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Patty Fain

Global warming report cherry picks, concocts information

I'm not involved in organized efforts to counter global warming. I know less about the subject than I need to, but I'm learning. I do know I don't want my children and all children after to suffer the environmental consequences of previous generations.

November 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Many questions about school bond

Often our challenge is not choosing between right and wrong, but choosing between two rights. That's how I feel about the proposed school bond. The current campaign seems to suggest if I do not vote for the bond, I must be a "No for Kids." Nothing could be further from the truth. I support f…

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Family law struggles demand state’s attention

More than one out of every five cases filed in Montana District Courts involves family law – divorces, child custody and other matters. More than 60 percent of those cases involve one or more litigants acting without lawyers.

June 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Reaching justice - Montanans need access to courts

When the Self Help Law Center moved several blocks across downtown Billings earlier this month, its clients quickly followed. Twenty-three came in the first day.

September 23, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Golden Pen Award: Dropout report should concern Montanans

We should be gravely concerned about the Kids Count report on the well-being of Montana children (Aug. 17 Billings Gazette). Of the report's 10 indicators of child welfare, Montana is in a three-way tie for the second-highest rate of teens between the ages of 16-19 not in school and not high…

September 04, 2011 12:05 amLoading…
Holiday gift card drive helps needy Senior High students

Holiday gift card drive helps needy Senior High students

Teenage boys, homeless or not, are not going to ask you to buy them underwear.Unless the need is really accute, they're just not going to do it, said Laurie Maddock, a coordinator at Tumbleweed, the outreach center in Billings for homeless teens. 

December 08, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

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