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Man wins tied southern Idaho election following recount

A southern Idaho city has filled a council seat after an election that ended in what officials thought was tie and was followed by a coin toss and a recount. The Times-News reports Minidoka County officials recounted ballots Monday, finding Dick Galbraith had won the seat on the Heyburn City Council by one vote…


Billboard targeting eastern Idaho mayor draws scrutiny

Eastern Idaho officials say a billboard targeting the incumbent mayor of Idaho Falls by a political action committee called Businesses for Growth contains misleading information. The billboard asks why Mayor Rebecca Casper would spend $87 million for water meters rather than get a new high school. Public Works Director Chris Fredericksen says…


Election results from around the state…

In election results around Idaho, Boise’s city council races were won by former state Rep. Holli Woodings, incumbent TJ Thomson and activist Lisa Sanchez, and voters overwhelmingly approved renewal of an open space tax levy. Nampa Mayor Bob Henry, who was first elected in 2013,…


CdA’s political waters calm, as mayor, council go uncontested in November

Despite a history of hard-fought campaigns and an unsuccessful but bitter recall attempt against the mayor and council just five years ago, Coeur d’Alene’s city elections are looking much different this fall: Mayor Steve Widmyer and three city council members all are running unopposed. Friday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline came and went without…


Former Justice Jones: Move Idaho judicial elections from primary to general

Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones says the state should move its judicial elections from the May primary to the November general election, which typically sees two to three times the turnout. “Why not select judges in elections where a majority of registered voters…


Idaho reviewing request for voter data from Trump commission

The Idaho Secretary of State office is reviewing a request for key points of voter data from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. State Election Director Betsie Kimbrough said Friday that Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received the request from the Presidential…



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Man wins tied southern Idaho election following recount

A southern Idaho city has filled a council seat after an election that ended in what officials thought was tie and was followed by a coin toss and a recount. The Times-News reports Minidoka County officials recounted ballots Monday, finding Dick Galbraith had won the seat on the Heyburn City Council by one vote…


Billboard targeting eastern Idaho mayor draws scrutiny

Eastern Idaho officials say a billboard targeting the incumbent mayor of Idaho Falls by a political action committee called Businesses for Growth contains misleading information. The billboard asks why Mayor Rebecca Casper would spend $87 million for water meters rather than get a new high school. Public Works Director Chris Fredericksen says…


Election results from around the state…

In election results around Idaho, Boise’s city council races were won by former state Rep. Holli Woodings, incumbent TJ Thomson and activist Lisa Sanchez, and voters overwhelmingly approved renewal of an open space tax levy. Nampa Mayor Bob Henry, who was first elected in 2013,…


CdA’s political waters calm, as mayor, council go uncontested in November

Despite a history of hard-fought campaigns and an unsuccessful but bitter recall attempt against the mayor and council just five years ago, Coeur d’Alene’s city elections are looking much different this fall: Mayor Steve Widmyer and three city council members all are running unopposed. Friday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline came and went without…


Former Justice Jones: Move Idaho judicial elections from primary to general

Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones says the state should move its judicial elections from the May primary to the November general election, which typically sees two to three times the turnout. “Why not select judges in elections where a majority of registered voters…


Idaho reviewing request for voter data from Trump commission

The Idaho Secretary of State office is reviewing a request for key points of voter data from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. State Election Director Betsie Kimbrough said Friday that Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received the request from the Presidential…