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Lenington responds to accusations of plagiarism, misuse of county email in another letter

Lenington responds to accusations of plagiarism, misuse of county email in another letter

Max Lenington, the Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and county superintendent of schools, sent a letter to The Billings Gazette Tuesday, asserting that he is “required to send and receive politically-charged emails” and that he has sometimes used his office "as a ‘bully pulpit’ to effe…

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More possible plagiarism surfaces; county official’s actions under legal review

More possible plagiarism surfaces; county official’s actions under legal review

A longtime Yellowstone County official accused of plagiarizing an anti-Obama editorial in a letter to the editor he submitted to The Billings Gazette also may have plagiarized a petition to impeach the president in another letter to the editor published in June.

August 26, 2013 6:10 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County official accused of plagiarizing anti-Obama editorial

Yellowstone County official accused of plagiarizing anti-Obama editorial

A Sunday letter to the editor in The Gazette titled “Why I hate Barack and Michelle Obama” — submitted by the Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and county superintendent of schools — is a work of plagiarism, according to a syndicated conservative pundit who says his words were stolen.

August 26, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Obamas speak hard truths to college grads

Barack Obama is a gifted storyteller, and he’s always used his own life as a text, a parable, a lesson. Often he’s told tales from his own past to transcend race, to identify with mainstream America, to claim common ground about hardships suffered and obstacles overcome.

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Barack 'Black Eagle' Obama loses his adoptive Crow father

Barack 'Black Eagle' Obama loses his adoptive Crow father

WASHINGTON — As a freshman senator campaigning for president in May of 2008, Barack Obama made a stop on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, where he became part of a new family.

November 27, 2012 8:31 pmLoading…
A job that keeps her on her toes: Five minutes with Mistie Mims

A job that keeps her on her toes: Five minutes with Mistie Mims

When Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., won the nation’s first Olympic gold medal in women’s boxing during the London games, people started checking out kick boxing classes that Mistie Mims teaches at the Billings Family YMCA.

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Political email stokes admiration, animosity

On Sept. 5, Michelle Obama sent a message to her husband’s email list with the subject line, “As always, thank you.” It was the morning after her speech to the Democratic convention, and she wrote: “I know your life is full — with work, or school or family — and yet you still find the time t…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Clinton testifies eloquently for Democrats' defense

CHARLOTTE — Bill Clinton is typically described as the empathetic, feel-your-pain guy. But his greatest political skill may be as a formulator of arguments — the explainer in chief.

September 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

About 700 turn out for Michelle Obama in Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. — About 700 people turned out for a fundraiser with Michelle Obama in Jackson over the weekend.

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Billings Girl Scout wins trip to D.C. with healthy recipe

Kayla Wayman, 10, of Billings, is the Montana winner in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. She’ll attend a “Kids State Dinner,” with other winners on Aug. 20 in Washington, D.C.

August 04, 2012 8:03 pmLoading…

Michelle Obama may speak at public event in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. - Michelle Obama may speak at a free public event during her fundraising trip to Jackson next month.

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Local dietitian on FSD's '20 Most Influential' list

FoodService Director has released its "20 Most Influential" for 2012, a list of the people who are having the most impact on the noncommercial food service industry. The eclectic compilation includes food service directors, suppliers, educators and first lady Michelle Obama.

May 08, 2012 11:20 pmLoading…

Nutrition News: Kids deserve best efforts when it comes to nutrition at school

Receiving the Friend of Child Nutrition Silver FAME Award from the School Nutrition Association was one of the greatest honors of my professional career. As is the case with any honor, I believe that this one comes with serious responsibility.

January 24, 2012 11:25 pmLoading…

Sugar senators sour to corn sweetener rebranding

Senators from beet and sugar cane states are asking the federal government to abandon plans to replace high fructose corn syrup on ingredient labels with the term “corn sugar.”

November 11, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…
Wholesome lunches earn Luther school cook a White House visit

Wholesome lunches earn Luther school cook a White House visit

LUTHER -- First into the Luther Elementary lunchroom Friday were the school's five first-graders, who obediently lined up at the counter and waited for their meal.

October 14, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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WendyWise program offers meals with fewer than 500 calories

WendyWise program offers meals with fewer than 500 calories

In an effort to raise the bar in the competitive world of serving nutritious meals quickly, there’s a new twist on the combo meal at your local Wendy’s.

September 28, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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New, simpler food guidelines draw raves, rebukes

New, simpler food guidelines draw raves, rebukes

A new icon designed to help consumers make healthier food choices is earning rave reviews from a registered dietitian, a student of nutrition and a weight loss leader. But for some others, it is a target of ridicule.

June 22, 2011 12:05 am Photos

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Food guidelines timeline

Food guidelines timeline

Chronological look at past food guidelines for healthy eating set up by the USDA dating back to the early 20th century; the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new healthy eating initiative "Choose MyPlate" is designed to take the place of the old food pyramid.

June 21, 2011 11:04 pmLoading…

Nutrition News: How you eat may be as important as what you eat

If you are a follower of nutrition news, you’ve probably heard the buzz about the new U.S. Department of Agriculture graphic at www.choosemyplate.gov. Introduced on June 2 by first lady Michelle Obama, along with the United States surgeon general and secretary of agriculture, the new graphi…

June 07, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

City Lights: Smoking, like scolding, is a hard habit to quit

It’s no secret that some of the most powerful people in the world are slaves to their vices, just like the rest of us.

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