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Daines would privatize everything public

Updated Montana does not need Steve Daines in the U.S. Senate.

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Assessment needed before passing of public safety levy

Updated The "Public Safety Levy” proposed by city and business leaders is scheduled to bring in $22,800,000 over 10 years starting in 2015. They claim…

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School absenteeism points to bigger problem

Updated 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 promotes unity among Montanans

Updated 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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Keystone pipeline could free up freight cars

Updated 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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Carbon fee-dividend plan would help households

Updated 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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All Americans own federal public lands

Updated 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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Violence against women hurts kids, too

Updated 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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Don't vote for Curtis

Updated 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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Daines sponsors Ivory Protection Act

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

Updated 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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Driscoll ready to do county treasurer job

Updated 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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MacDonald represents HD51 well

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

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Zinke must talk about more than Navy service

Updated 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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Zinke qualified to assess tactical situations

Updated 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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Is clean air so much to ask?

Updated 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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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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