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Sprucing up the Gateway: East Billings industrial district getting makeover

Sprucing up the Gateway: East Billings industrial district getting makeover

A gateway into Billings may well get a long-awaited makeover.

October 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

A pair of freshman state lawmakers from Billings — a Democrat and a Republican — are proposing changes to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law and expect to bring legislation forward during the next legislative session.

September 09, 2014 4:04 pm Photos

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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

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Police sweep for vagrants, demolition proceeds with help from revitalization district

Police sweep for vagrants, demolition proceeds with help from revitalization district

Before Carol Kraft could demolish a dilapidated property she owns at 115 N. 22nd St., she needed to evict some unwanted tenants — a group of about five or more people who’d been squatting in the house, apartment and garage located there.

July 01, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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More climate change debate at convention

BUTTE — The subjects of climate change and environmental policy evoked another lively discussion at the state Democratic Party’s platform convention here Saturday, as delegates debated how and where they should be emphasized in the platform.

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Democrats replace Van Dyk with McNally on ballot

Democrats replace Van Dyk with McNally on ballot

Billings legislator Mary McNally will replace Kendall Van Dyk as the Democratic candidate in Senate District 24.

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Democratic legislators in town to hear what works and what doesn't

Democratic legislators in town to hear what works and what doesn't

A group of state Democratic legislators spent Thursday in the East Billings Urban Renewal District talking about ways to fix blighted neighborhoods.

May 01, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Keystone XL pipeline would hurt U.S. producers

In the coming weeks, the State Department will rule on whether or not to allow a Canadian firm to build the Keystone XL pipeline across the United States to transport Alberta tar sands crude to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

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McCarthy joins BIRD staff

McCarthy joins BIRD staff

Kelly McCarthy has joined the staff of the Billings Industrial Revitalization District as the team’s development director and joins Director of Operations Patty Nordlund in working with the board and property owners to advance revitalization efforts in the East Billings Urban Renewal Distric…

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Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy

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Montana state bank concept debated

Montana state bank concept debated

The idea of setting up a state-owned bank in Montana to invest at home and offer low-interest loans to small businesses and farmers was debated Tuesday night in Billings.

January 28, 2014 7:40 pm Photos

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Educators for a day, friends for life

Educators for a day, friends for life

It was a sort of homecoming for Kelly McCarthy. 

November 21, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Happy ending to high school novel complaint

It’s not often that a Billings school board meeting attracts a standing-room-only crowd to comment on English literature. Rarer still are meetings when everybody leaves feeling that they have triumphed.

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Faith leaders speak out on immigration reform bill

Faith leaders speak out on immigration reform bill

A group of faith leaders spent an hour Wednesday night talking about the importance of a new immigration reform bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate.

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Faith leaders host forum on immigration reform on Wednesday in Billings

A group of Billings faith leaders is planning a forum on immigration reform at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at MSUB Downtown, 214 N. Broadway.

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Gazette opinion: Students need governor’s signature on SB175

The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.

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Area legislators meet with constituents about key bills

Area legislators meet with constituents about key bills

As the Legislature winds down, bills significant to Billings remain unsettled, lawmakers told residents during a Wednesday video conference.

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Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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Horse Sense: Medical-marijuana bills face tough time at Legislature

HELENA — So far, the 2013 Legislature appears to be no more receptive to medical marijuana than the 2011 session was.

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