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Friday, July 22, 2016

Zika/ Chickens/ Summer Heat

·         Do not let children younger than 5 years of age handle or touch chicks, ducklings, or other live poultry without supervision.
·         Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after touching live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam. Avoid touching your mouth before washing your hands.  Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.
·         Adults should supervise hand washing for young children."

Friday, July 15, 2016

New School Content Standards/ Herbalife

Missoulian: Montana adopts new arts, health, P.E. standards for public schools
Content Standards Revision
“Many of Montana's public school content standards haven't been updated in more than a decade. Content standards include a broad set of subject areas that outline what a student should know and be able to do. The content standards are not a set of curricula, but rather a guide for teachers and school leaders. At the direction of the Board of Public Education, the Office of Public Instruction began facilitation of content standards revision for Arts, Health Enhancement, and Science in 2015.”

Missoulian: Herbalife to pay $200M, avoids more serious charges
Herbalife International of America, Inc., Herbalife International, Inc., and Herbalife, Ltd. have agreed to fully restructure their U.S. business operations and pay $200 million to compensate consumers to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the companies deceived consumers into believing they could earn substantial money selling diet, nutritional supplement, and personal care products.”

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Medical Marijuana/ Oil Spill/ Land Closure

Ballot Issues
Ballot Issue #24 I-182
Subject: Expand access to medical marijuana.

“FX DRILLING COMPANY, of Shelby, appeared on charges of negligent discharge of oil into waters of the United States in a quantity that may be harmful.  If convicted of the charge contained in the indictment, FX DRILLING COMPANY faces 5 years in prison, $500,000 in fines, and 1 year supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency.  PACER Case Reference. 16-20”

Re-Instate Seasonal Closure of White Bear Fishing Access Site - Final      Cover Sheet
“The site promotes unsavory activities during summer months (June-September) such as under-age use of alcohol, illegal drug use, violent behavior, public disturbance, vandalism and litter. This activity has caused numerous disturbances with neighbors and other site users and requires a high law enforcement presence and high demand on maintenance resources.”