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 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...

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...

Montana’s minimum wage will increase to $8.65 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020  

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Montanans minimum wage will see a rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020. “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we still have ...

Ronan woman receives state award

News from Congressman Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte recognized Judy Preston of Ronan with his Spirit of Montana commendation for her selfless service and for working so that no family or student in Ronan goes hungry. Gianforte’s statement in the Congressional Reco...

Lake County voters to consider property tax hike to finance jail expansion

POLSON – Following months of discussions, Lake County commissioners Dave Stipe, Bill Barron and Gale Decker unanimously decided on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to move forward with a proposed ballot question this fall that will ask the voters to decide whether additional jail and courtroom space is worth a pro...

Voter registration held on Sept. 24

POLSON – It’s nearly time for Lake County residents to make their voices heard in the upcoming local, state and national elections, but only those with an up-to-date registered-voter status can cast votes.  On Sept. 24, National Voter Registration Day, citizens can register to vote or upd...

Montanans urged not to use e-cigarettes during nationwide investigation Montanans urged not to use e-cigarettes during nationwide investigation

News from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services is urging Montanans to consider not using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, while an ongoing nationwide investigation is conducted into serious pulmonary illnesses possib...

Management plan for National Bison Range announced Management plan for National Bison Range announced

News from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service DENVER – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by President Theodore Roosevelt, this 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play an important role in the conservation and recovery of American bison. Seve...


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