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Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Montanans received a rude introduction to questionable political science research methods last week.

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Gazette opinion: GAO report demands immediate reaction

When people use the word "bureaucrat," the context is rarely complimentary.

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Gazette opinion: A favorable verdict on Montana’s Supreme Court

Gazette opinion: A favorable verdict on Montana’s Supreme Court

With two seats on the Supreme Court on the Nov. 4 ballot, Montanans may be wondering how good a job our state’s high court actually does.

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Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

If you want to see a real “all of the above” energy policy, take a look at the five scenarios the Montana Department of Environmental Quality …

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Gazette opinion: Keep Billings safe: Support fire and police levy

Gazette opinion: Keep Billings safe: Support fire and police levy

In the past few years, has public safety in Billings, increased, decreased or stayed the same?

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Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

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Gazette opinion: U.S. needs chips and PINs to protect our cards

When customers use credit cards at shops in Europe or Australia, they insert a card in a reader and enter a PIN. There’s no swiping and signin…

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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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Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Gazette opinion: Celebrate Montana women's suffrage centennial: Vote

Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has e…

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Early voting. In Yellowstone County, 18,308 ballots had been returned to the county elections office by the weekend. Voting early is a popula…

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Gazette opinion: A new city park and much more west of Shiloh Road

It’s a rare and wonderful city project that enhances flood prevention, water quality, fishing and trails. Such are the benefits of the Shiloh …

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Gazette opinion: Overdue library project grinds on toward winter

Gazette opinion: Overdue library project grinds on toward winter

Intrepid readers heading for the Billings Public Library have been undaunted by many obstacles since the new building opened January. October …

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Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

Facebook talkback: The Gazette endorses Steve Daines

The Billings Gazette endorsed Senate candidate and current Rep. Steve Daines on Sunday. The endorsement brought a mixed reaction on Facebook. …

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Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.

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Gazette opinion: Focus on airports to minimize risk of spreading Ebola

So far, there is only one reported case of a person infected with Ebola flying undetected from West Africa to the United States. So far, only …

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Gazette opinion: Vote to clear up confusion

What’s in a name matters.

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Pat Bellinghausen: Best websites for Montana voter insight

Montana voters are electing all 100 members of the state House of Representatives and half of the 50-member state Senate. Most of those races …

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