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Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

Guest opinion: Montanans can be thankful for bounty of wildlife

This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks — for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our …

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Guest opinion: The grand jury says no. Now St. Louis must make the best of it

Guest opinion: The grand jury says no. Now St. Louis must make the best of it

All of St. Louis owes a debt of gratitude to the 12 St. Louis County citizens who served on the grand jury that has decided that Ferguson Poli…

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Guest opinion: Curbing fossil fuel use not the way to go

Here’s a question for Pennsylvanians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 61 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels?

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Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

In response to Judge Brian Morris’ courageous and historic decision applying the federal Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to nulli…

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Guest opinion: What Montana's outdoor business needs from Congress

Those of us who make a living in Montana’s outdoors keep track of a few important events on the calendar: the start of ski season, the end of …

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Guest opinion: Depend on coal and U.S. ingenuity for cleaner power

Throughout the history of coal-fired electricity local emissions have been identified as detrimental to the environment: sulfur dioxide, parti…

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Guest opinion: Climate change threatens rural co-op members

We are members of Montana’s rural electric co-ops. We live in rural areas of Montana and feel firsthand the impacts of climate change, from de…

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Montana's Kevin Dome could be new wave of clean air technology

I have the honor of being one of Montana’s longest-serving mayors. As the mayor of Shelby (an office I’ve held since 1990) I’ve learned a thin…

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Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

The GOP “wave” elections produced big changes in Congress, governors’ mansions and state legislatures. But this year’s wave stopped at the cou…

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Guest opinion: Legislature should fix net metering law to be fair to all customers

NorthWestern Energy is the largest provider of renewable energy in Montana. With our acquisition of the dams, more than half of the electricit…

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Guest opinion: Gruber video reveals Obamacare deceit

Guest opinion: Gruber video reveals Obamacare deceit

WASHINGTON — It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the …

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Guest opinion: Montana and the election that preserved the Union

Guest opinion: Montana and the election that preserved the Union

Political candidates usually passionately proclaim that the election in which they are running is “the most critical in a generation,” or the …

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Guest opinion: Bullying must be stopped to keep students safe

The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 2013 has a category titled “Unintentional Injuries and Violence.” It pertains to helmet and seatbel…

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Guest opinion: Bipartisan possibilities in roads, pipeline, postal and tax reform

It’s no secret that Election Day brought some change to Congress. For the first time since you elected me to the U.S. Senate, I will be a memb…

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Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

At last, America’s military veterans seem to have a Secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it.

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Guest opinion: Local Energy Investment Act would empower Montanans

Our proposition is simple: businesses and residents should have more opportunities to produce their own energy, and get credit for it from the…

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Guest opinion: Hunters, step up to report thieves who take away from our sport

Guest opinion: Hunters, step up to report thieves who take away from our sport

Montana Sportsmen Alliance is appalled at the number of illegal and unethical incidents that have occurred since the opening of the general bi…

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Guest opinion: Montana elk hunter ethics go by the wayside

Here’s a picture I want to put in your head, because it’s one I can’t erase from mine:

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Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

Guest opinion: Yellowstone County health system readies safeguards against Ebola

Our local public health staff and the medical community have put enormous effort into preparing for the potential threat of Ebola in Yellowsto…

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Guest opinion: Montana should invest in federalism

The American experiment of federalism, and the proper role of the states versus the federal government, continues to evolve. Even though many …

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Guest opinion: Montana engineers ready to tackle environmental challenges

In September 1945, my grandfather, John Morrison Sr., turned a spare bedroom in his home into the office of Morrison Engineering Company. His …

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Ask the Judge: The jury isn't out on jury trials

My mailman asked the other day: “How does someone get selected for jury duty?,” adding, “I understand some people do not register to vote beca…

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Guest opinion: GOP Congress can choose to govern or to fight Obama

Both the U.S. Senate and House will be in the hands of Republicans starting in 2015. This could mean that there will be two early votes when C…

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Guest opinion: American energy story entirely good news

Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That’s the lowest price sin…

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Guest opinion: Small financial steps can break debt cycle

Having credit available affords us the opportunity to get what we need (or want) now and pay for it later. But it can become a trap. If debt i…

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