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.
U.s. Rep. Steve Daines: “Federal fracking regulations threaten Montana energy production.”
Having won over their neighbors in a West End business park, FedEx Ground won over the Billings City Council on Monday night.
Representatives of FedEx Ground are still negotiating with neighbors of a proposed transportation hub on the West End, hoping to win over opponents before the Billings City Council meets Monday.
After weeks of mounting contention over plans by FedEx Ground to build a large transportation hub on the West End, a truce was called Monday night.
Ordinarily, you'd think the city would roll out the red carpet for a national company hoping to come to Billings and create up to 400 relatively high-wage jobs.
I am fed up with the diatribes that are aired and spoken against Denny Rehberg. I am particularly offended by the half truths taken out of context that are woven into the attacks. I have been a Montana state representative for four terms and for six of those years Denny Rehberg, his immediat…
Has it been a while since you were inside a school?
Since his election to office in 2008, President Barack Obama and his administration have continually pushed the limits of executive power far beyond any authority anticipated by the Constitution. However, the legislative amendments (justifying the personal mandate as a tax) to Obamacare by t…
I recommend Sen. Jim Shockley for attorney general. I have served with him in the Montana Legislature since 2001. He has been a great public servant and has a broad legal background. He is a man of integrity and sound character. He will be a great attorney general for the state of Montana. I…
Hearty praise goes to Yellowstone County commissioners for waving off attempts by environmental zealots to thwart exports of Montana coal and for instead declaring their strong support for growing Montana's international coal market ("County commissioners declare support for coal exports," A…
Ken Peterson, a big guy with bad knees, a bald head and a brimmed hat, sees reality in the needs of others -- in shut-ins who have their noon meal delivered, in street people fed by the Salvation Army's outreach van, in homebound seniors taken to do their shopping.
Ken Peterson delivers a lunch from Meals on Wheels recently to Rosemary Kelly, who lives on Yellowstone Avenue.
Ken Peterson delivers his route for Meals on Wheels and volunteers as a substitute driver at least three times a week. He was honored last month for 7,500 hours of service in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
One of the most important items of business for the Billings City Council in 2012 will be tying up loose ends on one of the most contentious issues of 2011.
The Billings City Council approved creation of a citywide park district Monday night, deferring until next year decisions on the nuts and bolts of the plan.
Everything that is coming out of the federal government is just counterintuitive to what needs to be done to get the nation back on track. The administration wants to tax and spend. The help we need is for the federal government to balance the budget, quit spending money we do not have and g…
As a longtime resident of Billings and the area, I wish to take this opportunity to urge the community to vote for he bond issue to build a new Billings Library. If you have not been to the library recently, you will find that it is far more than books on shelves. It is truly a community lea…
The Montana Legislature isn’t scheduled to meet again till January 2013. But many of those part-time lawmakers will be meeting in the interim, gathering information, and making recommendations that may become legislation at the next regular session.
HELENA -- The sponsor of the controversial new medical marijuana law defended it Friday, warning of "unfortunate consequences" if a judge temporarily blocks its implementation.