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Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…

February 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: State must respond to epidemic of child neglect

Billings and Yellowstone county authorities report a surge in methamphetamine use locally in the past year. Meth is turning up in more police stops, resulting in more criminal charges and putting more children into emergency foster care.

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Advocacy center unites agencies to help abused children

Advocacy center unites agencies to help abused children

State and community agencies dedicated to helping children who are victims of abuse gathered Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of a children’s advocacy center.

April 09, 2013 7:01 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Keep Montana kids safe from abuse, neglect

The 2013 Legislature will be asked to consider four proposals generated by an interim study on childhood trauma.

January 09, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Mom charged with endangering toddler left alone with loaded gun, hot stove

A woman whose 3-year-old daughter allegedly was left alone in an apartment with a loaded handgun and a burning stove will face criminal endangerment charges this afternoon, a day after her boyfriend was charged in the same case.

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Child, family services under scrutiny after Great Falls child's death

UPDATE -- 12:15 P.M.: GREAT FALLS -- The state health department is considering changes in the Child and Family Services Division after accusations surfaced that social workers did not act on reports from family members that a 2-year-old Great Falls girl was being abused, director Anna Whiti…

November 15, 2011 10:20 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Community benefits from nurturing Family Tree

Being a good parent is the toughest job most of us will ever have. It requires consistent love and discipline as well as patience and the support of friends and extended family. Tragically, some of those essential supports are lacking for many parents.

November 30, 2009 12:05 am Related

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