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Moscow considers additional polling stations

Following the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1994, Latah County officials – and some community members – are seeking additional polling stations in Moscow.


Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Move to limit local bond, levy elections clears House panel on party-line vote

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott’s bill to ban retries of local bond or tax levy elections, even with changes or reductions, for a year after voters reject them cleared a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

North Idaho lawmaker wants limits on school bond retries

School districts shouldn’t be able to keep going back to voters after a bond or levy measure fails at the polls, Rep. Heather Scott told a House committee on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Idaho chafes at Trump request for voter information

Idaho is now one of 44 states, including Washington, refusing to fully comply with a request to turn over extensive voter information to the Trump Administration’s election integrity commission.


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Idaho Senate panel kills new limit on early voting dates

House-passed legislation to that sought to limit early voting in Idaho was defeated Wednesday in a Senate committee.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Idaho bill to clamp down on special House elections advances

House-passed legislation to change Idaho’s procedure for special elections when an Idaho member of Congress leaves office mid-term – no such election has ever been held in Idaho history – …


Souza’s bid to expand local campaign finance reporting killed in Idaho Senate panel

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza’s attempt to extend campaign finance reporting requirements to all elected offices or ballot measures in Idaho, at all levels of government, was defeated in a …


Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process

When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …


Coeur d’Alene School Board election: Terri Seymour versus Tambra Pickford

Coeur d’Alene School District Trustee Terri Seymour considered not running for a second term. She wanted to spend more time with her children. “It was tough at times when I …


CdA voters to weigh public safety bond issue next week

A $1.4 million ladder truck and three fire engines costing almost $600,000 apiece are the big-ticket items in a proposed public safety bond measure going before Coeur d’Alene voters next …


Idaho voters back schools

North Idaho voters were in a generous mood Tuesday, approving school tax measures from Bonners Ferry to St. Maries. The Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school districts had strong voter …


Post Falls to vote on school levy, bond

Population growth in Post Falls was putting pressure on its schools a decade ago, but officials held off asking voters for help when the economy soured and was slow to …


Coeur d’Alene School District voters to decide on two-year levy

At Lakes Magnet Middle School north of downtown Coeur d’Alene, a small room inside the main office is piled high with obsolete textbooks. A larger room one floor up is …


Idaho’s longtime Secretary of State Ysursa to retire

BOISE – After 40 years in state government, Ben Ysursa has strong opinions about how things ought to work in Idaho – and how, on occasion, they have. For example, …


Retiring Idaho lawmaker Henderson backs Avista’s Gfeller for post

BOISE – Retiring Rep. Frank Henderson of Post Falls has endorsed Avista Corp. official Greg Gfeller to succeed him in office, as Gfeller heads into a hotly contested three-way GOP …


Candidates enter Idaho’s May 20 primary

BOISE – Idaho is in for a busy election season this year, with positions from governor down to North Idaho legislative seats drawing multiple candidates before Friday’s deadline. The state’s …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers name stand-ins while campaigning

Two legislators who are running for statewide office missed most or all of the past week of lawmaking, appointing subs to serve for them while they campaigned. Rep. Lawerence Denney, …


Evan Frasure gets 2,500 foreign ‘likes’ on Facebook secretary of state campaign page

BOISE – Idaho secretary of state candidate Evan Frasure said he was “flabbergasted” late Monday when he learned that roughly 2,500 of the 2,859 “likes” on his campaign Facebook fan …


Idaho schools chief Tom Luna won’t seek re-election

BOISE – Controversial Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna will not seek re-election, he announced Monday. That decision will help take politics out of the process of implementing school reforms recommended …


Nels Mitchell, Boise Democrat, launches campaign for Jim Risch’s Senate seat

BOISE – Boise attorney Nels Mitchell launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday, calling Risch an “out-of-touch” career politician and pledging, if elected, …


Betsy Z. Russell: Secretary of state candidates gain GOP endorsements

BOISE – It’s become something of an endorsement war lately among the GOP candidates for Idaho secretary of state, with Mitch Toryanski introducing Freda Cenarrusa, widow of longtime Secretary of …


Eye on Boise: Democratic ticket pleases ex-governor

BOISE – Former longtime Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus was looking pleased, despite the chilly weather, as he gathered with a crowd of about 80 last week to cheer the launch …


Idaho campaigns feature stars: Christie for Otter; ‘Duck Dynasty’ for Denney

Sure, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is bringing in GOP political star Chris Christie for a fundraiser tonight at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, but former House Speaker Lawerence Denney has stars …


Democrat A.J. Balukoff launches Idaho governor campaign

BOISE – A.J. Balukoff launched his Democratic campaign for governor of Idaho on Tuesday, saying two decades of one-party GOP rule have hurt the state’s education system and economy and …


Democrat launches bid for Idaho governor

A.J. Balukoff launched his Democratic campaign for governor of Idaho today, saying two decades of one-party GOP rule in Idaho have hurt the state’s education system and economy and created …


Eye on Boise: Interest in Idaho secretary of state’s job mounting

BOISE – Just a week after longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced that he’d retire rather than seek another four-year term in 2014, the list of those considering …


Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa to retire in 2015

BOISE – Longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced Friday that he’s decided not to seek a fourth term in the office, choosing instead to retire. Ysursa, 64, is …


Idaho billboards target state-run health exchange supporters

BOISE – Billboards bashing Idaho lawmakers who cast votes for a state insurance exchange are popping up in legislative districts. Idaho Freedom Foundation chief Wayne Hoffman said the signs are …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s per-capita taxes among lowest in country

BOISE – Idaho’s tax burden per capita ranks 49th in the nation, according to the latest results from an annual study by the Idaho State Tax Commission. It’s the lowest …