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Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

Business leaders look to cook up Billings version of Sioux Falls' success

A month after an aspirational visit to Sioux Falls, S.D., participants’ minds are still working through the takeaways — and formulating possible next steps — based on what they saw during an extensive three-day tour of South Dakota’s largest city.

June 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Yes for Kids volunteers take on tough challenge

With just five weeks to go before school election ballots are mailed to voters, a team of community volunteers is launching a positive, high-energy campaign to tell voters why Billings needs to build up its elementary and middle schools.

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Guest opinion: EPA crackdown on Billings' SO2 levels threatens business

In the 2011 legislative session, Sen. Jim Peterson introduced the following 10 lines in a bill for the Legislature to consider, called the Code of Montana. More important issues took over the session and this was left behind. It still is relevant.

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1 elementary levy request better than 2

We totally support the Billings Gazette editorial (March 7) advocating for a single mill levy. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB also asks that the school board consider placing only one levy on the May ballot. The accreditation mill levy is a critical first step to address our accreditat…

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Gazette opinion: Good schools + business support = economic growth

Gazette opinion: Good schools + business support = economic growth

Great schools are good for business.

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Gazette opinion: Forums offer lawmakers food for thought

A group of Billings business people, community leaders and lawmakers started the week off with a wide-ranging forum on issues of concern in the 2013 Legislature.

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Rail crossings a big issue in coal debate

Rail crossings a big issue in coal debate

Second in a two-day series

September 03, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Railroads, coal development benefit Montana

Reading the letters to the editor regarding coal train traffic has been humorous at best, and mean-spirited at worst. Coal has and will continue to be important to our national economic vitality in general and our state in particular.

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At chamber's request, county commissioners back coal development

At chamber's request, county commissioners back coal development

If there was any doubt about the Yellowstone County commissioners' position on coal development, the board made it clear Tuesday.

June 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Political parties clash over redrawing Montana legislative districts

Political parties clash over redrawing Montana legislative districts

Legislative districts get redrawn every decade in Montana. On Tuesday night, the proposed map boundaries quickly became battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, despite their similar objectives.

May 15, 2012 9:57 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let's work together to keep Billings kids in school

Local leaders of business, education and human services are forging a new partnership to raise the Billings high school graduation rate.

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Gazette opinion: Help redraw your legislative district in 2012

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is drafting plans to divide our state into 100 representative districts and pair them in 50 Senate districts for the next 10 years.

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Thanks to all who made new library happen

Tuesday, Nov. 8, was a special day for the Billings community as well as the surrounding communities as we savored the success of a library campaign that voters approved by a significant margin. This will have a significant impact for generations to come as we move our library from the 20th …

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Gazette opinion: Billings community can boost graduation rate

Spurred by work at other AA school districts and the urging of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Billings Public Schools has begun considering how a community dropout prevention effort could work here.

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New faces at Family Service, Inc.

New faces at Family Service, Inc.

Family Service Inc., a nonprofit organization operating on behalf of low-income families in Billings and Yellowstone County since 1906, has announced new leadership positions in its administrative staff and board of directors.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Bruce MacIntyre

Bruce MacIntyre

Bruce MacIntyre Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB Director, Business Advocacy

October 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Billings Chamber column: We're working hard on behalf of Chamber members

Ever wonder about the various pieces of legislation that work their way through the Montana legislative process every two years? Many of them originate when an individual sees a wrong that needs to be made right, current law that needs to be modified or repealed, or a constituent asks a legi…

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SD2 budget committee reviews district's financial status

Billings School District 2 budget committee members approved minor corrections to the district's financial statements Monday night and discussed how best to chip away at its multi-million dollar list of deferred maintenance projects.

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Tapping teachers’ pockets

Tapping teachers’ pockets

The next time you drop off your child for school, look around the classroom. Chances are those supplies you see were purchased either by the teacher or by you.

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