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‘Instant racing’ initiative backers say they have enough signatures to make ballot

After hundreds of hours of knocking on doors, pounding the pavement and working the crowds at events, organizers of a statewide initiative to legalize certain gambling machines say they have enough signatures to get their proposal on Idaho’s November ballot, the Idaho Statesman reports. Save…


Facebook dust-up draws comments from Idaho’s first lady, Freedom Foundation…

A Facebook dust-up over the weekend drew sharp comments from a Twin Falls lawmaker, Idaho’s first lady, and the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the Times-News reports today. A post from Rep. Stephen Hartgen, R-Twin Falls, in which he criticized the Idaho Freedom Foundation and accused the…


3 GOP governor candidates participate in final debate

Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidates Raul Labrador, Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist continued to exchange jabs Monday in an otherwise familiar primary debate that covered education, health care and prison reform. Little — a three-term lieutenant governor — maintained Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter had successfully led Idaho out of…


Medicaid expansion initiative backers say they’ve met their goal, measure should qualify for Nov. ballot

Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced today that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho. “We are overjoyed by the outcome of this petition drive,” said Luke Mayville of Sandpoint, co-founder of “Reclaim Idaho,” the…


6 GOP candidates spar in Idaho congressional debate

Republican candidates vying for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District on Sunday all promised to support President Donald Trump’s agenda during their latest televised debate. Former lieutenant governor and ex-attorney general David Leroy, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher, Rep. Luke Malek, Rep. Christy Perry and first-time candidates…


Candidates ready for tonight’s GOP 1st CD debate on Idaho Public TV…

Tonight on the Idaho Debates, six GOP candidates for the open 1st Congressional District seat will face off; the 90-minute debate starts at 6:30 p.m. and will air live on Idaho Public Television. After the debate airs, it – and all the Idaho Debates –…


The governor’s race: Big choices for Idahoans May 15 in both parties…

The stakes are huge – an open seat for governor of Idaho for the first time in 12 years. The competition is hot in both parties, with seven Republicans and three Democrats on the ballot, including big names who are duking it out for their party’s nominations…


Ybarra, Dillon clash in spirited debate

In last night’s GOP state schools superintendent debate with incumbent state Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, challenger Jeff Dillon decried a lack of leadership and vision from Ybarra’s shop, Idaho EdNews reports, while Ybarra defended her record, dismissed some allegations as gossip and myth, and worked in…


Former Rep. Phil Hart ruled ineligible for District 7 legislative ballot; link to full story

Tax-protesting state lawmaker Phil Hart’s comeback bid is in doubt, as the Idaho Secretary of State’s office has ruled Hart ineligible for the ballot in his bid to challenge Rep. Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins, in District 7 in the May GOP primary. Hart, who previously served…


Sen. Foreman calls his own county a ‘cesspool of liberalism’

Idaho Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, at a candidate forum last night in Fernwood, referred to the county he represents in the Legislature as a “cesspool of liberalism,” the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports. “Latah County, particularly the university, greater Moscow area, is a cesspool of liberalism,”…





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