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Gazette opinion: Politics leave Highway Trust Fund running on empty

The highways America needs can’t be built in five months. Major projects may take years of planning and multiple years for construction.

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Guest opinion: Reasons to celebrate anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid

In 1965, almost half of America’s seniors had no health insurance. For the men and women who survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, retirement often meant insecurity and hopelessness. Our nation’s seniors reached their most medically vulnerable years with few, and sometimes no hea…

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Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Attempting to move beyond the plagiarism scandal that’s engulfed his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., said Tuesday he’s hopeful voters will consider his entire career.

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Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

Gazette opinion: Montana succeeds in covering needy kids

To fully appreciate what Healthy Montana Kids has accomplished, remember the way things used to be:

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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

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Guest opinion: Hydro dams will meet NWE customer needs at lowest cost

If the Montana Public Service Commission approves NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to acquire the PPL dams, those great facilities will be dedicated to serve our Montana customers, at prices based on the cost of producing electricity, for as long as there is water in the Missouri and Clark For…

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MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

For the first time in the state’s history, six K-9 narcotics units are bolstering the force of the Montana Highway Patrol to guard the I-90 and I-94 corridors against drugs.

July 24, 2014 2:24 pm Video Photos

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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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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: 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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

July 13, 2014 10:10 am

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