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  • Ward’s position statements cribbed from other websites

    Five of the 10 position statements Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward has touted as his own on a campaign website are word-for-word identical to statements on other candidates’ and congressmen’s …


  • Amendment repeal issue stirs congressional race

    BOISE – After a week and a half of heavy criticism around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment – direct election of U.S. senators – one of …


  • Candidate now says he never backed 17th Amendment repeal

    After a week and a half of heavy criticism on editorial pages around Idaho for the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment - direct election of U.S. senators - one …


  • Full GOP field to fill Clark’s post

    The hottest legislative race in North Idaho this spring is the four-way contest for the House seat in District 3 that’s opening up due to seven-term Rep. Jim Clark’s retirement. …


  • Ad puts bailouts in spotlight

    BOISE – In a new TV commercial airing across the 1st Congressional District, GOP candidate Vaughn Ward says “the only way to stop reckless spending” by the federal government is …


  • Idaho Supreme Court candidates spar

    BOISE – Two candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court matched off in a fiery debate Tuesday and immediately sparred over ratings released by the Idaho State Bar earlier in the …


  • Ad says banning earmarks, bailouts ‘only way’ to fix budget

    In a new TV commercial airing across the 1st Congressional District, GOP candidate Vaughn Ward says “the only way to stop reckless spending” by the federal government is to “end …


  • Trio makes run at Senate, not just incumbent Crapo

    BOISE – The opposition may not be particularly active or well-funded, but Idaho’s senior U.S. senator, Mike Crapo, isn’t going unopposed for re-election this year as he did six years …


  • Idaho high court contests candidate’s statements

    BOISE – The contested race for an Idaho Supreme Court seat has heated up, with the court itself now issuing statements disputing claims from the challenger, Lewiston Judge John Bradbury. …


  • Idaho’s high court decries campaign claims

    The contested race for an Idaho Supreme Court seat has heated up, with the court itself now issuing statements disputing claims from the challenger, Lewiston Judge John Bradbury. The court …


  • Lowest number of bills introduced; 359 passed

    BOISE – Now that it’s all said and done, here are the numbers on this year’s Idaho legislative session: In 78 days, there were 816 pieces of legislation drafted, 620 …


  • Older Idahoans reliable voters

    BOISE – Idaho seniors have been hit hard by the recession, their incomes are low, their living costs are rising – and they’re very, very likely to vote. That’s the …


  • Poll: Idaho seniors potent voting force

    Idaho seniors have been hit hard by the recession, their incomes are low, their living costs are rising - and they’re very, very likely to vote. That’s the picture that …


  • Idaho official says candidacy valid

    BOISE – A North Idaho senator’s initial attempt to get his primary challenger tossed off the ballot has failed, but Sen. Mike Jorgenson says he’s not giving up. Jorgenson, R-Hayden, …


  • North Idaho senator wants challenger off ballot

    A North Idaho senator’s initial attempt to get his primary challenger tossed off the ballot has failed, but Sen. Mike Jorgenson says he’s not giving up. Jorgenson, R-Hayden, last week …


  • GOP candidates dispute how to fight health reform

    BOISE – Two of Gov. Butch Otter’s opponents in the GOP primary are critical of his high-profile legal fight against federal health care reform, and say they’d approach it differently. …


  • Ward launches first ad in congressional race

    BOISE – The first TV campaign commercial of Idaho’s primary season is out, from congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, featuring him driving and leaning against a big Dodge pickup truck, talking …


  • Idaho campaign ad features borrowed pickup

    The first TV campaign commercial of Idaho’s primary season is out, from congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, featuring him driving and leaning against a big Dodge pickup truck, talking core values. …


  • Former governor stands up for Ward

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Phil Batt wasn’t Idaho’s flashiest governor, but the onion farmer from Wilder was one of its most respected, both for his fiscal restraint and his political vision. …


  • Former Idaho Gov. Batt calls for fiscal restraint

    Phil Batt wasn’t Idaho’s flashiest governor, but the onion farmer from Wilder was one of its most respected, both for his fiscal restraint and his political vision. So when Batt, …


  • Sarah Palin endorses Idaho candidate

    Sarah Palin has endorsed Vaughn Ward in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District GOP primary, adding oomph to a race in which the two leading contenders have been trying to out-conservative each …


  • Sali back at Capitol to testify, endorse

    BOISE – Controversial former U.S. Rep. Bill Sali resurfaced in Idaho politics on Friday, testifying against child immunizations at a state House committee he once chaired and scheduling a Statehouse …


  • Dozens file candidacy for Idaho offices

    BOISE – Idahoans will have a full slate of candidates to choose from in both their May 25 primary election and the general election in November for offices including governor, …


  • Citizen Kempthorne glad to stump on Ward’s behalf

    BOISE – Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has emerged back on the Idaho political scene, endorsing 1st District congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, introducing Ward at a Statehouse press conference officially …


  • Minnick challenger on tour

    BOISE – GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward was joined by former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna on Tuesday as he kicked off an 18-stop, …


  • Lawmakers preparing for more road stimulus

    BOISE – State transportation officials say they’re scrambling to prepare for what they’re calling “Stimulus II,” federal legislation also known as the 2010 Jobs Bill that could potentially bring another …


  • Garwood-to-Sagle project in highway plans this year

    BOISE – If the Idaho Transportation Board’s much-scaled-back bonding proposal for the coming year wins legislative support, bonds would pay for $14 million worth of additional work on the Garwood-to-Sagle …


  • In her run for governor, Kemp eschews parties

    BOISE – Former GOP state Rep. Jana Kemp has launched her independent campaign for governor, now that she’s surpassed the number of required verified signatures on her petition for candidacy …


  • GOP candidates aspire to Palin comparison

    BOISE – Former Idaho Democratic congressional candidate Larry Grant was quoted by CQ Politics recently describing GOP 1st Congressional District hopeful Vaughn Ward as “a Sarah Palin Republican” and rival …


  • Allred advocates direct citizen input

    BOISE – Perhaps the oddest thing about Keith Allred, the newly announced Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, is that he’s not a Democrat. He’s not a Republican either. Instead, …