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Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Chances are high that the local crimes you read about in the newspaper — robbery, assault, theft — have a common root in meth use.

October 06, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Montana Meth Project hosts panel today on meth use in Billings

An update and panel discussion on the status of methamphetamine in Billings is set for 4 p.m. today at the Billings Public Library.

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Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

Daines: Endangered Species Act needs fixing

The Endangered Species Act, the nation’s 40-year-old law of last resort for protecting wildlife from extinction, has become an economic roadblock to farmers and the coal and oil industry, witnesses told a congressional field hearing Wednesday.

September 05, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Special Olympics Montana still seeking fundraisers to go ‘Over the Edge’

Special Olympics Montana still seeking fundraisers to go ‘Over the Edge’

Organizers with Special Olympics Montana are still looking for people interested in raising money for the organization by rappelling off of the tallest building in Montana, First Interstate Bank in downtown Billings.

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Stone-Manning grilled at hearing about past environmental activism

Stone-Manning grilled at hearing about past environmental activism

HELENA -- Business and conservation groups testified Monday for the confirmation of state Environmental Quality Director Tracy Stone-Manning, but Republican senators questioned her about past environmental activism.

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On energy, environment, Tester and Rehberg are worlds apart

On energy, environment, Tester and Rehberg are worlds apart

HELENA — In Montana’s high-profile U.S. Senate race, there may be no starker contrast between Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and his main challenger, Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, than on energy and environmental issues and interest groups active in the race.

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Montana Energy 2012 expo sells out on first day

Montana Energy 2012 expo sells out on first day

Montana Energy 2012, the first exposition of its kind in Billings, sold out quickly as more than 350 people came seeking a piece of the oil riches flowing out of the Bakken shale formation.

April 03, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Build pipeline to supply U.S. with friendly fuel

Gazette opinion: Build pipeline to supply U.S. with friendly fuel

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is not a risk-free project. However, there are risks in not building this oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

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Domestic oil production to increase, but not demand

Domestic oil production to increase, but not demand

The renaissance in domestic oil production, including strong growth in the Bakken formations of North Dakota and Montana, has pushed the United States into first place in the world for increased production.

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Guest opinion: Prostesters aim to cut state's oil supply, revenue

The Earth First troop took a break from their planned annual meeting on July 12 over near Missoula to come and create a scene at the governor’s office. Not only did they show disrespect for the governor, his office and the people of Montana, they are dead wrong in their demands. The obstruct…

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Montana regulators eye new rules on 'fracking'

BOZEMAN - Montana regulators are proposing a rule to require oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals are being pumped into the ground as a way to extract natural gas and oil in a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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Rehberg rapped for backing oil industry tax breaks

Rehberg rapped for backing oil industry tax breaks

HELENA — Democrats are blasting away at U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., as a patsy for “big oil,” rapping him for not supporting repeal of oil-industry tax breaks, even as oil corporations rake in big profits.

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Montana gas prices rising, but still behind national average

MISSOULA — When it comes to gas prices, Montana is often behind the times.

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Guest opinion: U.S. should invest in plan to develop its oil and gas

The only remarkable thing about President Obama’s new energy plan, unveiled at Georgetown University last week, is that it blames the oil and natural gas industry for not developing existing leases fast enough. For those of us in the Montana oil and gas business who have spent three years be…

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Divining Montana’s demand for diesel

Fuel for your car or truck is a year-round expense, while heating your home during the winter is a seasonal hit. However, in a tight economy, a brutal winter could break some people's budgets. And producers need to be sure they make enough of the right product to sell.

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Gazette failed to provide full report

When Niger Innis addressed the Montana Petroleum Association, The Gazette noted his affiliation with the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE); it did not report that CORE has in the past received significant funding from Exxon.

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Gas prices rise but expected to hold

BUTTE - The price of gasoline has risen nearly 30 cents a gallon in recent weeks, but it may hover at the current rate for some time.

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