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Butte man sentenced for trafficking meth in Lake County

News from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana MISSOULA  — A Butte man who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine in the Lake County community was sentenced on Dec. 1 to 66 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich sa...

Secretary of State appeals rulings that struck down new election laws

News from Alex Sakariassen, Montana Free Press MONTANA — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court Tuesday challenging the rulings of a district court judge who overturned four election administration laws passed by the 2021 Legislature. The notice...

Disability advocates sue DPHHS for blocking public records release

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA —  Disability Rights Montana filed suit today against Montana’s Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) after the agency denied a public records request for materials related to the hiring of Mike Randol as the Medicaid and Health Services Execut...

Court order changes wolf hunting season, effective immediately

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA – On Tuesday, a District Court in Lewis and Clark County issued a temporary restraining order impacting some of Montana’s wolf hunting and trapping regulations. The changes go into effect immediately. The changes outlined in the temporar...

Challenge filed to state-sanctioned sex, marital status discrimination in insurance ratemaking

News from Upper Seven Law Firm HELENA — Several individuals and organizations filed suit Wednesday to invalidate House Bill 379, a law that allows insurance companies to discriminate on the basis of sex and marital status when setting insurance premium rates for Montanans.   For nearly 40 ...

Ohara pleads guilty to burglary

POLSON — A Bigfork man has admitted to breaking into a state-owned building for the purpose of committing a theft. Colby Glenn Ohara, 32 entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 2 to one count of felony burglary. Ohara was initially charged with three counts of burglary, but two ...

Breese sentenced for impersonation

POLSON — A Polson man was committed at District Court in Polson on Nov. 3 to the Montana Department of Corrections for three years with all that time suspended for impersonating a public servant during the Boulder 2700 fire on Aug. 1, 2021. In addition, Donald Stephen Breese, 49, was sentenced to a six...

Cleveland sentenced for possession

POLSON — A Lolo man was committed at District Court in Polson on Nov. 2 to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with all but time served suspended. Jay Le Cleveland, 46, had entered a “no contest” plea to one count of criminal possession with intent to distribute during an...

Salisbury pleads guilty to assault

POLSON — A Polson man has admitted to his involvement in a domestic disturbance that occurred in September. Shawn Allen Salisbury, 46, entered a plea of guilty at District Court in Polson on Nov. 2 to partner or family member assault. Salisbury also admitted that he has two prior convictions for partne...

Montana Health Care Leaders: Providers shouldn’t be jailed for providing compassionate medical care

News from Montana Medical Association HELENA — The Montana Medical Association today was joined by the Montana Nurses Association, Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in the Montana Capitol Rotunda to ask Montana voters to vote no on ballot in...

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