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Gazette opinion: Unprecedented spending on Supreme Court seat

Gazette opinion: Unprecedented spending on Supreme Court seat

Two weeks before Election Day, at least $730,000 had been spent to influence the Montana Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Mike Wheat and Lawrence VanDyke. That sum doesn’t count what the candidates themselves spent; it’s money from four outside groups.

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Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Montanans received a rude introduction to questionable political science research methods last week.

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Guest opinion: GOP needs to support funding for better public health

Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …

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Gazette opinion: GAO report demands immediate reaction

When people use the word "bureaucrat," the context is rarely complimentary.

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

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Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.

October 27, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

Gazette opinion: Building blocks for Montana’s energy future

If you want to see a real “all of the above” energy policy, take a look at the five scenarios the Montana Department of Environmental Quality has put out for discussion.

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Guest opinion: EPA carbon rule would mean fewer jobs, higher costs

The EPA’s new “Clean Power Rule” would impose new limits on carbon emissions that would devastate our coal industry. As a result, these rules will increase energy costs, hamstring job creation and economic growth and reduce the amount of revenue available for Montana’s infrastructure and sch…

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Hunting season begins, results trickle in

Hunting season begins, results trickle in

It’s been a slow few days for Wildlife Research Specialist Jay Watson, who has been manning the Riverside Park hunter check station on opening weekend of deer and elk season.

October 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Keep Billings safe: Support fire and police levy

Gazette opinion: Keep Billings safe: Support fire and police levy

In the past few years, has public safety in Billings, increased, decreased or stayed the same?

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Billings has 3rd-biggest jump in country for September home sales

Billings has 3rd-biggest jump in country for September home sales

Eileen Ziler picked a good time to sell her Billings West End home.

October 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

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Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

Montana, 2 other states cling to gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

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Guest opinion: Montanans oppose giving away federal lands

State Sen. Jennifer Fielder has suggested that a Utah county commissioner, Nevada state legislators and a Canadian negotiator know what’s best for us here in Montana. I’d like to think Montanans know what’s best for Montana. While transferring federal lands into state hands may be of interes…

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Dirt roads of Montana

Dirt roads of Montana

Readers of the Montana Mint shared their favorite photos of dirt roads in Montana.

October 22, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.

October 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: House bill makes empty promises about national forests

In Washington D.C., it’s often easier to make noise than progress. That’s certainly the case with HR 1526, the so-called “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.” The name sounds great, but the fact is this radical bill has zero chance of becoming law and thus no chance of mak…

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The greatest books ever written about Montana

The greatest books ever written about Montana

The Montana Mint is proud to bring to you the greatest books ever written about Montana.

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