It doesn’t get much bigger than the long-awaited news that Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice. The Associated Press adds some details about the mission that killed the Al Qaeda leader:
A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden went down firing at the Navy SEALs who stormed his compound.
An official [...]
From the Missoulian State Bureau:
The Montana Senate and House each approved by large margins the latest changes to a bill to repeal the state’s voter-passed medical marijuana law and replace it with strict provisions that would make limit the product’s availability and squeeze the profits out of it.
The Senate voted 34-16 [...]
At least, that’s how this Associated Press report describes the changes:
Lawmakers are beginning to determine the final details of a bill to overhaul Montana’s medical marijuana industry.
The overhaul would severely restrict the availability of the drug in the state and the changes legislators began adopting Monday would entirely remove payment [...]
It seems as though every week we write that a decision is due any minute on changes – if any – to Montana’s 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law. But this week it’s really true – there are only eight days left in the 2001 Montana legislative session.
Here’s how the Associated Press [...]
There was a flurry of activity in the Legislature today, including the Senate’s approval of the so-called 24/7 plan to deal with the Montana DUI issue.
The Associated Press has the story:
The Montana Senate is endorsing Attorney General Steve Bullock’s proposal to crack down on repeat drunken driving offenders.
Lots of stuff happening today in Helena that could end up affecting cops and courts.
Missoulian State Bureau reporter Chuck Johnson (@c_sjohnson) just posted this on Twitter:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Terry Murphy says he doesn’t think Senate will pass House bill repealing medical marijuana law.
And a news release from Attorney General Steve [...]
Here’s the Associated Press version. Watch Missoulian.com for an expanded story:
HELENA – The House Monday gave final approval to the repeal of Montana’s medical marijuana law and sent it to the Senate.
On a final House vote, House Bill 161, by Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade passed 62-37.
It now moves to the [...]
There’s a regular smorgasbord of Cops and Courts news in the Missoulian this weekend, from features, legislative action, a near-tragedy and a sad fatality. Here’s a summary:
Tough tryouts: Next time you hear a snide comment about cops and doughnuts, tell folks to take a look at Joe Nickell’s story on the physical [...]
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Milburn, R-Cascade – which would undo the voter initiative that, with some help from the feds, eventually led to an explosion of medical marijuana use in Montana – has one more procedural vote in the House before heading to the Senate.
Saturday’s floor comments on the bill may [...]
Sheriffs won’t be first in Montana after all.
Matt Volz of the Associated Press reports that a legislative committee today slashed the so-called “Sheriffs First” bill that would have required federal law-enforcement officers to receive written permission from the sheriff before making an arrest, search or seizure in a Montana county.