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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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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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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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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less tha…

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Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.

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Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

The major party candidates for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to get elected. Much more is being…

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Gazette opinion: Clueless VA worsens its crisis of confidence

Gazette opinion: Clueless VA worsens its crisis of confidence

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs owes Ed Saunders a swift and sincere apology.

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their par…

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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overal…

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Gazette opinion: Do something about the rail traffic and our traffic

Gazette opinion: Do something about the rail traffic and our traffic

Have you noticed the traffic in downtown seems to be a bit more congested?

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

For a group of dedicated football supporters and folks at Montana State University Billings who are considering whether to bring football back…

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Gazette opinion: The ghosts of Billings' future

Gazette opinion: The ghosts of Billings' future

They built it. And they came.

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Up: To Riverstone Health for 30 years of public health service and helping keep the community healthy. Not only does this organization have a …

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Gazette opinion: Getting more than you bargained for

Anyone up for a game of civics?

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Gazette opinion: An open letter to Montana's Democrats

Gazette opinion: An open letter to Montana's Democrats

The Democrats have not developed the next generation of up-and-comers in the party well enough. If the Democrats want to stay competitive, the…

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Gazette opinion: Nurses contract dispute raises questions

Gazette opinion: Nurses contract dispute raises questions

On Wednesday, Billings Clinic direct-care nurses voted to reject a proposed three-year contract offered by the administration.

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Gazette opinion: City fails to protect those in need of help

Gazette opinion: City fails to protect those in need of help

In the very early hours of Tuesday, the city of Billings made history.

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Gazette opinion: Creating better ways of getting around downtown

Gazette opinion: Creating better ways of getting around downtown

For the majority of us who drive downtown, snagging a parking spot is part of the daily routine.

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