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Proposition 1

76
Option Pct
No 57.29%
Yes 42.71%

Proposition 2

77
Option Pct
No 57.98%
Yes 42.02%

Proposition 3

78
Option Pct
No 66.71%
Yes 33.29%



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Popkey on Otter re-election announcement: ‘Don’t buy it’

Here’s Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey’s take on Gov. Butch Otter’s announcement that he’ll seek a third term as governor in 2014: It’s “gubernatorial bluster.” Popkey wites, “My take: He hasn’t made up his mind.” He he notes that Otter is “keen to avoid a…


Otter’s early re-election announcement…

A few thoughts on Gov. Butch Otter’s surprise announcement last night that he’ll seek a third term as governor in 2014: First, it’s awfully early for that news. Otter is just one year into his second four-year term; that election is three years away. Then…


Otter tells supporters he’ll seek a third term as governor in 2014

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is telling supporters that he’ll run for re-election in 2014. His former campaign manager, Debbie Field, told Boise television station KTVB that Otter made the announcement Wednesday night…


Malek to run for Chadderdon’s House seat, with her endorsement

Luke Malek, former North Idaho regional director for then-Gov. Jim Risch and currently a Kootenai County deputy prosecutor, has announced he’s running for the seat being vacated next year by four-term state Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene; Chadderdon has endorsed Malek, a Republican and Kootenai…


Popkey: ‘Reasonable’ Republicans rebel

Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports today on the latest splits among Republicans in North Idaho, with a new group backing “reasonable” Republicans and another saying it’s so conservative it disavows Richard Nixon as liberal. “You can’t be on the Republican Central Committee unless you…


Another challenge to Idaho’s new districts filed

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. The challenge criticizes the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for the previous panel, which failed to agree on a plan by its deadline, to return. However, any effort to bring back the first panel will be complicated by the fact that its co-chairman, former state Rep. Allen Andersen, of Pocatello, died last month.


New Idaho redistricting challenge calls for return of 1st commission

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, and it includes criticism of the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for the previous panel, which failed to agree on a plan by its deadline, to return.


New redistricting challenge disses second commission, calls for first to return

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, and attached to it are some rather interesting affidavits: One from House Speaker Lawerence Denney says he thinks the Idaho Supreme Court was wrong to order a second redistricting commission appointed…


Post Falls Man To Seek Sheriff Post

Republican Bob Foster, the former director of Hagadone Hospitality security and current code enforcement officer with the Coeur d’Alene police, has announced his candidacy for sheriff. Foster, of Post Falls, is a 37-year veteran of Law Enforcement having served 17 years as a chief of…


Second redistricting challenge now likely won’t be filed until next week

A second lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new legislative district plan still is in the works, but hasn’t been filed this week as planned. “I’m sitting here working on it now,” said Christ Troupis, the Eagle attorney who’s representing seven northern Idaho counties in the case. “We’re…


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