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Redistricters agree on public hearing schedule

Idaho’s redistricting commission has unanimously approved plans for 11 public hearings in June outside the Treasure Valley area, a day after the panel deadlocked over differing hearing schedules. Already the commission had held hearings in Boise and, last night, in Caldwell. Here’s the rest of…


Scratch that - redistricting meeting back to original 1 p.m. time

The redistricting commission has decided not to move up its meeting time today after all, and will stick with the previously announced 1 p.m. time to meet in the Capitol Auditorium and set a public hearing schedule.


Redistricters move meeting up to 11:30 today to set hearing schedule

The citizen redistricting commission reportedly has reached an agreement on a public hearing schedule, so it’s pushed up its business meeting that had been scheduled for 1 p.m. today to 11:30 a.m. to approve that. It’ll be in the Capitol Auditorium, and it’ll be streamed…


Redistricting hearing on tap tonight in Caldwell; commish meets again Thurs.

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission will hold its second public hearing tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Caldwell High School; anyone who wants to offer input on the drawing of new legislative or congressional district lines can testify. You can listen to the hearing live online…


Both sides back down from deadlock; will set hearing schedule later

The citizen redistricting commission has reconvened, and both GOP Commissioner Lorna Finman and Democratic Commissioner George Moses withdrew their previous motions on the commission’s public hearing schedule. Co-Chairman Evan Frasure, who spent some time chatting with his Democratic counterparts during the commission’s break, said, “That’s…


Redistricting commission hits first partisan deadlock - over schedule

Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission has gotten locked in its first party-line debate - over, of all things, its public hearing schedule. This afternoon, Democratic commissioners proposed adopting the proposed public hearing schedule presented by the commission’s staff, which called for five public hearings outside the…


Idaho redistricting commission gets to work

BOISE – When Coeur d’Alene contractor and former state lawmaker Dean Haagenson served on Idaho’s redistricting commission a decade ago, he received telephone threats and threats against his business. “I don’t always hew to the party line – I try to do what’s reasonable,” Haagenson said Tuesday. “Some people respect that. Some don’t.”


Hearing wraps up; ‘goal is to make sure each person’s vote counts’

Only about 40 minutes in to the first public hearing on redistricting, the public testimony is all done. “I think we’re realizing more and more the complexity and some of the problems we’re going to be faced with,” said Allen Andersen, the citizen redistricting commission’s…


Testimony: ‘Remember the stakeholders’

Among those testifying to the redistricting commission tonight: * Jeff Almeida, former vice chairman of the Ada Democrats, said, “A number of us have submitted maps to you already” to demonstrate “the feasibility of keeping Ada County intact.” He said, “Given the population shifts ……


Plea to redistricters: Use roads as boundaries

Among those testifying tonight at the first public hearing on redistricting is Phil McGrane, chief deputy to Ada County Clerk Chris Rich. He pleaded with the panel to use roads as boundaries, rather than things that can move over the course of 10 years, like…





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