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What's wilderness worth? Montanans explore spiritual significance of wild places

What's wilderness worth? Montanans explore spiritual significance of wild places

MISSOULA — You’ve talked your friend/spouse/child into shouldering a heavy pack, enduring a painful blister, incurring dozens of mosquito bites, foregoing a soft bed and questioning his/her self respect and your good/evil intentions.

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It's Montana's time for tourism

It's Montana's time for tourism

MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into the state’s economy.

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Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Weather, cattle prices color the 2014 agriculture economy

Phil Steinberger was one of the lucky farmers. He got his wheat in the ground early, harvested in mid-July, and was done farming when all hell broke loose across Montana in August.

December 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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More companies offering holiday bonuses

More companies offering holiday bonuses

More employees are going to see something extra in their stocking from their boss this year.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Disabled Montanans wait for life-changing services

Gazette opinion: Disabled Montanans wait for life-changing services

Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been denied because our state rations those life-changing services.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: More reasons to cheer for student athletes

Guest opinion: More reasons to cheer for student athletes

The high school basketball season has come to tip off time. High school athletes, boys and girls, will enter the court, with years of practice and inter-school game experience. All of the teams and players have highest hopes for a successful season. The excitement of the tip-off tournaments …

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Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

Gazette opinion: Montana pays for travelers who don’t buckle up

A simple change in Montana law would prevent hundreds of serious injuries and save taxpayers millions of dollars a year. Yet proposals for enforcing the state’s seat belt law like any other law have failed in nine consecutive legislatures.

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Guest opinion: Proposed EPA rules come with hefty price tag for Montana

What would an additional $500 in energy expenses do to your household’s annual budget? Cause you to miss a car payment? Is it a month’s rent or mortgage? The amount of a few little “luxuries” like cable TV or a tablet computer for your kids?

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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

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Kaarma trial

Kaarma trial

"We are not criminals," testifies Robby Pazmino, an Ecuadorian exchange student who was with Diren Dede that night he was shot by Markus Kaarma. "It (sneaking into garages) was like a game, but we didn't know the rules."

December 09, 2014 9:56 pm
Dr. Scott Brown, a Havre native and Carroll College graduate

Dr. Scott Brown, a Havre native and Carroll College graduate

Dr. Scott Brown, a Havre native and Carroll College graduate, and now an anesthesiologist working in Oregon, talks about his international work and the foundation he started to help improve medical conditions for poor and underserved populations around the world.

December 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Guest opinion: What they didn't tell you about Congress' public lands package

When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.

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Gazette opinion: Legislators claim to be above-the-lawmakers

The Montana House Republican legal rationale for disregarding Montana’s open meetings law makes Rep.-elect Jeff Essmann’s logic look believable.

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Have You Heard: Segway dealer rolls into Billings

Spencer Stone is enjoying this segue into his new business.

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Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.

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Suicide prevention leader finds kids' access to lethal means 'alarming'

Suicide prevention leader finds kids' access to lethal means 'alarming'

Firearms continue to be the primary means of suicide in Montana, constituting 66 percent of the suicides, well above the national average of 51 percent, according to a newly released state report.

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Guest opinion: Young, homeless and thrown away in Montana

Guest opinion: Young, homeless and thrown away in Montana

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act —a bill that provides critical services and support to homeless youth throughout the country.

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