Yearly Archives 2005

McGrath: State Crime Lab Receives Accreditation

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath announced Friday that the State Crime Lab has been formally accredited through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Lab Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). McGrath made the announcement in a press conference at the Lab in Missoula.

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McGrath Urges Seatbelt Use as Fatalities Break 200 Mark

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday asked all Montanans to wear their seatbelts and drive defensively in an effort to curb the state’s rising fatality count.

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McGrath: FDA Announcement Supports State’s Position

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that an announcement that the Food and Drug Administration will be changing animal-feed regulations as a defense against the spread of mad cow disease supports the state’s position that the importation of Canadian cattle into this country should be put on hold.

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Services Limited at Driver License Stations Sept. 19-22

HELENA – From Sept. 19-22, most driver licensing stations throughout Montana will be closed, while others will be open for limited hours and offer only license renewals and duplicates.

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State Solicits Comments on Draft Upper Clark Fork Restoration Work Plan

HELENA – The state is seeking public comment on draft funding recommendations for projects designed to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Thursday.

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A Statement from Attorney General Mike McGrath on the Montana Supreme Court’s Decision in State v. Damon

HELENA – In a decision released Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court held that the results of preliminary breath tests – “PBTs” – are admissible as substantive evidence at trial.

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McGrath: Grants Available as Part of Off-Label Drug Marketing Settlement

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that grants are available as part of a 2004 consumer protection settlement with Warner-Lambert, resolving allegations of so-called “off-label” marketing of the drug Neurontin.

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McGrath Chosen Co-Chair of National AGs’ Association Environmental Committee

HELENA – National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President Steve Carter announced this week that Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath has been selected to co-chair the NAAG Environmental, Public Health & Safety Committee. Carter is the attorney general of Indiana. Attorney General Henry McMaster of South Carolina is the other committee co-chair.

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School Bus Drivers’ Testing Deadline Extended

HELENA – Officials with the state’s Motor Vehicle Division said Thursday that some recent changes to federal regulations give Montana school bus drivers extra time to take mandatory tests.

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Governor, AG Tour NRD Program Project Site in Butte

HELENA – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Attorney General Mike McGrath toured an uptown Butte waterline construction site Thursday and highlighted a number of Butte-area projects funded by Upper Clark Fork River Basin reclamation funds.

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