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Sydney Law Firm Latest To Challenge Vaccination Discrimination Bill

House Bill 702 passed by lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte in May was aimed at preventing workplaces and customers from discrimination based on their vaccination status. Netzer Law Firm in Sydney is challenging it arguing it runs counter to the state Constitution’s equal-protection clause and its guarantee of a cle...

Montana Officials Take Action Towards Illegal Drug Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice announced Wednesday its first round of grant awards for local law enforcement to intercept illegal drugs trafficked into the state. The state is drawing $300,000 from upcoming revenues from taxes on cannabis sales to combat methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking. According to the Montana Board of Crime Contr...

Commission Narrows Down Montana’s New House Districts

Montana’s independent redistricting commission has proposed nine maps for the state’s two congressional districts. The setup of the commission is designed to ensure the process isn’t overly partisan. In most states the Legislature takes on the task of redrawing voting districts. Zuri Moreno with Fair Maps Montana says that often means partisan...

UM To Investigate Law School’s Culture Following Harassment Claims

Following a walkout and rally at the University of Montana’s law school, UM is launching an independent review to assess the school’s structure. As first reported by the Daily Montanan women from the law school say the dean and associate dean discouraged them from reporting allegations of sexual harassment and assault to the university&#...

Yellowstone River To Receive Funding For Recreation Expansion

An investment of $4 million by the Montana Legislature will help open up recreation for eastern Montana along 175 miles of the Yellowstone River. Mandy Hoffman is a Glendive resident who started Yellowstone River Adventures a rafting and boating company with her husband. She says the river has much to offer. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp...