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Nominations Open for Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday announced that his office is now accepting nominations for the 2007 Attorney General’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate award.

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McGrath Opinion Clarifies Community College District Timelines

HELENA – In an opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that the Legislature has the final authority to approve the creation of a community college district. McGrath also held that approval occurs after approval by local voters but before the Board of Regents issues an organizational order.

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Montana Sues Wyoming in U.S. Supreme Court

HELENA – The State of Montana sued the State of Wyoming in the United States Supreme Court Thursday in an effort to enforce the provisions of the Yellowstone River Compact.

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McGrath: Meth Report Encouraging

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released a preliminary report Wednesday that demonstrates that Montana is making significant progress against methamphetamine.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA – Applications for $8.5 million in 2007 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 said Tuesday.

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Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission Releases Report

HELENA – Montana’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission released its second report Monday, the same day the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill to extend the commission’s existence through 2010.

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Highway Patrol Active Recruiting Open Until February 16

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is recruiting for officers for training to begin in July.

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Motor Vehicle Division: Mail Renewal Cards Incorrect

HELENA – Officials with the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Justice said today that license plate renewal cards mailed to Montana vehicle owners incorrectly include a $5 fee.

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Johnson, McGrath: Proposed Legislation Will Simplify Ballot Measure Process

HELENA – Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson and Attorney General Mike McGrath today announced legislation aimed at clarifying the state’s ballot measure process. They made the announcement at a press conference in the old chambers of the Montana Supreme Court at the capitol.

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McGrath Announces Legislation to Cap Payday, Title Loans

GREAT FALLS – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Thursday announced proposed legislation aimed at reducing excessive interest rates charged for payday and title loans.

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