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Guest opinion: U.S. DOJ agreements benefit Missoula women

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, together with its U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the nation’s civil rights laws to protect against unlawful discrimination. When civil rights are violated, the department has authority to act, as it did in Missoula. Had the departmen…

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Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

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.

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Missoula County attorney, DOJ get more time to resolve lawsuit

Missoula County attorney, DOJ get more time to resolve lawsuit

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.

April 18, 2014 2:49 pm Photos

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Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg

Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg

Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg steps away from the microphone after blasting the announcement by the Department of Justice of a series of investigations into the response by the University of Montana, the Missoula Police Department and the county attorney's office to sexual ass…

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Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg

Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg

Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg steps away from the microphone after blasting the announcement by the Department of Justice of a series of investigations into the response by the University of Montana, the Missoula Police Department and the county attorney’s office to sexual ass…

April 18, 2014 2:50 pmLoading…

Man accused of firing gun at couple near Missoula

MISSOULA — A man accused of firing a shot at a couple on Blue Mountain after they had allegedly complained about loud music faces a felony assault charge.

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Federal inquiry into rape response stuns Missoula city leaders

Federal inquiry into rape response stuns Missoula city leaders

The federal probe into possible gender discrimination by the Missoula Police Department, University of Montana and Missoula County Attorney’s Office — and their handling of at least 80 rape allegations — has some community leaders “stunned,” “dumbfounded” and calling for more action.

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Panel hears bill to override Missoula marijuana law enforcement initiative

HELENA — Law enforcement officials on Thursday supported a bill to overturn Missoula County's 2006 initiative that declared marijuana to be local law enforcement's lowest priority.

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