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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage/ Immigration/ Cybersecurity/ Stopping Surveillance



Written opinion in Rolando, et al v. Fox, et al, enjoining enforcement of Article XIII, Section 7 of the Montana Constitution. Filed 11/19/2014
“The Court hereby DECLARESthat Montana’s laws that ban same-sex marriage, including Article XIII, section 7 of the Montana Constitution, and Montana Code Annotated section 40-1-103 and section 40-1-401, violate plaintiffs’ rights to equal protection of the laws as guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

Missoulian: Obama's immigration actions do have limits
Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform
“So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live.”


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Poaching in Montana




Missoulian: Darby marshal, FWP seek poachers who illegally shot elk, mule deer buck
Poaching in Montana
“Poaching is the illegal killing of fish or wildlife. It can include illegal killing for commercial trade or ego gratification. In closed areas or during closed hunting seasons, it can mean taking more than the law allows.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Walmart Ground Water Permit?/ Glacier Entrance Fee



Missoulian: Walmart? State issues groundwater permit for Hamilton big-box site
Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System Permit Number MTX000233 - Hamilton, MT

Missoulian: Glacier proposes entrance fee increases, including 71 percent more for annual pass
Park Seeks Comments on Proposed Fee Increases
The proposal includes increasing the summer vehicle 7-day entrance fee from $25 to $30, with the winter fee changing from $15 to $20. The individual hiker/biker summer 7-day entrance fee would change from $12 to $15, and the winter fee would remain at $10. The 7-day entrance fee for a motorcycle would increase from $12 per person to $25 per motorcycle in the summer and from $10 per person to $15 per motorcycle in the winter. Summer season fees are charged from
May 1-October 31, and winter fees are charged November 1-April 30 of each year.