Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and heats our homes. Where we often disagree is on the definition of “development done right.”
Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been denied because our state rations those life-changing services.
There are many distinctions between the values of Democrats and Republicans — on public lands, women's rights, affordable health care and public education. Another important distinction is how Democrats and Republicans campaign.
I personally would like to respond to the letter in Monday’s Gazette.
There were lots of clear favorites in Eastern Montana GOP primaries.
A group of state Democratic legislators spent Thursday in the East Billings Urban Renewal District talking about ways to fix blighted neighborhoods.
The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.
The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15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.
Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
Montana has the ugly distinction of being the only state in the nation where it’s legal to be a spectator at a dogfight. With the support of The Humane Society of the United States, law enforcement officials, other animal welfare groups and constituents, state lawmakers have been working har…
A Hardin woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a 3-year-old foster child who was left alone in a hot car for several hours.
There is a narrative in Montana that only resource extraction jobs create money, and that needs to change, said state Rep. Margie MacDonald, D-Billings.
Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.
Yellowstone County Democrats believe in the two-party system.
For the first time in 36 years, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has voted to protect American families from toxic chemicals by passing the Safe Chemicals Act.
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…
HELENA — A bill revising how rent is determined for holders of cabin leases on state land was endorsed by the Montana House on Thursday, with supporters saying it will fix an unfair system that is making the leases unaffordable for some.
HELENA — The Montana House on Thursday endorsed a bill that would allow cyanide leaching of ore from new open-pit gold or silver mines in the state, and thus amend a 1998 voter-passed initiative that banned such mines.
Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.
The Montana House of Representatives debated the state’s budget for the coming two-year biennium on March 11. House Bill 2, by the time it reached the full 100-member body, already contained dozens of harmful reductions critical to the people and families of Montana. While we knew that the e…