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Temporary Change in Havre Driver License Office Schedule

HELENA – According to Anita Oppedahl, bureau chief of the Motor Vehicle Division’s Field Operations bureau, the hours of the driver license office in Havre will be reduced for the remainder of the year because of a staffing shortage.

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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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