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Idaho GOP governor hopefuls clash in statewide debate

Idaho’s top Republican candidates for governor gave voters three distinct options to choose from Monday during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other’s campaign tactics.


Instant racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law, ‘thuggish and criminal behavior’

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho on Monday accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to Save Idaho Horse Racing, the tribe has offered at least two petitioners cash…


GOP governor hopefuls debate tonight

Tonight on the “Idaho Debates,” which are broadcast live on Idaho Public Television, the three major Republican candidates for governor of Idaho – Raul Labrador, Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist – will face off. The debate starts at 8 p.m.; after it airs, it –…


Stevens County sheriff bans deputies from talking to coroner about death investigations

A feud in Stevens County has led to a disjointed and at times broken system for dealing with deaths within the county, and an increased burden on county taxpayers.


Democratic rivals for Idaho governor agree on much; clash over marijuana, campaign endorsements

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


Dem candidates for governor square off, clash over marijuana, campaign endorsements

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes. Arm teachers to improve school safety? No, said both former Rep. Paulette Jordan of Plummer and Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff. Expand…


GOP candidate clarifies abortion claim in campaign ad

GOP congressional candidate Russ Fulcher has clarified his claim in a recent ad that he’s passed more “pro-life” legislation than anyone else in Idaho, saying that includes includes voting on bills that may not have become law and bills that may not have been directly related to abortion, the AP reports…


Fact check: Idaho candidate claims challenger faked serving in the military, but claim is unfounded

In a recent debate for Idaho’s lieutenant governor, Republican Sen. Marv Hagedorn accused one of his top opponents of faking military service. The three-term state senator on Tuesday said former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates was “pretending” to have a military background in order to woo voters in an already crowded field…


Idaho Medicaid expansion initiative down to wire, just 5,000 signatures short of goal

An effort to expand Medicaid in Idaho through a citizens initiative is coming down to the wire, with about 5,000 qualified signatures still needed before the May 1 deadline.


Idaho GOP candidates clash in state treasurer debate

Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho’s next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate.


Idaho GOP candidates face off in state treasurer debate

Three Republican candidates vying to become Idaho’s next state treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate. The position is open now that five-term incumbent Treasurer Ron Crane announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. The primary will be held May 15. Julie Ellsworth, a former House…


Candidates prep for state treasurer debate…

The three GOP candidates for Idaho state treasurer, in preparation for tonight’s live debate on Idaho Public Television, draw numbers to see who will speak first in the opening and closing statements; from right, they are Julie Ellsworth, Tom Kealey, and Vicky McIntyre. At left…


Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 election nears; link to full story

Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack. Adding to the negative ads run by the candidates themselves are virulent ads run by outside groups,…


Idaho governor hopefuls go on the attack as May 15 primary nears

Candidates for governor of Idaho have been filling the airwaves with campaign commercials, and as the May 15 Idaho primary election approaches, many have gone on the attack.


Brown releases joint tax return showing $320K in income, more than $69K in taxes

A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.


Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp exchanges. The position has attracted a wide array of candidates now that three-term incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little is running for governor…


McIntyre says she’ll refuse to forfeit county credit card in dustup with commish; link to full story

Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre – a county elected official who’s now running to be the state treasurer – is calling it “crazy” that the three Ada County commissioners requested her today to surrender her county credit card amid allegations of misuse. McIntyre said she’ll…


State treasurer hopeful asked to forfeit her county credit card over misuse allegations

The current Ada County treasurer – a county elected official who’s now running to be the state treasurer – was requested by the three county commissioners on Tuesday to surrender her county credit card amid allegations of misuse.


Fulcher tops pack for fundraising in 1st CD race

Campaign finance reports show Republican Russ Fulcher continues to lead the GOP pack in fundraising in the race for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District. According to sunshine reports released Monday, Fulcher raised roughly $141,000 between January and March. In total, he’s raised more than $408,000 since announcing…


State treasurer hopeful could lose her county credit card over misuse allegations

The Ada County clerk has sent a letter to the county commissioners recommending that county Treasurer Vicky McIntyre’s county credit card be revoked after several instances of misuse of the card, the latest in a series of controversies over McIntyre’s work as the county treasurer….