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Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Undervalued coal leases cost U.S. $62 million, federal report says

Undervalued coal leases cost U.S. $62 million, federal report says

Undervalued coal sales have cost the U.S. an estimated $62 million in potential lost revenues in recent years, according to a Tuesday report from federal investigators who recommended broad changes to the government's coal leasing program to stem further losses.

June 11, 2013 4:36 pm Photos

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VA Montana no stranger to Inspector General reviews

VA Montana no stranger to Inspector General reviews

When the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General confirmed this week that it has opened a formal review of the VA Montana Healthcare System near Helena, it wasn't the first time.

March 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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VA Montana Healthcare System under formal federal review

VA Montana Healthcare System under formal federal review

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has opened a formal review of the VA Montana Healthcare System.

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Baucus calls for MF Global investigation

Baucus calls for MF Global investigation

With $1.2 billion missing from farm and business accounts held by now-bankrupt MF Global, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., called for an investigation Wednesday into the regulators of investment houses.

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Gazette opinion: Time for USPS to stamp out inefficiency

In the U.S. Postal Service’s busiest month, many customers are worried less about getting Christmas cards and holiday packages mailed soon than they are about how their mail service may change next year.

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Report: Mental health care gaps in Indian Country

A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, groups that suffer from problems including a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average.

September 30, 2011 6:44 pmLoading…

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