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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Thu., May 31, 2012, 6:39 p.m.

Talking politics on Dialogue tonight...

Tonight on Idaho Public TV's "Dialogue," host Joan Cartan-Hansen will host a reporters and pundits roundtable discussion on the primary elections results, Idaho politics and more; on the panel will be Idaho Statesman editorial page editor Kevin Richert; Idaho Falls Post Register editorial page editor...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012

Wed., May 30, 2012, 4:10 p.m.

Tax-protesting Rep. Hart files for bankruptcy 

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, who lost his bid for a fifth term in the GOP primary two weeks ago, has filed for bankruptcy. In Hart's petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, he lists just three creditors: The IRS, the Idaho State Tax Commission, and...

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Wed., May 30, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

'Youngest lawmaker' claim prompts history lesson 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A news story on Sunday saying a candidate for the Legislature could become Idaho's youngest-ever lawmaker prompted a history lesson. If Nate Murphy of Pocatello is elected in District 29 in November, the...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012



MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012


German rider Claudia Hausler crosses the finish line in triumphant fashion at the final stage of the Exergy Tour on Monday; American Evelyn Stevens, who won the overall tour, was close behind. (Betsy Russell)

Mon., May 28, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

U.S. rider Stevens wins Exergy Tour

U.S. rider Evelyn Stevens has won the inaugural Exergy Tour, taking the overall race and finishing a very close second in the tour's final stage to German rider Claudia Hausler, in a dramatic finish to the five-day professional women's bike race in Boise. For the...

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Racers in the Exergy Tour head up Bogus Basin Road on Monday (Betsy Russell)

Mon., May 28, 2012, 10:24 a.m.

And they're off...

The final stage of the Exergy Tour has kicked off today; here, the crowd of professional women cyclists heads up Bogus Basin Road, two sharp turns - and at least one multi-rider crash - after the starting line in Hyde Park, where today's race both...

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

Sun., May 27, 2012, 6:46 p.m.

Outed Idaho Dem seeks new title: Youngest lawmaker 

Nate Murphy knocked on 8,000 doors and spent just $10 on his successful 2011 campaign for Pocatello's school board, but the 22-year-old's current bid to become one of Idaho's youngest-ever legislators is exacting a higher price, reports AP reporter John Miller. Murphy is running for...

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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012




Fri., May 25, 2012, 1:24 p.m.

Otter appoints Case to Ada commission

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Dave Case to the Ada County Commission, to fill the vacancy left by the May 4 resignation of Vern Bisterfeldt. Case, a current Ada County Highway District commissioner who will leave that post, defeated Commissioner Sharon Ullman in the May...

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Fri., May 25, 2012, 12:16 p.m.

GOP Gov. Otter has a Dem-led agency

For the past three months, one of Republican Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's departments has been headed by a Democrat and overseen by a majority-Democrat commission. It's the state Tax Commission, which is constitutionally required to have four commissioners, with not more than two of them...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012


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