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Eye on Boise: Idaho Debates schedule unveiled

The Idaho Debates schedule has been announced, with six debates scheduled in October in Idaho’s top election contests.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Brown to meet at Sept. 19 town hall hosted by Spokesman-Review, KHQ

The free event will be part of the Northwest Passages Book Club’s Pints and Politics series, which has previously featured Gov. Jay Inslee and candidates for Spokane City Council and …


IBM’s debating AI is here to convince you that you’re wrong

A machine developed by IBM is challenging humans to debates about the future of medicine and the value of physical education.


Schram: Clinton’s blame game still lame

If Clinton had great solutions and wanted to be America’s Jobs President, all she had to do was give a speech and say them. Better yet, many speeches.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump whines, but he’s not the victim

Who has ever been more in need of lectures about personal responsibility than the Republican candidate for president?


Past opinions offer perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Road maintenance, Sept. 24, 1946


Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Space flight, Sept. 16, 1966


Analysis: Trump calls for no debate moderators a week after praising them

Monday Donald Trump is having a debate with Last Week Donald Trump about whether he’s satisfied with his debate moderators. In an interview with CNBC on Monday morning, Trump said …


Could a debate smackdown shake up the election?

Get ready for some must-see TV. The fall debates are always a big part of any presidential campaign. But with many 2016 voters underwhelmed by both Hillary Clinton and Donald …


Ann McFeatters: America deserves better candidates

This election could have one of the lowest turnouts in modern times. That would be a sad outcome, especially in a time when, as Obama pointed out, America is far …


Dana Milbank: Democratic contest resembles pillow fight

The Democratic nominating contest has come to resemble a pillow fight - a lot of commotion and feathers flying, but the blows don’t have much impact.


Idaho’s recovery shapes debate

BOISE – In a polite but pointed debate, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little and his Democratic challenger, Bert Marley, outlined sharply differing views of how Idaho is faring as it …


Sparks fly at Idaho gubernatorial debate

BOISE – Idaho’s final gubernatorial debate showcased the most heated exchanges yet in the race for the state’s top office. Republican Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian …


Candidates for Idaho’s top education job spar in debate

BOISE – Idaho’s current state superintendent of schools – the first noneducator to hold the position – loomed large in the debate Tuesday night between the two educators vying to …


Idaho candidate says she’s running to make up for failing to vote

BOISE – Republican candidate for Idaho state schools superintendent Sherri Ybarra said in a televised debate Wednesday night that she’s running for the office in part to “repay Idaho” for …


Otter won’t desert gay-marriage fight, takes on challengers during election debate

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced during a political debate Tuesday night that he plans to continue fighting same-sex marriage – though he issued a statement earlier in the …


McMorris Rodgers offers Pakootas three debates

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers challenged Democratic opponent Joe Pakootas on Monday to three debates this fall, including two in Spokane. Pakootas said he planned to counter with a proposal to …


GOP challengers bash Butch Otter

BOISE – Two of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s primary election challengers lashed out at him Tuesday night, while Otter declined to participate in the debate aired live statewide on Idaho …


Four Senate hopefuls will debate in Idaho

BOISE – Students at the College of Idaho in Caldwell were proud that they’d organized a debate in the race for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s seat that was attracting lots …