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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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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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