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  • Photo illustration by JAMES WOODCOCK

In addition to being an attorney, Heather Sather is also a dancer.

Heather Sather loves to see children reunited with their parents.

At Meow Salon and Boutique in downtown Billings, the window shopping comes free with the haircut.

  • By THOMAS PEREZ U.S. Secretary of Labor

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at the age of 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about h…

More than one out of every five cases filed in Montana District Courts involves family law – divorces, child custody and other matters. More t…

Judge Russell Fagg, standing before the 20 court volunteers he was about to swear in, gave one simple piece of advice. 

  • Associated Press

HELENA — The House on Tuesday endorsed a plan to require parental consent for underage abortions, rather than just the parental notification a…

  • Associated Press

HELENA — Abortion foes seeking to expand the state's parental notification law said Friday that voter-backed laws can trump the Montana Constitution.

  • Associated Press

JACKSON, Wyo. — Two Republican lawmakers are supporting proposals to allow either gay marriage or same-sex civil unions in Wyoming.

  • By KYLE ROERINK Casper Star-Tribune

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House Judicial Committee passed a bill Thursday that would reduce child support payments for low-income parents in …

  • Associated Press

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision to end a man's parental rights to his daughter in a …

  • By SANJAY TALWANI Helena Independent Record

HELENA -- Things may get just a little harder for people in Montana who need a lawyer in a civil case but can't afford one, after a planned re…

  • Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Supreme Court again has denied a request from a group of state lawmakers who want to get involved in a pending sa…

  • Associated Press

The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a bill that would specify that only marriages between one man and one woman would be valid i…


    Casper Star-Tribune

Joe Lockwood slid into the booth seat next to his brother and dug into his plate full of lo mein noodles.


Montana kids need our help in coping with divorce and custody proceedings. Here in Missoula County, one in five new cases filed in District Co…