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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s order to temporarily halt the sale of flavored e-cigarettes will not go into effect next week after all. On Friday, a state district judge blocked the administration’s move until a hearing later this month.

Montana vape shop retailers last week vowed to challenge Bullock’s order to temporarily halt the sale of flavored e-cigs. They made good on that promise in a Thursday court filing, and State District Judge Jennifer Lint of Hamilton has backed them up, at least for now.

A Fort Belknap council member briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday about roadblocks to homeownership.

Montana Governor Orders Temporary Sales Stop Of Flavored E-Cigarettes
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Gov. Steve Bullock’s order to temporarily ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes was heralded this week by state health officials. Montanans who rely on e-cig sales, however, say Bullock’s move will devastate their livelihoods, and they plan to sue.


Montana Senator Jon Tester will hold a public town hall in Livingston Friday morning.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Missoula, Oct. 18, 2018.
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A majority of Montana voters do not think President Donald Trump should be impeached, according to a poll from the University of Montana released this week.

52% of Montana voters polled say they do not think Trump should be impeached and removed from office. 39%  say he should be impeached and removed, and 10% say they don’t know.


Montana’s Attorney General is seeking to enter a lawsuit in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A member of the Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council writing a note about grizzly connectivity, Oct. 2019.
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Updated: 10/07/19 at 5:15 p.m.

A new council dedicated to building consensus around state grizzly management and paving the way to delisting wrapped up its first round of meetings last week.

Montanans posed questions about the impeachment inquiry, improving rural healthcare and the latest news on trade negotiations to Democratic Senator Jon Tester at a face-to-face town hall in Billings Thursday.

Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (left) looks over to Rep. Greg Gianforte (right) as he introduces him at an ESA rollbacks roundtable on Tuesday, September 24, in Washington D.C.
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While federal debate rages over the future of the Endangered Species Act, Montana’s representative in the U.S. House says the Trump administration's rollbacks last month don’t go far enough.

Republican Greg Gianforte introduced a bill making it easier to delist species protected by the ESA at a Congressional Western Caucus roundtable in Washington D.C. Tuesday.

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Nearly two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are planning a marathon floor session this Tuesday evening to speak out on what they call congressional inaction on gun violence. Montana’s Democratic Senator, Jon Tester, won’t be among them. But Tester says it's long past time the Senate take up gun violence legislation.

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