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Gazette opinion: The voting rights threat on November ballots

Gazette opinion: The voting rights threat on November ballots

In the November 2012 election, 329 Yellowstone County residents who had moved since they last registered to vote were able to cast ballots thanks to Montana’s Election Day registration law.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Changing the culture of money in politics

Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.

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Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

Widow of 9 months calls attention to Montana's suicide rate

On Jan. 13, Brandon Jackson left for work as usual — or so his wife thought.

September 10, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

Innovative programs for Billings students young and old were spotlighted Thursday as part of a back-to-school tour by Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent Denise Juneau.

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Governor declares disaster for communities clobbered by rain, flooding

Several north-central and Eastern Montana communities have been declared state disaster areas after heavy rains in August.

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Governor douses Gazette Editor with ice water

Governor douses Gazette Editor with ice water

Billings Gazette editor Darrell Ehrlick accepts Montana governor Steve Bullock's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and allows the governor to dump ice water on his head.

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Bullock administration enacts hefty 2015 rate increases for state employee health plan

HELENA — The Bullock administration has approved rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent and lower benefits for the 2015 state employee health plan, which covers 16,000 state employees and retirees.

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Beach supporters' proposed bill lets governor bypass parole board on clemency requests

Beach supporters' proposed bill lets governor bypass parole board on clemency requests

HELENA — A legislative panel Wednesday endorsed bills to revise state Parole Board authority and procedures, including one to give the governor wider power to grant clemency to convicted felons.

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Conservation group upset over $530 fee to get documents

Conservation group upset over $530 fee to get documents

GREAT FALLS — The program director of a Montana conservation group is complaining the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation said it would charge $530 for information the group requested about a $3 million forestry management effort Gov. Steve Bullock announced in July.

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Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

A crowd of about 2,500 people gathered in Rose Park to have burgers, hot dogs and perhaps a beer as they commemorated Labor Day.

September 01, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: How will Montana replace retiring workers?

Montana has much to celebrate on Labor Day 2014. The state's jobless rate is 4.6 percent, enviably low as many other states struggle to regain their pre-recession employment levels. Billings and Eastern Montana regions are basically at full employment.

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Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

Despite the rain, a group of about 30 Barry Beach supporters gathered Saturday on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to reaffirm their belief in the convicted murderer’s innocence.

August 23, 2014 3:08 pm Photos

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Bullock accepts ice bucket challenge, calls out Montana media leaders

Bullock accepts ice bucket challenge, calls out Montana media leaders

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock got doused with ice-cold water on Wednesday as part of the ice bucket challenge raising money for and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. 

August 21, 2014 11:38 am Video Related Loading…
Gov. Steve Bullock accepts the ice bucket challenge

Gov. Steve Bullock accepts the ice bucket challenge

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has accepted the ice bucket challenge from Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. In addition, he is making a $100 donation to the ALS association. He's challenging the editors of Montana's daily newspapers, and the station managers of Montana's news stations.

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Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, must be feeling pretty confident about now — and a little bit lucky, too.

August 10, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Girls can grow up to be plumbers

Why do Montana women earn only 67 percent of what men earn?

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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Walsh reaches end of campaign trail 3 months before election

Gazette opinion: Walsh reaches end of campaign trail 3 months before election

Sen. John Walsh’s response to plagiarism has destroyed our faith in him.

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Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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