A petition signed by 20 members of the Republican state central committee from eight different counties call for a special meeting of the committee in August to fill the state party's vacancies, including appointing a chairman. Party bylaws say a meeting must be held if at least 15 committee members from at least five counties petition for it, said Dawn Hatch, Region IV GOP chairwoman. The Aug. 2 date was picked to be well within a requirement of 30 days' notice for such a meeting, she said. The petition is not the only one circulating among central committee members in the state, Hatch said, but it is the only to specify a date/Idaho Statesman. More here.