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McGrath: County’s Long-Term Lease Agreement Does Not Require Voter Approval

HELENA – In an opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a lease-purchase agreement that includes a non-appropriation clause does not require voter approval.

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Choices Bank Merges with Statewide Registry for Health Care Directives

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath and St. Patrick Hospital president Jeff Fee today announced that the Missoula-based Choices Bank has merged with the state’s online advance health care directive service to create a single registry for Montana citizens.

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McGrath: MySpace to Provide Information About Sex Offenders

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath today filed an investigative demand with the popular social-networking online service MySpace, asking for names and other information about convicted sex offenders the company has identified on its website.

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McGrath Honors Capital’s Link Crew, Advisor Morand for Advocacy Work

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday honored Capital High School’s Link Crew and advisor Kelley Morand as outstanding crime victims’ advocates.

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McGrath: Montana Settles with OxyContin Manufacturer

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said today that Montana and 25 other states have reached a settlement with drug company Purdue Pharma regarding the narcotic pain medication OxyContin.

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McGrath: Appointee to City Judge Position Serves Remainder of Current Term

HELENA – In an opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that when someone is appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of city judge, he or she serves the remainder of the prior judge’s term.

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McGrath Honors Leslie McClintock, Outstanding Victims’ Advocate

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath today honored outstanding crime victims’ advocate Leslie McClintock of Missoula in a ceremony at the Missoula City Council Chambers.

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Driver History Records, Vehicle Records Available Online

HELENA – Officials with the state’s Motor Vehicle Division today announced two online search services that give Montanans access to vehicle and driver history information online.

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McGrath Warns Montanans About “Secret Shopping” Scam

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday warned Montana consumers to be wary of a scam targeting the state that combines phony checks from a real Montana bank with a “secret shopper” pitch.

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McGrath: Highway Patrol Honored for Drug Interdiction Work

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said today that the Montana Highway Patrol was honored this week for its work as part of the Rocky Mountain Highway Patrol Network (RMHPN). The network received an award for “outstanding interdiction effort” at the national meeting of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in New Orleans.

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