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Why no charges in SBURA case?

The Billings Gazette article June 5 regarding the court clerk being prosecuted for taking money, got me thinking? Why have no charges been … Read more

Politicians talk meth about meth in Billings and leave

Sen. Steve Daines, Rep. Greg Gianforte, and Mike Pence recently toured Billings to learn more about the meth crisis in Montana, promising f… Read more

Air ambulance rules need update

It’s encouraging to see the recent congressional effort to protect patients from surprise medical bills, and we’re supportive of the recent… Read more

Gazette opinion: Improving Montana and Wyoming kids' well-being

Wyoming and Montana rank in the middle of the states — 21st and 22nd, respectively — for overall child well-being in the 2019 Kids Count da… Read more

Visit turns off voter

When our high-profile politicians fly around the country on the taxpayers’ dime and land in our cities and towns raising money for re-elect… Read more

NWE proposes to correct net metering inequity

I am a NorthWestern Energy employee and also a net metering customer of the company. I bought a home that has rooftop solar installed. I am… Read more

10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

Guest opinion: Montana's leader in U.S. suffrage

Last week, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment. Read more

Guest opinion: Public access in Montana's Crazy Mountains

As Americans, we should be passionate about property rights – for both private land owners and public land owners. Our U.S. public lands ar… Read more

Commentary: Making America happy again

To make America happy again, society has to figure out how to make our country whole. Understanding what divides Americans - and what gives them hope - could be critical to improving their well-being and the nation's. By tracking patterns in well-being, and creating programs based on the results, we can take steps toward tackling the malaise that afflicts many of us, including the physically ... Read more

Commentary: Who deserves to be an American?

My father's gravestone is lined on three sides with Chinese characters, most of which I, as an ABC (American-born Chinese), cannot read. The words I can make out say that Wilbur Kuotung Woo was born in Guangdong province in a village called Ngow Mo Leng, or Cow's Hair Ridge. I wish I knew what inspired such a rustic name; I should have asked him years ago on a trip to the Woo ancestral ... Read more

Commentary: Why should I continue to support the Catholic Church?

I have become an angry Catholic. While I have been a faithful, life-long member of my church, and a long-time parishioner within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I don't think I could get any more cynical about my church's leadership. Like a lot of Catholics, I've been waiting for church leaders to do something meaningful in response to the sexual abuse crisis. I had high hopes for the Vatican ... Read more

Commentary: Children's books offer life lessons

James Holzhauer recently took "Jeopardy" by storm, setting a single-game record of more than $131,000 won and taking home more than $2.4 million in total. Mr. Holzhauer shared his strategy to prep for the show: He read children's books he got from the public library. His 32-game winning streak ended June 3. Perhaps fittingly, he lost to librarian Emma Boettcher, of Chicago. As a children's ... Read more

Commentary: Stop building in floodplains

In early June, Diane Mueller fled her flooded home near St. Louis, for the second time in two years. She hopes it won't happen again. When Mueller saw the water bubbling up through grates in the floor, she knew it was time to go. She and her husband, Stan, bundled the pets into the family truck and headed for dry land. Now they sit on the floor of an unfurnished rental house, contemplating ... Read more