Yearly Archives 2001

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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New Law: Slow Down, Steer Clear of Emergency Vehicles

HELENA – Beginning Monday, October 1, Montana motorists who fail to slow down and steer clear of stopped emergency vehicles may face citations and fines.

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Highway Patrol Recruiting New Officers

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is reopening recruiting, seeking officer candidates for a 14½-week training school next March.

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Murphy Becomes Third Female MHP Sergeant

HELENA – In a ceremony at the chambers of the Montana Supreme Court, Sherrie Murphy recently became the Montana Highway Patrol’s third female sergeant. Attorney General Mike McGrath and MHP Col. Bert Obert promoted Murphy, of Broadus and Greg Watson, of Whitefish.

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McGrath, Attorneys General: Microsoft’s New Windows XP “Anti-Competitive”

HELENA – On Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath joined the attorneys general of five other states and signed a letter to software giant Microsoft urging it to remedy the anti-competitive issues associated with the release of a new operating system.

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Nevada Judge: Case Between State, LGS Should Be in Montana

HELENA – In an order filed Thursday in a district court in Reno, Nevada, Judge Steven Kosach granted a motion to dismiss and ruled litigation between Lodging & Gaming Systems, Inc. and the Gambling Control Division of the State of Montana should be handled in Montana.

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