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Montana Crime Lab Receives International Accreditation

MISSOULA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that the State Crime Lab has gained international accreditation through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Lab Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). Bullock made the announcement at the Lab, while standing alongside state and national forensic science and law enforcement officials.

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Bullock: Time to Nominate Outstanding Mentors and Afterschool Providers

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday encouraged Montanans to submit nominations for two awards now in their second year. Bullock initiated the Montana Mentor of the Year and Afterschool Provider of the Year awards in 2010 to recognize outstanding individuals who have made a positive difference in the lives of children.

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Bullock Sues Collection Agency Working for Video Rental Stores, Over 12 Thousand Montana Accounts Sent to Collection

Attorney General encourages Montanans to learn more at his website, check their credit rating

HELENA – On the heels of numerous complaints from consumers across the state and an investigation by his Office of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Steve Bullock announced at a press conference Wednesday that he has filed a lawsuit against National Credit Solutions, a debt collector working for the now-defunct video rental chains Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video.

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Bullock, Berry joined by Strong Coalition Introducing Montana Patient Safety Act

Misuse of prescription drugs are contributing factor in the deaths of more than 300 Montanans annually

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock and State Representative Tom Berry (R-Roundup) were joined by doctors, pharmacists, patient advocates and others in introducing House Bill 83, the Montana Patient Safety Act, to the House Human Services Committee Wednesday.

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Bullock Commends Legislative Panel for Unanimous Support of 24/7 Sobriety Project

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement after the House Judiciary committee unanimously passed HB 106 – the statewide 24/7 Sobriety Project for repeat DUI offenders:

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Juneau and Bullock Join Senator Gillan to Set Minimum Standards for Bullying Policies and Make Schools Safer for Kids

HELENA – Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and Attorney General Steve Bullock are supporting legislation that will help make schools safer places for kids. Today, the Senate Education committee will hear Sen. Kim Gillan’s proposal, SB 141, the Schools Are For Education (SAFE) Act.

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Montana Amber Alerts to be Posted on Facebook

HELENA – Montana residents can now get the latest AMBER Alerts on Facebook. Today the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced that millions of Facebook users will be able to sign up to receive AMBER Alerts issued in their state or region.

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Department of Justice and Office of Public Instruction Announce National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Montana 5th graders encouraged to participate in the 2011 “Bring Our Missing Children Home Safely” Poster Contest

HELENA – Over the next two months, through a combined effort of the Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction, Montana school students will have the opportunity to participate in a poster contest that focuses on the theme: Bring Our Missing Children Home Safely.

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Bullock to U.S. Supreme Court: Wyoming Doesn’t Deliver on 1950 Water Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Steve Bullock defended Montana’s water rights in an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning.

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Clark Fork River Returns to Reconstructed “Original” Channel

Redevelopment of former Milltown Reservoir site into state park one step closer

HELENA – On Thursday afternoon, Governor Brian Schweitzer joined representatives of state, tribal and local agencies as they waited for the Clark Fork River to wind its way along a two-mile stretch of river bed constructed to match the river’s course before it was blocked by the Milltown Dam over a century ago.

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