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MISSOULA — Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg received a national award Sunday for his stand against the U.S. Justice Department’s two-year attempt to investigate his office, alleging local prosecutors mishandled sexual assault cases.
HELENA — A Montana county attorney’s office will change the way it responds to reports of sexual assaults under an agreement announced Tuesday that ends a federal investigation into whether gender bias played a role in deciding whether to prosecute rape cases.
MISSOULA — Missoula officials announced a new safety and accountability audit to “flush out gaps” in sexual assault investigations at a sparsely attended public forum Tuesday morning.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg will have another 30 days to resolve the lawsuit Van Valkenburg filed in February arguing the federal department has no jurisdiction over the local office.
A joint operation last week involving state and local law enforcement agencies located and brought into compliance 95 unregistered violent and sexual offenders in Yellowstone County, the state Department of Justice said Tuesday.
MISSOULA — Missoula County commissioners are calling on County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg to deal with what one called “a nightmare in public trust” in his battle with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Montana Department of Justice issued a missing and endangered person alert Saturday morning for a 7-month-old Helena baby.
MISSOULA — Missoula County prosecutors said “terrible things” to victims of sexual assault, told a mother whose 5-year-old daughter had been assaulted by an adolescent that “boys will be boys,” and told another woman “all you want is revenge,” in discussing a decision not to prosecute her se…
MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney is asking a federal judge to decide if the U.S. Department of Justice has the authority to investigate his office.
MISSOULA — The Missoula County attorney has given the U.S. Department of Justice two weeks to show it’s willing to reach an amicable agreement over his office's handling of sexual assault and rape cases.
The University of Montana is meeting the demands of an agreement reached earlier this year with the Department of Justice and how it handles cases of sexual assault and harassment, school administrators said Tuesday.
MISSOULA — The University of Montana is meeting the demands of an agreement reached earlier this year with the Department of Justice and how it handles cases of sexual assault and harassment, school administrators said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.
BOISE, Idaho — The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — American Indian leaders who criticized the federal government for years over the way authorities handled major crimes on reservations will soon mark progress with the release of newly tracked statistics from the U.S. Justice Department.
WASHINGTON — The hundred pages of Benghazi emails released last week tell us almost nothing about how four Americans came to die so tragically in that Libyan city. But they are a case study in why nothing works in Washington.
Finally, an issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on: The Justice Department went too far in secretly obtaining phone records from the Associated Press that covered parts of two months and more than 20 separate lines.
ANACONDA — State officials in Montana have closed a two-mile stretch of the Clark Fork River and a 10-acre portion of the Warm Springs Wildlife Management Area for three months as part of a Superfund cleanup construction project.
Attorney General Tim Fox pledged his help Thursday morning to boost safety for Montana’s Indian tribes.
HELENA — A bill to raise the pot limits for live poker games in Montana won the backing Tuesday of gambling and tavern interests and the state Justice Department.