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Jim Nelson

Guest opinion: Will Montana judges be for sale?

Citizens United empowered organizations with opaque, feel-good names to pour significant amounts of dark money into judicial elections. This is happening in our sister states, and there is no reason to believe that it won’t happen in Montana’s upcoming elections for judges and justices.

September 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Stand up for equal rights, City Council members

Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Why do we need National Day of Prayer?

Congress has proclaimed that the first Thursday in May — May 1, this year — is set aside as a National Day of Prayer. There will be a National Prayer Breakfast and similar state celebrations conspicuously attended by elected officials, politicians and sectarian persons.

April 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Nelson — Martens

Nelson — Martens

Kristine Nelson and Eric Martens, both of Rapid City, S.D., plan an April 27 wedding. Their parents are Ginnette Nelson of Billings; Jim and Barb Nelson of Houston, Texas.; Brian Martens of Edina, Minn., and the late Diane Martens.

March 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tight Supreme Court race narrows to Sheehy, McKinnon

HELENA — In one of the closest statewide primary races, Missoula attorney Ed Sheehy and state District Judge Laurie McKinnon of Choteau advanced to become the two general election candidates for Montana’s open seat on the state Supreme Court.

June 06, 2012 5:49 pmLoading…

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