Wasden IDOG Moscow

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden addresses a crowd of more than 60 in Moscow, Idaho on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, about Idaho’s open meetings and public records laws.

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In October, interested citizens can learn about open government laws at free seminars in the Treasure Valley. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who is leading the seminars, will explain what these laws cover and how to comply in a “fun and accessible format,” according to a press release from Idahoans for Open Government, a non-profit coalition that promotes freedom of information (full disclosure here: I'm president and co-founder of IDOG).

Deputy Idaho Attorney General Brian Kane and myself will also be among the presenters. The sessions are recommended by the office of the attorney general, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Counties and the Idaho Press Club. IDOG and Wasden started holding these sessions in 2004.

Media members, government employees, public officials and the general public are invited. Space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP. The sessions are set for Oct. 10 in McCall; Oct. 21 in Boise; and Oct. 24 in Nampa. You can read a full story here at idahopress.com, and see more info at IDOG's website, www.openidaho.org.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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