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Montana urged to boost background check reporting

HELENA — The father of a victim in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings urged Montana lawmakers Thursday to pass legislation requiring the state to turn over records that would help prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.

February 13, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…

SD2 committee looks at adjusting background check and fingerprinting policy

It started with the bus drivers. 

October 11, 2013 4:11 pmLoading…
Background check supporters rally at Montana Capitol

Background check supporters rally at Montana Capitol

HELENA — Speakers at a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday urged U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to change his stance and support expanded background checks before people can buy guns.

July 23, 2013 2:22 pm Photos

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Audit finds Montana school bus drivers with criminal histories

Audit finds Montana school bus drivers with criminal histories

HELENA — There are at least 64 Montana school bus drivers with criminal records, including two with drunken-driving convictions within the last three years, legislative auditors said Thursday.

June 13, 2013 2:24 pmLoading…
Baucus voted against gun control measure

Baucus voted against gun control measure

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus helped block a bipartisan effort to increase restrictions on gun sales.

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Guest opinion: Congress must enact to violence prevention legislation

Two years ago, on a chilly morning in Tucson, Ariz., a mentally ill young man shot me in the head and killed six others, including a little girl. The Tucson killer had been kicked out of college for psychotic disturbances, denied entrance to the Army because of drug abuse, and spent months p…

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Montana Senate proposal protects workers' social-media privacy

Montana Senate proposal protects workers' social-media privacy

HELENA — Employers would be prohibited from requesting the username and password of an applicant or employee's social-media account under a measure presented Thursday to the House Business and Labor Committee.

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Crowds flock to weekend gun show

Crowds flock to weekend gun show

Bethany Walker and Linda Ziegler tagged along to the Sports Connection Gun Show at MetraPark on Friday afternoon to be with their significant others. 

February 08, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…
Human resources: Follow these tips when recruiting for new employees

Human resources: Follow these tips when recruiting for new employees

Getting the word out about a job opening is pretty easy these days with the Internet, but getting a good response from the right candidates is not. Employers can easily be frustrated by a lack of response or an abundance of responses from all the wrong people. It’s common for job advertiseme…

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Better Business: Resolve to improve your business practices in 2012

It’s that time of year when all of us are making (or breaking) New Year’s resolutions. While the logical ones for individuals include exercising, losing weight, getting healthy and saving money, businesses can follow the same steps, with a few tweaks.

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UW requires background checks on hires

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming will require background checks on all new benefited hires.

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