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Survey to count Billings' homeless youth wraps up

A survey to get a better idea of how many homeless youth live in Billings has wrapped up, and a handful of Americorps VISTA members and volunteers are poring over and analyzing the data.

July 18, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Survey planned to count, understand Billings' homeless youth population

Survey planned to count, understand Billings' homeless youth population

Sheri Boelter, executive director of the Tumbleweed program, which works with homeless youth, calls them Billings’ “purposefully invisible” population.

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Guest opinion: Government spending doesn't solve poverty problems

The Montana House Appropriations committee finished up hearing all sections of HB2 on March 11. There has been much written about dissension on the part of the committee Democrats who did not vote to approve the bill. I didn’t weigh in on the subject that evening – we had been there a long t…

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Gifts, food for everyone at St. Vincent de Paul

Gifts, food for everyone at St. Vincent de Paul

Just like any number of other traditional holiday gatherings held around Billings, the scent of fresh food, the sound of happy chatter and the sight of people opening gifts permeated St. Vincent de Paul's annual Christmas Party on Monday.

December 24, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Casper agencies attempt to meet needs with few resources

CASPER, Wyo. — The House of Hope may have opened with a "shoestring budget" that crippled operations but the homeless shelter isn't the only Casper agency struggling to provide sufficient services. With few state and federal grants distributed to Wyoming nonprofits, and a reported 300-bed de…

July 21, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Billings companies busy supporting Bakken oil boom

Billings companies busy supporting Bakken oil boom

Some 50 Billings businesses are busy answering the calls from 350 oil companies hungry for workers, trucks, pipe and more, so they can keep pumping crude out of Eastern Montana and western North Dakota.

December 18, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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GOP-led House endorses Montana budget plan

HELENA — The Republican-led House on Monday backed a Montana budget plan that decreases spending primarily by rolling back social services, but also made same last-minute cuts to proposed education spending.

March 14, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming program aims to prevent unplanned pregnancies

CASPER, Wyo. — A new program offered by a Wyoming social services agency seeks to prevent unintended pregnancies by helping women build life skills.

January 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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