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Zinke Reportedly Won’t Focus on Diversity
CNN is reporting employees at the Interior Department claim that former Montana Congressman and current Secretary Ryan Zinke said repeatedly that he won’t focus on diversity, an apparent talking point that has upset many people within the agency...
Community
Billings and its surrounding communities have shown such amazing support for Singh Contracting that it became apparent and important early on for Singh Contracting to build community giving into its business model.
It’s so fun to be a part of youth activities and see the excitement an…
Billings Woman Embezzles Nearly $400K
Q2 reports that a woman admitted Monday she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her Billings employer. Jennifer Thaw pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to four counts of wire fraud. There is no plea agreement in the case.
Thaw was the comptroller and office manager for J & S Recove…
Man Died of Natural Causes
A man found unresponsive last week outside a downtown business Billings died of natural causes, according to Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney. 62-year-old Kenneth Looks Behind Sr. appeared to be dead in his wheelchair when medical responders arrived at Second Avenue North and North Broadway …
Billings Housing Market Up
The Gazette reports Billings is moving into spring with a strong real estate market. Home sales are reportedly up over last year, and inventory is down. Adding to the trend, homes that do go on the market now are selling faster than they were a year ago...
Rallies, Protests Across the U.S. Saturday
Q2 reports that the Billings “March for Our Lives” rally drew an estimated four to five hundred people on Saturday at 10 a.m., signs in hand, to voice their frustration with current gun laws and school safety measures, in front of the Yellowstone County Courthouse, comple…
MSU-B Coal Board Grant Restored
The Montana Coal Board voted 6-1 on Thursday at its monthly meeting to restore a half-million-dollar grant to the Montana State University-Billings Science Building. In February, the MSU-B Foundation was told by the Coal Board’s legal counsel that they made an error with the proposed…
China Cracks Down on Recycling
As President Trump talks tough about tariffs against China, a January decision by the Chinese government is causing Billings recycling companies to send many types of plastics and paper to landfills.
Recyclables are one of America’s top exports, accounting for thousands of pounds of s…
Student March Saturday
Q2 reports that students will rally in Billings this Saturday in response to the 17 victims killed in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, as part of the “March for Our Lives” movement. It is expected that more than 800 similar events will take place nati…

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