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The best of The Billings Gazette, hand-picked by local editors.

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

Zinke seeking quick release of military record

HELENA — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing milita…

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

Noted author Sherman Alexie speaks to 'every liberal in Billings'

Noted author Sherman Alexie speaks to 'every liberal in Billings'

Masturbation, alarm-clock sex, and a multicultural Pendleton bunny were among the topics award-winning author Sherman Alexie covered Thursday …

Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee …

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will e…

Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

A 23-year-old suspected meth user is facing a felony burglary charge after police found him squatting Tuesday in a Broadwater Avenue residence…

Jail letters, wife's fractured eye socket net man 10-year prison sentence

Jail letters, wife's fractured eye socket net man 10-year prison sentence

A man who insisted he was being treated unfairly — and fired his attorney during his sentencing hearing — was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years …

Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

Report: State's largest landowners keep expanding

The big just keep getting bigger.

USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

The United States Department of Agriculture inspected ZooMontana’s wolf enclosure on Tuesday as the investigation continued into a report of a…

Retrospective: Old fashion

Retrospective: Old fashion

Admit it. Somewhere in your closet, you have clothing that was hip at some point, but would be laughable today. Fashion changes constantly, an…

Reader gallery: Fall photos

Reader gallery: Fall photos

Gazette readers share their photos of the beautiful fall we're having. To share your photos, go to www.facebook.com/billingsgazette.

Dirt roads of Montana

Dirt roads of Montana

Readers of the Montana Mint shared their favorite photos of dirt roads in Montana.