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UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Idaho AG to probe spouse death in tangled missing kids case

The Idaho attorney general has agreed to investigate the mother of two missing children and her new husband in connection with the death of his first wife

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Idaho AG signs on in argument against LGBTQ protections

Idaho’s attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees against workplace discrimination.

Incumbent Lawrence Wasden faces accidental candidate Bruce Bistline in Idaho AG race

Boise attorney and Democrat Bruce Bistline filed to run against GOP Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden four years ago just in case Wasden lost the primary, then didn’t actively campaign …

Idaho AG supports religious protections for health workers

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has signed a letter supporting President Donald Trump’s effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Developer buys building back from state for nearly $1M less than he was paid in 2013

An eastern Idaho real estate investor is almost $1 million richer, thanks to the state Land Board’s changing policies on real estate investments.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Eye on Boise: AG Lawrence Wasden finds Mar-a-Lago ‘interesting,’ not really his ‘style’

When Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who attended a mid-November Republican Attorney Generals Association meeting in Florida that included a reception and dinner at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s golf club and …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

Idaho getting $483,000 under settlement with EpiPen maker

Idaho is getting roughly $483,000 from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a multi-state settlement.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017

Wasden to seek re-election as Attorney General, not join crowds running for governor, Congress

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Thursday that he’ll run for another term as attorney general next year – quashing speculation that he might jump into the already hotly contested …

Huckleberries: From snakes to bad breaks, she has helped fill SR’s pages

Former Shoshone County commissioner Sherry Krulitz of Pinehurst has been appearing in the pages of The Spokesman-Review for more than a half century. Recently, she was touted in Huckleberries for …

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

Idaho to handle voter info request using public record law

Idaho officials will treat a request for voter records from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud as a public records request, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced …

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins call to end DACA program for ‘Dreamers’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is the only governor who’s joined 10 state attorneys general – including Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden – in signing a letter urging the Trump Administration …

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Idaho AG’s analysis undercuts legal argument for aerial fireworks ‘affidavit’ scheme

A new Idaho Attorney General’s opinion undercuts a legal argument that a couple of southwestern Idaho businesses have been using for years to justify selling illegal aerial fireworks to customers …

UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

Fallen Coeur d’Alene police officer, two others, to be given medals of honor

Three Idaho police officers – including one who died in the line of duty – will be recognized with Idaho Medals of Honor this week.

Lewiston’s St. Joseph Medical Center sale can proceed, Idaho AG says

The Idaho attorney general’s office will allow a pending sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to proceed – as long as the sale adheres to a list of conditions.

Attorney General Wasden’s budget narrowly clears Idaho House

Idaho House lawmakers used Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s budget plan for fiscal year 2018 to highlight their displeasure with the chief legal officer’s recent agreement to repeal two anti-abortion laws.

Vendors tweak suit to block AG on voided broadband contract

Two internet companies are asking a federal judge to block Attorney General Lawrence Wasden from forcing them to return millions of dollars paid under a voided state broadband contract.

Huckleberries: Yogi Berra still leaves us smiling

“Joltin Joe” DiMaggio may have gone away, as the old Simon & Garfunkle song says. But his old teammate Yogi Berra still provides words to live by in this fall …

Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s sex offender registry laws

More than 100 sex offenders have filed a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registry laws, arguing that the rules governing registration and community notification are unconstitutional.

Idaho officials vote to auction off state-owned commercial properties

Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to auction off nine state-owned commercial properties, five of them in downtown Boise near the Capitol – even as another state official warned the …

Idaho AG files suit to recover payments on void contract

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says two internet companies must return the millions of dollars paid to them under a voided state broadband contract.

Eye on Boise: Idaho presidential ballot to offer eight choices

BOISE – Idaho’s presidential ballot for November has ballooned to eight candidates, as three independents turned in enough signatures just in time to qualify for the ballot. The three who …

Eye on Boise: Boise named 5th-safest driving city, best in West

Boise is the fifth-safest driving city in the nation, according to a report from Allstate Insurance, which has been compiling its rankings annually for the past 12 years based on …

Idaho attorney general’s office turns on security system

BOISE – The Idaho attorney general’s office has turned on a security system to control access after several incidents, including the entrance of members of an armed militia group who …

Eye on Boise: Top Idaho officials disagree on ballot measure to amend state constitution

Idaho’s top state elected officials got into something of a debate over a proposed constitutional amendment lawmakers have approved this year for the November ballot, during last week’s state Land …

Idaho to pay up after failed defense of anti-union law

Idaho’s top state elected officials agreed Wednesday to pay $280,000 in attorney fees and costs to a group of unions who successfully challenged an anti-union bill passed by the Idaho …

Lawmakers seek to boot Attorney General from Idaho Land Board, replace with state treasurer

Idaho lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to change the Idaho Constitution to remove the Attorney General from the state Land Board and replace him with the state treasurer.

Former coin dealer ordered to repay $580,000

A former Coeur d’Alene coin dealer recently jailed for theft will have to dig deeper into his own pocket to repay victims of what authorities describe as a gold and …

Idaho officials were warned about Capitol makeover shortcomings

BOISE – When Kelly Buckland and Bobbie Ball rolled their wheelchairs into a meeting with state public works officials several years ago, bringing a list of specific changes needed in …

Huckleberries: Hudson’s racks up another tasty tribute

You can add another accolade to the pile accumulated by historic Hudson’s Hamburgers in downtown Coeur d’Alene – “Most Iconic Restaurant in Idaho.” So says the Huffington Post, which picked …

Otter appeals to Supreme Court on gay marriage

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has filed a petition appealing the legalization of same-sex marriage in Idaho to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the state’s case is the “ideal …