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Learn about open meetings, records at free session Tuesday in Boise

What’s a public record? What’s not? What does the Idaho Open Meeting Law require? The public is invited to learn about those questions and more at a workshop Tuesday evening in Boise led by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, and sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in Government, or IDOG. It’s a chance to learn about Idaho’s key open government laws and how to comply, in a fun and accessible format. Presenters in addition to Wasden will include Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane and myself (I’m IDOG’s president). The non-profit coalition and Wasden have been holding these sessions around the state since 2004.

Government agency employees, public officials, reporters, editors and photographers from all media, and interested citizens all are invited. These sessions are recommended by the Office of the Attorney General, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Counties and the Idaho Press Club. They are free and include refreshments; because space is limited, attendees are asked to RSVP.

Tuesday’s session will run from 6-9:30 p.m. at Boise State Public Radio, 220 E. ParkCenter Blvd., and is co-sponsored by the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio. Please RSVP to Bill Dentzer, or 377-6438.

IDOG is a non-profit coalition for open government whose mission is to foster open government, supervised by an informed and engaged citizenry.  There’s more information, plus an online “User’s Guide” to Idaho’s open government laws, available at IDOG’s website here:

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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