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Buchanan appointed 1st District judge

Bonner County Magistrate Judge Barbara Buchanan has been appointed a district judge by Gov. Butch Otter, making her the first woman to be appointed to the 1st Judicial District bench. Buchanan, a Sandpoint resident and Moscow native, will be the only district judge serving Bonner and Boundary counties; she replaces Judge Steve Verby, who is moving to senior status. “The Idaho court system is in a period of change,” Buchanan said in a statement. “We are embarking on an innovative new program to deliver justice more quickly, efficiently and effectivel.I am excited to be part of that process.”

She has served as a magistrate judge for 18 years and holds law and bachelor's degrees from the University of Idaho; click below for Otter's full announcement.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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