Idaho's bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is back at work this morning, with its deadline looming on Tuesday at 5 p.m. First up is review of three new publicly submitted legislative district plans. One, from former state Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, is billed as a way to solve the District 2 problem and still split only 7 counties. His proposal pairs southern Bonner County with part of Kootenai County in District 2, then creates a District 3 that combines Idaho, Clearwater and Shoshone counties with a portion of Kootenai County.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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