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Montana's unemployment rate increases to 4.7%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment right rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August.

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Guest opinion: Lawmakers must support continued funding to curb domestic violence

September marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking passage of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Guest opinion: Cost of prescription meds grows more outrageous

In a Billings Gazette guest opinion in September 2003, I compared the prices of a three-month supply of the 30 most popular patented prescription drugs from the Billings Costco pharmacy with a Canadian pharmacy. The Canadian prices were 48 percent lower.

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Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Guest opinion: Montanans bridging partisan divides on wilderness

Earlier this month, Montanans who like to hunt big game, catch wild trout and just plain get away from it all celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

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Gazette opinion: Another chapter in Billings Public Library delays

The south side of the new Billings Public Library appeared last week as the skeleton of the old library disappeared.

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Pioneering basketball star Deb Prevost aims to pay it forward for Sidney

Pioneering basketball star Deb Prevost aims to pay it forward for Sidney

Grief? Let Deb Prevost tell you about grief.

September 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: The voting rights threat on November ballots

Gazette opinion: The voting rights threat on November ballots

In the November 2012 election, 329 Yellowstone County residents who had moved since they last registered to vote were able to cast ballots thanks to Montana’s Election Day registration law.

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Looping through mountains and prairies on a tank of gas

Looping through mountains and prairies on a tank of gas

Head west from Billings on Highway 3 and beyond and you might not notice much at first.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Ups and Downs:

Gravesite defaced. Vandals armed with fluorescent orange spray paint marked up the rim top grave of Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, a U.S. Army scout, Tuesday night. Removing paint from the grave and nearby rocks will be a time-consuming job. Anyone with information about this crime on city par…

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'Mental Health First Aid' training set in Colstrip

In any given year, more than one in five American youth will experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or substance abuse.

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Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Here’s a national issue in which Montana has raced out in front of the pack: turtles.

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Gazette opinion: New threats from Mideast 13 years after 9/11

Gazette opinion: New threats from Mideast 13 years after 9/11

Flags flew at half-staff Thursday across Montana and throughout the nation in memory of the innocent people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania. On this 13th anniversary of those attacks, America must confront the latest terrorism threat spa…

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With volunteer help, Head Start to debut new playground Monday

With volunteer help, Head Start to debut new playground Monday

Swings and slides, once considered staples of childhood play, were extracted Thursday from the Head Start Inc., making way for a natural playground designed to stimulate creativity.

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Hunter missing 5 days in Crazy Mountains

A hunter last heard from Sunday is missing in the Crazy Mountains.

September 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Gazette opinion: Changing the culture of money in politics

Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.

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George F. Will: Extremism in defense of re-election

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, rea…

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Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

On Jan. 13, Brandon Jackson left for work as usual — or so his wife thought.

September 10, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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DPHHS reports 1 confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.

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Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Guest opinion: Why House debates matter to Montanans

Debates are a proud part of the Montana tradition and I intend to put myself out there for folks to judge whether I meet their high standards. In an era of unprecedented campaign spending, debates remain a bastion for the free exchange of ideas where voters can size up the candidates out in …

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Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

Guest opinion: Looking forward to Bozeman House debate

You can tell it’s election season. The political ads are flying, the campaign mailers are being delivered, and unfortunately, we have seen the level of rhetoric and political posturing increase as Election Day draws near, which is why I just wanted to take a moment to set the record straight…

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