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Guest opinion: Jobs, economic development in Medicaid expansion

The Montana Legislature has the opportunity to do more good for our state at less cost than will be available for decades. All we need to do i…

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Guest opinion: Task force needed to study transfer of forest, BLM land to state

Thanks to passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 last session, the Legislature conducted an intensive interim study of the problems with federa…

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Guest opinion: Peaceful coexistence plan for Smith River, copper mine

When Mel Krieger gave me my first fly rod and reel, I had already fished a dozen years, but he opened up a whole new world. It was the summer …

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Guest opinion: Competitive teachers salaries needed more than new pre-K

I am not opposed to pre-K programs. My own two children attended a preschool in Glasgow and are successful U.S. Army officers. My son is a maj…

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Guest opinion: Both parties should support equal pay in Montana

We write in strong support of Senate Bill 158, the Montana Paycheck Fairness Act, which will be heard on at 8 a.m. today in the Senate Busines…

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Guest opinion: Common-sense energy policy benefits farmers, ranchers

For farmers and ranchers, energy is one of the most expensive parts of our operations. There are simple solutions that would help us control t…

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Guest opinion: Gazette wrong about GOP welfare reform effort

Guest opinion: Gazette wrong about GOP welfare reform effort

Since I am a sitting member on the House Committee for Human Services and was present at the meeting that the Gazette is referencing, I would …

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Guest opinion: Power plays in House Human Services hearings

Guest opinion: Power plays in House Human Services hearings

Last week we saw House Republicans attempting to control state agencies’ testimony at committee hearings.

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Guest opinion: Let's invest county college levy locally

Guest opinion: Let's invest county college levy locally

As two legislators with a long history of working in and for Montana’s two-year colleges, we’re asking for your help on a pair of bills we’re …

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Guest opinion: When oil spills, landowners must advocate for themselves

In July 2011, my farm was flooded in oil from the Exxon pipeline that burst under the Yellowstone River. Landowners along the river grouped up…

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Guest opinion: Economic justice and health care for Montanans

As we celebrated Martin Luther King, we were celebrating his inspiring vision of an America of equality. That vision was of an America of raci…

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Guest opinion: Don't sacrifice Smith River to copper mining

Guest opinion: Don't sacrifice Smith River to copper mining

January has become a very special time of year for those of us who appreciate Montana’s incredible outdoor opportunities. About this time ever…

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Guest opinion: Time to fix Montana's DNA testing law

On March 20, 1987, an intruder broke into a home in Billings, Montana and raped an 8-year-old girl. The evidence pointed to Jimmy Ray Bromgard…

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Guest opinion: Smart investments for public education improvement

As a former teacher, principal and superintendent of schools (and now a career coach at Montana State University), I am not naive to the polit…

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Guest opinion: Boosting Montana's high school graduation rate

We have reached a milestone in Montana’s efforts to improve the graduation rate. From 2009 to 2014, Montana’s graduation rate has increased fr…

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Guest opinion: Unprecedented spending in Bullock's Build Montana plan

Do you ever wonder how the state picks which road, bridge, and sewer projects to fund each year?

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Guest opinion: Kidnapped Nigerian girls? Still missing

Eight months is a long time. Long enough for international outrage to rise, fall and fade away. That’s how long it’s been since Boko Haram mil…

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Guest opinion: Bonding is how Montana paid for today's infrastructure

As many as 2,000 temporary high-paying, blue-collar jobs will be created in Montana if the U S government approves the much publicized Keyston…

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Guest opinion: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and…

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Guest opinion: Get 7-12 students on target for college readiness

My communication arts teaching assignment includes “Reading for College” and “Developmental Writing,” both college preparation courses. An ent…

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