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Services Limited at Driver License Stations April 19-23

HELENA – From April 19-23, driver-licensing stations throughout Montana will offer only license renewals and duplicates. Dean Roberts, administrator of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Justice, said the staff members who give driving tests will be at mandatory training sessions.

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McGrath Releases Statement on School-Funding Decision

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released the following statement on the school-funding lawsuit decision handed down Thursday afternoon by District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock.

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McGrath Issues Criminal Justice Information Opinion

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Thursday, Attorney General Mike McGrath held that, if a crime victim requests confidentiality, a law enforcement agency may withhold some information related to the victim.

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Attorney General: Ballot Issue May Not Combine Study Commission Question, Mill Levy

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Friday, Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a local ballot question may not combine a request for a local government study commission with a mill levy to fund that commission.

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Gambling Control Division: Play Smart During Tournament Time

HELENA – As the annual “March Madness” college basketball tournament approaches, the Gambling Control Division of the Montana Department of Justice is reminding Montanans who want to gamble on games to make sure they are not breaking the law.

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McGrath Urges U.S. Supreme Court Acceptance of Missouri River Case

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court Wednesday, urging the high court to accept a case brought by North Dakota and South Dakota. In that petition, North Dakota and South Dakota challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent management of the waters of the Missouri River.

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State Gambling Control Division Settles with Nevada “Dial-up” Contractor

HELENA — The state of Montana has settled a lawsuit involving the Gambling Control Division and the companies it had contracted with to deliver a system to connect video gambling machines to a central computer, Gambling Control Division administrator Gene Huntington announced Monday.

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Payments, Compact Discs Part of Antitrust Settlement

HELENA – More than 12,000 Montana consumers are receiving refunds and 95 Montana libraries will receive compact discs as part of an antitrust settlement involving music distributors and music retailers.

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McGrath: Notice, Hearing Requirements Should Have Been Followed

HELENA — In a formal opinion released Thursday, Attorney General Mike McGrath said that the notice and hearing requirements of the Montana Administrative Procedures Act should have been followed prior to the implementation of the Department of Public Health and Human Service’s centralized intake system.

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Olson to Lead Montana Law Enforcement Academy

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath Friday announced the appointment of Kevin Olson as the administrator of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. Olson, 43, is the chief of police in Havre.

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