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Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.…

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Guest opinion: Unions provide workers freedom to balance job, life

Today, all workers have the right to choose to stick together and collectively bargain with their employer for a better life. Even employees’ …

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Guest opinion: TV ad misrepresents Daines relationship with unions

Steve Daines ran a TV ad with a person saying he’s a union democrat — with a union logo prominently displayed — announcing support for Daines.…

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Guest opinion: Senate must act quickly on conservation tax incentives

     During a period when the reputation of the U.S. Congress has been battered by the media and the public, the Senate has a remarkable oppor…

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Guest opinion: NWE dam plan will generate benefits for Montanans

September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro genera…

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Guest opinion: What's behind success of ‘ice bucket challenge’

Guest opinion: What's behind success of ‘ice bucket challenge’

By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the “ice bucket challenge” for amyo…

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Guest opinion: Plan for your family's best back-to-school time

It is time to prepare our families for that first day and week of the school year. This point on the calendar requires serious effort to trans…

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Guest opinion: Montanans must again say 'no' to hatred

These last two weeks Americans have watched Ferguson, Mo., with sadness and dismay. Can’t we do any better than this? Haven’t we moved beyond …

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Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educationa…

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Guest opinion: New rules would keep clean Montana water flowing

Water is the lifeblood of Montana.

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Guest opinion: CSKT water compact will serve all Montanans well

As members of the Montana Senate who come from opposing parties, we have often found ourselves disagreeing about political values, legislative…

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David Nicklaus: Frustration in Ferguson has deep economic roots

It was the middle-class suburb of Ferguson that boiled over last week, but to the rest of the world this was a St. Louis crisis.

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Guest view: More to the nurses' contracts than money

As a nurse at Billings Clinic and member of our contract negotiating team, I found a number of objectionable points in the Aug. 14 Billings Ga…

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Guest view: Farewell to a real gentlemen

Last week I had the privilege to hear Ian B. Tippet’s last public speech in Glacier National Park. Tippet has worked in the lodges of the park…

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Democracy a casualty of voter-suppression politics

Americans and Montanans are proud that our form of government is a democracy — the oldest continually functioning democratic constitutional go…

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Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Women across the state are preparing to vote in the general election on Nov. 4. Current law secures their right — and the right for every vote…

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Sen. John Walsh: Serving you the most important job I have

Public service has always run deep in my blood.  Nothing is more important to me than giving my all to the people of our great state--for 33 y…

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Guest opinion: Science has to govern sage grouse debate

Of the primary threat to sage grouse, let us be clear what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has always said: It's all about habitat.

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Rep. Keith Regier: Compact needs to be reasonable

Rep. Keith Regier: Compact needs to be reasonable

I read the letter to the editor in the Daily Inter Lake on July 11, “Lawsuits Will Sting if Tribal Water Compact Isn’t Approved.”

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Guest opinion: Rail traffic has solution but lacks political will

Guest opinion: Rail traffic has solution but lacks political will

Traffic congestion due to trains is already a problem for Billings.

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