legislators make on the CSKT Water Compact will either provide water…

March 26, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Maybe make the opinion page more absorbent

Could you please make the opinion page of a bit more absorbent material? Our canary would appreciate it in the bottom of his cage.

March 25, 2015 12:00 am(3)

HHS committee denied Montanans health care

Chairman Art Wittich (R), Kirk Wagoner (R), Seth Berglee (R), Alan Doane (R), Bill Harris (R), Stephanie Hess (R), Forrest Mandeville (R), Alb…

March 25, 2015 12:00 am(1)

How would the U.S. react to a letter from Iran?

It is a sad day for our country when 47 senators, of any political party send a veiled threat to another nation in the midst of treaty negotiations.

March 25, 2015 12:00 am(14)

Thanks to those who viewed murals

Friends and alumni of Billings Senior High School showed how much they value the 100-plus murals that adorn the walls of the city's first high…

March 24, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Email dispute is a smear campaign against Clinton

If legislators and senators both have a private and public email, they could hide criminal activity in the private one. Therefore, we need to …

March 24, 2015 12:00 am(9)

Big money trying to buy up wildlife, access

Big money interests see Montana's big game and fisheries resources as too valuable to be left in the public domain. They believe these resourc…

March 24, 2015 12:00 am(2)

What is it with the GOP and women's issues?

Why this constant legislative fixation on women's health issues that are no one else’s business? Why are Republican legislators constantly try…

March 24, 2015 12:00 am(16)

SB245 is a slap in the face to hunters

Senate Bill 245 is supposedly a bill to enable Fish, Wildlife and Parks to control elk numbers when their numbers become larger than the objec…

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Reader appreciates continued stories on back page

A heartfelt thank you for The Gazette’s new policy of putting the front page story continuances on the back page of the first section. I have …

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

TEDD is the wrong way to help Lockwood

Business planning is needed in Lockwood, but the TEDD is the wrong tool.

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Symphony makes for a nice event to attend

Bravo to Anne Harrigan, music director of the Billings Symphony, for her excellent production of "Symphony Goes Country." There are so many ni…

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Ending oil tax holiday could pay for infrastructure

When it comes to helping Montana communities pay for the impacts caused by oil and gas development, the Legislature has ignored the obvious so…

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(1)

Keep dogs, cats safe from animal cruelty

Summer is coming. Keep your dogs and cats safe from animal cruelty.

March 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Trapping not protected by Constitution

The goal of House Bill 212 and its sidekick, Senate Bill 334, is to enshrine trapping through the Legislature into our Constitution, impeding …

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Oil is more than something for your car

I keep seeing all these letters from people hollering for clean energy and not to build any more pipelines to transport oil. The fact of the m…

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(1)

Trans-Pacific Partnership should be killed

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Congress is looking to grant the Obama administration blanket approval to sign huge new trade agreements n…

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Banning physician-assisted suicide is the right thing to do

I ask that our 2015 Montana Legislature considers voting in favor of House Bill 477, which would legally prohibit physician-assisted suicide i…

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Zinke using the same tired justifications for war

As American citizens — whether Republican, Democrat or independent — it's our civic responsibility to observe and, if need be, respond to the …

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(1)

Daines' sheeplike behavior was wrong

It has come to my attention that Sen. Steve Daines may not fully understand our constitutional system following his arrogant and dangerous act…

March 22, 2015 12:00 am(2)