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  • SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Twin Falls GOP committee hopeful draws party’s ire

    BOISE – Good grief – it’s happened again. It turns out that it’s not only up north that one warring GOP faction has tried to hijack another one’s name, as …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Eye on Boise: GunPAC’s targets curiously chosen

    BOISE – Among the weirdest things that emerged from campaign finance reports in Idaho this week – which showed that House Republican leaders were funneling money from their leadership PAC …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

    Primary rivalry heats up in GOP

    BOISE - With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012, 5:50 P.M.

    Idaho Republicans turn on one another

    With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday revealed everything …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

    Low vote turnout in Idaho feared

    Much is at stake in Idaho’s May 15 primary election, from hotly contested county races to every seat in the Legislature. Because Republicans so completely dominate state politics, many of …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

    Nonini donates to Cameron challenger

    BOISE – State Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute, $1,000 campaign donation through his political action committee to the primary election …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012, 4:29 P.M.

    Nonini backs rival to 11-term fellow GOP lawmaker

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute $1,000 campaign donation through his PAC to the primary election challenger of the sitting chairman …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    New district gets state-funded mailing

    Kris Sabo, of Sagle, was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012, 3:03 P.M.

    Idaho senator sends state-funded letter to new district

    Kris Sabo of Sagle was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

    Idaho Senate hopeful touts ethics pledge

    Politics are heating up in North Idaho. Former state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, who’s running for the Senate seat he lost two years ago to an ally of tax-protesting Rep. Phil …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

    Republican newcomers vying for CdA seat

    With fourth-term Republican Rep. Marge Chadderdon of Coeur d’Alene stepping down, the only contested race in the primary for Idaho’s legislative District 4 this year is between the two young …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

    Idaho’s District 3 drawing challenges in GOP

    For the last two elections, one North Idaho legislative district saw few contested races, as popular incumbents were repeatedly re-elected. This year is different, with fourth-term Republican Rep. Frank Henderson …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

    Labrador way ahead in campaign cash

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012

    Ex-state economist says school funding may violate Idaho law

    BOISE – Idaho’s former longtime chief state economist, Mike Ferguson, released a 20-page report Friday on public school funding that reaches a series of startling conclusions, including that Idaho’s current …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012, 2:03 P.M.

    Report: Idaho school funding veering from constitution

    Idaho’s former longtime chief state economist, Mike Ferguson, released a 20-page report today on public school funding that reaches a series of startling conclusions, including that Idaho’s current school funding …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

    Idaho Democrats to caucus Saturday

    Idaho Democrats will caucus on Saturday morning to select their presidential delegates, and they’re inviting folks to join them at the gatherings in each Idaho county. In Kootenai County, the …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

    Bipartisanship in Congress sadly lacking, Labrador says

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship Tuesday, saying the politics in Washington, D.C., are too tainted by partisan rifts. Labrador told the Idaho House and …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 12:39 P.M.

    Labrador: Duty ‘transcends party affiliation’ in Idaho Legislature

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship today, saying the politics in Washington, D.C. are too tainted by partisan rifts.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Panel finishes agency budgets

    BOISE – Legislative budget writers have now set all state agency budgets for next year, finishing their work by setting the Medicaid budget on Friday. In total, the Joint Finance-Appropriations …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012, 8:07 P.M.

    Many seek North Idaho legislative seats, including Hart’s

    In Idaho’s upcoming elections, North Idaho’s most-Republican legislative district will have a Democratic challenger vying for every seat.