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MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

For the first time in the state’s history, six K-9 narcotics units are bolstering the force of the Montana Highway Patrol to guard the I-90 and I-94 corridors against drugs.

July 24, 2014 2:24 pm Video Photos

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Gazette opinion: The state’s rights issue in your wallet

Montana won another round this week in the state’s fight against onerous requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. Gov. Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox persuaded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to keep accepting Montana-issued driver’s licenses as valid identification.

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State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

State asks court to uphold Montana’s ban on same-sex marriages

HELENA — The state of Montana asked a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay and lesbian couples challenging Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

July 17, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: AG will help counties prosecute rape cases

Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be deep and long-lasting. That’s why I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling …

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Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.

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Fox sees 'war on women' differently than Democrats do

Fox sees 'war on women' differently than Democrats do

Attorney General Tim Fox told Montana Republicans Friday that a “war on women” is taking place, but it’s not the war that Democrats accuse Republicans of waging.

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Eck to head Montana consumer protection office

HELENA — Former University of Montana law school dean Edwin Eck has been named head of the attorney general's office of consumer protection.

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AG’s office defends legal sufficiency of Charter’s initiative

HELENA — The MEA-MFT’s recent challenge of the legal sufficiency of Charter Communication’s ballot initiative lacks merit and should be rejected by the Montana Supreme Court, Attorney General Tim Fox’s office said Monday.

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MEA-MFT asks Supreme Court to block Charter tax initiative from ballot

HELENA — The MEA-MFT union has asked the Montana Supreme Court to throw out a ballot measure by Charter Communications to reclassify its property for tax purposes and block a tax hike exceeding 300 percent.

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Court to VanDyke: McGrath, Wheat already recused selves

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled as moot on Wednesday a motion by Lawrence VanDyke to recuse Chief Justice Mike McGrath and Justice Mike Wheat from hearing his appeal of a District Court decision removing him as a justice candidate on the ballot.

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Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

After successfully completing the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court, Brendan Eugene Halsten, a 23-year-old Army National Guard veteran and single father, doesn’t have a felony on his record.

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Attorney general files brief in support of mountain Jesus

Attorney general files brief in support of mountain Jesus

HELENA — Montana's attorney general said he supports keeping a 6-foot-tall statue of Jesus on U.S. Forest Service land next to a Whitefish ski hill.

May 07, 2014 2:38 pm Photos

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Charter gets OK to circulate ballot measure

HELENA — Charter Communications on Tuesday cleared its last hurdle to begin gathering signatures for a ballot measure intended to reverse a large property tax increase on the company.

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Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Sometimes the wheels of justice turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Such is the case of the sexual assaults on a 14-year-old Billings high school student perpetrated by a 47-year-old business teacher.

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AG’s office revises Charter’s ballot measure statement

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on Wednesday released a revised “statement of purpose” for an initiative proposed by Charter Communications and struck references to it reversing a 300 percent tax increase.

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Interstate 15 wreck

Interstate 15 wreck

Attorney General Tim Fox posted this image of the SUV after it came to a halt in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 Sunday morning. Fox was driving in the area and stopped to help law enforcement direct traffic. "The suspect was caught & is lucky 2b alive after blowing thru a fence &a…

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Supreme Court in a dispute over his eligibility. 

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Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

GREAT FALLS — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday gave a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other states in protesting plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

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Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

HELENA — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional.

April 23, 2014 11:49 am Photos

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Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

BUTTE — Kelly Knievel’s request for the Montana Attorney General’s Office to investigate the nonprofit group that staged Evel Knievel Days does not mean an inquiry will be made.

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