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  • Idaho school reform backers say they won’t disclose donors

    Idaho’s campaign finance deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures - and backers say …


  • New Idaho schools ad launched

    BOISE – The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws and focuses on what may be …


  • Latest school reform ad hits union issue

    The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws, and focuses on what may be their toughest …


  • Idaho school reform becomes personal

    BOISE – Here’s how fiery the debate over school reform has gotten in Idaho: After a forum at the City Club of Boise on Tuesday, state Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, …


  • Fiery debate focuses on Idaho school reforms

    In a fiery debate Tuesday before a sellout crowd of 450, Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna defended his controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws, while critic Brian Cronin …


  • Balance, compromise are topics in Idaho’s District 2

    The ballot looks very different in North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district this fall, now that tax-protesting four-term state Rep. Phil Hart is out and an array of new candidates …


  • Eye on Boise: Secretary of State predicts strong voter turnout

    BOISE – From a popular GOP presidential nominee with an enthusiastic base in the state to controversial school-reform referendums that are drawing attention to the balloting, Idaho’s poised for strong …


  • Ad touting school reforms tells just part of story

    A new television commercial touting Idaho’s controversial school reform laws makes claims that are accurate, but still mislead voters about the impact of the reform laws. That’s because they focus …


  • Ad slams Idaho school reform laws

    BOISE – The hottest election issue of the season in Idaho – possible repeal of the state’s controversial new school reform laws – has yielded the first statewide TV campaign …


  • Idaho teachers will get earned merit pay

    BOISE – It turns out both sides were wrong: Idaho teachers who earned merit-pay bonuses last year under a controversial school-reform law will get those payments this fall, regardless of …


  • Eye on Boise: Races simmer after heated primaries

    BOISE – The northernmost legislative district in Idaho, District 1, saw some of the hottest election contests in the state in May’s primary, with tea party challengers trying to knock …


  • Farris releases income tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho 1st District Congressional candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns Thursday and called on incumbent GOP Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • Eye on Boise: Places marked in leadership races

    BOISE – When current Idaho House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, leaves the House to become a state tax commissioner on Monday, he’ll leave behind what’s shaping up to …


  • Idaho GOP keeps its tea party platform planks

    Idaho’s super-dominant Republican Party was widely expected to swing back toward the middle this year, after tea party activists peppered the party platform two years ago with planks urging abolishment …


  • Eye on Boise: Labrador rips immigration shift

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, an immigration attorney who touted his expertise on the issue as he ran for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat two years ago, blasted President …


  • After failed House bid, Rammell moving to Wyoming

    Flamboyant former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell said he’s given up on Idaho politics and is moving to Wyoming after losing a state legislative race for a north-central Idaho seat …


  • Rammell sells RV, dinosaur, moves to Wyoming

    Flamboyant former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell says he’s given up on Idaho politics and is moving to Wyoming, after he lost a state legislative race for a North Idaho …


  • Idaho senator repays state for letter to GOP voters

    Campaign finance reports show that Idaho state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, has reimbursed the Senate for the cost of an end-of-session letter she sent out to Republican voters that touted …


  • Dems control Idaho tax panel

    BOISE – For the past three months, one of Republican Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s departments has been controlled by Democrats. It’s the state Tax Commission, which is constitutionally required to …


  • Eye on Boise: Twin Falls GOP committee hopeful draws party’s ire

    BOISE – Good grief – it’s happened again. It turns out that it’s not only up north that one warring GOP faction has tried to hijack another one’s name, as …


  • Eye on Boise: GunPAC’s targets curiously chosen

    BOISE – Among the weirdest things that emerged from campaign finance reports in Idaho this week – which showed that House Republican leaders were funneling money from their leadership PAC …


  • Primary rivalry heats up in GOP

    BOISE - With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday …


  • Idaho Republicans turn on one another

    With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday revealed everything …


  • Low vote turnout in Idaho feared

    Much is at stake in Idaho’s May 15 primary election, from hotly contested county races to every seat in the Legislature. Because Republicans so completely dominate state politics, many of …


  • Nonini donates to Cameron challenger

    BOISE – State Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute, $1,000 campaign donation through his political action committee to the primary election …


  • Nonini backs rival to 11-term fellow GOP lawmaker

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute $1,000 campaign donation through his PAC to the primary election challenger of the sitting chairman …


  • New district gets state-funded mailing

    Kris Sabo, of Sagle, was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • Idaho senator sends state-funded letter to new district

    Kris Sabo of Sagle was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


  • Idaho Senate hopeful touts ethics pledge

    Politics are heating up in North Idaho. Former state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, who’s running for the Senate seat he lost two years ago to an ally of tax-protesting Rep. Phil …


  • Idaho’s District 3 drawing challenges in GOP

    For the last two elections, one North Idaho legislative district saw few contested races, as popular incumbents were repeatedly re-elected. This year is different, with fourth-term Republican Rep. Frank Henderson …

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