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Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

The seventh-floor courthouse hall was crowded Thursday morning with several smiling couples and many more well wishers celebrating the first m…

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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting wh…

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Gazette opinion: No standards for most preschools in Montana

When it comes to choosing a preschool in Montana, parents are on their own.

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Gazette Opinion: Caucuses must be public wherever they are held

Last week, representatives elected on Nov. 4 to the Montana House met secretly in the basement of a Helena restaurant for a GOP caucus.

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Gazette opinion: The biggest bargain on Yellowstone vacations

Gazette opinion: The biggest bargain on Yellowstone vacations

How many vacation destinations haven’t had a price increase in nine years?

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Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

Gazette opinion: County jail fails to provide parity for women

One section of the Yellowstone County jail looks like a campsite. Shoulder-high fabric dividers on plastic frames encircle an area with mattre…

November 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: No change is good news in state business tax climate

Both Wyoming and Montana maintained their ranking in the top 10 best states for business tax climate in an annual report produced by the Natio…

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Gazette opinion: City lawsuit is more than just than just a legal fight

In a current legal spat between the city of Billings and The Billings Gazette, it appears that the city is doubling down to go for broke.

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Gazette opinion: What brings 1,100 people a day to Billings Public Library?

Gazette opinion: What brings 1,100 people a day to Billings Public Library?

How do Billings Public Library patrons love their new library? The library has counted the many ways:

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Gazette opinion: A prescription for U.S. veterans’ urgent care

When Yellowstone County residents gather this morning to celebrate Veterans Day in the warm indoor ceremony at MetraPark, they will remember M…

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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers must unite to give city voters new options

In an election with 35,191 votes cast, the Billings public safety levy fell 1,027 votes short on Tuesday.

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Gazette opinion: Time to rethink Montana Supreme Court contests

Gazette opinion: Time to rethink Montana Supreme Court contests

The Montana Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Mike Wheat and Lawrence VanDyke was flooded with several hundred thousand dollars in …

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Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

On Tuesday, 441 Yellowstone County residents registered and voted in the General Election, according to preliminary data.

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Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

Gazette opinion: Not COOL: World trade trumps U.S. shoppers’ choice

When Americans see those ads saying: “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner,” we think about American steak or burgers. There’s value in that choice, b…

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Gazette opinion: Community solutions could change lives, save money

Gazette opinion: Community solutions could change lives, save money

Hundreds of Billings people came together last week to work on solutions to the entwined problems of homelessness, mental illness and chemical…

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Gazette opinion: Billings schools take a stand against bullying

One year ago, Billings Public Schools adopted a new, comprehensive policy against harassment, intimidation and bullying. The district had an a…

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Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Gazette opinion: Democracy depends on voters’ well-informed decisions

Montanans must finish voting Tuesday, four weeks after General Election balloting opened. If you are among the 167,000 Montanans who already r…

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Gazette opinion: Unprecedented spending on Supreme Court seat

Gazette opinion: Unprecedented spending on Supreme Court seat

Two weeks before Election Day, at least $730,000 had been spent to influence the Montana Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Mike Whe…

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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.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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