Nine years ago, Al Garver ran for mayor of Billings, losing by about eight percentage points to former Billings Police Chief Ron Tussing.
Throughout history some folks thought they had good reasons to discriminate against other folks who did not look, act or believe like them. Other folks thought somebody should do something about it, but not necessarily them. Still others thought someday they would do something but were waiti…
As someone who spent over 36 years in law enforcement, I am extremely interested in the background, qualifications and perspective of our next attorney general. To echo something Theodore Roosevelt, the former police commissioner of New York City, once said about who counts in our society, P…
Republican Al Garver has suspended his campaign to replace Brad Molnar on the Montana Public Service Commission.
Former City Councilwoman Joy Stevens has filed a suit against the city of Billings, asking to be reimbursed for the money she spent defending herself from ethics complaints in 2008.
About 100 people rallied on Sunday afternoon at Montana State University Billings in favor of a "complete streets" resolution that could improve bicycle and pedestrian trails. The resolution is scheduled to be voted on by City Council on Monday.
Advocates of bicycle and pedestrian trails are planning an awareness rally and bike ride for Sunday, the day before the City Council votes on a “complete streets” resolution.
Looks like Big Oil is cranking up its PR machine to spin their unforgivable oil spill into a big pat on the back for their paper towel and cotton swab cleanup efforts, while they trash the governor for holding them accountable and demanding that they be open and honest. First they fudge on t…
If common sense hasn't already died in our Legislature, it is in serious need of resuscitation. While it's embarrassing as a citizen to endure the widespread ridicule some of our elected representatives have foisted upon us, I really am not too concerned if some people want to play Neanderth…
A recent City Council agenda included 21 appointments to the city’s various boards and commissions.
Colstrip Police Chief Larry Reinlasoder is threatening to sue the city of Billings for what he says was the improper release of his private employment records.
Until last week, who would have dreamed of turning to the Montana Public Service Commission for pure entertainment?
One is finishing a house, another will paint his house and the third outgoing member of the City Council has no idea how he’ll spend his newfound free time come Jan. 1.
The City Council faces a light agenda for tonight’s meeting, which is the final meeting of 2009 and the last hurrah for Mayor Ron Tussing and councilmen Shoots Veis and Larry Brewster.
Montana's streets are among the safest in the nation for pedestrians, a report out Monday shows, yet serious safety challenges remain for people who walk or bike on Montana roads.
Billings Mayor Ron Tussing has decided not to run for a second term. Five candidates seek to win the open seat.
Five members of the City Council and City Administrator Tina Volek are in Washington, D.C., this week, but the mayor is questioning why such a large delegation would make the trip at a time when city employees are being laid off.
Mayor Ron Tussing questions the need to send a delegation of public servants to Washington D.C. given the current economic climate.
The city Board of Ethics will send Billings Mayor Ron Tussing "a simple letter" reminding him of policies regarding the use of e-mail, bringing to a close an ethics complaint brought against the mayor four months ago.
It seems to me that Ron Tussing would avoid ethics issues like the plague. Yet he tries to discredit Brad Molnar's conservation event, the Billings brownout, and has made something that Billings residents are proud of into a political complaint.