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Tue., Nov. 15, 2011, 4:11 p.m.

Redistricting challenge to be filed tomorrow

Here's a link to my full story at on how Kootenai County commissioners voted today to sue over Idaho's proposed new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large new district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and pair it with others to the south and east. “We just didn’t think that was right,” said Commission Chairman Todd Tondee. “Our county can be kept whole, and we would like it to be kept whole for our citizens.”

The Kootenai commissioners said they'll join a filing by Twin Falls County; that county's prosecutor, Grant Loebs, said he intends to file it in the Idaho Supreme Court on Wednesday. “There’ll be several more entities” joining in the case, Loebs said, including the cities of Twin Falls and Filer. “There are several other counties that we’re working with that haven’t formally called me back yet today to tell me I can say anything publicly.”

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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