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Scott examining state law governing concealed weapons permits

July 29, 2015 Dustin Hurst

Freshman Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, wants help understanding wild price differences for concealed weapons permits in Idaho’s 44 counties. For that, she asked for a little help from the attorney general’s office. In a July 27 letter, Deputy Attorney General Paul R. Panther outlines how Idaho sheriffs must handle collection…

Idaho spent nearly $180,000 to fight distracted driving since 2012

July 28, 2015 Dustin Hurst

Taxpayers spent nearly $180,000 between 2012 and 2015 to fight distracted driving, according to Idaho Transportation Department data. Using federal funds, ITD spend $60,000 in 2012, $49,160 in 2013, $13,000 in 2013 and $55,000 in 2015 to promote safer driving on Idaho’s roads and highways. Steve Grant, ITD’s communication manager,…

Moscow fire department may have illegally dodged public records inquiry

July 27, 2015 Dustin Hurst

A co-owner of PACT EMS said MVFD cannot legally hide records. The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department may have illegally dodged a public records request seeking to examine its operations. In a June 8 letter, MVFD attorney Bob Wakefield told Troy Zakariasen, owner of an ambulance company…

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