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Open government workshops set for Pocatello, Idaho Falls this week

Wondering what’s a public document, and what’s not? What’s supposed to be open? Since 2004, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG) have been holding open government workshops around the state to help answer these questions, and they’re coming to eastern Idaho this week...

Prosecutors want to keep evidence secret in Bundy case, citing threats

Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas are pushing to keep evidence secret in the 2014 Cliven Bundy standoff case, arguing that Bundy backers would use names and information disclosed in evidence to target court officials and intimidate witnesses in the criminal case. Threats already have been received, they said. News media, including the Associated...

Eye on Boise: Seminars on open meetings, public records draw well

More than 230 people throughout North Idaho attended open government seminars last week in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Lewiston. Each of the sessions, sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in Government, was led by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, and every attendee got the latest copies of his Idaho Open Meeting Law Manual and his Idaho Public Records Law Manual. Local and state government officials, reporters and editors, and interested citizens all were invited and turned out in force. “My hope is that even if we are not able to sing in tune, we recognize that there is a sheet of music,” Wasden told the capacity crowd of nearly 100 in Coeur d’Alene.