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Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.

July 15, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

About 100 people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon to commit to working toward getting a nondiscrimination ordinance enacted in Billings.

June 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

GLENDIVE — Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for Dawson County Detention Center and sees real problems. There’s an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can’t put them together, but he’s four inmates over capacity, so he can’t easily keep them apart.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State to offer boot camp for women to settle discrimination claims

State to offer boot camp for women to settle discrimination claims

Montana's Department of Corrections will offer boot camp for female prisoners and cancel a mandatory treatment program that was criticized as degrading under a settlement announced Tuesday in a discrimination lawsuit.

October 29, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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Gay couples file new lawsuit seeking benefits

Gay couples file new lawsuit seeking benefits

HELENA — A civil-rights organization filed a new lawsuit against the state Monday on behalf of seven gay couples in an attempt to win for them the same benefits that married couples receive in Montana.

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Retired MSU Billings library director, community volunteer dies

Retired MSU Billings library director, community volunteer dies

The well-known and much-loved former director of the Montana State University Billings library died of cancer at her home Monday night, university officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

May 29, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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New legal director of ACLU of Montana on front lines of public policy

A month ago, former Montana Senate Majority Leader Jon Ellingson steered his career in another new direction, without ever leaving the same road he's been on most of his adult life.

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Lawsuit prompts prison to seek translation service

(UPDATE) -- 2 P.M.: HELENA -- Montana State Prison officials are in contract negotiations to provide translation services to inmates who receive correspondence in languages other than English, a response to a convicted killer's lawsuit challenging the prison's letter policy.

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Bill would elect Supreme Court justices by region

HELENA — A Bozeman senator wants voters to change state law to elect or appoint Montana Supreme Court justices from seven regional districts instead of running statewide as they do now, but critics said it tries to solve a nonexistent problem.

March 10, 2011 7:45 pmLoading…

Bill to criminalize DUI breath-test refusal heard; action pending

HELENA — A Senate panel Thursday heard the session's last major bill to attack drunken driving in Montana, with supporters saying the state should make it a crime for a DUI suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.

February 17, 2011 5:43 pmLoading…
Lawyers: Too much work, not enough cash cripples state public defender agency

Lawyers: Too much work, not enough cash cripples state public defender agency

HELENA — Lawyers representing Montana’s poor accused of crimes had strong words Thursday for the volunteer commission that runs the agency: There is too much work, not enough staff and not enough money for the 4-year-old system to work.

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