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Idaho senators’ secret selection process for new federal judge raises questions

It seems that women need not apply to the federal district court bench in Idaho.

A secretive selection process that Idaho’s two senators have launched to find a replacement for U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge appears to be ignoring female candidates.

From The Spokesman-Review

Fines to increase for violations of Idaho Open Meeting Law

Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 324 into law, sharply increasing fines for violations of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Fines for regular violations would rise from $50 to $250; fines for knowing violations would rise from $500 to $1,500; and fines for knowing, repeated violations would rise from $500 to $2,500.

From Eye on Boise/The Spokesman-Review

Public records policy set at county

Kootenai County now has a consistent, uniform policy to ensure public records requests are processed and handled according to state laws and court rules.

From the Coeur d’Alene Press

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