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Mark Patterson makes damage claim against Ada County Sheriff Raney

Former Rep. Mark Patterson is taking a necessary step to sue Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney following the sheriff’s decision to strip Patterson of his concealed weapons license last year. Last month, Patterson filed a Notice of Claim under the

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Patterson gone to ground: Will he show at GOP meeting seeking his resignation?

Republicans in West Boise have set a meeting Tuesday to consider a one-page resolution calling on Rep. Mark Patterson to resign immediately. The District 15 GOP Committee agenda sets aside time at the start to “discuss his intentions regarding his

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Rep. Patterson to Sheriff Raney: ‘The spotlight will be put on you’

Boise Republican Rep. Mark Patterson has a warning for Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney, who revoked Patterson’s concealed weapons license after learning of the lawmaker’s 1974 guilty plea to assault with intent to commit rape. Patterson will confront Raney over

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Not backing down: Patterson tells reporter he’ll revive gun bill

Boise Republican Rep. Mark Patterson tells reporter Ben Swann that he plans to revive House Bill 219, his failed gun rights bill that he says triggered Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney to try to silence him by revoking Patterson’s concealed

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More strange details in Rep. Patterson case: the death of ‘Hanging’ Harry Coe

Among the proofs Idaho Rep. Mark Patterson offers of his innocence — despite his 1974 guilty plea to felony assault with intent to commit rape — is that a famed Florida judge ended his probation three years early. Patterson told

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Idaho Rep. Patterson says accuser admitted fabricating rape allegation

Rep. Mark Patterson, R-Boise, is offering a new account of what led to his being charged with rape in Florida in 1974, including that a private investigator “obtained a tape recorded confession by the woman making the charge which established

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