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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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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

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David Ignatius: How will Saudis deal with Islamist State threats?

WASHINGTON — With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost an afterthought. But Riyadh will be a crucial, if q…

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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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George F. Will: Building U.S. Navy with mission in mind

WASHINGTON — Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention fro…

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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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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so i…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Do Democrats do economy better? Nope

WASHINGTON — It’s a Democratic campaign consultant’s dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 194…

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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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From the editor: Just give me the numbers

From the editor: Just give me the numbers

Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."

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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: Daines crossed the line in mailers

Gazette opinion: Daines crossed the line in mailers

Let's rewind for just a moment: Several weeks ago Montanans were outraged to learn Sen. John Walsh had presented work for a paper at the War C…

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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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George F. Will: Americans fed up with cupcake cops

WASHINGTON — In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its politica…

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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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