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Guest opinion: Harry Reid shouldn't have meddled in Montana election

Montanans' most fundamental right is at risk: the right to choose who we want to represent us in free and open primary elections.

March 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana leads nation with Yellow Ribbon Program

Memorial Day honors our heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is also a time to honor those serving in the military today. Montana has a long history of military service and tradition. As Montanans know all too well, this proud tradition of military service comes with a price.

May 31, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

John Bohlinger: Montana wins when everyone votes

Frank St. Pierre of Anaconda fought in World War II. He is one of the most decorated living veterans in America. And yet, last week, my party - the Montana Republican Party - tried to invalidate his voter registration because he lives in a county with a lot of Democrats. Incredible as this m…

October 06, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: Remember our homeless neighbors

On Jan. 31, volunteers identified 2,217 homeless Montanans during Montana's annual Survey of the Homeless. Most had high school educations, and many were working.

December 18, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana plan targets cancer prevention, treatment

A diagnosis of cancer scared the hell out of me! Having lost both of my parents to cancer, I thought I was genetically flawed when I got my own diagnosis of prostate cancer eight years ago. Thankfully, my treatments went well, and I remain cancer-free today.

October 07, 2005 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Schiavo case compels us to consider living wills

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo is working its way through the international media spotlight. People of good will have polarized themselves about the intensely personal drama of Mrs. Schiavo and her family, who are bitterly divided on the ethical challenges presented by our high technology …

March 31, 2005 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Vulnerable Montanans can't afford to wait

I am glad that I live in a town that has a newspaper with a corporate conscience. I believe that our paper has great influence over public opinion and can do much to shape our citizens' attitude. The Gazette and its sister papers in the Lee family have done their best to inform the public of…

September 04, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

State funding crisis calls for tax reform

When the 2003 session of the Montana Legislature began, it was understood that the state general fund faced a shortfall of more than $230 million.

February 22, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: Proposals would raise cash for state

I supported both calls for a special session of the Montana Legislature because the cuts that were being proposed in education and especially in the Department of Public Health and Human Services, which have such attractive federal funding matches, would have long-term policy implications. I…

July 27, 2002 11:00 pmLoading…

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