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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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Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox appointed Lieutenant Colonel Tom Butler as chief of the Montana Highway Patrol. The appointment to chief is accompanied by a promotion to the rank of colonel.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

This afternoon, Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s order that the Bureau of Indian Affairs reconsider its decision denying the Little Shell band of the Chippewa Tribe federal recognition:

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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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BCBSMT and HCSC Announce Great Falls Call Center

BCBSMT and HCSC Announce Great Falls Call Center

Statement from Attorney General Tim Fox on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s announcement on a Great Falls call center:

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FDA Adopts Black Box Warning on Opioid Analgesics

FDA Adopts Black Box Warning on Opioid Analgesics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has addressed issues raised in letter from the National Association of Attorneys General which encouraged the agency to affix a “black box warning” to opioid analgesics warning of the risks of narcotic use during pregnancy.

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State to Appeal Judge Baugh’s Sentence in Rambold Case

State to Appeal Judge Baugh’s Sentence in Rambold Case

Today, the Attorney General’s Office appealed Judge G. Todd Baugh’s sentence in the Stacey Rambold case. The appeal was filed with the Montana Supreme Court.

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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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