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Gazette opinion: Disabled Montanans wait for life-changing services

Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been d…

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Gazette opinion: Time for parents to speak up on redistricting options

Gazette opinion: Time for parents to speak up on redistricting options

More than 80 people gathered at Lincoln Education Center on an icy winter night a week before Christmas to pore over a dozen poster board maps…

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Gazette opinion: 2% isn’t a solution for community mental health

Gazette opinion: 2% isn’t a solution for community mental health

The Mental Health Center that serves 11 counties of south central Montana lost about $200,000 on operations in the first 11 months of 2014. Th…

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Gazette opinion: Tester helping to lead good government initiatives

Gazette opinion: Tester helping to lead good government initiatives

From the same government that gave us CIA torture, we now have "dirtboxes."

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Gazette opinion: How Billings schools learned to save $4 million

Gazette opinion: How Billings schools learned to save $4 million

Senior High saved $11,132 in October, making it one of four Billings schools to post more than 40 percent savings on utility bills that month.…

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Thursday deadline for Christmas thanks letters

Letters of thanks from nonprofit organizations to the community will be printed on Christmas Day on Gazette opinion pages. Letters must be rec…

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Gazette opinion: Secret public meetings are an impossibility

Gazette opinion: Secret public meetings are an impossibility

Montanans should feel pretty good. Your governor, Steve Bullock, believes you have amazing powers.

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Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

A simple change in Montana law would prevent hundreds of serious injuries and save taxpayers millions of dollars a year. Yet proposals for enf…

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Polar Plunge. A frigid fundraiser brought 50 swimmers briefly into the water of Lake Elmo, all for the benefit of Montana Special Olympics. Y…

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Gazette opinion: The toughest assignment for MSU Billings leaders

Gazette opinion: The toughest assignment for MSU Billings leaders

Montana State University Billings’ student body is shrinking.

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Gazette opinion: Welcome to dancing and shopping in the streets

Gazette opinion: Welcome to dancing and shopping in the streets

There are too many true stories about how government ignores valid citizen concerns. So it’s refreshing to report an example of how the City C…

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Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Mo…

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Gazette opinion: Legislators claim to be above-the-lawmakers

The Montana House Republican legal rationale for disregarding Montana’s open meetings law makes Rep.-elect Jeff Essmann’s logic look believable.

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Gazette opinion: A lifetime duty to care for veterans

Gazette opinion: A lifetime duty to care for veterans

On Dec. 7, 1944, news of war in Europe and in the Pacific filled The Billings Gazette. Portraits of young men in military uniforms ran almost …

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Area nonprofits invited to write Christmas letters

Letters of thanks from nonprofit organizations to the community will be printed on Christmas Day on Gazette opinion pages. Letters must be rec…

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Gazette opinion: Donors, volunteers bless long-awaited Catholic school

Gazette opinion: Donors, volunteers bless long-awaited Catholic school

Fifty-five years after land was donated for a West End Catholic school, that vision is moving close to fulfillment.

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Gazette opinion: The youngest outcasts in Billings

One in every 30 U.S. children was homeless at some time last year, according to a new report from the National Center on Family Homelessness.

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Area nonprofits invited to write Christmas letters

Letters of thanks from nonprofit organizations to the community will be printed on Christmas Day on Gazette opinion pages. Letters must be rec…

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Gazette opinion: Montanans must drive safely at any speed

Gazette opinion: Montanans must drive safely at any speed

Do speed limits make highways safer?

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Gazette opinion: New chief brings sound Montana judgment to busiest court

Gazette opinion: New chief brings sound Montana judgment to busiest court

As of Monday, a Montanan is in charge of the nation’s busiest federal court circuit. The 9th U.S. Circuit is in good hands with Sidney R. Thom…

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Gazette opinion: Insurance exchange off to smoother start in 2nd year

Gazette opinion: Insurance exchange off to smoother start in 2nd year

A year ago, the new federal health insurance exchange failed at its debut. Millions of Americans were unable to use the promised online signup…

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Gazette opinion: Congress needs more sunshine to counter dark money

Gazette opinion: Congress needs more sunshine to counter dark money

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., seemed remarkably optimistic on a Thanksgiving week visit to Billings, despite Nov. 4 losses that cost the Demo…

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