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  • Eye on Boise: Complicated or not, Idaho backs amendments

    BOISE – Here’s why it’s not surprising that all four constitutional amendments on this year’s Idaho ballot passed, and passed fairly easily: That’s our history. All 11 previous constitutional amendments …


  • GOP gains mean more of the same at Idaho Statehouse

    BOISE – While much of the nation endorsed a sharp change in political direction Tuesday, Idaho went its own way – the same way it’s headed for the past four …


  • Labrador says win sends message

    BOISE – Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to …


  • GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

    A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win …


  • Supermajority in, some taxes out

    Washington voters removed some taxes and made it tougher for the Legislature to create new ones, but seemed to turn down plans to privatize some state services. Idaho voters passed …


  • Idaho Election Night updates

    Running election updates for Kootenai County and North Idaho.


  • Allred plans campaign stops

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred and some of his supporters will roll through North Idaho on Monday for a series of “mini-rallies.” Allred, a former citizen activist and founder of …


  • Eye on Boise: Large voter turnout predicted at Idaho polls

    BOISE – It’s election time – grab your ID and head to the polls on Tuesday. This is the first general election at which Idaho’s new requirement for voters to …


  • National group fuels ads targeting Allred

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter likes to say he doesn’t go negative – all his TV campaign ads are positive and are about him, not his opponent. But there …


  • Minnick’s latest TV ad disputed

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Walt Minnick has come out with another hard-hitting TV ad about GOP rival Raul Labrador, this one focusing on a federal drug case involving an illegal …


  • Budget at issue in final governor debate

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s …


  • House rivals squabble over wilderness, campaign funds

    BOISE – With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate …


  • Ad highlights vote on specialty plates

    BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick has launched a new TV ad that repeats his earlier criticisms of GOP rival Raul Labrador, plus adds a new one: that Labrador …


  • Job creation tops Idahoans’ concerns

    With the election less than a week away, Idaho voters are worried about their state’s economy, wary of plans to run huge trucks across scenic U.S. Highway 12, and averse …


  • TV stations pull anti-Minnick ad

    BOISE – At least two TV stations pulled a new independent ad against Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick Tuesday that falsely claims Minnick voted in favor of the federal stimulus bill. …


  • Minnick, Labrador race close

    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick’s lead over Republican Raul Labrador fell from 10 percentage points in mid-September to 3 percentage points late last week, says a poll commissioned by The …


  • Otter and Allred on election issues

    Here’s a look at how Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred differ on big issues in the race: • SCHOOL FUNDING: Otter approved an unprecedented 7.5 percent …


  • Incumbent Otter faces mediator, activist Allred

    BOISE – Butch Otter’s long-awaited turn as Idaho’s governor – he first ran for the post in 1978 and served as lieutenant governor for 14 years – hasn’t turned out …


  • Allred wants to retain state control of wolves

    BOISE – Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, announced Thursday that he opposes Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to pull Idaho out of wolf management, and that if elected, …


  • Labrador TV ad misled on rival

    BOISE – Republican Raul Labrador’s campaign has pulled a new ad that took a remark made by U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick out of context to suggest the Democrat favors a …


  • Ad blames Otter for Idaho’s woes

    BOISE – A new commercial from Keith Allred, the Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, blames GOP Gov. Butch Otter for the state of Idaho’s economy, saying Otter “focused on helping …


  • Stimulus hot topic in race for Congress

    BOISE – Republican Raul Labrador and Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick are at odds over a series of letters sent by Minnick and other Idaho lawmakers seeking support of projects …


  • Eye on Boise: Spirited debate in race for Secretary of State

    BOISE – They may be lower-profile state offices, but there were lively debates last week in the races for Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State Ben Ysursa …


  • Minnick proves ‘quietly effective’ with legislation

    BOISE – Freshman Rep. Walt Minnick has sponsored more legislation, and seen more of it pass, than any other first-term U.S. House member from Idaho in the past two decades. …


  • Labrador calls new Minnick ad ‘shameful’

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Walt Minnick has launched two new campaign commercials, one touting his work on veterans’ issues and the other criticizing GOP challenger Raul Labrador for his votes …


  • Otter debates two challengers

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Cuts to dental programs for the poor became a surprise flashpoint of Wednesday evening’s debate between Republican Gov. Butch Otter and Democrat Keith Allred, as they went …


  • Crapo, Sullivan debate taxes, federal spending

    BOISE – Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo sparred with Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan over taxes and federal spending in a televised debate Tuesday night, with Crapo warning that “America is facing …


  • Governor, Allred spending heavily on ads

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday reported raising $752,000 in campaign funds in the past four months, while his Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, raised $372,500. With both candidates …


  • Labrador ad attacks Minnick

    BOISE – Idaho GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador on Tuesday launched a TV ad trying to portray Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick as a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …


  • Wash., Idaho voters cast ballots with local, national implications

    Most voters across the Inland Northwest will have their ballots by this weekend for a Nov. 2 midterm election that will decide everything from control of the U.S. Congress to …

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