Billings Montana

The Montana Board of Regents is poised to approve a proposal to help nurses with an associate degree (ASN) earn their bachelor of science nurse degree (BSN).

David Trost, president and CEO of St. John’s Lutheran Ministries in Billings, says registered nurses with an ASN have the skills to be excellent nurses.

He says the additional education helps with the transformation taking place in health care.

Bullock, Gianforte Agree on Billings Debate

Aug 3, 2016

 Montana’s gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate in Billings in September. The campaigns are working to confirm other debate offers.

Eric Hyers, campaign manager for incumbent Steve Bullock, says the Democrat looks forward to showing Montanans the contrasting visions each candidate has for Montana.

“Mr. Gianforte fundamentally wants to change all that makes Montana great,” Hyers says. “We think that’s a contrast that’s very apparent to anyone who watches these debates.”

Montana U.S. House Candidates Announce Debate Schedule

Aug 1, 2016

  

The U.S. House candidates announced an agreement to face-off in a series of 4 debates in Montana.

The candidates agreed to debate in Frazer on the Fort Peck Reservation, Billings, and Great Falls.  The campaigns want to hold a debate on the Crow Reservation, but the details have yet to be finalized.

A disabled veteran cyclist rides in a race near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on April 26, 2016.
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Summertime in Montana beckons bicyclists in hordes. They hit the trails to enjoy nature, exercise, and to spend time with each other. But for Montanans with disabilities, the sport can be inaccessible.

Ryan Zinke and Denise Juneau debated on September 1 from the campus of Montana State University-Billings.
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

Candidates for Montana’s House seat are calling for debates to challenge each other on key issues. But the campaigns don’t agree on when and where those debates should take place. Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke and Democrat Denise Juneau have both proposed dates and venues for debates.

Thousands Turnout for Trump Rally in Billings

May 26, 2016

  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump flew into Montana on the news he has sewn up the GOP nomination.

The New York businessman says he wanted to campaign in Montana, in part because his son is a regular visitor to go hunting. He used that news to affirm his support of gun rights.

“We’re going to protect your 2nd Amendment 100%,” he said.

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Billings Friday campaigning for his wife.
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Former President Bill Clinton is speaking in Billings Friday, campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton, before Montana’s primary election - just under three weeks away.  Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at Will James Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20.

Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold rallies in Missoula and Billings on Wednesday, May 11..
Courtesy Sanders campaign

Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold rallies in Missoula and Billings on Wednesday. The Sanders rallies are expected to draw big crowds this week.

EPA: Billings Now Meets Federal Air Pollution Standards

May 3, 2016
Governor Steve Bullock, D-MT, announcing Billings is the first area in the country to be re-designated as meeting federal air quality standards for SO2. Behind Bullock is John Felton of Riverstone Health and Jeff Walters of the Billings Chamber of Commerc
Jackie Yamanka - Yellowstone Public Radio

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Billings is now in compliance with federal air pollution standards. Gov. Steve Bullock says this is the first time EPA has reversed a “non-attainment” designation.

'STEM Saturdays' Get Billings Students Excited About Science

Feb 18, 2016
200 elementary school children are signed up to learn more about energy and engineering this Saturday in Billings.
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200 elementary school children are signed up to learn more about energy and engineering this Saturday in Billings. Industry representatives will be leading hands on activities, and members of Billings Senior High’s STEM Society will also be there.

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