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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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McGrath Issues Statement On Court’s Ruling in Tax Credit Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released the following statement today in response to District Court Judge Thomas Honzel’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by Sen. John Cobb to block a $140-per-homeowner tax credit. McGrath’s office had filed a motion to dismiss the suit earlier this month, contending that Sen. Cobb did not have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

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Funds from Pharmaceutical Settlement Passed Along to Community Clinics

HELENA – Community health care clinics around the state are getting an early holiday gift this week, thanks to the settlement of a drug-pricing complaint the Montana Attorney General’s Office filed more than five years ago.

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Highway Patrol Active Recruiting Open Until Jan. 28

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is recruiting officers for training that will begin next July.

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McGrath: State Has Authority Over Interstate Exchange of Felons

HELENA – In an opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a local detention center may not enter into a contract to house adult offenders from out of state except for the purposes authorized by state law.

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