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Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

Bob Rowe: Hydro power deal will help customers for a long time

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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Guest opinion: Climate change is scientific reality

As scientists who have lived and worked in Montana, we understand the scientific principles demonstrating that human activity is rapidly chang…

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Guest opinion: Unlimited money endangers '1-person, 1-vote'

“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process…

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New rules good for the health of Montana

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced the carbon pollution rules for coal-fired power plants last month, it mentioned asthma and …

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Rekha Basu: You can’t escape the Kochs

You can’t escape the Koch brothers. They’re everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get r…

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Americans sure have odd ways of dealing with their problems

WASHINGTON — We Americans are marvelously inventive when it comes to dealing with our piques.

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Hobby Lobby decision reflects upcoming electoral choices

Recently, the Supreme Court issued a stinging decision that established America’s women as second-class citizens.

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Gun laws and what the Second Amendment intended

As school shootings erupt with sickening regularity, Americans once again are debating gun laws. Quickly talk turns to the Second Amendment.

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Jeffrey Renz: Restore, increase international exchange funding

In June, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee rejected the Obama Administration’s proposed cuts to the Fulbright Program and endo…

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Why should unions negotiate for workers who don’t pay their fair share?

In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for t…

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Never mind SARS or MERS, worry about measles

As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of th…

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Guest opinion: America's faster-paced sports run rings around soccer’s refined boredom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the s…

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Guest opinion: Americans saw World Cup soccer and loved it

VIENNA, Va.—Unbelievably, World Cup soccer has become the topic of conversation around the water cooler at work.

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Guest opinion: ACA benefits add up to healthy gains for Montanans

The Affordable Care Act is working and the evidence continues to mount.

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Guest opinion: AG will help counties prosecute rape cases

Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their life…

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Guest opinion: Mansfield helped pass Civil Rights Act 50 years ago

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided a framework for political equality that included the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act and…

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Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In…

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Guest opinion: Montanans, unite to keep our public lands public

Montana’s public lands define our way of life.

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Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley be…

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Guest opinion: Western fires burning through $3 billion annually

The West’s wildfire season holds the high risk of again being long, expensive, and dangerous, with an acceleration of alarming trends that inc…

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