Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.
About 100 people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon to commit to working toward getting a nondiscrimination ordinance enacted in Billings.
A group of state Democratic legislators spent Thursday in the East Billings Urban Renewal District talking about ways to fix blighted neighborhoods.
Sen. Matt Rosendale of Glendive (Aug. 5 letter) is upset by Gov. Steve Bullock’s appointments to the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation and the Coal Board, but the reasons he offers simply do not hold water. First he states that Peggy Ames Nerud should not be appointed to the BOGC because she…
At the start of the 2013 Legislature, Montana county attorneys supported several bills to help protect the state’s oldest and youngest residents. All but one of those bills has become law or can become law within the next few days.
The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.
The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.
Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.
Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:
A statewide coalition of public education advocates won bipartisan support for comprehensive education funding reform when the Montana Senate voted 32-17 on Saturday to send Senate Bill 175 to the House.
Imagine being a 17-year-old high school football quarterback, a 14-year-old softball pitcher or a 12-year-old soccer goalie. If these young athletes got hit in the head during a game, but could still run, catch and kick, would they ask the coach to take them out? Would hard-training student-…
In the Nov. 21 Gazette, two stories alarmed: first, the Tea Party secession article and second, the article regarding former Montana State Rep. Joel Boniek and a “rowdy crowd" commandeering a courtroom in Livingston demanding that the Justice of the Peace “prove she had the proper credential…
When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.
Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.
Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.
As returns continue to come in Wednesday morning, Republicans are leading in state Senate battles tabbed as competitive by both political parties prior to Election Day.
There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.
Second in a two-day series