A new report from a University of Montana economist predicts that health care — already the largest piece of Billings’ economy — will grow even more dominant in the coming years.
Yellowstone County’s Finance Director Scott Turner will leave big shoes to fill when he retires in May after 28 years with the county — shoes so big the county probably will add a new full-time position to help do the job.
One in every 30 U.S. children was homeless at some time last year, according to a new report from the National Center on Family Homelessness.
The legislative seat abruptly vacated by Rep. Jonathan McNiven has attracted interest from 15 would-be replacements, Republicans said Monday.
The Yellowstone County Commissioners and Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito will meet Monday afternoon to discuss religious exemption in the Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court's office.
A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses in a single day.
Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, before the 2015 Legislature begins.
A person who may have Ebola has been identified and is being monitored in the community. Now what?
Two gay couples hoping to be the first in Yellowstone County to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon were done in by the state’s computer system.
Yellowstone County residents who rely on health care services in their homes have a new Medicare-certified option — Senior Independence of Montana.
When Yellowstone County residents gather this morning to celebrate Veterans Day in the warm indoor ceremony at MetraPark, they will remember Montanans and other Americans who have served in past and present wars. A bell will ring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, commemorat…
Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.
On Tuesday, 441 Yellowstone County residents registered and voted in the General Election, according to preliminary data.
Editor's note: Two errors were corrected in this story at 8:08 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.5.
Police are searching for a 32-year-old woman who walked away from the Passages prerelease center, 1001 South 27th St., early Tuesday.
A line of voters had already formed at the polls in the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark when it opened at 7 a.m., but the crowd filing in did not worry 10-year-veteran poll worker Lesley Martin.
Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …
Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford knows the number was a few thousand ballots off.
The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.
Even though Montana’s Master Gardener of The Year Sharon Wetsch lives in Forsyth, she’s racked up about 300 volunteer hours in Billings this year.
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