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Governor Bullock calls on RNC to halt deceptive surveys

News from the Governor's office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to the Republican National Committee urging the group to cease and desist from issuing imitation Census surveys in a fundraising effort.   “These imitation Census surveys are designed to confuse Montanans, and make them think they may need to respond and pay the suggested processing fee. We are gravely concerned that when the actual Census questionnaires are distributed, Montanans who had received RNC mailers may be under the impression that they have already responded to the Census, disregard the real Census survey, and lead to an undercount in Montana,” Governor Bullock wrot...


Missoula post office named for Jeannette Rankin

News from U.S. House of Representatives WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bill to name a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. The legislation, H.R. 1972, names the post office at 1100 West Kent Ave. in Missoula aft...


 Governor directs ban on flavored e-cigarettes

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative rules to temporarily prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  “Young Montanans are using e-cigarette...


Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy Commissioners discuss jail expansion levy

RONAN — The jail expansion levy was discussed during a community outreach meeting Oct. 6 at the Ronan Community Center, which was attended by all three Lake County commissioners, representatives from the Lake County Attorney’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  The county loc...


Ronan Police Department replaces old patrol units Ronan Police Department replaces old patrol units

RONAN – Santa Claus came a little early this year for the Ronan Police Department thanks to the addition of three brand new patrol vehicles. The 2019 Dodge Chargers, which have been on the streets since the first of the month, replaced the department’s well used 2002 Chevy Tahoe, 2006 Ford Cro...


Commission takes action on animal welfare

POLSON – An approved ordinance will better protect pets in city limits. City code compliance officer Matt Ellermann introduced the ordinance. He said he gets between two and eight complaints of animal abuse or neglect every month. In recent months, the number of reports has increased.  Before t...


Tribal reps withdraw from task force over attorney general's support for Keystone pipeline

MISSOULA  — Two representatives from the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Indian reservations pulled out of Attorney General Tim Fox’s new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force on Monday after Fox filed to intervene in a lawsuit against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in support of the Trump adm...


Tester secures millions for Indian Country

News from U.S. Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is announcing nearly $8 million in Department of Justice grant funding for Montana Tribes, as part of his ongoing effort to provide resources to Indian Country to bolster tribal courts, support victims, and combat violence again...


Governor Bullock launches task force

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock today signed an executive order establishing the Eastern Montana Elder Justice Council, which aims to address the exploitation, abuse, and neglect of Montana’s aging population. “Today we’re sending a...


Governor recognizes Native American women’s equal pay day

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock joined the nation in recognizing Native Women’s Equal Pay Day on Sept. 23 as a day to symbolize how far into the year an American Indian woman must work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. “Ameri...


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