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City Council hears from its lobbyist

Once the Montana Legislature gets down to business Jan. 5, 2015, Ed Bartlett will be the Billings City Council’s eyes, ears — and mouthpiece, …

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City Council can avoid a federal fine by self-reporting filing deficiencies

If the Billings City Council moves swiftly enough, the city can avoid paying civil penalties to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fo…

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City administrator to receive her review

City administrator to receive her review

The Billings City Council will conduct its annual evaluation of City Administrator Tina Volek at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the City Hall conference room.

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'Sobering center' suggested to address homeless, transient problem downtown

'Sobering center' suggested to address homeless, transient problem downtown

Creating a place for intoxicated people to sober up could be a key part of addressing downtown Billings’ homeless and transient problems.

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City, Gazette will square off in court Thursday over landfill documents

City, Gazette will square off in court Thursday over landfill documents

A legal dispute about whether the city of Billings must turn over documents to The Billings Gazette that might detail possible employee miscon…

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Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Homeowners sometimes save themselves a few thousand dollars by refinancing their homes to lower their interest payments.

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Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

A hearing on a proposed annexation, another on the proposed removal of what’s known as a slope easement and a bond refund are the three main p…

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Leaders regroup after public safety levy fails

Leaders regroup after public safety levy fails

Officials expressed some surprise and plenty of disappointment that voters narrowly turned down the Billings public safety levy Tuesday.

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By mid-afternoon, 1,310 people registered to vote at the polls today

By mid-afternoon, 1,310 people registered to vote at the polls today

HELENA — More than four in five Montana residents who requested absentee ballots had returned them by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

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New sidewalk policy will help eliminate 'trippers'

Billings could soon become a safer place for pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and people in wheelchairs.

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Report: Fewer residents are chatting, texting while driving

Report: Fewer residents are chatting, texting while driving

It may seem like every other driver in Billings is speaking on a cellphone.

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House candidates Zinke, Lewis in stretch run

House candidates Zinke, Lewis in stretch run

HELENA — Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke are crisscrossing Montana in the final days before the election Tuesday in their race f…

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Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more.

October 30, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…

Billings City Council to explore offering city employees health care choice

With an eye toward offering city employees choice in who provides their medical care, the Billings City Council will be taking a look at how h…

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City needs a lot of help filling boards and commissions

City needs a lot of help filling boards and commissions

Mayor Tom Hanel and the Billings City Council have a number of openings to fill on city boards and commissions — including an even dozen posit…

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City Council looking to keep up with a growing community

If Monday’s Billings City Council consent agenda is any indication, the Magic City will continue to grow.

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Neighborhood tow trucks would speed response times, wreckers argue

The Billings City Council will ponder during a future meeting whether to allow parking of tow trucks in residential neighborhoods in an effort…

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One-time Billings mayoral candidate now advising generals in the nation's capital

One-time Billings mayoral candidate now advising generals in the nation's capital

Nine years ago, Al Garver ran for mayor of Billings, losing by about eight percentage points to former Billings Police Chief Ron Tussing.

October 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Council to consider new plan for tow truck response

The Billings City Council on Monday will discuss a proposal to allow commercial tow trucks serving the needs of the Montana Highway Patrol and…

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