Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.
Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.
Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.
Citing costs about twice what was expected, the Billings City Council turned down a plan on Tuesday to move an old pedestrian bridge from Joliet to 25th Street.
More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.
Most Billings residents will see increases in their water and wastewater rates beginning July 1. Most increases will be modest, but a few will be more substantial.
The board that oversees Billings’ 2,580 acres of parkland checked out some of the results of the $2 million-per-year citywide park district this week.
By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.
A $25,000 funding request by a Not in Our Town steering committee — asking Billings taxpayers to help pay for a national gathering in Billings in June — is being met with mixed reaction by City Council members.
After more than a dozen people had spoken respectfully and yet passionately about whether the city should return a $100,000 letter of credit to the Oasis Water Park, Mayor Tom Hanel had this to say to those who gathered to see how the Billings City Council would vote Monday: “Ladies and gent…
Beginning Tuesday, snow plow drivers will — for the first time — be plowing residential streets in Billings.
Over the past month, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., have been traveling to different American cities to promote their efforts to overhaul the U.S. tax code. As the chairmen of the two tax-writing committees in Congress, Baucus and Camp will play major roles in the tax debate.
Six years after a jury awarded a Billings police officer $1.3 million in his suit against the city, the City Council voted Monday night to settle with its insurer over the claim.
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.
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.
Rita Heizer and Ken Crouch are featured as Ethel and Norman Thayer in Billings Studio Theatre's staging of "On Golden Pond." The iconic characters earned Oscars for film legends Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn.
Ken Crouch, left, plays Norman and Ryan Smith portrays Billy in the Billings Studio Theatre production of "On Golden Pond."
Drought, lightning and bad luck turned the 2012 fire season into Montana’s worst in more than 100 years, making it one of the biggest news stories of the past year.