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Tensions escalate over role of Idaho Attorney General

Mounting tensions between Idaho lawmakers and the Attorney General's office have revealed a political power struggle over whether the state's elected officials should be able to pursue legal opinions that match their own interests, the AP reports. See a full rundown here from the Associated Press of the criticisms from Gov. Butch Otter and state lawmakers of the role of Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, plus a fact-check of some of the charges that have been thrown out in the dispute. And see much more here on this dispute, from Friday’s episode of “Idaho Reports,” including the historical context; co-host Melissa Davlin's interview with Wasden is not to be missed.

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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