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1-room schoolhouses full of memories

1-room schoolhouses full of memories

It’s a rare school kid these days who can catch her supper in the creek during recess or earn cold hard cash hauling pails of water from the well to the classroom.

August 29, 2010 12:18 am Photos

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Medical marijuana card OK’d after 8 minutes, 6 questions

Medical marijuana card OK’d after 8 minutes, 6 questions

It took me eight minutes to get a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana.

August 21, 2010 11:26 pmLoading…

Board pulls licenses of 5 nurses

Five Montana nurses lost their licenses last month, including three who were suspected of abusing prescription drugs.

August 11, 2010 11:44 pmLoading…
Laurel couple joins equal-protection suit

Laurel couple joins equal-protection suit

LAUREL — When her 5-year-old son’s grandfather died, Denise Boettcher asked her boss for bereavement leave to take the boy to the funeral across the state.

July 31, 2010 10:47 pm Photos

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Mountain Man Rendezvous set

Ever seen someone slice through a strand of spaghetti with a tomahawk thrown from a dozen feet away?

July 16, 2010 11:15 pmLoading…
Second chance: Amid the pain, tow truck driver gets a new lease on life after accident

Second chance: Amid the pain, tow truck driver gets a new lease on life after accident

The broken key that JR Abrahams wears on a string around his neck is no fashion statement. It is a reminder of a bizarre accident that nearly took his life.

July 14, 2010 12:30 am Photos

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Mom wants nursing overhaul

Mom wants nursing overhaul

The Montana Board of Nursing does not do enough to protect patients from dangerous nurses, a Billings woman says.

July 13, 2010 12:15 amLoading…
Bugs fight weed

Bugs fight weed

GRASS RANGE — Some livestock producers are adding a flea bath to their arsenal of ranching tools, and it’s not for dogs or for cattle.

July 08, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Zoo’s new bear shows gentle, wild sides

Zoo’s new bear shows gentle, wild sides

For a wild bear, Ozzie Norris is pretty tame. But don’t call him cute.

July 06, 2010 8:42 pmLoading…

School District 2 will place 2 bond issues on September ballot

Billings voters will be asked this fall to approve $12 million in interest-free bonds that would be used for long-overdue maintenance to School District 2 buildings.

July 06, 2010 1:33 pmLoading…
Billings woman killed in plane crash was 'inspirational' to family

Billings woman killed in plane crash was 'inspirational' to family

Melissa Weaver was the kind of kid who taught herself to play harmonica by reading the instrument’s manual and who, as a teenager, earned a coveted slot in a regional choir group after auditioning on a lark.

July 01, 2010 8:21 pm Photos

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Mobile mammogram unit visits Winnett at girl's request

Mobile mammogram unit visits Winnett at girl's request

WINNETT — By the time Gerri Chamberlain found time to get a mammogram, it was too late.

June 30, 2010 4:50 pm Photos

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Puzzling disorder: Mom’s death inspires education effort

Puzzling disorder: Mom’s death inspires education effort

Her doctor diagnosed her with depression, but Carol Dywan had a life-threatening irregularity in her heart.

June 30, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Businesses getting back to work after storm

Businesses getting back to work after storm

A 2-by-6 plank driven lengthwise into the roof at McDonald’s has been autographed by employees who were on shift two Sundays ago.

June 29, 2010 5:21 pm Photos

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Skyview student creates Facebook page dedicated to MetraPark

Skyview student creates Facebook page dedicated to MetraPark

News of the tornado that mangled MetraPark on Sunday afternoon had whizzed across the nation’s electronic networks almost before debris stopped flying.

June 24, 2010 6:09 pmLoading…
Tornado touches down near Broadus, damaging house

Tornado touches down near Broadus, damaging house

Billings wasn’t the only place where tornadoes touched down this week.

June 23, 2010 6:31 pm Photos

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Some flood damaged homes may not receive insurance help

Some homeowners whose property was damaged by Sunday’s flash floods could end up paying out-of-pocket for repairs.

June 22, 2010 5:34 pmLoading…

Sirens, phone calls warn residents of tornado, flooding

Sirens sounded within four minutes of the first report of a tornado in Billings on Sunday, officials said.

June 21, 2010 12:14 pmLoading…
Billings physician assistant treating soldiers in Iraq

Billings physician assistant treating soldiers in Iraq

Leigh-Anne Brown was 36 years old when she joined the military last year.

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New at zoo: Wolf, tigers, surprise

New at zoo: Wolf, tigers, surprise

Five new animals will go on display at ZooMontana next month, including two whose identities are being kept secret.

June 18, 2010 11:10 pmLoading…
GSA violates National Historic Preservation Act by building garage

GSA violates National Historic Preservation Act by building garage

The federal government has violated the National Historic Preservation Act by adding to a Billings building without submitting construction plans for a required review, a state agency says.

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Service dogs show their skills at St. V

Service dogs show their skills at St. V

Anyone who has tried to tame the teenager out of an adolescent dog will appreciate what Noble can do.

June 16, 2010 11:53 pm Photos

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Nursing student submits video entry to Oprah Winfrey’s  television network in hopes of helping children’s health

Nursing student submits video entry to Oprah Winfrey’s television network in hopes of helping children’s health

Joey Traywick is serious when he says he does not want to be famous. But if fame offered him a way to halt childhood obesity, Traywick would gladly take it and all of its pitfalls.

June 16, 2010 12:30 am Photos

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Helpful guidance: New drug monitoring plan working, pharmacists say

Helpful guidance: New drug monitoring plan working, pharmacists say

A prescription drug monitoring program proposed in the federal health care reform law is already in place at some Montana pharmacies, and it seems to be working.

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Passenger in rollover says he’s still working to get back his strength

Passenger in rollover says he’s still working to get back his strength

It sounds bizarre, but had Tom Cunningham not been pinned by the crumpled roof of his SUV, he might be paralyzed.

June 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Campaign tactic results in tow-away

Campaign tactic results in tow-away

A giant campaign sign and the pickup truck it was attached to were towed Tuesday morning after a landowner complained that the rig was parked illegally on his property.

June 08, 2010 10:30 pmLoading…
Mill levy for mental-health services OK'd

Mill levy for mental-health services OK'd

For the first time in its history, the Community Crisis Center has steady funding.

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Hope and faith buoy cancer patient

Hope and faith buoy cancer patient

Five months after being diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Erika Asmar is worried more about Brazil’s standing in the World Cup than she is about her health.

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Shelter for homeless teens closing doors

Shelter for homeless teens closing doors

A house that was home to teenagers with nowhere to go has closed after nine years.

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Medical marijuana fliers go home with some school kids

Medical marijuana fliers go home with some school kids

Some Billings parents are upset after their children brought fliers home from school this week that address medical marijuana.

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Boy in remission after leukemia treatment

Boy in remission after leukemia treatment

Jackson Hewett has discovered the power of his pointer finger, and, oh, is he pleased.

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Diabetes patient gets aid from marijuana

Diabetes patient gets aid from marijuana

Traveling clinics that serve hundreds of people in a day make medical marijuana available to sick people who cannot access it through their regular doctors.

June 02, 2010 11:28 pmLoading…
JUDGING THE NEED: Doctors view medical marijuana with skeptical eyes

JUDGING THE NEED: Doctors view medical marijuana with skeptical eyes

Plenty of Montana doctors supported the voter initiative that made medical marijuana legal, but good luck finding one who supports what is happening now.

June 01, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Dozens of small-breed dogs brought to Billings for adoption

Dozens of small-breed dogs brought to Billings for adoption

Chihuahuas still turn heads in Montana, where cow dogs and their full-size brethren have a monopoly on canine companionship.

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Mill levy would stabilize funding for crisis center

Mill levy would stabilize funding for crisis center

After six years of homelessness, more than 20 years of drug abuse and a lifetime of failing health, Kevin Slaughter has a key.

May 27, 2010 11:17 pm Photos

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State board releases position on medical marijuana

State board releases position on medical marijuana

BOZEMAN — Doctors who staff mass medical marijuana clinics could be disciplined by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners under a policy the board adopted last week.

May 24, 2010 7:27 pm Photos

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Good policy or bad medicine? Nurse discipline rules questioned

Good policy or bad medicine? Nurse discipline rules questioned

In everyday life, stealing drugs could land you in jail. If you’re a nurse in Montana, you will end up in rehab — and usually keep your license

May 23, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Aspects of health care reform law discussed at Billings forum

Aspects of health care reform law discussed at Billings forum

Money set aside in the federal government’s health care reform law will help states experiment with alternatives to medical litigation, an expert on the legislation said in Billings on Tuesday.

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Health care reform topic of forum

A forum on Tuesday will answer senior citizens’ questions about the new health care reform law.

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11 Montana, Wyoming tribes create center in Sheridan to treat people with addictions

11 Montana, Wyoming tribes create center in Sheridan to treat people with addictions

SHERIDAN — With the Bighorn Mountains in the distance and the Tongue River just outside the back door, the Inter-Tribal Wellness Center is well-situated to reconnect clients with the land.

May 14, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Plan to tap into Social Security fund criticized

Plan to tap into Social Security fund criticized

The government should not raid Social Security to pay down the federal deficit, an advocate for the elderly said.

May 13, 2010 11:32 pmLoading…
Growing acceptance  of marijuana ends up putting teens into rehab center

Growing acceptance of marijuana ends up putting teens into rehab center

SHERIDAN — Marijuana is the drug of choice for teenagers who end up at Big Horn Mountain Recovery Center, a new residential treatment program for Wyoming and Montana adolescents.

May 13, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Fence conflict: Reservation landowners critical of railroad

Fence conflict: Reservation landowners critical of railroad

Property owners on the Crow Indian Reservation say BNSF Railway Co. has perpetually neglected fences that keep livestock off its tracks, putting cattle and people who drive on an adjacent highway at risk.

May 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Women’s Run team to honor friend

Women’s Run team to honor friend

Eileen Solberg would be delighted by the number of her friends and family members planning to run and walk Saturday in the Montana Women’s Run.

May 06, 2010 11:48 pmLoading…

Flu season mild although unusual

Despite anxiety over H1N1 influenza, Montana’s flu season was mild to moderate, public-health officials said.

May 03, 2010 11:14 pmLoading…
Infertility can be isolating

Infertility can be isolating

People who desperately want children but cannot have them see reminders of their plight everywhere.

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Glendive girl honored as Shodair rep

Glendive girl honored as Shodair rep

With $500 to spend and an entire Walmart store to spend it in, Abryanna Nelson’s first stop raised a few eyebrows.

April 30, 2010 11:40 pmLoading…
Medical-pot users, landlord clash

Medical-pot users, landlord clash

A Billings couple who have medical-marijuana cards say their landlord is breaking the law by not allowing them to smoke pot in their apartments.

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