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Gazette opinion: The healthiest back-to-school shop

New Back to school ads are showing up daily in The Gazette, reminding families that summer vacation is entering its final weeks. Before shopping f…

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Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

To fully appreciate what Healthy Montana Kids has accomplished, remember the way things used to be:

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Guest opinion: Hydro dams will meet NWE customer needs at lowest cost

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedic…

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Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

In a future editorial, we'll discuss the need for the Billings City Council to pass the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Gazette opinion: The state’s rights issue in your wallet

Montana won another round this week in the state’s fight against onerous requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. Gov. Steve Bullock and Attor…

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Gazette opinion: Important questions raised but unanswered in hydropower purchase

Previously, we’ve said that a proposal by NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL-Montana would seem to be a good deal.

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Gazette opinion: Make real estate prices public

Legislators, the state's Revenue Department is poised to give you a gift. 

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Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Gazette opinion: Dear federal government, just send help to Bakken

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),

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Down to insurance companies cancelling policies of homeowners who would dare submit a claim for a hail storm. While we understand the shock of…

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Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Tuesday’s shooting incident is a great example of the state of public safety in Billings.

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Suicide work too important to let paperwork stand in the way

Suicide work too important to let paperwork stand in the way

Who knew the biggest hurdle in getting to the bottom of suicide in Montana was a half-a-page of paperwork?

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Gazette opinion: If NWE wants dams, it should pay for it, not consumers

Gazette opinion: If NWE wants dams, it should pay for it, not consumers

When Northwestern Energy announced plans to repurchase Montana hydroelectric dams for $900 million, it sounded like a logical move.

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Gazette opinion: Relay for Life shows the best of Billings' community

Gazette opinion: Relay for Life shows the best of Billings' community

Granted, many of the memorable headlines recently have painted a disturbing picture of Billings.

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Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

About 75 percent of inmates at Montana Women’s Prison arrive addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Drug abuse is at the root of most of their cr…

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Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Alta Littlelight is training her eighth dog in Prison Paws. She is one of 34 inmates whose good behavior has earned them a spot in the dog pod.

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Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Gazette opinion: Too many inmates return to Montana Women’s Prison

Montana’s only women’s prison is out of space. With a capacity of 194, it had 196 inmates on a recent weekday. Twenty-eight other inmates were…

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Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

On Monday night, Billings City Council plans to start the process of asking voters for an increase in property taxes to support police and fir…

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, importan…

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