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AG To Sims: Sorry, Can’t Help

Huckleberries has received the lengthy response by the Idaho Attorney General's Office into a request by Rep. Kathy Sims, R-CdA, to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving local elected officials and the McEuen Field project. Deputy AG Brian Kane dismissed Sims contentions that Council members Al Hassell and Deanna Goodlander have conflicts simply from serving on the council and Lake City Development Corp. Also, he said Mayor Sandi Bloem gets no direct benefit from the project simply because a building she and her family own is nearby. Also, he said the AG's office is not authorized by statute to initiate a law enforcement investigation into a local matter at the request of a legislator. "If after reviewing this analysis, you believe an investigation is warranted, I recommend that you contact your local county prosecutor or county sheriff s office because they have primary law enforcement authority." Read full response here.

Question: What is your reaction after reading Brian Kane's response to Kathy Sims?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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