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Editor’s note: This is the next in a periodic series on contested races and contests on Idaho’s November general election ballot.

BOISE — The duties of the Idaho Attorney General are clearly laid out in state law, in a list of 18 specific tasks ranging from representing all state agencies, officers and institutions in court, to providing legal advice to the Legislature, to enforcing specific laws, from internet crimes against children to prosecuting corrupt county officials.

Tom Arkoosh file photo

Boise attorney Tom Arkoosh stands before supporters to announce his candidacy as the Democratic nominee for Idaho Attorney General during a press conference at the State Capitol on July 26.

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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