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State Conservation Easement Laws Don’t Apply to Easements Created Under Federal Law

HELENA – In a formal opinion issued Friday, Attorney General Steve Bullock ruled that Montana statutes related to conservation easements do not apply to easements acquired or created by federal agencies under federal law.

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Pray 5th Grader Wins Montana Missing Children’s Poster Contest

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday presented the award for a statewide poster contest to Katherine Kant, a fifth-grade student from Arrowhead School in Pray.

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Bullock Announces Settlement with Video Rental Stores, Montana Accounts Prohibited From Being Sent to Credit Bureaus

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Thursday that his office has reached a settlement with the liquidating trustee of the now-defunct video rental chains Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video. The bankrupt companies, along with a collection agency working on their behalf, may have filed negative credit reports on more than 12,000 Montanans – often without trying to collect the alleged debt or alerting the customer.

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Bullock Honors Two Outstanding Victim Advocates

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Tuesday honored two Missoula women for devoting their careers to giving victims of domestic violence and other crimes a voice in Montana’s criminal justice system.

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Bullock Statement on 24/7 Sobriety Project Passing Legislature

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement after the Montana Legislature passed HB 106 – the statewide 24/7 Sobriety Project for repeat DUI offenders. The measure

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Bullock Encourages Donations to Tsunami Relief Efforts, Warns of Scams

HELENA – In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this month, Attorney General Steve Bullock encouraged Montanans to donate to relief efforts to assist the survivors as they rebuild.

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Bullock makes Preventing Wire Fraud Focus of Consumer Protection Week in Montana

HELENA – Scams that convince Montanans to wire money to con artists have become such a widespread problem in Montana that Attorney General Steve Bullock has made wire fraud the main focus of Montana’s Consumer Protection Week. For audio, click here.

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Nominations Open for Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2011 Attorney General’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate award.

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Eighth-Grade Essay Contest Focuses on Preventing Cyber Bullying

HELENA – What Montana does in future years to prevent kids bullying one another in cyber space may be influenced by ideas eighth-grade students put forward in an essay contest jointly sponsored by the Montana Police Protective Association and the Montana Department of Justice.

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State Solicits Comments on Draft Conceptual Restoration Plan for the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex; Restoration of the Stream and Floodplain Ecosystem

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice, Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) is soliciting public comment on a draft conceptual restoration plan for the Upper Blackfoot River and Mining Complex (UBMC) project area, located in headwaters of the Blackfoot River about 15 miles east of Lincoln.

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