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Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.…

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Gazette opinion: How will Montana replace retiring workers?

Montana has much to celebrate on Labor Day 2014. The state's jobless rate is 4.6 percent, enviably low as many other states struggle to regain…

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Guest opinion: Unions provide workers freedom to balance job, life

Today, all workers have the right to choose to stick together and collectively bargain with their employer for a better life. Even employees’ …

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Guest opinion: TV ad misrepresents Daines relationship with unions

Steve Daines ran a TV ad with a person saying he’s a union democrat — with a union logo prominently displayed — announcing support for Daines.…

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Vote Driscoll for Yellowstone County treasurer

When you vote this November, please consider Patty Driscoll to be the next Yellowstone County treasurer. Driscoll grew up in Billings and has …

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Put aside stigma of alcoholism, mental illness

My daughter, Tammi, struggled with depression and alcoholism most of her life. She wasn't famous, and didn't get national recognition when she…

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Letters to the editor show need for NDO

A recent letter to the editor equated signing the NDO to, and I quote," opening the door to child molesters." This very statement is the reaso…

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Hanel made right decision on NDO

It's astonishing that people are evaluating Billings based on a singular agenda-fueled issued such as NDO. Billings is so much more that any o…

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Daines' dousing is hypocrisy

A recent news article described the phenomenon of the "ice bucket challenge" that's raising money for ALS research.

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Read Supreme Court opinion before deciding Beach is innocent

Although I have no personal involvement with the Barry Beach case, I was surprised by the opposite conclusions about his innocence, so I read …

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Curtis is right choice for Senate

I am very excited to have Amanda Curtis running for the U.S. Senate. I have seen her in action in the state Legislature and she is no slouch. …

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No to the NDO; yes to golden rule

The mayor of Billings, Tom Hanel, was looking into the future when he cast his deciding vote on the NDO. He was wise enough to know that gover…

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Curtis in Montana mainstream on gun rights

As a life member of the NRA and a hunter for 64 years, I'd suggest that gun rights advocates not salivate over Republican ads savaging Amanda …

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Daines doesn't represent average Montanans

Steve Daines may have millions to spend on "Montana values" political ads, but look at what/who he really represents. It is not your average Montanan.

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Vote for Sandy Wong for Legislature

I believe I speak on behalf of most Montanans when I say that partisanship is getting out of hand in Helena. Legislators have failed to come t…

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Thank goodness for law and order

The other day I was driving between jobs and passed a scene similar to what I have observed before, one that always warms my heart and makes m…

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Gazette opinion: Montana children deserve primary protection

Gazette opinion: Montana children deserve primary protection

Around 29.7 million people are traveling America’s roads this holiday weekend, according to AAA projections. National Highway Traffic Safety A…

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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

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David Ignatius: How will Saudis deal with Islamist State threats?

WASHINGTON — With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost an afterthought. But Riyadh will be a crucial, if q…

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Ups and Downs:

Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and…

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