Here's a link to our full story at spokesman.com on today's drama over redistricting, with the timing of the state's primary election hanging in the balance and the fracas dividing Idaho's supermajority Republican Party. The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in today, halting a move by House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko to fire the two GOP redistricting commissioners they'd earlier appointed and replace them with new ones. Denney told the Associated Press late Wednesday that he planned no further challenges. “If that's their decision, we'll just move ahead,” he said; the commission reconvenes on Thursday morning.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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