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  • T. rex mascot part of Rammell rallies

    Idaho GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rex Rammell is headed to North Idaho with a giant, inflatable green Tyrannosaurus rex, which he’s displaying on a trailer behind his campaign RV.


  • Idaho high court contests candidate’s statements

    BOISE – The contested race for an Idaho Supreme Court seat has heated up, with the court itself now issuing statements disputing claims from the challenger, Lewiston Judge John Bradbury. …


  • Idaho’s high court decries campaign claims

    The contested race for an Idaho Supreme Court seat has heated up, with the court itself now issuing statements disputing claims from the challenger, Lewiston Judge John Bradbury. The court …


  • Ward campaign discloses more assets

    BOISE – Republican U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward on Tuesday released a new U.S. House financial disclosure detailing about $110,000 worth of family assets he hadn’t included in a similar …


  • Lowest number of bills introduced; 359 passed

    BOISE – Now that it’s all said and done, here are the numbers on this year’s Idaho legislative session: In 78 days, there were 816 pieces of legislation drafted, 620 …


  • Older Idahoans reliable voters

    BOISE – Idaho seniors have been hit hard by the recession, their incomes are low, their living costs are rising – and they’re very, very likely to vote. That’s the …


  • Poll: Idaho seniors potent voting force

    Idaho seniors have been hit hard by the recession, their incomes are low, their living costs are rising - and they’re very, very likely to vote. That’s the picture that …


  • Idaho official says candidacy valid

    BOISE – A North Idaho senator’s initial attempt to get his primary challenger tossed off the ballot has failed, but Sen. Mike Jorgenson says he’s not giving up. Jorgenson, R-Hayden, …


  • North Idaho senator wants challenger off ballot

    A North Idaho senator’s initial attempt to get his primary challenger tossed off the ballot has failed, but Sen. Mike Jorgenson says he’s not giving up. Jorgenson, R-Hayden, last week …


  • GOP candidates dispute how to fight health reform

    BOISE – Two of Gov. Butch Otter’s opponents in the GOP primary are critical of his high-profile legal fight against federal health care reform, and say they’d approach it differently. …


  • Tea party in the park

    There may be plenty of disagreement in political rallies of thousands, but Oakesdale resident Ken Hanson’s opinion on taxes is one that was nearly universal at Thursday’s Tea Party gathering …


  • Ward launches first ad in congressional race

    BOISE – The first TV campaign commercial of Idaho’s primary season is out, from congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, featuring him driving and leaning against a big Dodge pickup truck, talking …


  • Tea supporters turn out for a party

    There may be plenty of disagreement in political rallies of thousands, but Oakesdale resident Ken Hanson’s opinion on taxes is one that was nearly universal at Thursday’s Tea Party gathering …


  • Idaho campaign ad features borrowed pickup

    The first TV campaign commercial of Idaho’s primary season is out, from congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, featuring him driving and leaning against a big Dodge pickup truck, talking core values. …


  • Former governor stands up for Ward

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Phil Batt wasn’t Idaho’s flashiest governor, but the onion farmer from Wilder was one of its most respected, both for his fiscal restraint and his political vision. …


  • Former Idaho Gov. Batt calls for fiscal restraint

    Phil Batt wasn’t Idaho’s flashiest governor, but the onion farmer from Wilder was one of its most respected, both for his fiscal restraint and his political vision. So when Batt, …


  • Otter coming to Spokane tax day rally

    When the Tea Party of Spokane holds its first-anniversary celebration and rally at the Spokane Convention Center on Thursday – tax day – its lead speaker will be Idaho Gov. …


  • Sandpoint woman represents best face of tea party movement

    Pam Stout is not what you might expect from the most famous tea partier in the land. She talks proudly of helping people through a couple social programs she worked …


  • Spouse of prosecutor’s race donor facing charges

    A candidate for Spokane County prosecutor has accepted a $500 campaign contribution from the wife of a man being prosecuted by the office he wants to oversee. Records show that …


  • Palin endorses Ward in Idaho race

    BOISE – Sarah Palin has endorsed Vaughn Ward in Idaho’s 1st U.S. Congressional District GOP primary, adding oomph to a race in which the two leading contenders have been trying …


  • Sarah Palin endorses Idaho candidate

    Sarah Palin has endorsed Vaughn Ward in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District GOP primary, adding oomph to a race in which the two leading contenders have been trying to out-conservative each …


  • Sali back at Capitol to testify, endorse

    BOISE – Controversial former U.S. Rep. Bill Sali resurfaced in Idaho politics on Friday, testifying against child immunizations at a state House committee he once chaired and scheduling a Statehouse …


  • Dozens file candidacy for Idaho offices

    BOISE – Idahoans will have a full slate of candidates to choose from in both their May 25 primary election and the general election in November for offices including governor, …


  • Weighing in

    The 2010 election is still nearly nine months away but the early posturing in the race for Spokane County prosecutor brought a flurry of reaction from readers, with some calling …


  • Prosecutor challenger fired

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation. Tucker met with Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens early in …


  • Spokane prosecutor says firing ‘a management decision’

    Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation.


  • Democrat joins prosecutor race

    A Democrat is joining the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Longtime local attorney Frank Malone is officially launching his bid to challenge Prosecutor Steve Tucker today. Meanwhile, Tucker is scheduled …


  • Tucker deputy wants top job

    Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens announced Thursday that he’ll challenge his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker, in the August primary. Both Tucker and Stevens are Republicans, and the battle already …

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