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Highway Patrol Recruiting New Officers

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is reopening recruiting, seeking officer candidates for a 14½-week training school next March.

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Murphy Becomes Third Female MHP Sergeant

HELENA – In a ceremony at the chambers of the Montana Supreme Court, Sherrie Murphy recently became the Montana Highway Patrol’s third female sergeant. Attorney General Mike McGrath and MHP Col. Bert Obert promoted Murphy, of Broadus and Greg Watson, of Whitefish.

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McGrath, Attorneys General: Microsoft’s New Windows XP “Anti-Competitive”

HELENA – On Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath joined the attorneys general of five other states and signed a letter to software giant Microsoft urging it to remedy the anti-competitive issues associated with the release of a new operating system.

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Nevada Judge: Case Between State, LGS Should Be in Montana

HELENA – In an order filed Thursday in a district court in Reno, Nevada, Judge Steven Kosach granted a motion to dismiss and ruled litigation between Lodging & Gaming Systems, Inc. and the Gambling Control Division of the State of Montana should be handled in Montana.

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A Statement from Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath

In this first day after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. and the crash of a plane near Pittsburgh, there are fears about a diminished supply of gasoline and reports of increased gas prices across Montana.

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McGrath: Removal of Airport Commissioners Must Be ‘For Cause’

HELENA – In an opinion released Thursday, Attorney General Mike McGrath ruled that as long as an airport authority commissioner is exercising powers permitted by law, he or she is not subject to removal from the commission. Only misconduct or neglect of duty would warrant such a removal, McGrath said.

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McGrath: All Subdivisions Must Meet State Environmental Standards

HELENA – Local governments must require that all proposed subdivisions – including those between 20 and 160 acres – meet the water quality and waste disposal standards set by the Department of Environmental Quality, Attorney General Mike McGrath concluded in an opinion issued Friday.

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McGrath: Telemarketing Act Limitations Clear

HELENA – In an opinion released Thursday, Attorney General Mike McGrath said that telemarketers exempt from a registration and bonding component of state law must still adhere to other provisions of that law.

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Computer Link Allows Officers Instant Access to Corrections Status

HELENA – Thanks to a new computer hookup, law enforcement officers throughout the state and nation can now find out the correctional status of a suspect within minutes, Attorney General Mike McGrath and Department of Corrections director Bill Slaughter announced at a joint press conference Wednesday.

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McGrath Opinion Addresses Big Bill, Mill Levies

HELENA – In an opinion released Wednesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath clarified some questions related to the passage of the so-called Big Bill and its overhaul of the way local governments levy property taxes.

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