There are times when working at a newspaper makes you feel like a superhero.
Talk about a tough city council meeting.
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Ask any local bar, restaurant or hotel whether Blake Shelton’s show next month at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark will bring business to their place. Entertainment equals dollars for the Billings economy.
It seems like 2009 is still "new," yet this week the year will be half over. So over the next several days, The Gazette will offer a midyear update on community issues raised in the editorial board's community agenda on Jan. 1.
The bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. is driving changes that neither GM dealers nor customers foresaw when the foundering automaker sought federal government help to stay in business.
Most state and federally managed reservoirs in Montana are holding more water than they have in a decade. Water is flowing at healthy, average rates in the state's rivers thanks to ample snowfall and a later snowmelt than Montana has seen in several years.
New vehicle owners get stuck waiting in line to pay taxes in the best of times.
The Billings City Council last week approved a $230 million annual budget with little fanfare or controversy. But digging into the budget numbers, citizens will find reasons for concern about the city's financial future.
The Billings Gazette won the sweepstakes award Saturday as the state's top daily in the Montana Newspaper Association's 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
This photograph of a dog chasing a mallard hen and her ducklings on a busy Billings street was named 2008 Photo of the Year by the Montana Newspaper Association during its annual convention, which concluded Saturday in Kalispell.
With voluminous and complex plans for reforming health care taking shape in Washington, D.C., a brief research report released Thursday is a reminder that part of what ails this system is simple failures to use best practices already established.
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Listening to the loudest voices in the health care debate, one might think that the only choices were either keeping the government out of America's health care or having government pay for all health care.
Public disclosure of public spending is integral to the accountability Americans want from their government. But disclosure requirements that create reams of forms that remain inaccessible to most citizens fall short of the goals of transparency and accountability.
Supporters of the Community Crisis Center in Billings are anxiously awaiting word on a new mental health grant program approved by the 2009 Legislature and Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
When the 2009 Legislature approved a grant program to help counties provide mental health crisis services, lawmakers gave the state health department a tight deadline: Have the new program fully implemented by Sept. 1.