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Guest opinion: Workers deserve wages to lift them above poverty

People who work full time shouldn’t be living in poverty. Higher wages ensure that working Montana families aren’t falling behind and are able to make ends meet.”

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Groups plan vigil for man facing deportation who says he was raped in jail

Faith leaders and immigrant rights organizations will hold a prayer vigil at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in support of an undocumented man facing deportation who says he was sexually assaulted while being held in a Montana jail.

December 07, 2013 6:00 amLoading…
Kathy Masis holds a sign

Kathy Masis holds a sign

Kathy Masis holds a sign at a protest of the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters march down North 32nd Street

Protesters march down North 32nd Street

Protesters march down North 32nd Street to protest the government shutdown on Monday.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters arrive

Protesters arrive

Protesters arrive at Congressman Steve Daines’ office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown.

October 14, 2013 6:41 pmLoading…
Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office

Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office

Protesters fill Congressman Steve Daines' office in Granite Tower to protest the government shutdown Monday, October 14, 2013.

October 14, 2013 6:37 pmLoading…
Protesters call for end to government shutdown

Protesters call for end to government shutdown

A group of protesters gathered at the Billings office of U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Monday, urging him to “shut down the shutdown.”

October 14, 2013 5:40 pm Photos

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Speaker to share up-close views of immigrant woes

Speaker to share up-close views of immigrant woes

Every day, Scott Nicholson sees the impact that U.S. immigration and economic policies have on the people he works with.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Immigration reform will benefit Montana

The way America treats immigrants has affected my life in many ways and has led me to one clear conclusion: Our system is broken and must be changed. Humane, new immigration laws would be a blessing to Montana and our nation.

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Senior High school student featured in documentary about young undocumented immigrants

Senior High school student featured in documentary about young undocumented immigrants

Jocelyn, a 17-year-old daughter of Mexican immigrants who settled in Billings 14 years ago, says she doesn’t like to think about the risk of deportation she and her family faces.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Immigration reform is topic of talk tonight

A 30-minute documentary on immigration by Academy-Award winning director David Guggenheim will be shown tonight at 7 at Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

June 05, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Legislature must address big needs of oil-impacted towns

From my home in Baker to Sidney to Billings, Eastern Montanans are living through the latest oil boom. Some impacts are from our neighbors to the east, and some are from within our own counties. With the nation focused on energy independence, Montana needs to realize that oil and gas develop…

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Bozeman rally planned for May

The immigration reform rally that Amy Aguirre will be joining next week in Washington, D.C., is expected to attract about 40,000 people, according to Elizabeth Marum of the Montana Organizing Project.

April 05, 2013 2:37 pmLoading…
Amy Aguirre

Amy Aguirre

Amy Aguirre is headed to Washington, D.C., to attend an immigration reform rally set for Wednesday.

April 05, 2013 1:54 pm
Patricia Decker

Patricia Decker

Patricia Decker, a board member of the Montana Immigration Justice Alliance, is the one who suggested that Amy Aguirre represent Montana at the Washington, D.C., rally this week.

April 05, 2013 1:54 pm
Amy Aguirre

Amy Aguirre

Amy Aguirre's views on immigration have been shaped by her experiences and those of her sister, Josie Luna.

April 05, 2013 1:55 pm
Immigration advocates

Immigration advocates

Amy Aguirre, right, and Patricia Decker talk about the effort to change immigration law.

April 05, 2013 1:55 pm
Banking at home: Should Montana run its own bank?

Banking at home: Should Montana run its own bank?

Montana needs a state bank that can keep valuable capital at home rather than sending the money to Wall Street, according to some small-business owners and community organizers.

February 07, 2013 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Sheena Rice, Walter Gulick

Sheena Rice, Walter Gulick

Sheena Rice of the Montana Organizing Project and former professor Walter Gulick discuss plans to start the Montana Partnership Bank. Modeled after the Bank of North Dakota, it would keep more assets in the state to help community banks, small businesses and students.

February 07, 2013 3:26 pmLoading…

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