Stories tagged: 2018 Idaho election
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
Republican Sherri Ybarra has narrowly won a second term as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
BOISE – Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has won an 11th term representing Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. And the GOP’s Russ Fulcher has won Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Cristina …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Idaho voters have approved the expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan on Tuesday to become Idaho’s next governor.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Voters casting midterm election ballots in Idaho are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Mary Souza and Cory Jane English, candidates to represent Coeur d’Alene in the state Senate, disagree on many of the big issues facing Idaho.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5 a.m.
Shem Hanks aims to boost working class, Paul Amador stresses collaboration in race for Coeur d’Alene House seat
State Rep. Paul Amador’s re-election bid for a 4th Legislative District seat that represents Coeur d’Alene is challenged by Democrat Shem Hanks.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Can a non-Republican win a Kootenai County office? Dan Gookin pushes message of independence. Jim Brannon stresses efficiency.
One of the most contentious races in Kootenai County is for one the smaller profile public offices. Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin is running as an independent hoping to …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
An unusually high number of Idahoans have voted early, and two high-profile ballot initiatives appear to be driving some of the turnout.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
In race for Coeur d’Alene House seat between James Addis and Rebecca Schroeder, Medicaid looms large
Democrats haven’t won a seat representing Coeur d’Alene in the state Legislature for a decade. But this year, with Luke Malek’s decision not to run for re-election to pursue a …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4 a.m.
A Kootenai County Commission decision earlier this year to allow builders of new homes or duplexes to opt out of the county building code remains a top issue in the …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
Secretary of State candidates Lawerence Denney, Jill Humble differ on mail voting, automatic registration
Democrat Jill Humble is calling for election reforms in Idaho and challenging incumbent Republican Lawerence Denney’s re-election bid for secretary of state. Denney said he’s earned another four years based …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
In their own way, each of the major party candidates running for governor in Idaho this year is a living embodiment of the state they seek to lead.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Pretty much everyone I know with an Idaho cellphone number, including me, received one or more texts in the past week from the campaign promoting Proposition 1, the initiative to …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Boise attorney and Democrat Bruce Bistline filed to run against GOP Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden four years ago just in case Wasden lost the primary, then didn’t actively campaign …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Republican lieutenant governor candidate Janice McGeachin brought multiple security guards to her Oct. 17 debate at Idaho Public Television — the first time staff there recall a candidate taking such …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
There are clear differences in the Idaho congressional race between Russ Fulcher and Cristina McNeil
On paper, the race for Congress in North Idaho seems lopsided, but neither candidate sees it that way.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Idaho Prop 1 backers claim it boosts horse racing, but opponents say it mostly benefits private owners
Proponents of Proposition 1 in Idaho claim the initiative will revitalize the horse racing industry in the Gem State and support public schools. But opponents argue it mostly will authorize …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Sherri Ybarra says if voters re-elect her for another four-year term as state superintendent of schools, they’ll be voting for stability.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Cindy Wilson, the Democratic candidate for state superintendent of schools, last week received the endorsement of former Republican Attorney General Jim Jones, who also is the former chief justice of …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Candidates for Idaho’s top education post sparred over school safety, early education and their vision for student success during a debate Friday night on Idaho Public Television.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
After a hotly contested primary race that saw the candidates for governor spend more than $4 million combined, campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show much lower figures for rivals Brad …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Republican schools chief Sherri Ybarra held the only campaign event she’s publicly promoting, a two-hour fundraiser Friday with a small crowd inside an Eagle bar.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
The two rivals for the part-time state post have one notable thing in common: Both are women, guaranteeing that Idaho will have its first-ever female lieutenant governor.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Idaho’s major-party candidates for governor got together Tuesday evening to talk tax and fiscal policy.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Gov. candidate Jordan expects ‘women will be attacked’ by restrictive policies if Kavanaugh is confirmed
Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan has released her first campaign commercial, but it’s only airing online; it may air on TV “as fundraising allows,” said her campaign communications manager, …