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State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Great Falls Police Department today announced the result of a joint operation this week to locate unregistered sexual or violent offenders.

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As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

With the launch of Montana’s health insurance exchange this week, the Office of Consumer Protection at the state Department of Justice is offering tips to help Montanans avoid identity theft scams related to medical services and health insurance products.

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AG Fox Calls on FDA to Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

AG Fox Calls on FDA to Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

Attorney General Fox recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place restrictions on the advertising and ingredients of the popular, highly-addictive product electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”), and prohibit its sale to minors.

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New Public Safety Measures to Take Effect October 1

New Public Safety Measures to Take Effect October 1

Several new public safety laws will take effect in Montana beginning October 1. The measures, which were a priority of Attorney General Tim Fox during the 2013 legislative session, passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support.

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MT DOJ Announces Grants to Fund Wishes of Montana’s Seriously Ill Children

MT DOJ Announces Grants to Fund Wishes of Montana’s Seriously Ill Children

Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced the availability of $67,730 in Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants. These funds are made available through a special Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate that is used to fund efforts by Montana-based nonprofit corporations which grant wishes to chronically or critically ill Montana children.

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Montana Protests BLM’s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Montana Protests BLM’s Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined four other states protesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) re-proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands.

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Federal Government Reverses Decision to Sequester MLA Revenue

Federal Government Reverses Decision to Sequester MLA Revenue

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has reversed its decision to withhold Mineral Leasing Act Revenue from the States. Earlier this month, Attorney General Fox joined nine other western states protesting the sequestration of state funds under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).

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Montana Protests Federal Withholding of Mineral Leasing Act Revenue

Montana Protests Federal Withholding of Mineral Leasing Act Revenue

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined nine other western states protesting the sequestration of state funds under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).

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State Crime Lab Open House August 15

State Crime Lab Open House August 15

In conjunction with National Forensic Science Week, the State Crime Lab plans a public open house on Thursday, August 15 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

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Montana Joins Brief to Prevent Overreaching Federal Jurisdiction and Oppose Removal of State Cases to Federal Court

Montana Joins Brief to Prevent Overreaching Federal Jurisdiction and Oppose Removal of State Cases to Federal Court

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced Montana joined an amicus brief in support of Mississippi in Mississippi v. AU Optronics (U.S.).  

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