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Violence against women hurts kids, too

The Ray Rice story about violence against women is one that has needed airing for decades. Society needs to pay greater attention to this subj…

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Driscoll ready to do county treasurer job

The county treasurer's office is long overdue for a fresh and new perspective and someone who is ready to get the work done. Patty Driscoll is…

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Lewis is the clear choice for U.S. House seat

John Lewis is a real Montanan. He comes from a fairly typical Montana background. There was no silver-lined executive desk awaiting him in his…

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All Americans own federal public lands

Charters of seven original colonies contained vague claims to lands extending west to unknown borders. With independence, all states became "m…

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Carbon fee-dividend plan would help households

Sen. Alan Olson wrote in a Sept. 8 guest opinion that Montana should be allowed to benefit from the coal export market. We all should know tha…

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Is clean air so much to ask?

Finally, fringe environmental groups taken to task. Those dastardly organizations that put planet before pocketbook have no place in a self-se…

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Don't vote for Curtis

It is hard for me to understand why Montana Democrats would nominate a candidate like Amanda Curtis. "Montana Democrats have made a big mistak…

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School absenteeism points to bigger problem

Absenteeism may not be the problem. I believe the article on chronic school absenteeism points to a deeper problem: Why are children absent fr…

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Zinke qualified to assess tactical situations

In a Sept. 14 letter to the editor, Jim Goetz from Bozeman attempted to claim Ryan Zinke doesn't know what he is talking about when he suggest…

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Zinke must talk about more than Navy service

I respect our veterans. Most, but not all, gave all. Why is a bunch of our future leaders, including Ryan Zinke, pushing their service instead…

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MacDonald represents HD51 well

I write in great support of our Democratic incumbent Margie MacDonald for House District 51.

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Zinke promotes unity among Montanans

I was born and raised in Montana. My values stem from this place and the way of life here. But I have learned that not everyone shares the sam…

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Daines sponsors Ivory Protection Act

The United States has been fighting the illegal ivory trade and the poaching of elephants for years and having some success.

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Keystone pipeline could free up freight cars

For every action there is a reaction. Case in point, On Sept. 11, The Billings Gazette printed an article by the Associated Press titled "Sena…

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Vote for candidates who will keep public land public

I have served as a public member on the Environmental Quality Council for the last three interims. This last interim EQC undertook a study of …

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Earlier registration deadline would affect few voters

In the editorial on Sept. 14, The Gazette grossly exaggerated the number allowed to vote because of same day registration. Late registration h…

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Help your schools collect Box Tops

With the start of a new school year, I want to remind the community that many schools in the area participate in the Box Tops for Education program.

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City must show how all all General and Public Safety funds are spent

If the Public Safety Levy passes, the city will increase personnel in the city attorney's office, which is funded by the General Fund. These p…

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Coal industry must transform to be less polluting

It is fortuitous that some Montana state senators are promoting the coal market when a recent news release tells of the record levels of harmf…

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Speare would be strong, fair District Court judge

I believe that William "Bill" Speare, would make a strong and fair Yellowstone County District judge to replace retiring Judge G. Todd Baugh.

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