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State Seeks Comments on Clark Fork Restoration Projects

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

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McGrath: State First to Use National Fingerprint Database

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that Montana recently became the first state in the nation to operate the National Fingerprint File database. The NFF allows states to maintain their own fingerprint records while still sharing criminal justice information with federal and state law enforcement officials around the country.

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Associated Press Wrongly Reports Release of McGrath Opinion

HELENA – On August 27, 2002, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a formal opinion addressing growth policy issues in Flathead County.

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Grant Supplies Smoke Alarms to High-Risk Areas

HELENA – A public safety initiative aimed at helping elderly and low-income families avert fire-related tragedy has netted $67,000 for nine Montana communities to supply eligible residents with smoke alarms.

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McGrath: Budget Cuts Will Affect Public Safety

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday said that the budget cuts imposed by last week’s special session will have a serious impact on public safety in Montana.

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State Fire Marshal Phillips Named to National Board

HELENA -The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) elected Montana State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips to a three-year term on its Board of Directors at the NASFM annual conference held recently in East Elmhurst, N.Y.

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Governor Martz Expands Special Session at the Request of Attorney General’s Office

HELENA – Governor Martz today expanded the call for the forthcoming special legislative session to include legislation to change Montana’s sexual or violent offender registration laws and bring the state into compliance with federal guidelines. The session was expanded at the request of Attorney General Mike McGrath.

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State Receives Settlement Money in Drug Price-Fixing Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Wednesday that 644 Montana residents will split more than $149,000 as part of a settlement in a drug price-fixing case.

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AG: Judges Must Explain Loss of Fish and Game Privileges

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that judges must inform defendants accused of fish and game violations that they may lose their hunting, fishing or trapping privileges as a result of a conviction, plea or forfeiture of bond.

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McGrath Calls on FDA to Regulate New “Tobacco Candy” Product

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to halt the marketing of a dangerous new candy-like tobacco product called “Ariva.”

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