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  • Mid-term turnout highest in Spokane County since 1970

    Election officials say a big surge of votes in the final day likely will push voter turnout over 70 percent in Spokane County.Election drop boxes in a few cases filled …


  • Victorious Republicans rally on state Capitol steps

    Victorious Republican candidates gathered on the Statehouse steps for a rally today, where Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko declared, “Last night was the biggest victory in the history of Idaho …


  • Baumgartner’s lead appears insurmountable; City isn’t underrepresented in vote totals

    At the end of counting last night, many local Democrats said they suspected that votes from the city of Spokane were under-represented in Tuesday’s counts.Since the city leans strongly in …


  • Hucks Poll: Congress Split Predicted

    Tuesday’s Poll: 54 of 93 respondents (58%) correctly said that congressional control would split between the parties after Election Day, with Democrats continuing to control the Senate, while Republicans would …


  • How close for recount?

    The tight race for U.S. Senate would have to get noticeably tighter to trigger a mandatory recount.Although tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted statewide, including more …


  • Judges get more power to restrict bail

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington voters overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to give judges more power to deny a suspect bail, after last year’s brutal slaying of four Lakewood police officers by a …


  • Idaho voters OK four constitutional amendments

    All four constitutional amendments that were on the Idaho ballot passed, and passed fairly easily. SJR 101, allowing “tuition” at the University of Idaho (rather than just “fees”), passed with …


  • AM: GOP Tightens Hold On Idaho

    Idaho Education Superintendent Tom Luna, left, and his wife Cindy, right, celebrate his victory at the Republican Party Election Headquarters held at a hotel in Boise Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)Idaho …


  • Election expands GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature

    The Republican sweep that swept across Idaho yesterday did more than return the state to a 100 percent Republican congressional delegation to match its all-GOP slate of top statewide officials: …


  • Labrador, Minnick comment on results

    Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early …


  • Repubs Grab House, Gain In Senate

    The party that controls the House holds crucial power, taking the lead in writing bills and deciding which to bring up for a vote and when. A Republican House could …


  • Next year’s Legislative split, if trends hold

    Democrats will hold a three-seat majority in the state Senate and an eight-seat majority in the state House if current trends in election results hold.That’s a fairly big if, considering …


  • Tucker wins 4th term as prosecutor

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker was reelected Tuesday night. Tucker (right) was leading defense lawyer Frank Malone 33,111 to 28,322 with 37 percent of ballots counted.Meanwhile, Kootenai County Deputy Prosecutor …


  • Both sides in Senate race ‘figure’ on a win

    Patty Murray and Dino Rossi both think the numbers are on their side for a win in Washington’s close U.S. Senate race.Republican challenger Rossi’s campaign released a statement late Tuesday …


  • After the bar brawls are over…

    Good morning, Netizens… There are several key phrases that have bothered me since this election campaign began. I should state at the outset that this election has more similarities to …


  • Labrador wins, beats Minnick

    The Associated Press has called Idaho’s 1st District congressional race in favor of GOP challenger Raul Labrador. The latest figures from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office show that with …


  • Otter claims victory, promises ‘conservative leadership in tough times’

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has claimed victory in his re-election bid, saying in a statement, “I give credit to my opponent, Mr. Allred, for running a very tough race. In …


  • Allred concedes in guv’s race

    Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred has conceded to GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the governor’s race. “I believe more strongly than ever in the Founding Fathers’ wisdom that the …


  • Latest results in guv’s race

    With vote-counting delays in Kootenai, Ada and Canyon counties, the election results have been very slow to come in tonight, prompting several major candidates to hold off on either declaring …


  • AP declares Luna, Little, Ysursa winners

    The AP has called three more Idaho races: Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna all have won re-election, …


  • Ward-Palin event

    Flier for Sarah Palin event in Boise on behalf of Vaughn Ward congressional campaign


  • Idaho schools case: Burdick’s release

    Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick’s press release Monday on the school facilities lawsuit, in response to an editorial in the Lewiston Tribune


  • Idaho schools case: Huntley’s response

    Robert Huntley’s statement in response to Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick’s press release Monday on the school facilities lawsuit


  • Smith poll - 1st CD

    Greg Smith & Associates poll in 1st Congressional District


  • Huntley-Bradbury-statement

    Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robert Huntley’s statement on the Bradbury vs. Burdick Idaho Supreme Court race


  • Hartgen-Burdick-statement

    State Rep. Stephen Hartgen’s statement on the Burdick vs. Bradbury Idaho Supreme Court race, endorsing Burdick


  • IACI release

    IACI press release standing by anti-Allred attack website


  • Idaho Bar Survey 2010

    Idaho State Bar survey of its members, ranking the two candidates for Idaho Supreme Court in the May 25 election


  • Justice Jones statement

    Statement from Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones, responding to campaign claims from District Judge John Bradbury, who is running against Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick.


  • Jones statement

    Justice Jim Jones statement


  • Judge Bush decision 4-20-10

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Bush’s decision declaring Idaho restrictions on independent presidential candidates unconstitutional


  • Jorgenson complaint

    Complaint filed with Idaho Secretary of State by Sen. Mike Jorgenson, challenging ballot status of his primary election challenger


  • Allred-Health-Care-Statement

    Statement of Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, on how Idaho should propose its own state health care reform plan and opt out of federal reforms, rather than suing to stop federal reforms


  • Otter announces campaign staff

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Friday announced his campaign manager and other campaign staff, and formally filed for re-election to a second term as governor


  • Kemp filing release

    Independent Idaho gubernatorial candidate Jana Kemp’s statement on filing for the office Monday


  • Rammell release - free dinners

    GOP candidate for governor Rex Rammell is hosting “free dinners” around the state to spread his campaign pitch


  • Allred-Release-3-1-10

    Allred for Idaho press release, 3/1/10


  • Dave Stevens’s response

    This is David Stevens’s response to complaints from Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker that led to his dismissal as a deputy prosecutor.

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