Kayla Desroches

Kayla Desroches reports for Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and stayed in the city for college, where she hosted a radio show that featured serialized dramas like the Shadow and Suspense. In her pathway to full employment, she interned at WNYC in New York City and KTOO in Juneau, Alaska. She then spent a few years on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, where she transitioned from reporter to news director before moving to Montana.

The latest in a series of federal grants could help Billings increase its number of flights and attract new airlines.

Billings Logan International Airport began construction of its new terminal earlier this month.

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The latest in a series of federal grants could help Billings increase its number of flights and attract new airlines.

Neel Kashkari on left and Bill Coffee, president and CEO of Stockman Bank of Montana, right
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The regional head of the organization that sets interest rates and national financial policy was in Billings this week to talk about the economy.

Rick Thompson fields public questions and comments at a state Department of Environmental Quality meeting on proposed radioactive oil waste rules in Glendive September 24.
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Earlier this year, Montana proposed quadrupling the upper limit of radioactive oil waste that could be disposed at certified sites. On Tuesday, the state Department of Environmental Quality held its first of two public hearings about the proposed rule change in Glendive.

Pile of documents
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Montana State University Billings released the strategic plan this week that’ll guide its vision for the next seven years.

Cows in a field
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An advocacy group for Montana farmers says Chinese representatives cancelled their visit to the state Friday.

Skye Borden with Environment Montana is collecting samples from the Yellowstone River in Billings to test for microplastics September 12.
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The results of a plastic contamination survey of 50 waterways in Montana is expected in October.

An elderly man wears a red cape while receiving a free haircut from a woman in a white hat.
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On Thursday, nonprofit Volunteers of America hosted an outreach event geared toward homeless veterans in Billings.

Visit Billings hosted the Travel Bloggers Exchange conference September 11 to 13.
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Correction: A previous version of this story stated out-of-state travelers spent $3 billion in Montana in 2018. Out of state travelers spent $3.7 billion last year.

A tourism agency in Billings is figuring out a new type of currency: One made of clicks, likes and shares.

water fountain
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The comment period on a proposal that would require all public schools in Montana to test faucets for lead ends Monday.

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