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Guest opinion: Hydro dams will meet NWE customer needs at lowest cost

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedic…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: 2 D.C. judges rule for blind ideology, 4 uphold ACA

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the ru…

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Fatal shooting shows cops are ill-trained

Before the city of Billings hires more policemen, they should properly train the ones they have. From my knowledge of life and the TV show, "C…

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Let's help Americans first

An open-border policy like this will result in overpopulation and increase crime and violence in this country. Our government wants to give $3…

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Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

In a future editorial, we'll discuss the need for the Billings City Council to pass the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedic…

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Gazette opinion: The state’s rights issue in your wallet

Montana won another round this week in the state’s fight against onerous requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. Gov. Steve Bullock and Attor…

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George F. Will: Immigrants' son is California's new Goldwater

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Conventio…

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Neely's claims must have truth to them

When I saw Major Cindy Neely's campaign commercial talking about sexual discrimination under John Walsh's administration, I expected to see a …

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Look at the data about gun violence

I think it is great that The Billings Gazette published Michael Waldman’s guest opinion piece on the Second Amendment titled “Gun Laws and Wha…

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Guest opinion: Climate change is scientific reality

As scientists who have lived and worked in Montana, we understand the scientific principles demonstrating that human activity is rapidly chang…

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Gazette opinion: Important questions raised but unanswered in hydropower purchase

Previously, we’ve said that a proposal by NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL-Montana would seem to be a good deal.

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Robert Samuelson: A part-timer boom -- or blip?

WASHINGTON — There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month.…

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Guest opinion: Unlimited money endangers '1-person, 1-vote'

“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process…

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More Daines, more hypocrisy

More Steve Daines, more hypocrisy.

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David Ignatius: Obama's foreign policy shortcomings

WASHINGTON — When Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a "deadly" threat, and …

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Gazette opinion: Make real estate prices public

Legislators, the state's Revenue Department is poised to give you a gift. 

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New rules good for the health of Montana

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced the carbon pollution rules for coal-fired power plants last month, it mentioned asthma and …

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Rekha Basu: You can’t escape the Kochs

You can’t escape the Koch brothers. They’re everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get r…

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Americans sure have odd ways of dealing with their problems

WASHINGTON — We Americans are marvelously inventive when it comes to dealing with our piques.

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