Monthly Archives October 2001

McGrath: Sheriff May Receive Federal Compensation

HELENA – In an opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that an off-duty county sheriff may legally receive compensation from a federal agency.

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State Fire Marshal Passes Along Tips for a Safe Halloween

HELENA – With Halloween just days away, Friday Montana State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips reminded Montanans of some simple precautions to keep this year’s holiday fire-safe.

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Fire Marshal Announces Whirlpool Recall

HELENA – The Whirlpool Corporation recently agreed to recall 1.8 million microwave ovens and exhaust-fan hoods due to fears they may catch fire, State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips said Wednesday.

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Dale to Direct Office of Victims Services

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath recently appointed Matthew Dale as the first-ever director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Victims Services and Restorative Justice.

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‘Donut’ Opinion Revised

HELENA – The 2001 Legislature did intend that building code enforcement in so-called ‘donut” areas around several Montana cities would end on the effective date of Senate Bill 242, the Attorney General’s office concluded in a revised opinion released Friday.

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McGrath: State Grants Can Help Pay Detention Costs for Tribal Youth

HELENA – The Montana Board of Crime Control must reimburse counties the costs associated with placing tribal youth in regional juvenile detention facilities under tribal court orders, Attorney General Mike McGrath ruled in an opinion issued Thursday.

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State Solicits Comments on Clark Fork Restoration Work Plan

HELENA – The State of Montana is soliciting public comments on draft funding recommendations for this year’s restoration projects on the Upper Clark Fork River Basin.

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McGrath: Election Mandatory for Building Codes Enforcement Outside City Limits

HELENA – In an opinion issued Wednesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath ruled that real property owners in so-called “donut areas” – the real estate within 4½ miles of the city limits of several Montana cities – may vote in a mandatory election to decide whether to continue building code enforcement in those areas.

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