Political and legislative news out of Idaho.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
Eye on Boise: Idaho presidential ballot to offer eight choices
BOISE – Idaho’s presidential ballot for November has ballooned to eight candidates, as three independents turned in enough signatures just in time to qualify for the ballot. The three who …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Butch and Lori Otter to be honorary Trump chairs for Idaho
Gov. Otter and first lady will chair Trump campaign in Idaho
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Police group withdraws endorsement in Idaho court race over candidate’s excessive-force lawsuits
A law enforcement group has withdrawn its endorsement of state Sen. Curt McKenzie’s bid for the Idaho Supreme Court after he twice represented criminal suspects who unsuccessfully sued police officers …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse
The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Lawmakers scrutinize Idaho’s religious exemption that protects rights of religious sect amid high child death rates
Idaho’s religious exemption from charges of child abuse, neglect, child injury and manslaughter, passed in the 1970s to accommodate faith-healing groups, came under close scrutiny at a legislative hearing Thursday.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Lt. Gov. Little open, Rep. Labrador mum on releasing assets
Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s campaign says he’s open to voluntarily disclosing his assets at some point along the gubernatorial campaign trail, but his staffers aren’t saying what Little will hand …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief bill; my full Sun. column
When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation…
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Hundreds turn out to support DACA at Idaho rallies
Close to a thousand people rallied at the Idaho Capitol over the weekend in support of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has protected “dreamers” – those …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Labrador announces legislation targeting criminal alien gang members
Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced today that he’s sponsoring legislation designed to “make our communities safer by making it easier to deport alien gang members.” Labrador is …