Monthly Archives January 2005

McGrath: Political Speech Permitted for Public Officers, Employees

HELENA – In an opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that as long as public resources are not involved, a public officer or public employee may engage in political speech.

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New Online Service Makes Sexual or Violent Offender Database Available

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation has made its complete database of sexual or violent offenders available through a new online service.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA – Applications for $8.5 million in 2005 grant funds for projects to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available, Kathleen Coleman, Program Specialist for the Natural Resource Damage Program announced Friday.

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Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission Releases First Report

HELENA – Montana’s Fatality Review Commission released its first-ever report Wednesday, the same day the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill to extend the commission’s existence through 2008.

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McGrath: Cuts in Federal Funding Leave Drug Enforcement in Doubt

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Monday that congressional changes to federal law-enforcement grant programs seriously threaten the state’s battle against methamphetamine.

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State Solicits Comments on Draft Silver Bow Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

HELENA – The state is seeking public comment on a draft restoration plan for the Silver Bow Creek watershed, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Friday.

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