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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

FILE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, right, speaks as Lt. Gov. Brad Little, center, and Tommy Ahlquist, left, listen during an Idaho GOP forum for 2018 candidates for governor in Coeur d’Alene on July 21, 2017. All three are proposing major tax cuts as they seek the open Idaho governor’s seat in 2018. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho governor hopefuls raise more than $1.8M combined, as race for open seat heats up 

It may be 10 months until the 2018 primary in the race for an open Idaho governor’s seat and 16 months before the general election, but the three leading GOP contenders for the post already have raised more than $1.8 million combined for their campaigns. The reports – the first filed since the contest shaped up into a competitive battle between...

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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

Ybarra outraised by campaign challenger

Though Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced in December of 2015 that she’d seek re-election in 2018, she’s had little campaign activity so far this year, according to her newly filed campaign finance report. Ybarra reported $900 in contributions for the first half of...

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THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

Denney gets new voter data request from Trump commission, saying the info won't be publicly released

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has received a new letter from President Trump's election integrity commission requesting Idaho voter data, and this time it includes new assurances that none of the data will be publicly released. “I am a little more reassured by the wording in this letter, certainly, than the last,” Denney said...

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, shown on Jan. 6, 2017 at the Idaho state Capitol. (Otto Kitsinger / AP)

Otter released from hospital after nearly 2 weeks 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was released from the hospital today after being admitted on July 14 for his second back surgery in a week, and then remaining hospitalized for treatment for a post-surgery infection. “He is continuing to recover,” said his press secretary, Jon Hanian...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017



Boise River to open for floating on Saturday

Ada County has announced that it will open the floating season on the Boise River through town this Saturday. The July 29 opening is a record; the river usually opens to floating in June, but this year’s flood-driven high flows made it unsafe until now....

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