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Guest opinion: Legislation aims to take public out of hunting

Guest opinion: Legislation aims to take public out of hunting

A pair of bills requested for the 2015 Montana Legislature would have devastating effects on Montana’s fair chase public hunting heritage. They’re being falsely pitched as more hunting opportunity for everyday sportsmen when, in fact, they’re aimed at further commercializing and privatizing …

January 09, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Heights lawmaker wins complaint against Democratic Party

Heights lawmaker wins complaint against Democratic Party

A Billings Republican legislator has won a partial victory in his political practices complaint against the Montana Democratic Party.

December 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

RAC appointments named

The newly appointed members of the Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council are Jennifer Esp of Broadus (public at large); Sharla Sackman of Terry (public at large); Lance Kalfell of Terry (reappointment, federal grazing); Doug Kary of Billings (reappointment, developed outdoor recreation) …

November 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Yellowstone County GOP won't help pay for closed primary lawsuit

Yellowstone County GOP won't help pay for closed primary lawsuit

Yellowstone County Republicans won't help bankroll an attempt to require members-only primary elections.

October 16, 2014 11:45 amLoading…
Doug Kary

Doug Kary

Doug Kary

September 12, 2014 1:33 pm

Guest opinion: Let's protect our coal industry from environmentalists

Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (March 14 guest opinion) sounds like a nice organization. However, along with the Northern Plains Resource Council and Blue Skies Campaign there is one common goal, to stop the production of coal, and that’s not so nice for Montana.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Energy industry reviving state's economy

The energy economy in Montana is booming.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.

April 24, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

March 20, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Local option for vote-by-mail draws criticism at hearing

Local option for vote-by-mail draws criticism at hearing

HELENA — A proposal, backed by Montana’s top election official and local election administrators, to give counties the option of switching to all-mail voting for elections ran into a buzz saw of opposition Friday.

February 15, 2013 10:46 pm Related Loading…
Bill seeking death penalty abolition inspires emotional testimony

Bill seeking death penalty abolition inspires emotional testimony

HELENA — Some families of murder victims lined up opposite side of a bill Thursday to abolish the death penalty in Montana and replace it with life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.

February 14, 2013 7:38 pm Related Loading…
Bills take aim at law used to create park district

Bills take aim at law used to create park district

Two state legislators from Billings have introduced bills to change the law used by the City Council to create a citywide park district in 2011 without putting the matter to a public vote.

February 09, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Time to eliminate Montana's death penalty

It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…

February 08, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Executive branch must share information

When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.

November 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.

November 07, 2012 4:16 pm Photos

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Neighbors still hoping to derail plans for Billings bypass

Neighbors still hoping to derail plans for Billings bypass

Plans are steaming ahead for a new road that will cross the Yellowstone River near Lockwood and enter the Heights alongside Mary Street.

October 05, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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After 3 1/2 hours of testimony, council OKs park maintenance district

The Billings City Council approved creation of a citywide park district Monday night, deferring until next year decisions on the nuts and bolts of the plan.

December 20, 2011 12:45 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Hold 'em strategy doesn't serve state well

A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…

May 01, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

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