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Chamber: Local option tax authority is top priority at Legislature

Citing member support, the Billings Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday its top legislative priority is supporting a local option for tax authority.

December 05, 2014 5:05 pmLoading…

No. 5 Southern Oregon downs No. 21 Rocky, 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Senior quarterback Austin Dodge lived up to his ranking as the NAIA's most prolific passer on Saturday afternoon, throwing for 350 yards and four touchdowns in guiding No. 5-ranked Southern Oregon past No. 21 Rocky Mountain College 45-28 in Frontier Conference football at Ra…

November 01, 2014 5:35 pmLoading…

MSUB runners head to GNAC Championships

The men's and women's cross country teams at Montana State Billings will be in Monmouth, Ore., on Saturday to compete in the GNAC championships.

October 30, 2014 8:45 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Families need to discuss end-of-life care well before the end

Guest opinion: Families need to discuss end-of-life care well before the end

BOSTON — There is no way to hear Brittany Maynard's voice without being deeply touched. Tragically blindsided by brain cancer and a terminal diagnosis, Brittany has bravely decided to live large, to turn her terrible personal fate into a public story.

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Oregon rejects Wyoming's appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the state of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life.

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Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.

September 15, 2014 2:44 pmLoading…
Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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McIver ready to defend State Amateur golf title

McIver ready to defend State Amateur golf title

Brandon McIver is No. 258 in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings.

July 17, 2014 8:30 pm Photos



MSU's Mohl finishes 11th in decathlon

EUGENE, Ore. -- Montana State's Jeff Mohl wound up 11th on Thursday at the conclusion of the two-day men's decathlon at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.

June 12, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…

Colstrip's Baer to compete at Safeco Field

SEATTLE -- J.T. Baer of Colstrip will be competing in the 11-12 age division on Sunday in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run team championship competition at Safeco Field.

June 11, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
McIver in rare company locally with U.S. Open appearance

McIver in rare company locally with U.S. Open appearance

When Brandon McIver of Billings tees off at the 114th U.S. Open early Thursday morning, he will be one of just three Yellowstone County golfers to do so since the early 1980s.

June 10, 2014 8:45 pmLoading…

Poached wolf overcame odds to reach Montana

STEVENSVILLE — OR-18 made history of sorts before it took a bullet on the last day of May in the Sapphire Mountains.

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McIver to golf for Oregon at regionals

EUGENE, Ore. -- Former Billings West golf standout Brandon McIver will be on the University of Oregon scorecard when the Ducks begin play Thursday at the NCAA Regional tournament, which will be played on their home course at Eugene Country Club.

May 14, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…
Oregon trip

Oregon trip

Moss and ferns cling to the rock walls that line the historic Columbia River Highway, which has been restored for motor and bike traffic.

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Oregon trip

Oregon trip

Multnomah Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the U.S. A boulder fell from the top of the falls, crashing through the bridge in January, closing it to foot traffic. But the falls is still visible from the lower trail.

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Oregon trip

Oregon trip

Wooden bridges and tunnels have been restored for foot traffic along the historic Columbia River Highway near Portland, Ore.

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George F. Will: Tax reformer's uphill push toward economic growth

WASHINGTON — The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code that benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform’s Senate champion is Ron Wyden, the …

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sunriver, Ore.

Sunriver, Ore.

An extended family gets together during a reunion to paddle down the lazy Deschutes River near Sunriver, Ore.

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Visitors climb the natural formations at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest near Sunriver, Ore. 

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Guest opinion: 1st Amendment religion clauses: A sword with 2 edges

There is gathering national support acknowledging that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are simply that —citizens — with the same rights, privileges and obligations as other citizens. In response, some states, along with various fundamentalist religious and conservative organi…

February 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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