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Margie Macdonald

Democrat MacDonald wins recount in South Billings House district

Democrat MacDonald wins recount in South Billings House district

Incumbent Rep. Margie MacDonald has won a recount challenge to her South Billings legislative district.

December 03, 2014 2:17 pm Photos

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recount for the legislative race

recount for the legislative race

Yellowstone County election administrator Bret Rutherford hands county commissioner Jim Reno a stack of ballots as the recount for the tight race between Tony O’Donnell and Margie MacDonald began Wednesday morning in the courthouse.

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Recount for South Billings legislative seat happens Wednesday

Recount for South Billings legislative seat happens Wednesday

A too-close-to-call Billings legislative district will be decided by recount Wednesday.

December 01, 2014 3:53 pm Photos

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Billings Republican seeks recount in legislative race

Billings Republican seeks recount in legislative race

Trailing his opponent by a dozen votes, Republican legislative candidate Tony O’Donnell said he will ask for a recount of his south Billings district.

November 11, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Former Chevron scientist talks climate change solutions

Former Chevron scientist talks climate change solutions

Linda Dismore “Diz” Swift, a former Chevron scientist and executive, told the League of Women Voters of Billings on Friday that they can lend a hand to help limit the effects of climate change.

July 18, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

Gazette opinion: Leadership needed to reduce returns to prison

About 75 percent of inmates at Montana Women’s Prison arrive addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Drug abuse is at the root of most of their crimes – illegal possession or stealing to support their habits.

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Leaders of original Not In Our Town movement give panel discussion

Leaders of original Not In Our Town movement give panel discussion

When a brick was thrown through a 5-year-old Jewish boy’s bedroom window in 1993 because it was decorated with a colorful menorah, Margie MacDonald inspired the community to take a stand.

June 21, 2014 4:43 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Welcome to Billings where ‘Not In Our Town’ began

Gazette opinion: Welcome to Billings where ‘Not In Our Town’ began

Ugly, hateful things stirred in Billings during 1993.

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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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Guest opinion: Let's celebrate Billings' united stand against bigotry

I encourage the City Council to support the celebration of Billings’ remarkable national and international reputation as a community that will not stand by and tolerate the persecution of its citizens. It was an inspiring and powerful witness when Billings citizens, civic leaders, churches, …

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Not in Our Town funding request sparks controversy

Not in Our Town funding request sparks controversy

Residents jammed city council chambers Monday to discuss an item that wasn’t even on the agenda for Monday’s Billings City Council work session.

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Gazette opinion: Senator's case spotlights common crime

A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…

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Thursday filings in Eastern Montana

The following candidates vying to represent Billings and Eastern Montana in the 2015 Legislature filed for office by this week.

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A stone ignites a community: Billings stood up to white supremacists

A stone ignites a community: Billings stood up to white supremacists

A paving stone hurled through a child’s bedroom window 20 years ago did much more than shatter glass.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Margie MacDonald

Margie MacDonald

Margie MacDonald stands in front of First Congregational Church in Billings.

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Crisis Center vital link for mental health

We support Yellowstone County in its application for consideration for the County Matching Grants program for Crisis Intervention and Jail Diversion.

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Gazette opinion: Fresh perspective good for Coal Board, state

For years, some Yellowstone County leaders concerned about access to coal impact funds have asked Montana governors to appoint a county resident to the Coal Board.

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Immigraton system allows abuse of undocumented workers

The ability of a company to exploit any worker comes at a price for all of us. Undocumented workers are paid meager wages, refused benefits and often denied the safe working conditions that we take for granted. With the threat of deportation hanging over their heads if they speak out, undocu…

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Ups and Downs:

Child protection. With legislative sponsor Rep. Margie MacDonald and Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder seated beside him, Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill that requires state child protection authorities to promptly relay felony child abuse reports to local law enforcement. The gap in o…

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