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No evidence data was stolen when state computers were hacked

No evidence data was stolen when state computers were hacked

HELENA — State officials Tuesday said they’re notifying 1.3 million people whose personal data were in a state Department of Public Health and Human Service computer hacked by unknown assailants a year ago.

June 24, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…

State server hacked via software security glitch

HELENA — State officials say hackers accessed a Montana health department computer server through third-party software that needed a security patch.

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Man with mental health problems sentenced to state custody for arson

A Billings judge has sentenced an elderly man with mental health problems to state custody for setting a fire in an apartment last July.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Public meeting to focus on needs of people with disabilities

A public meeting focusing on the needs of people with disabilities is set for Friday, March 28 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. via videoconference in nine Montana cities.

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State, Xerox agree to potential new roadmap on $70M Medicaid IT project

HELENA — Officials with the state and Xerox Corp. agreed Friday to take a step back and re-evaluate how best to complete the stalled $70 million redo of a claims-processing system for Medicaid.

December 13, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Help network support foster kids, families

Gazette opinion: Help network support foster kids, families

Nearly 400 Yellowstone County children were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect during the year ending June 30. The number of Yellowstone County children in foster care this spring — 243 children, including 168 under age 6 — was 59 percent more than a year earlier.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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5 Montanans to be honored on World AIDS Day

MISSOULA — Five Montanans will be honored Monday at the state Capitol in Helena as part of a World AIDS Day event sponsored by the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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Gazette opinion: How to prevent unnecessary trips to Warm Springs

If Yellowstone County residents were admitted to Montana State Hospital at the same rate as the rest of the state, the psychiatric hospital would have seen dozens more patients last year.

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Bullock advisers, DPHHS director tour Billings' mental health facilities

Bullock advisers, DPHHS director tour Billings' mental health facilities

Standing in the main reception room at the Community Crisis Center, members of Gov. Steve Bullock's staff watched and listened.

October 30, 2013 7:15 pmLoading…

Federal govt. restarts with service backlog in Montana

The wheels of government are grinding again — slowly.

October 17, 2013 5:23 pmLoading…
Whooping cough a problem around Montana

Whooping cough a problem around Montana

With the continued rise of whooping cough locally and around the state, public health officials have a simple message for kids and adults: Get immunized.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: State should help support regional safety net

So far this year, the Community Crisis Center, 704 N. 30th St., has served more than 600 clients a month. Open 24/7, the nonprofit center welcomes adults from all over Montana who suffer from mental illnesses and chemical addictions. Young, old, most homeless, many veterans. The center’s sma…

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Cut in food stamp benefits coming as stimulus expires in November

HELENA — More than 130,000 Montanans will see reductions in food assistance Nov. 1 when a temporary increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ends, the

August 07, 2013 5:43 pmLoading…

Nonprofits to receive funding increase for care for mentally disabled

HELENA — Nonprofit groups that serve thousands of mentally disabled Montanans will get their full 4 percent increase in state payments starting in July, without any strings attached, the Bullock administration has agreed.

June 17, 2013 5:13 pmLoading…

Veto override results murky until Monday

HELENA — With Monday’s deadline fast-approaching, it remains unclear whether legislators will succeed in overriding any of Gov. Steve Bullock’s vetoes.

June 07, 2013 9:26 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

If Congress was functioning properly, there would be no need to pass a farm bill this year. This major agriculture and nutrition policy legislation should have been updated and reauthorized for five years in 2012. But it wasn’t.

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Montana has high number of whooping cough cases

HELENA — The state health department said an unusually high number of whooping-cough cases continue to be reported in Montana.

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Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

HELENA – Nonprofit firms that care for thousands of mentally disabled Montanans urged the Bullock administration Wednesday to honor a 4 percent annual increase in their payment rates, as approved by the 2013 Legislature.

May 15, 2013 5:46 pmLoading…

Plenty at stake for Montana as farm bill mark up begins

The farm bill, one of the most crucial pieces of federal legislation to Montana’s economy, will be marked up in Senate and House Agriculture committees beginning Tuesday.

May 13, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…

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.

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