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First Lady Susan Gianforte Announces Statewide Expansion of Imagination Library

Helena, MT – Susan Gianforte, in collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has unveiled the Imagination Library of Montana, an initiative that will be implemented across the entire state. This non-profit endeavor aims to enhance early childhood literacy by offering complimentary, top-notch books tailored to the age of Montana’s children. “Literacy is critical for our Read More…

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Attorney General Knudsen leads coalition fighting lawsuit against American gun companies

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a coalition of 20 states against Mexico’s lawsuit against the American firearms industry. In an amicus brief filed Thursday, the 20 attorneys general seek to shield the law-abiding firearms manufacturers within their borders. The Mexican government is pursuing a $10 billion claim against multiple prominent U.S. firearms manufacturers, Read More…

Judge Blocks New Abortion Law

The state of Montana is facing a setback in its attempt to enforce a newly created ban an abortion procedure used in the state after 15 weeks’ gestational age. District Court Judge Mike Menahan issued an order preventing the ban from taking effect, stating that Planned Parenthood of Montana has demonstrated “immediate and irreparable harm” Read More…

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Wenko, Dudas named finalists for Williston City Administrator position

The City of Williston has named two finalists for their city administrator position. Interim Administrator Shawn Wenko and Airport Director Anthony Dudas were selected by the city and a recruiting firm. A total of 12 applicants filed for the position. Two other finalists withdrew from the process last week. The recruitment process involved semifinalists completing a detailed Read More…

County considers nonprofit funding requests

Seven agencies requested thousands of dollars in county funding during the Park County Commission’s May 2 meeting. Representatives of Crisis Intervention Services, Powell Economic Partnership, Powell Senior Center, Park County Animal Shelter, Forward Cody, Caring for Powell’s Animals, and Meeteetse Senior Center appeared before the commission Tuesday. READ THE FULL STORY:

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McDonald’s franchisee employed 10-year-old children, Department of Labor investigators find

A McDonald’s franchisee in Kentucky employed two 10-year-old children in violation of federal labor laws, the Department of Labor said Tuesday. Bauer Food, LLC, a Louisville-based operator of 10 McDonald’s franchise locations across two states, employed the children, the DOL said in a news release. Officials said the children were not paid, yet sometimes worked as late Read More…

As National AGs Group Drifts Left, Red States Eye the Exits

Republican state attorneys general are sounding alarms about money management and left-wing bias at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The flagship organization for top state legal officers controls tens of millions of dollars in settlement funds, which it disperses to support consumer protection training and enforcement. Some Republican attorneys general fear those accounts Read More…