Four IDOG seminars set for December

The public is invited to attend any of four upcoming free seminars on Idaho’s key open government laws, the Idaho Open Meeting Law and the Idaho Public Records Law, Dec. 8-11 in North Idaho, led by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

It’s a chance to learn what is covered – and what is not – by these important laws, in a fun and accessible format. Presenters in addition to Wasden will include Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane and IDOG President Betsy Russell. Government agency employees, public officials, reporters from all media, and interested citizens all are invited.

These 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. The sessions are free and include refreshments; because space is limited, attendees are asked to RSVP.

Here are the locations and RSVP information:

  • MON. Dec. 8 – LEWISTON: Lewis-Clark State College, Room SAC 112, 6-9:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Lewiston Tribune. RSVP to Butch Alford, (208) 848-2250 or


  • TUES. Dec. 9 – MOSCOW: Moscow City Hall, Council Chambers, 6-9:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. RSVP to Lee Rozen, 882-5561 ext. 4638, or


  • WED. Dec. 10 – COEUR D’ALENE: Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., 6-9:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press and The Spokesman-Review. RSVP to Camie Wereley, 664-8176, ext. 2016 or


  • THURS. Dec. 11 – SANDPOINT: Sandpoint Library, Community Room, 1407 Cedar St., 3-6:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Bonner County Daily Bee. RSVP to Caroline Lobsinger, 263-9534 ext. 259, or


IDOG and Wasden have been holding these sessions around the state since 2004; most recently, seminars were held last fall in eastern Idaho, the Wood River Valley and the Magic Valley. They are funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

Consider joining us, and please don’t forget to RSVP!

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