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Three Kootenai County leaders seek re-election in May

Three of the four Kootenai County elected leaders whose terms are up next January are running for re-election in the May 17 primary.


Dems: Denney has agreed to change billboards, under threat of legal action

The Idaho Democratic Party announced late this afternoon that Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has agreed to make changes to 22 billboards posted statewide to advertise the upcoming March 8 GOP and Constitution Party presidential primary election, in response to the Dems’ complaint and threat…


What’s in OtterPAC’s first campaign finance report…

The first campaign finance report from Gov. Butch Otter’s new political action committee, OtterPAC, shows the PAC raised $44,490 from 19 donors in 2015, and spent $2,479, according to Melissa Davlin and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public TV’s “Idaho Reports.” Donations ranged from $100 to…


Rep. Rudolph won’t seek second term

Rep. Dan Rudolph, D-Lewiston, has announced that he won’t seek re-election to a second term. Lewiston Tribune reporter Bill Spence reports that Rudolph, who defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Thyra Stevenson by 26 votes in 2014, said he loves serving in the Legislature, but recently accepted…


Three Constitution Party candidates for president to face off in Boise debate

The Constitution Party of Idaho will hold a debate in Boise on Saturday featuring all three Constitution Party candidates for president – Scott Copeland and Patrick Ockander of Texas, and J.R. Myers of Alaska. The three are vying in Idaho’s Constitution Party presidential primary, which…


Huckleberries: Quest for pop ended in Bonners Ferry showdown

Today, Dave Keyes, of Sandpoint, manages a string of newspapers for a Billings, Mont., newspaper group. But 30 years ago, he was a rookie reporter for the Bonners Ferry Herald in need of a Diet Pepsi. His quest for the pop placed him at the wrong place at the wrong time, as he ended up looking down the barrel of a rifle.


Idaho GOP slams Dems for objecting to state-funded billboards touting presidential primary

The Idaho Republican Party is slamming the Idaho Democratic Party for its complaint about the 22 billboards posted around the state by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office advertising the March 8 presidential primary election, but not mentioning that it’s only for the Republican and…


Labrador endorses Ted Cruz, though they differ on criminal justice reform

Even as 1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador was speaking last night about criminal justice reform, the National Review was breaking the news that Labrador is endorsing Ted Cruz for president – even though Cruz is an outspoken opponent of a bipartisan Senate bill on…


Idaho Democrats protest state-funded election billboards

The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards don’t indicate that the election is just for the Republican and Constitution parties.


Dems object to state-funded primary election billboards

The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards don’t indicate that the election is just for the Republican and Constitution parties. Bert Marley,…





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