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July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Open meeting law applies to nondiscrimination ‘initiative’

With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.

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52 reasons to love Yellowstone County

52 reasons to love Yellowstone County

Why do you love Yellowstone County?

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Blighted downtown building will be razed Tuesday

A blighted building in downtown Billings is set to be razed Tuesday.

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Gazette opinion: Council must rectify failure to give public notice

The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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Student health. The proposed student health center at Orchard Elementary would be a godsend to families in a school where 90 percent of students qualify for free/reduced-price meals. We commend the school district, Billings Clinic and RiverStone Health for collaborating to turn this idea in…

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Guest opinion: Parent's perspective on kids with special needs

Even though the Special Olympics Montana State Games finished close to a month ago, my daughter, Alana, is still practicing the gymnastics routine she performed. There is no off-season for Alana.

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Gazette opinion: Marathon meeting puts council back on right track

Gazette opinion: Marathon meeting puts council back on right track

At the end of the longest City Council meeting in Billings’ history, the council majority did the right thing. They voted to start reviewing a draft nondiscrimination ordinance at the June 16 work session.

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Gazette opinion: Stand up for equal rights, City Council members

Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s get positive on General Election campaign

The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.

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Gazette opinion: Be part of Montana Special Olympics this week

Gazette opinion: Be part of Montana Special Olympics this week

More than 1,000 athletes, several hundred coaches and many more family members have gathered in Billings for one of the year’s biggest sports events.

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Guest opinion: Farewell to Billings, K-12 schools, board service

I will be resigning my position on the Billings School District 2 board, effective May 19, because I have accepted a position with a company in South Dakota and will be leaving the Billings area.

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Gazette opinion: Aspiring to community betterment

A well-planned trip can help generate out-of-the-box ideas.

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Ambulance wreck in Laurel sends 3 to the hospital

Ambulance wreck in Laurel sends 3 to the hospital

A Laurel ambulance crashed into a 59-year-old woman driving a green Honda Accord on Old U.S. Highway 10 on Thursday, sending both vehicles into a marshy ditch and the three occupants of the vehicles to the hospital.

May 08, 2014 7:34 pm Photos

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Yellowstone CASA holds Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Yellowstone Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization dedicated to helping abused children, held its 14th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Billings Public Library on Wednesday.

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Gazette opinion: Billings plants seeds for growing STEM

Gazette opinion: Billings plants seeds for growing STEM

What do you get when you combine science, technology, engineering and math all in the same lessons and add hands-on exercises that challenge students to think critically and solve problems together?

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Not in Our Town hosts meeting to discuss hate in the community

Not in Our Town hosts meeting to discuss hate in the community

More than 80 people packed the Billings Public Library community room Wednesday for what Liz Welch called “the beginning of a conversation” to end discrimination in Billings.

April 23, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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