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Guest opinion: Bipartisan coalition created Montana's Election Day registration

When the 2005 Legislature passed the law that created Election Day voter registration in Montana, I was proud of our state, our legislature an…

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Guest opinion: Lawmakers must support continued funding to curb domestic violence

September marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking passage of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Guest opinion: Cost of prescription meds grows more outrageous

In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescript…

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Guest opinion: Big squeeze sparks battles aboard U.S. airliners

There’s an old “Seinfeld” episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells them she can bump one of them…

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Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Earlier this month, Montanans who like to hunt big game, catch wild trout and just plain get away from it all celebrated the 50th anniversary …

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Guest opinion: Montana Republicans cross over to be Democratic candidates

In an affirmation of ideological purity the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee, is suing the county election administrator and the Mo…

September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress can restore freedom of information in FOIA

Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the p…

September 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Moving voter registration deadline back 2 days is common sense

There has been a lot of hyperbole in the press lately from people opposed to LR-126, the referendum that will appear on the ballot soon that m…

September 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Patient’s suicide leaves haunting questions

I lost a patient to suicide.

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Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Debates are a proud part of the Montana tradition and I intend to put myself out there for folks to judge whether I meet their high standards.…

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Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

You can tell it’s election season. The political ads are flying, the campaign mailers are being delivered, and unfortunately, we have seen the…

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Guest opinion: Global warming makes firefighting more dangerous

As former Montana smokejumpers we are increasingly alarmed by the severity, size, and expense of wildfires. The weather this year in Montana m…

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Bipartisan land-exchange bill awaits action in Congress

Grand Teton National Park is an extraordinary place. Its mountains are breathtaking, its lakes and rivers pristine. Wildlife is abundant and t…

September 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Proposed 'transfer' of public lands is prelude to privatization

Several Western states are pursuing the “transfer” of federal lands to state ownership. Groups and politicians are now pushing back and engagi…

September 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Political debates strengthen our democracy

In our democracy, having an “informed” electorate is essential to the proper functioning of our government and to the free elections which are…

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Guest opinion: Facts knock down strawman arguments from land transfer opponents

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi said that, and it’s a pretty reliable barom…

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Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.…

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Unions provide workers freedom to balance job, life

Today, all workers have the right to choose to stick together and collectively bargain with their employer for a better life. Even employees’ …

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: TV ad misrepresents Daines relationship with unions

Steve Daines ran a TV ad with a person saying he’s a union democrat — with a union logo prominently displayed — announcing support for Daines.…

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Senate must act quickly on conservation tax incentives

     During a period when the reputation of the U.S. Congress has been battered by the media and the public, the Senate has a remarkable oppor…

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