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Reissuing licenses to DUI drivers is a bad idea

Why make it easier for drunk drivers who have lost their licenses to get back on our roads? Senate Bill 93 would do just that. It would reissu…

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Human trafficking series informative, helpful

Thank you for running the informative series regarding human trafficking in the Bakken. The articles were well-researched and conveyed the str…

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Independence Hall sends thanks to the community

Christmas 2014 does not seem that long ago, and at Independence Hall the charitable season is prolonged by the wonderful generosity of the com…

January 28, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

People supporting Barry Beach not part of cult

There are groups throughout the state who are fighting for the release of Barry Beach because he is 100 percent innocent. These people are fro…

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GOP needs to pick candidate who will win White House

The Tea Party is in trouble. Or, should I say the Republicans are in trouble.

January 27, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Welfare hearings show lack of empathy for poor

The Jan. 23 Gazette opinion regarding the Montana Republicans' skewed direction on the "war on poverty," when read, demanded a response. At wh…

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Hawthorne would've been better school name

Not to take anything away from Chief Medicine Crow, but to name a school in Billings after him, to me it just doesn't fit. I would have though…

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The truth about NorthWestern and net metering

Why is NorthWestern Energy so opposed to net metering? Net metering allows utility customers to connect their on-site renewable energy systems…

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Honored historian modest, respectful of all

Everyone in Yellowstone County should have the opportunity to meet and hear Joseph Medicine Crow present a lecture. He is a century old and hi…

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Illegal immigrants less harmful than those already here

My Gramma told me, "Steve, you don't have to fear ghosts; it's the living you have to watch out for." Today, I believe I could paraphrase that…

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Patriots should be removed from Super Bowl

I'm just a fan but with all the spin on the New England Patriots’ football scandal, I'm not hearing that there will be much more than fines.

January 26, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

School board ignored public in naming process

I feel very compelled to comment on the recent school board decision to totally ignore the community it is supposed to represent, instead voti…

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Pipeline breaks are only a matter of time

I'm curious. Concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline that will cross the Missouri River in Northeast Montana, if approved, tell me what will happe…

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Make animal abusers pay costs of critters' care

It is great news for Montana that we may join a majority of states across the country in having a law to provide for the care of animals seize…

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Slippery slope on infringing individual rights

Every living, breathing, self-aware being should be guaranteed the self-directed inalienable right to bodily autonomy and integrity. Each of u…

January 25, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

CSKT water compact being rushed to passage

Individuals capable of looking beyond immediate ramifications of how this proposed water compact will affect themselves personally can see the…

January 25, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Reward landowners for stopping hunter violations

The wild animals of Montana belong to the collective citizens of the state, not the employees of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

January 25, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Stupid EPA regulations to reduce CO2

The "climate" will change whether man is here or not. It has for millions of years and will continue. And "man" has adapted and will continue …

January 25, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette must defend freedom of speech

In writing about the terrorist attack on a Paris magazine, Billings Gazette Editor Darrell Ehrlick says he cannot "genuflect before the altars…

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Zinke's choice for staff part of dark money group

Like many other Montanans, I was offended but not surprised when Ryan Zinke named Scott Hommel, the former treasurer of Zinke's super PAC, as …

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Predators not always to blame for livestock deaths

I am writing in response to two letters in the Jan. 11 paper, one from John Gibson and the other from Debbie Lyman.

January 25, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Residential street fee hike would be extortion

"For just 42 cents per month" — just another attempt to extort money from the residential property owners for goods and services that we don't…

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Neighbors can shoot dogs on their property?

On Jan. 3, at about 9:30 a.m., I found my dog on the front porch bleeding profusely. I couldn't imagine what had happened. His fur is very lon…

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Not another Bush, Clinton or Romney campaign

Mitt Romney's proposed campaign reminds me a lot of Hubert Humphrey running for president. I recall a political cartoon about Humphrey (many y…

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Trailer, gear stolen from Boy Scout Troop

Our Boy Scout Troop 373 was devastated recently by the brazen theft of our equipment trailer. It was stolen from the parking lot of the church…

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