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Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

WILLISTON, N.D. — A sales tax approved by Williams County residents to provide money for public safety in the rapidly growing oil patch region should generate tens of millions of dollars annually, though not everyone is excited about its passage.

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Williams County voters OK sales tax for safety

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williams County residents have approved spending more money on law enforcement.

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MSUB poll: Billings residents feel pretty safe

MSUB poll: Billings residents feel pretty safe

Billings is a pretty safe community, according to residents polled by Montana State University Billings.

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In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

On Old Hardin Road, where there have been more children hit by cars than anyone is comfortable with, there are two signs within two miles warning drivers to look out for deer and none about the kids who walk the busy street’s narrow shoulders.

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Chamber News

As we read national headlines about stagnant economic activity around the country, Billings has been marching a path of steady growth. This growth provides local businesses, workers and families opportunities many parts of the world would envy. We report 3.6 percent unemployment, one of the …

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E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

Four months after E. coli first appeared in the Pioneer School water supply, class is back in session, but the taps are still dry.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Get Ready Yellowstone County: Be prepared

HEALTH MATTERS: Get Ready Yellowstone County: Be prepared

Disaster often strikes without warning. It might be a natural disaster or one involving hazardous chemicals or infectious diseases. In an emergency or widespread disaster, police, fire, rescue and other first responders may not always be able to reach you quickly. You may have to take care o…

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Methamphetamine: 'The No. 1 threat to public safety'

Methamphetamine: 'The No. 1 threat to public safety'

On a recent Monday afternoon, Billings Police Officer Matt Frank pulled over an 18-year-old driver on Main Street.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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West Yellowstone fires police chief

After months of controversy surrounding its police department, the West Yellowstone town council fired its longtime police chief during a special meeting Monday night.

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Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Gazette opinion: Public safety has to be a 2-way street

Tuesday’s shooting incident is a great example of the state of public safety in Billings.

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Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

On Monday night, Billings City Council plans to start the process of asking voters for an increase in property taxes to support police and fire services.

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Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

Could drones help fight Western wildfires?

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?

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Laurel fire to hold annual safety day

The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will host on Saturday its annual Safety Day, featuring more than 60 regional emergency response organizations, hands-on activities, educational sessions and plenty of demonstrations.

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FEMA to evaluate March flooding in Montana

Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving in Montana on Sunday to begin assessing damage statewide from flooding in early March.

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Gazette opinion: What must Billings pay to maintain public safety?

Gazette opinion: What must Billings pay to maintain public safety?

A public safety levy election is on the Billings City Council agenda for 2014.

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City council to discuss proposed public safety levy

Billings voters may be asked to approve a public safety levy in 2014, and the Billings City Council will be discussing the issue during a special Wednesday work session.

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Yellowstone County proposes modest tax increase for budget

Yellowstone County commissioners are proposing a small tax increase to fund the proposed 2014 budget after making some adjustments this week.

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Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

Gazette opinion: Policy changes needed to reduce damage from bigger wildfires

A wetter than normal May gave rise to hopes that the 2013 fire season will be shorter and quieter than 2012.

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Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents polled on possible sidewalk, lighting districts

Lockwood residents will get a chance to tell county officials whether they want sidewalks and streetlights to improve public safety during a public meeting Tuesday.

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Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.

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