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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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McGrath Announces Staff Promotions, Additions

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday announced some promotions and additions to the staff of the Department of Justice.

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Lorenz is New State Fire Marshal

HELENA – Allen Lorenz is Montana’s new State Fire Marshal. Lorenz has been the state’s Acting Fire Marshal for about 18 months. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Fire Marshal for eight years.

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Montana Highway Patrol Adds District Office in Havre

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol on Monday held the grand opening of its new district office in Havre. District VIII will cover Phillips, Blaine, Hill, Liberty, Toole, Glacier, Chouteau and Pondera Counties.

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McGrath Files Suit Against Governor

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath filed an application for a writ of prohibition in the Montana Supreme Court Thursday, charging that Governor Judy Martz has violated the Montana Constitution and exceeded the authority given to her under state law. The application asks the Supreme Court to declare that the governor does not have authority, independent of the state Land Board, to involve the state of Montana in court proceedings, or to order the attorney general to intervene in such proceedings on behalf of the state.

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McGrath: Computer-Generated Campaign Calls Illegal

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that his office has received a number of complaints about computer-generated phone calls related to initiatives and legislative races.

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McGrath Debuts Expanded Crime Victims Website

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday introduced a redesigned section of the Department of Justice website specifically for crime victims and those who work with them, including a new page devoted to domestic violence.

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