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Guest opinion: War on Poverty not a lost cause

Jan. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America’s War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty has been won, but the failure narrati…

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Gazette opinion: Don’t forget to shop for charitable gifts

Gazette opinion: Don’t forget to shop for charitable gifts

Rents have risen, food stamps have been cut and more needy families have moved into Billings. That adds up to a busy holiday season for local charities.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

Cuts in benefits squeeze food banks

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 100 new clients lined up at the Joshua’s Warehouse food bank in Casper on Oct. 31.

November 10, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Baucus has high hopes for farm bill

Baucus has high hopes for farm bill

BOZEMAN — Americans’ disgust with a government that accomplishes little is improving the odds of a farm bill passing this year, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Friday.

October 25, 2013 11:58 pmLoading…
Congress again likely to miss farm bill deadline, farmers express disappointment

Congress again likely to miss farm bill deadline, farmers express disappointment

With less than a week before the federal farm bill expires and nothing suggesting a new one is in the works, September 2013 is beginning to look a lot like 2012 — and 2011.

September 28, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
House GOP, Daines approve $39 billion food stamp cut

House GOP, Daines approve $39 billion food stamp cut

A U.S. House vote Thursday to cut an estimated 3 million poor people from federal food stamp rolls was a necessary step toward passing a five-year farm bill, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said.

September 19, 2013 5:17 pm Photos

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Food stamp letter

Food stamp letter

Barbara Gulick and Lita Pepion, left to right, discuss a letter they are about to deliver to Rep. Steve Daines urging Daines to vote against cuts in food stamps. The pair delivered the letter to Daines office in Billings on Thursday.

September 19, 2013 12:26 pmLoading…
Food stamp debate hits close to home for South Side family

Food stamp debate hits close to home for South Side family

If pride could fill her daughter’s dinner plate, Crystal Rondeaux wouldn’t have applied for food stamps.

July 21, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Crystal Rondeaux

Crystal Rondeaux

Crystal Rondeaux is seen inside her South Side home recently.

July 18, 2013 10:19 am
David Hickman

David Hickman

South Side residents David Hickman and his wife Crystal Rondeaux discuss their plans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

July 18, 2013 10:17 am
David Hickman

David Hickman

David Hickman holds his wife Crystal Rondeaux's hand, and the family cat, while discussing their move to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

July 18, 2013 10:15 am
Food stamps

Food stamps

Crystal Rondeaux and her husband David Hickman eat dinner with their daughter Cadence Rondeaux, 9, in the living room of their South Side home recently.

July 18, 2013 9:17 am
David Hickman

David Hickman

David Hickman cooks dinner for his family while his wife Crystal Rondeaux studies some work in the living room of their South Side home.

July 18, 2013 9:12 am
Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

Seeds of discontent over House farm bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and fellow Republicans passed a scaled-down farm bill Thursday that got a lukewarm reception from a broad spectrum of Montanans.

July 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

After failing to pass a farm bill in June, House Republicans might cut food stamps from the legislation and try again, a move Montana U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said could be the only way forward.

July 02, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Don't take food stamps off the table

There’s nothing better than summer in Montana. Sweet Flathead cherries, fresh bread baked with Montana wheat, huckleberries, and bison burgers on the grill. In Montana, we share our bounty.

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Montanans fractured over farm bill proposals; Daines voices concerns

Montanans fractured over farm bill proposals; Daines voices concerns

Farmer Lola Raska knows a tough row to hoe when she sees one, which is why after holding the Senate farm bill to high standards, she is ready to reap whatever House lawmakers can sow.

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Guest opinion: Costly, outdated Farm Bill requires major reforms

Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.

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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…

Guest opinion: Hard work, public aid can lift families out of poverty

Today is International Women's Day, a day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead…

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