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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

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Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…

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Fielder: Get rid of the absentee landlord

Fielder: Get rid of the absentee landlord

THOMPSON FALLS — To Jennifer Fielder, most problems on Montana’s landscape would be fixed by getting rid of an absentee landlord.

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8 years later, baseball fans still herald presence of $13.7 million Dehler Park

8 years later, baseball fans still herald presence of $13.7 million Dehler Park

Election Day 2006 was a defining moment in Billings history as 21,710 voters said they wanted the city to replace creaky old Cobb Field, the stadium that emerged in 1948 from an $80,000 renovation to an even older baseball stadium.

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Guest opinion: Senate must act quickly on conservation tax incentives

     During a period when the reputation of the U.S. Congress has been battered by the media and the public, the Senate has a remarkable opportunity to pass historic legislation that would directly assist agriculture producers, private land conservation, sportsmen, local economies and outdoo…

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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less than last year.

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State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

August 29, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: NWE dam plan will generate benefits for Montanans

September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro generating dams will pass from Pennsylvania Power and Light to NorthWestern Energy, and be dedicated to serve Montana customers at prices based on cost.

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Frac Daddy's racing career on hold after injury

Frac Daddy's racing career on hold after injury

Frac Daddy's racing career is on hold after the Billings-owned thoroughbred underwent a surgical procedure on Wednesday to repair a torn tendon in a front leg, which occurred during a freak stall accident last weekend in California.

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The beauty of Flathead Lake from above

The beauty of Flathead Lake from above

YouTube user Henry TrikeLife demonstrates the beauty of the Flathead Lake region from overhead in an ultralight.YouTube Description: North shore of Flathead Lake, Montana. I flew over Flathead River, which carries beautiful water from the mountains in Glacier National Park. Swan Lake (1:08),…

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Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

Gazette opinion: Public safety makes the case for 24/7 Sobriety

The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.

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Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

Gazette opinion: Zinke flunks political courage test

The major party candidates for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to get elected. Much more is being spent on their behalf by PACs and parties. All of that money goes to carefully presenting the candidate as he wants to be seen in ads, news releases …

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Morning jaunt

Morning jaunt

Riders on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride travel from their camp in Wyoming’s Sunlight Basin on their way to camp along Dead Indian Creek in 2013 along the historic Nez Perce Historical Trail.

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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Germany old map

Germany old map

Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.

August 24, 2014 2:56 pm
From the editor: Just give me the numbers

From the editor: Just give me the numbers

Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."

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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

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Child sex sting nets Frenchtown man, 6 more in Flathead

MISSOULA — A Frenchtown man has been charged with felony attempted child prostitution after he allegedly tried to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl through a detective posing as her mother.

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Victor man facing felony DUI charges after ruckus along river

An alleged drunken confrontation along the Bitterroot River led to felony DUI charges for a Victor man.

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