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Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:40 a.m.

Idaho Legislature will have just one Democrat from north of Boise

If you thought the Idaho Legislature couldn’t get more Republican, think again. Tuesday’s election results bumped up the GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature from 80 percent to 84 percent, as Republicans picked up one Senate seat and three seats in the House. There’s now just one Democrat serving in the Idaho Legislature from north of Boise – Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer.

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A protester sets off fireworks during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:44 a.m.

Trump victory sets off protests in California, Oregon

LOS ANGELES – Donald Trump’s presidential victory set off protests early Wednesday by hundreds of people on California college campuses and in Oregon. Police says at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting anti-Trump expletives and others chanting “Not my president!”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Putin says that Moscow is ready to try to restore good relations with the United States in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. (Sergei Karpukhin / AP)

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:19 a.m.

Russian media celebrates future US President Trump

MOSCOW – Russian state television channels are reveling in the victory of US president-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to improve ties with Russia and publicly praised the country’s globally controversial leader, Vladimir Putin. State-run news network Russia-24 had wall-to-wall coverage of the US election day, culminating with correspondents in New York covering the long celebrations at Trump’s headquarters as much as the teary-eyed faces at Clinton’s.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin smiles with his wife Janna at a campaign rally in Janesville, Wis., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Paul Sancya / AP)

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7:14 a.m.

Paul Ryan might not be happy about the first agenda item in Donald Trump’s victory speech

In a brief victory speech early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump devoted only a few words to his specific priorities for policymaking in the next administration. At the top of the agenda was a new investment in infrastructure. “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” the president-elect said after making a few introductory remarks. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.”

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President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech as he is surrounded by his family during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (Mary Altaffer / AP)

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:21 a.m.

Trump claims astounding victory as America’s 45th president

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton, not declared until well after midnight, will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. Trump has pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law, revoke America’s nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.

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Living history presenter Skip Critell dressed as President Abraham Lincoln listens to a speech at the Idaho GOP Election Night Party at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Otto Kitsinger / AP)

Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:01 p.m.

Idaho Sen. Crapo wins historic fourth term; Labrador, Simpson also win

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo won a fourth six-year term in the Senate on Tuesday, the first Idaho senator to win a fourth term since famed Democrat Frank Church in 1974. And 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador won a fourth two-year term in the U.S. House, even as he mulls a run for governor of Idaho. But there were deep divisions among Idahoans on Tuesday on the nonpartisan Idaho Supreme Court race and a constitutional amendment that state lawmakers placed on the ballot.

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