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Live coverage: Billings City Council discusses the nondiscrimination ordinance

Live coverage: Billings City Council discusses the nondiscrimination ordinance

Follow along live as the Billings City Council discusses a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance during its work session Monday, July 7.

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NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:

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Wyoming Gun Owners looks to hold legislative candidates accountable

Wyoming Gun Owners, a Cheyenne-based organization that isn’t afraid to call out Republicans by name for not supporting its views on gun rights, asked legislative candidates whether they will force recorded votes on gun issues, even if their party leadership or colleagues protest.

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Within walking distance: Billings' demographics conducive to mixed-use development

Within walking distance: Billings' demographics conducive to mixed-use development

An increasing number of shoppers in cities in the Rocky Mountain West prefer to live within walking or biking distance of the stores they frequent and the cultural and entertainment destinations they love.

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Plugged restroom pipe floods part of Billings City Hall

Plugged restroom pipe floods part of Billings City Hall

The cleanup continued at City Hall Wednesday morning after water flowed downstairs from a plugged third-floor restroom pipe Monday night.

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Group that went to Sioux Falls last month building a work plan

Group that went to Sioux Falls last month building a work plan

They went to Sioux Falls, S.D., and liked virtually everything they saw.

June 25, 2014 1:30 am Photos

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Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.

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Billings City Council struggles with nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings City Council struggles with nondiscrimination ordinance

The Billings City Council began working on the finer points of a nondiscrimination ordinance Monday, but struggled to progress and even considered putting the issue to a public vote.

June 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Billings releases draft of nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings releases draft of nondiscrimination ordinance

One week after an all-night session with the nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will wade into the topic again during Monday’s work session.

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Billings City Council votes 7-4 to reopen nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings City Council votes 7-4 to reopen nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings’ nondiscrimination ordinance is right back where it started — on the city council’s agenda for the June 16 work session.

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Billings City Council set to determine NDO's fate Monday

Billings City Council set to determine NDO's fate Monday

With a vote scheduled on whether to move forward with drafting a nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could be one of the most crowded of the year.

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Arizona attorney tells large crowd why NDO is not needed

Arizona attorney tells large crowd why NDO is not needed

Days before Monday’s Billings City Council meeting that will decide the future of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, about 175 residents turned out to hear why the council ought to vote it down.

June 06, 2014 10:20 pm Photos

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Yellowstone County election results

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MT PRIMARY ELECTION JUNE 3, 2014 Unofficial Final VOTES PERCENT REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 94,416 BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 34,169 BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRAT. . . . . . 11,425    33.44 BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN . . . . . 22,744    66.56 VOTER TURNOUT - T…

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New voting setup is easier on voters and volunteers

New voting setup is easier on voters and volunteers

In past primaries, long lines causing big headaches have been enough to deter some Billings residents from casting a ballot. 

June 03, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Nondiscrimination ordinance still tops agenda for Billings City Council

The Billings City Council spent a little time Monday discussing the 2014-15 budget and a lot of time hearing from residents who still want to talk to them about the nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Citing costs about twice what was expected, the Billings City Council turned down a plan on Tuesday to move an old pedestrian bridge from Joliet to 25th Street.

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Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Billings City Council resumes budget hearings Wednesday

Aviation and Transit, Public Works and administration/administrative services budgets will be presented during the Billings City Council work session Wednesday.

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City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

Most Billings residents will see increases in their water and wastewater rates beginning July 1. Most increases will be modest, but a few will be more substantial.

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Billings City Council mulls fee increases and development charges Tuesday

Hearings on proposed fee increases for planning services as well as water and wastewater rate hikes are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Billings City Council meeting.

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Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Police Department comp time cost more than $308,000 in 2012-13

Answering nearly 80,000 calls for service annually has resulted in a lot of pay in lieu of compensatory time for Billings police officers — and a bit of a headache for their chief, Rich St. John.

May 19, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Police, fire department budgets up next for Billings City Council

Police, fire department budgets up next for Billings City Council

The Billings City Council will hear presentations on what makes up two of the biggest slices of the 2014-15 budget pie chart during its Monday budget work session.

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Safety, family and fun at the heart of parks improvements

Safety, family and fun at the heart of parks improvements

The board that oversees Billings’ 2,580 acres of parkland checked out some of the results of the $2 million-per-year citywide park district this week.

May 16, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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City budget talk gives glimpse of coming year

One can often tell what a government agency will be up to during the coming year by looking at its budget proposal.

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Billings residents lobby for, against still-unwritten nondiscrimination ordinance

On the night the Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved first reading of a nondiscrimination ordinance, people on both sides got a head start testifying before the Billings City Council on Monday.

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