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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.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will not share the debate stage with the twelve remaining Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday night in Westerville, Ohio.

With three and a half months to go until the Iowa caucuses, a handful of Hawkeye State Democratic party stalwarts Tuesday cheered him on to stay the course.

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.

Governor Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered a temporary stop to sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The emergency rules take effect October 22. 

Bullock is directing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to enforce a 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarette sales.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock sits in front of campaign signs.
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Governor Steve Bullock has once again failed to qualify for the primary debate stage in his bid for the presidency.

Starting this week pharmacies in Montana will need to see identification from patients picking up prescriptions for opioid painkillers like hydrocodone or oxycodone.

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A former employee of the Montana Department of Corrections alleges she lost her job after refusing sexual advances by the agency director. 


The lawsuit filed in Lewis and Clark District Court late last week by Adriane Cotton alleges she was approached by Director Reginald Michael in what she understood as a quid pro quo of sexual favors for career advancement.


Director Michael denies the allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation, according to Carolynn Bright Communications Director for the Montana Department of Corrections


President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Great Falls on July 5, 2018.
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Montana’s congressional delegation is reacting in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Tuesday afternoon that the House will move forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

After not qualifying for the third Democratic Party debate, Gov. Steve Bullock is campaigning in Iowa. Bullock is continuing his presidential bid despite trailing well behind the front-runners in polling and fundraising numbers.

A new state revenue update says Montana’s rainy day and firefighting funds are looking flush as more money is coming in than projected. But a report from legislative researchers indicates the recent cashflow spike could be a temporary blip.

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