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Eye On Boise Luke Malek archive

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

TUESDAY, AUG. 29, 2017

Luke Malek (Betsy Z. Russell)

Malek, wife escape serious injury in Highway 95 crash 

Idaho Rep. Luke Malek is feeling very lucky that he and wife Tara are alive and escaped serious injury in a horrific crash on Highway 95 north of Moscow on Saturday afternoon that totaled his pickup. “We’d be dead if we hadn’t been wearing our seatbelts,” said Malek, 35, R-Coeur d’Alene, who is running for Congress...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017

Per diem dustup in Idaho raises questions, no easy answers 

Legislative leaders say there's no easy solution to address questions surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive toward their expenses. State legislators received a total of nearly $1 million in per diem payments this year — money they can spend however they want with no accountability. Scrutiny of the system increased this...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, presents liquor license reform bill to the House Ways & Means Committee on Friday, March 3, 2017; the leadership-dominated panel agreed unanimously to introduce the bill. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Malek: Time to reform Idaho's 'unjust' liquor license system 

It’s time to reform the restrictive liquor license system that’s left some Idaho restaurants on waiting lists for years and driven the price of a liquor license in Coeur d’Alene up to $300,000, Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek said Friday. Malek introduced legislation to set up a new two-tiered system in which cities or counties could choose to...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016


FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016

The latest independent expenditures in legislative races... 

Here’s the latest crop of independent expenditures and electioneering communication reports, all from 48-hour notices filed with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office in the past 24 hours: The “Committee for Principled Government,” headed by Greyhound Park Event Center manager Doug Okuniewisz, reported spending $1,164...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016


SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014


FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

Malek decides against run for Secretary of State

Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, who had been considering running for Idaho Secretary of State - in part because there's currently no one from North Idaho among the state's top elected officials - has decided against a run. Here's his statement: After careful consideration over...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013

Eye On Boise

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