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Montana refuses to sign nondisclosure agreement on oil shipments

U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their volatile crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. But some states are refusing, saying Thursday that the information shouldn’t be kept from the public.

June 05, 2014 3:42 pmLoading…
Judge hears arguments on release of disciplined Billings workers' names

Judge hears arguments on release of disciplined Billings workers' names

After a court hearing Wednesday morning, a District Court judge said he hopes to decide within a week whether the city should be ordered to release information on disciplined employees to The Billings Gazette.

November 28, 2012 4:39 pm Related Loading…

Park County to charge fee for Internet access to public documents

CODY, Wyo. — A group of real estate agents and brokers and others on Tuesday protested a fee proposed by Park County to access public records online.

April 19, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…

Montana Senate passes right-to-know legislation

HELENA — The Senate endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow a judge to award legal costs to all of those who prevail in right-to-know cases.

February 09, 2011 2:27 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Court's public access revision still leaves room for secrecy

For the past two years, the Montana Supreme Court has been reviewing public-information provisions of its lawyer disciplinary rules. The long-awaited revision takes effect Jan. 1. It goes further than the old one to state that disciplinary proceedings and records are open to the public. Howe…

November 22, 2010 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Why our democracy thrives on sunshine

Holding public officials, employees and governmental bodies accountable is a duty that The Billings Gazette takes seriously. Other than providing fodder for your daily newspaper, does the right to know affect your life?

March 14, 2010 12:10 amLoading…

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