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Watershed Restoration Meeting October 8

HELENA – Montana’s Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) will hold a public meeting to discuss future restoration of the land and water resources of the Silver Bow Creek Watershed Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Copper King in Butte. Individuals and groups interested in the present and future of Silver Bow Creek are encouraged to attend. The Silver Bow Creek Watershed includes areas around Butte and Anaconda including Blacktail Creek, German Gulch, Sand Creek, Browns Gulch, Mill Creek and Willow Creek.

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McGrath: Growth Policy Needed Prior to Zoning/Subdivision Review

HELENA – Local governments are required to adopt a growth policy before adopting new zoning or subdivision regulations, Attorney General Mike McGrath concluded in an opinion issued Thursday.

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McGrath Clarifies Payment of Sewer District Bonds

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that general obligation bonds issued by a county water and sewer district are payable by a levy on real and personal property within the district.

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AG: State Not Responsible for Justice Court Defense Costs

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a recently enacted state law related to payment for court-appointed counsel does not apply to justice court cases.

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Highway Patrol Recruiting New Officers

HELENA — The Montana Highway Patrol is currently recruiting for officers who would begin a 14½-week training school next March.

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McGrath, Paxinos: DNA Evidence Exonerates Prisoner

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath and Yellowstone County Attorney Dennis Paxinos today filed a motion in Yellowstone County District Court, seeking to vacate the judgment and dismiss the charges against Jimmy Ray Bromgard. If granted, the action seeks to have Bromgard released from the Montana State Prison following an October 1 hearing.

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State Seeks Comments on Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – The state is seeking public comment on the latest round of funding recommendations for projects designed to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Friday.

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McGrath: State First to Use National Fingerprint Database

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that Montana recently became the first state in the nation to operate the National Fingerprint File database. The NFF allows states to maintain their own fingerprint records while still sharing criminal justice information with federal and state law enforcement officials around the country.

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Associated Press Wrongly Reports Release of McGrath Opinion

HELENA – On August 27, 2002, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a formal opinion addressing growth policy issues in Flathead County.

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Grant Supplies Smoke Alarms to High-Risk Areas

HELENA – A public safety initiative aimed at helping elderly and low-income families avert fire-related tragedy has netted $67,000 for nine Montana communities to supply eligible residents with smoke alarms.

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