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The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

The challenges of bottling up prescription drug abuse

In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.

August 10, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Carnival, music, comedians, super cross, rodeo, a Habitat for Humanity house under construction and lemur races under the trees. There’s nothing else like the eclectic mix of spectacle and entertainment that is MontanaFair.

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Marine Corps League leader: 'A lot of people don't realize we're out here'

Marine Corps League leader: 'A lot of people don't realize we're out here'

They have touched a lot of lives in our community, even if most people don’t see them at work.

July 14, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Judge’s response fortifies case for discipline

Gazette opinion: Judge’s response fortifies case for discipline

When Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh responded to the Montana Supreme Court last week, he admitted responsibility for imposing “the wrong mandatory minimum” sentence on Stacey Rambold.

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Little Bighorn Memorial. Eleven years after the Indian Memorial was dedicated at Little Bighorn National Battlefield, its completion was celebrated on the 138th anniversary of the historic fight in southeast Montana.

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Montana History minute: Mountain men and the Sharps rifle

Montana History minute: Mountain men and the Sharps rifle

Yellowstone County Museum director Benjamin Nordlund explains why the Sharps rifle was a popular choice for Montana mountain men.

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Fired county employee charged with $7,000 in wage theft

Prosecutors have charged a fired county employee with taking about $7,000 in payment for road-maintenance work he claimed to have done in 2012 and 2013.

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Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

Gazette opinion: National honor for Yellowstone County’s commitment

When the Yellowstone National Cemetery is dedicated today, Yellowstone County residents should take pride in knowing that they created this honorable resting place for American heroes.

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Siberian sisters. ZooMontana has tigers again! Two 19-month-old females from a Florida animal park arrived last week. ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said the new cats may be on exhibit in early June.

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Man who bit deputy gets 3-year deferred sentence

Man who bit deputy gets 3-year deferred sentence

A Billings judge gave a three-year deferred sentence to a man who admitted to driving drunk and biting a Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in October.

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Mother of teen charged with rape pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

Mother of teen charged with rape pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

A Laurel woman, the mother of a teenager charged with raping two underage girls, appeared in court Monday and denied two counts of felony sexual abuse of children.

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Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

Gazette opinion: Sober grads make case for treatment courts

A U.S. Army color guard posted flags in a courtroom where tables were laden with flowers, cake and sandwiches. The standing-room-only crowd included congressional representatives and guests from Helena. Wednesday was graduation day in Yellowstone County District Court.

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Teen denies charge of vehicular homicide in high-speed crash

Teen denies charge of vehicular homicide in high-speed crash

An 18-year-old accused of driving more than 100 mph while high on meth — causing a fiery crash in Lockwood that killed a mother and injured her daughter last year — pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide.

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District Court candidates: Harrington touts diverse legal experience

District Court candidates: Harrington touts diverse legal experience

I made a decision to run against Judge Baugh in December, 2013, because voters want a judge who is more in tune with this community's sense of justice. Unlike the other candidates who filed much later, I did not run after being denied a judicial appointment.

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District Court candidates: Souza offers skills of leader, prosecutor

District Court candidates: Souza offers skills of leader, prosecutor

Yellowstone County is the busiest judicial district in Montana with a demanding criminal workload. Your next district judge must have the right experience, work ethic, and temperament to meet these challenges head-on. I grew up in Billings and understand this community. As a prosecutor and c…

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'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

'She puts victim's needs first': County victim advocate earns statewide honor

Angie Fox was speechless as she made her way to the front of Judge Gregory Todd’s courtroom while family, friends and co-workers gave her a standing ovation.

May 06, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Yellowstone CASA holds Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Yellowstone Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization dedicated to helping abused children, held its 14th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Billings Public Library on Wednesday.

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Gazette opinion: Wake up, we've been canceled

Gazette opinion: Wake up, we've been canceled

What does it say about Billings that it cannot get entertainment acts that peaked when Lyndon Johnson was president?

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