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Idaho Innocence Project loses funding

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and KBOI-TV: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Innocence Project has lost its primary source of funding and won't take on any new cases. Director Greg Hampikian told Boise television station KBOI ( ) that the U.S. Department of Justice declined to renew the organization's two-year $220,000 grant. Hampikian says he's now scrambling to raise money, and though the group has enough cash to finish working on two current cases it won't take on any new work. The Idaho Innocence Project attempts to use DNA evidence to help free people that the group deems wrongfully convicted.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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