Law & Justice

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It is Pro Bono Week and we speak with the Concordia University School of Law and the Idaho State Bar about this public service.

A Texas federal judge just has declared unconstitutional a decades-old law that aims to keep Native American children within their own communities.

On Friday, an intergovernmental organization hosted a hearing in Boulder, Colorado on the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the U.S. That group faces some of the highest violence and sexual assault rates in the nation.

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Boise Police have a new tool in their crime fighting arsenal: drones. However, the Boise Police Department calls them unmanned aerial vehicles.   The department now has four drones, and four officers have FAA Remote Pilot Certification.

This week The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets in Salt Lake City for its bi-annual conference. Meanwhile a report in the Salt Lake Tribune says a new lawsuit claims the Church turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children in one of its programs.

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The publisher of a northern Idaho weekly newspaper is being attacked in anonymous robocalls, accusing him of imposing a "leftist agenda" on Sandpoint.

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This interview was originally broadcast August 9, 2018.

For years, Kelly Sundberg endured horrific domestic battery at the hands of her husband.  After being found guilty of assault, her husband's only sentence was to write a letter of apology.

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Lawyers sparred Monday, September 17 over an abortion reporting law that passed earlier this year and went into effect July 1. It mandates health providers hand over information to the state about women receiving abortions – including if they have any of 37 so-called complications named in the law.

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The Idaho Department of Correction doesn’t have to release information about which drugs it used to execute two inmates or where it got them from – at least for now.

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The Liberty Bell replica and other parts of the Idaho Capitol have been cleaned up after state officials found graffiti on the landmarks this week.

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A ruling by the 9th circuit Court of Appeals last week determined the prosecution of homeless people for sleeping in public constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. We drill down into the issue of homeless rights and public safety.

Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

A federal appeals court is siding with several homeless people in Boise who have sued the city for prosecuting them for sleeping outside.

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An Idaho inmate is being held without bail after a woman accused him of raping her at a wildfire camp in August.

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A not guilty plea has been entered for Timmy Earl Kinner, the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that rocked Boise nearly two months ago.

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So far in 2018, the Idaho State Tax Commission has blocked nearly $130,000 in fraudulently filed tax refund requests.

 

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