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Gazette opinion: Billings ready to host Big Sky tournament

Gazette opinion: Billings ready to host Big Sky tournament

When the Big Sky Conference announced it was seeking bids to host men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments for three years, Billings w…

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Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Montana’s professional journalists take seriously our responsibility to be vigilant government watchdogs.

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Gazette opinion: 3 bills to stop students from aging out too soon

Gazette opinion: 3 bills to stop students from aging out too soon

Should Montana law open the door for 900 students, ages 16 and 17, to drop out before graduation?

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Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Joe Medicine Crow is a World War II hero, a highly honored Montana historian and the first scholar to thoroughly document the Crow people’s st…

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Gazette opinion: Oil spill underscores infrastructure, public safety needs

Gazette opinion: Oil spill underscores infrastructure, public safety needs

Neither technology nor electronic communications alerted community members to the two most recent major oil spills into the Yellowstone River.…

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Gazette opinion: Montana Republicans' new war on poverty

Gazette opinion: Montana Republicans' new war on poverty

President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. 

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Gazette opinion: Free tuition for students who are ready for college

Gazette opinion: Free tuition for students who are ready for college

When President Barack Obama made a case for boosting the middle class in the State of the Union address, his idea to “up our game” focused on …

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Gazette opinion: PSC’s attempt to skip public participation

Gazette opinion: PSC’s attempt to skip public participation

Montana’s Public Service Commission has a proposal to reduce its public responsibility.

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Gazette opinion: Billings’ long overdue library project

While winter has halted construction on the new Billings Public Library, attorneys for the city have work to do. The city must move forward to…

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Gazette opinion: Good deal for Billings in combined street districts

For just 42 cents a month you could help downtown.

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Gazette opinion: Brainstorming street outreach in Billings

Gazette opinion: Brainstorming street outreach in Billings

The words “awe-inspiring,” “enthused” and “pumped up” seem out of place when discussing chronic homelessness and public intoxication, yet that…

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s big stake in Keystone XL pipeline

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would become the biggest taxpayer in Phillips County and the biggest customer for the Big Flat Rural Electri…

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Gazette opinion: Montana leaves kids behind by skipping preschool

When Gov. Steve Bullock proposed offering state-funded pre-kindergarten to the parents of every Montana 4-year-old, many Republican legislator…

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Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

Back in 1993, gas sold for about $1 a gallon all year. And Congress did something that it has been loathe to do since: Raised the federal fuel…

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Gazette opinion: Want a workforce? Invest now in career education

Montana's two-year colleges are collaborating on a major project to boost student enrollment and graduation in degrees and certificates needed…

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Gazette opinion: Start talking out differences over big building bill

Gazette opinion: Start talking out differences over big building bill

House Bill 5 is a 34-page funding plan for building up Montana.

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Gazette opinion: Help BillingsWorks find out what employers need

Gazette opinion: Help BillingsWorks find out what employers need

BillingsWorks, a broad-based group of Yellowstone County businesspeople, education and government leaders and economic development experts, wa…

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Gazette opinion: What Montana can learn from worst child abuse cases

No child should suffer abuse or neglect, no child should die because they were injured or abandoned by adults.

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Gazette opinion: Don’t become a traffic crash statistic in 2015

Montana’s highway traffic death toll for 2014 was the lowest since 2010, but it still leaves much room for improvement.

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Gazette opinion: Capital communications must be two-way

Gazette opinion: Capital communications must be two-way

The Montana Legislature has convened in Helena for its once-in-two-years, 90-day work session.

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Gazette opinion: Montana kids suffer parents’ drug abuse

Gazette opinion: Montana kids suffer parents’ drug abuse

Drug abuse is often a root cause of child abuse.

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