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McGrath Asks PSC to Consider Taxpayer Liability in MPC Sale

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday asked the Public Service Commission to allow his office to intervene in two proceedings involving Montana Power Company proposals – the sale of the company’s electricity transmission and distribution assets, and its electric utility restructuring transition plan.

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Fire Marshal Offers Holiday Safety Tips

HELENA – As the holidays approach, Montana Fire Marshal Terry Phillips and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are offering Montanans a few simple tips to make this holiday season a fire-safe one.

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Toys Headed to Montana Reservations

HELENA – Oversized plastic dump trucks, furry stuffed lions, talking bathtub toys, skateboards and other toys and games will make some Montana holidays a little brighter this year, Attorney General Mike McGrath said at a news conference Tuesday. McGrath appeared at the warehouse of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and announced the distribution of 1600 brand new toys to communities on each of the state’s Indian reservations.

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McGrath: Financial Responsibility Changes Once Sentence Pronounced

HELENA – In an opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said that the state Department of Corrections’ financial responsibility for an inmate begins at the oral pronouncement of sentence.

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Glasgow Man Found Guilty of Sex Assault, Computer Porn Charges

HELENA – A Valley County jury Thursday found Terrance John Yecovenko of Glasgow guilty of sexual assault and sexual abuse of children.

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McGrath: Sheriff May Receive Federal Compensation

HELENA – In an opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that an off-duty county sheriff may legally receive compensation from a federal agency.

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State Fire Marshal Passes Along Tips for a Safe Halloween

HELENA – With Halloween just days away, Friday Montana State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips reminded Montanans of some simple precautions to keep this year’s holiday fire-safe.

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Fire Marshal Announces Whirlpool Recall

HELENA – The Whirlpool Corporation recently agreed to recall 1.8 million microwave ovens and exhaust-fan hoods due to fears they may catch fire, State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips said Wednesday.

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Dale to Direct Office of Victims Services

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath recently appointed Matthew Dale as the first-ever director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Victims Services and Restorative Justice.

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‘Donut’ Opinion Revised

HELENA – The 2001 Legislature did intend that building code enforcement in so-called ‘donut” areas around several Montana cities would end on the effective date of Senate Bill 242, the Attorney General’s office concluded in a revised opinion released Friday.

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