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Healing The Wounds Of Domestic Violence Through Theater

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The parents sat stiffly; some had clearly been crying. Their children, largely oblivious, scribbled with crayons on the carpeted floor of a Denver immigration court. In a matter of months, the judge before them will make 71 life-changing decisions.

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice instructed ten immigration courts around the country to speed up cases of families seeking asylum on U.S. soil. In Denver, that directive is being carried out in a series of group hearings, designed to decide cases in less than a year.

Hate crimes across the country were up 17 percent last year, according to the latest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation out this week.


At least 500 indigenous women have either been murdered or have disappeared from 71 U.S. cities, according to a first-of-its-kind report from a Native American health group.

Salt Lake City and Denver are the last two American cities vying for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games.


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A national non-profit organization with a focus on physical exercise as an alternative to 12-step recovery programs for people who struggle with addiction recently opened a Billings branch.

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The #Me Too movement has turned sexual harassment into a hot topic online, in the media, and in casual conversation. This week, a panel of experts in Billings sat down together to discuss sexual harassment, assault and resources in the state of Montana.

Playlist #1930 Friday Nov. 2, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“My Guitar Won’t Play Nothin’ But The Blues”, Tommy McCoy, 25 Year Retrospect, Earwig Records, http://www.tommymccoyblues.com http://www.earwigmusic.com

Playlist #1829 Oct. 26, 2018

“Haunted House Blues”, Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings vol. 1, Columbia/ Legacy Recordings, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Ghost Of Yesterday”, Billie Holiday, Blue Billie, Columbia/ Legacy Recordings, http://www.billieholiday.com http://www.legacyrecordings.com

The parents sat stiffly; some had clearly been crying. Their children, largely oblivious, scribbled with crayons on the carpeted floor of a Denver immigration court. In a matter of months, the judge before them will make 71 life-changing decisions.

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice instructed ten immigration courts around the country to speed up cases of families seeking asylum on U.S. soil. In Denver, that directive is being carried out in a series of group hearings, designed to decide cases in less than a year.

Michael Speed / Flickr

A rehabilitation center that specializes in mental health and substance abuse is steeling itself to receive extra patrons this winter. Maybe more than it can accept.

Hate crimes across the country were up 17 percent last year, according to the latest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation out this week.


At least 500 indigenous women have either been murdered or have disappeared from 71 U.S. cities, according to a first-of-its-kind report from a Native American health group.

Salt Lake City and Denver are the last two American cities vying for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games.


Anna Paige

The award-winning film The Miseducation of Cameron Post is based on the novel of the same name by former Miles City Montana resident Emily Danforth. The film takes place at a conversion therapy camp for gay youth.


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