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Gazette opinion: Landowners deserve protection before drilling starts

Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and heats our homes. Where we often disagree is on the definition of “development done right.”

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Guest opinion: Task force needed to study transfer of forest, BLM land to state

Thanks to passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 last session, the Legislature conducted an intensive interim study of the problems with federal land management. I sponsored the 2013 legislation and chaired the 2013-14 study, both of which passed out of committee with broad bipartisan support.

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Guest opinion: Competitive teachers salaries needed more than new pre-K

I am not opposed to pre-K programs. My own two children attended a preschool in Glasgow and are successful U.S. Army officers. My son is a major with an RN degree and my daughter is a captain with a degree in chemistry. Both earned ROTC scholarships for college.

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Guest opinion: Both parties should support equal pay in Montana

We write in strong support of Senate Bill 158, the Montana Paycheck Fairness Act, which will be heard on at 8 a.m. today in the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee.

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Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Gazette opinion: Updating Montana’s media watchdog shield

Montana’s professional journalists take seriously our responsibility to be vigilant government watchdogs.

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Guest opinion: Gazette wrong about GOP welfare reform effort

Guest opinion: Gazette wrong about GOP welfare reform effort

Since I am a sitting member on the House Committee for Human Services and was present at the meeting that the Gazette is referencing, I would like to set straight the inaccuracies in the Gazette opinion of Jan. 23.

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Gazette opinion: 3 bills to stop students from aging out too soon

Gazette opinion: 3 bills to stop students from aging out too soon

Should Montana law open the door for 900 students, ages 16 and 17, to drop out before graduation?

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Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Gazette opinion: Century of Montana history in new school name

Joe Medicine Crow is a World War II hero, a highly honored Montana historian and the first scholar to thoroughly document the Crow people’s story from buffalo culture to modern times.

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An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a 39,000 gallon spill upstream. Then the ice began to pop, and all bets were off.

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Holter Lake

Holter Lake

Surveys of anglers downstream from Holter Lake is one of the projects being funded by Northwestern Energy this year.

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Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Some Glendive residents have reported dark material coming out of taps as the flush their pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency has studied the gritty particles and the concluded the material is not related to the oil spill but rather is naturally occurring sediment th…

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State's computer system down for 10 hours

HELENA — Access to the Montana state government’s computer system in Helena got knocked out by a hardware problem Wednesday evening for about 10 hours, state computer officials said.

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Shifting ice on Yellowstone River complicates oil recovery

Shifting ice on Yellowstone River complicates oil recovery

Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil that leaked into the river near Glendive on Jan. 17. Officials say ice capping the river for several miles is dictating what cleanup can be done.

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Guest opinion: Don't sacrifice Smith River to copper mining

Guest opinion: Don't sacrifice Smith River to copper mining

January has become a very special time of year for those of us who appreciate Montana’s incredible outdoor opportunities. About this time every year, folks from every walk of life, whether they are anglers or boaters, naturalists or river rats, tourists or hardened Montanans, all come togeth…

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Guest opinion: Time to fix Montana's DNA testing law

On March 20, 1987, an intruder broke into a home in Billings, Montana and raped an 8-year-old girl. The evidence pointed to Jimmy Ray Bromgard. The victim identified him in a lineup and a forensic expert testified that his hair matched that found at the crime scene. At the age of 18, Bromgar…

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Guest opinion: Boosting Montana's high school graduation rate

We have reached a milestone in Montana’s efforts to improve the graduation rate. From 2009 to 2014, Montana’s graduation rate has increased from 80.7 percent to 85.4 percent. This is the highest the graduation rate has been in Montana since the OPI began calculating it in 2000.

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Gazette opinion: PSC’s attempt to skip public participation

Gazette opinion: PSC’s attempt to skip public participation

Montana’s Public Service Commission has a proposal to reduce its public responsibility.

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Gazette opinion: Billings’ long overdue library project

While winter has halted construction on the new Billings Public Library, attorneys for the city have work to do. The city must move forward to resolve demolition cost overruns and liability issues.

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