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Don't raise property taxes for public safety

OK, so here we go again — this time the powers that be want to dip into the property owners pockets under the guise of public safety. Only thi…

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Wheat has needed experience for Supreme Court

There’s not much one can add now to the debate about Wheat vs. VanDyke without being redundant. But here’s a couple thoughts:

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Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Fo…

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Guest opinion: Surface owners, know your oil and gas mineral rights

Everyone wants to own mineral rights (aka mining rights), right? Even if deemed worth it, it’s complicated. If you alone own the mineral right…

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Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

Gazette opinion: Jail diversion saves dollars, makes sense

The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between …

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Gazette opinion: How across-the-board budget cuts weaken U.S. health

The Ebola scare will have one good consequence if it wakes up Americans and their elected leaders to the importance of sustained investment in…

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Guest opinion: Workers deserve wages to lift them above poverty

People who work full time shouldn’t be living in poverty. Higher wages ensure that working Montana families aren’t falling behind and are able…

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Guest opinion: Return of football would benefit MSUB community

The Big Huddle leadership appreciates the Gazette editorial board’s attention (Aug. 19) to the idea of returning football to Montana State Uni…

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Don't print horrific details in crime story

The headline on the front page of the Oct. 17 local section, as well as the content of the article about a rape put me over the edge. There is…

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Unknown risks of e-cigarettes marketed to youth

A Gazette business section column in October touted the boom in vape shops in Billings selling electronic-vigarettes. RiverStone Health, as th…

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Shellnutt cares for the community

As a resident of Senate District 24, I am writing on behalf of Republican candidate Tonya Shellnutt.

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Permanent property tax levy isn't fair way to pay

The personal safety of our families and us is probably the single most important element of our daily existence. I know how important having g…

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Curtis' ties to IWW make Daines best choice

To anyone who missed Amanda Curtis' interview on PBS Thursday night, let me summarize it for you: Curtis and her husband are and have been inv…

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Woerner will represent Laurel well in Helena

Everybody knows Laurel is a railroad and refinery town, built by immigrants. Hard work is our stock in trade and it is what we expect and resp…

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Don't vote for Steve Daines

Steve Daines is not a friend of workers, sportsman, women and just about anyone who is not a millionaire. Daines worked in China from 1991 to …

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Zinke's ties to California an issue

Home is where the heart is and I have read that Ryan Zinke has a home in California. His wife, Lolita, is listed in the white pages as residin…

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Daines would be a disaster for middle class

Daines’ stand on abortion: illegal in almost all cases, including rape. On birth control: supported "Life at Conception Act" that could potent…

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Vote Lewis, Curtis to save Social Security

Vote on Nov. 4 to save Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the U.S. Postal Service. We can do this by refusing to send any more Republican…

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Gazette mischaracterizes Daines' record

The Gazette opinion says: "Montana will benefit from having a businessman in the U.S. Senate." "Daines started his House term with a string of…

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What will Zinke do about health care?

All I know about Ryan Zinke is that he served in the military and he will repeal Obomacare. I know nothing else about his positions on the myr…

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