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Council Seeks Public Input on Restoration Funding Proposal

HELENA – The Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, in cooperation with the Governor’s Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB) Remediation and Restoration Advisory Council, is soliciting public input on its Draft Conceptual Framework for a UCFRB Restoration Priorities Road Map. The document is a proposed plan on how the UCFRB Restoration Fund should be allocated following court approval of settlement of the UCFRB natural resource damage litigation.

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McGrath Urges Congress to Restore Drug Enforcement Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday joined all of the nation’s attorneys general in sending a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to restore funding to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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McGrath: U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Case Against Wyoming

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that the United States Supreme Court has accepted Montana’s case against Wyoming.

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McGrath Joins Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Second Amendment Case

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Monday that Montana has joined a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that affirmed the individual right to keep and bear arms.

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State to Get $168 Million as Final Clark Fork River Basin Damage Claims Settled

BUTTE – State and federal officials on Thursday announced the settlement of the final natural resource damage claims for sites in the Clark Fork River Basin and the governments’ environmental remediation claims for the Upper Clark Fork River. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Attorney General Mike McGrath and representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and National Parks Service made the announcement at a press conference at the Civic Center in Butte.

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McGrath: Security Freeze an Option to Protect Consumers

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday reminded Montana consumers who are concerned about the safety of their credit information that a security freeze is one of the most effective ways to deter identity theft.

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Attorney General Releases Analysis of Nonprofit Hospital Pricing, Charity Care

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday released the first Montana Hospitals Report summarizing charity care and pricing at the state’s 11 major nonprofit hospitals. The report presents information about hospital pricing, the charity care hospitals provide in return for their tax-exempt status, bad debt and collection practices, hospital surpluses and more. The report does not address hospital foundations.

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Diversity in Law Enforcement Career Expo Jan. 25-26

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol, Great Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will play host to a “Diversity in Law Enforcement Career Fair & Job Expo” January 25th and 26th at the Exhibition Hall at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA – Applications for grant proposals to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available, Kathleen Coleman, Program Specialist for the Natural Resource Damage Program announced Monday.

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McGrath: Agreement Between States, MySpace Protects Children

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said that the social networking site MySpace has agreed to take steps to better protect children using its site.

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