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  • MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012, 12:30 P.M.

    Idaho Rep. Labrador launches re-election bid

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced his bid for a second term on the Statehouse steps today, flanked by more than 30 state lawmakers who served with him when he was …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

    Cowan throws hat in ring for Congress

    A local film director says he’s ready for a career change. Rich Cowan, president and CEO of North by Northwest, a Spokane-based film production company, said Friday that he’s decided …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

    Inslee’s jobs plan focuses on six ‘key industry clusters’

    The likely Democratic nominee for Washington governor spent much of a campaign speech Monday unveiling his job creation plan calling for a “culture change” in Olympia. Jay Inslee, a Democratic …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012, 10:38 A.M.

    Inslee calls for focus on six industries

    Jay Inslee, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he would focus the state’s job creation efforts on six “key industry clusters” – aerospace, life sciences, military, agriculture, information technology and …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    CdA Sen. Hammond won’t seek fourth term

    Sen. Jim Hammond won’t seek a fourth term in the state Senate, and instead will apply for the upcoming opening for president at North Idaho College, along with looking at …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

    Spin Control: Coverage of caucuses is pointless

    If no one else has yet proposed this, might I suggest the news media stop paying attention to the results of the Iowa precinct caucuses … or any precinct caucuses, …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

    Tea partyers to challenge 3 veteran Idaho GOP legislators

    BOISE – A trio of tea party sympathizers is challenging three longtime GOP incumbents in North Idaho’s legislative District 1, as Idaho gears up for its first closed Republican primary …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012, 9:03 A.M.

    Bill would delay Idaho’s primary from May to August

    Idaho lawmakers on the House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously this morning to introduce two bills dealing with this year’s primary election: One from committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, to …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

    Idaho high court overturns redistricting, may delay primary

    BOISE – Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

    Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

    School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011

    Ex-football player, Democrat challenges Labrador

    A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011, 7:51 P.M.

    Cain’s popularity reaches new heights

    CONCORD, N.H. — Herman Cain basked Wednesday in the glow that attends top-tier contenders in New Hampshire and began scrambling to assemble the sort of staff needed to capitalize on …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2011

    With values like these, who needs bigotry?

    I love a good “issue analysis.” Almost as much as a nice, righteous fistfight. Wouldn’t it be great if today’s Values Voters Summit delivered both?


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011, 5:19 P.M.

    Baumgartner to run for Cantwell’s Senate seat

    After less than a year in the state Senate, Michael Baumgartner plans to run for the other Senate in the other Washington by entering the race against Democrat Maria Cantwell. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2011

    Spin Control: We welcome lists when the news ship is listing

    OLYMPIA – Summer is a time of lists. Not just the lists of what to take on vacation or what we need for the picnic, but lists to fill newspapers …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009

    Response could cripple Jindal’s 2012 prospects

    The reviews were swift and scathing: Off-putting. Amateurish. Disastrous. And those were fellow Republicans reacting to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who delivered the nationally broadcast follow-up to President Barack Obama’s …


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