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Guest opinion: Climate change is scientific reality

As scientists who have lived and worked in Montana, we understand the scientific principles demonstrating that human activity is rapidly changing our climate. That is why we joined over 100 other scientists across Montana in sending a letter to our top elected officials calling on them to su…

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Gazette opinion: The state’s rights issue in your wallet

Montana won another round this week in the state’s fight against onerous requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. Gov. Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox persuaded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to keep accepting Montana-issued driver’s licenses as valid identification.

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Gazette opinion: Important questions raised but unanswered in hydropower purchase

Previously, we’ve said that a proposal by NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric dams in Montana from PPL-Montana would seem to be a good deal.

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Guest opinion: Unlimited money endangers '1-person, 1-vote'

“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process is supposed to work: we each get one vote.

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Men's State Am begins Thursday in Whitefish

WHITEFISH -- The 97th annual Montana State Men's Amateur golf tournament will get underway on Thursday morning at Whitefish Lake Golf Club with 123 entrants.

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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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McIver ready to defend State Amateur golf title

McIver ready to defend State Amateur golf title

Brandon McIver is No. 258 in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings.

July 17, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

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Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Daines asks feds for specifics on 2014 drug enforcement strategy

Calling current federal drug-fighting resources in Montana insufficient, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is asking Attorney General Eric Holder for more details about a recently announced drug control strategy.

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Homeowners with multiple hail claims lose insurance

Homeowners with multiple hail claims lose insurance

After the May 18 hailstorm pummeled her Billings Heights property, Carol Metzler got word her insurance company was dumping her.

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Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Gazette opinion: Community must connect with prison inmates

Alta Littlelight is training her eighth dog in Prison Paws. She is one of 34 inmates whose good behavior has earned them a spot in the dog pod.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wibaux

Wibaux

Some 20 American flags line Wibaux Street through downtown Wibaux, including the flags at the county courthouse and the post office, where, whenever a senior citizen dies at the nearby nursing home, the flags are lowered to half staff.

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Shawmut

Shawmut

John Cline tethers his horse to a truck in a neighbor's driveway in Shawmut, just off U.S. Highway 12 east of Harlowton, before going in the house for a visit.

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Roundup

Roundup

Horses make a run across a field near Roundup.

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Highway 12

Highway 12

Blue Flax flowers, native to the western prairies, line U.S. Highway 12 in great seas of blue near Musselshell. The flowers last only a single day but new ones appear every day during blooming season.  

July 13, 2014 10:12 am
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A garden sign in Shawmut attracts looks but few takers.

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Horses make a run across a field near Roundup.

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Roundup is still a town filled with old-western flair and seven-year-old Riggin Meckel is right at home walking through downtown in his boots and spurs. 

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"The cowboys rode circle in the morning, combing the breaks and coulees for cattle and heading them toward the central point to form a herd. In the afternoons of spring roundup the guards kept the herd together, the cutters split out the cows with calves, the ropers dabbed their loops on the…

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A blue New Yorker sits in front of a house of the same color in Roundup.

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