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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
JACKSON, Wyo. — About 700 people turned out for a fundraiser with Michelle Obama in Jackson over the weekend.
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.
JACKSON, Wyo. - Michelle Obama may speak at a free public event during her fundraising trip to Jackson next month.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.