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Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

The seventh-floor courthouse hall was crowded Thursday morning with several smiling couples and many more well wishers celebrating the first m…

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Guest opinion: Depend on coal and U.S. ingenuity for cleaner power

Throughout the history of coal-fired electricity local emissions have been identified as detrimental to the environment: sulfur dioxide, parti…

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The only Montana football tradition that matters

Montana: The Last Best Place. Its beauty the topic of a book by William Kittredge published in 1988. Its beauty symbolic of its traditions. Ta…

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Guest opinion: Climate change threatens rural co-op members

We are members of Montana’s rural electric co-ops. We live in rural areas of Montana and feel firsthand the impacts of climate change, from de…

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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting wh…

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Montana's Kevin Dome could be new wave of clean air technology

I have the honor of being one of Montana’s longest-serving mayors. As the mayor of Shelby (an office I’ve held since 1990) I’ve learned a thin…

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Students bully others out of sight of teachers

I'm reading in The Billings Gazette about the suicide of 11-year-old Zoey Not Afraid. I'm seeing and hearing about the possibility that she ha…

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Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

The GOP “wave” elections produced big changes in Congress, governors’ mansions and state legislatures. But this year’s wave stopped at the cou…

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Gazette opinion: No standards for most preschools in Montana

When it comes to choosing a preschool in Montana, parents are on their own.

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Guest opinion: Legislature should fix net metering law to be fair to all customers

NorthWestern Energy is the largest provider of renewable energy in Montana. With our acquisition of the dams, more than half of the electricit…

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Column on EPA carbon rules untruthful

I am astonished at how untruthful a recent (Oct. 27) guest column on the impact of the EPA's new rule to reduce carbon emissions by Henry Krie…

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Fur farms are inhumane, disgraceful

Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) recently approved Larry and Carol Schultze's move of their bobcat fur farm from North D…

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The corporations won, the working people lost

As expected, the (corporations) Koch Brothers used big money to buy the elections throughout the country. The corporations won and working peo…

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David Ignatius: Beijing summit delivered more than expected for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The photograph from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussi…

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Guest opinion: Gruber video reveals Obamacare deceit

Guest opinion: Gruber video reveals Obamacare deceit

WASHINGTON — It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the …

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Gazette Opinion: Caucuses must be public wherever they are held

Last week, representatives elected on Nov. 4 to the Montana House met secretly in the basement of a Helena restaurant for a GOP caucus.

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Guest opinion: Montana and the election that preserved the Union

Guest opinion: Montana and the election that preserved the Union

Political candidates usually passionately proclaim that the election in which they are running is “the most critical in a generation,” or the …

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Guest opinion: Bullying must be stopped to keep students safe

The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 2013 has a category titled “Unintentional Injuries and Violence.” It pertains to helmet and seatbel…

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Gazette opinion: The biggest bargain on Yellowstone vacations

Gazette opinion: The biggest bargain on Yellowstone vacations

How many vacation destinations haven’t had a price increase in nine years?

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Americans must come together for the good of all

Now that the elections have come and gone, why is it that people have to be so vindictive? Why can't we find a way to come together and make t…

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan possibilities in roads, pipeline, postal and tax reform

It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a memb…

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Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

One section of the Yellowstone County jail looks like a campsite. Shoulder-high fabric dividers on plastic frames encircle an area with mattre…

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Getting to know the neighbors at school

On Halloween, Kim Norris-Scrano’s daughter received unexpected treats.

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Local option tax needed to fund public safety

I am a senior citizen living on a fixed income, but I believe some kind of local option sales tax is needed to bolster public safety in our gr…

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Bullock's preschool program is governmental overreach

I am writing this letter to express my opposition to Gov. Steve Bullock's universal preschool program. I am not OK with more governmental over…

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