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  • Another challenge to Idaho’s new districts filed

    Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. The challenge criticizes the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for …


  • New Idaho redistricting challenge calls for return of 1st commission

    Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, and it includes criticism of the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and …


  • Idaho legislators hope for less pain in ’12

    BOISE – Idaho’s headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said …


  • Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new legislative map

    BOISE – Seven northern Idaho counties are planning a lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, which already faces one legal challenge. “These northern counties want to make sure …


  • Second lawsuit could challenge Idaho district plan

    Seven North Idaho counties are planning a second lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan.


  • Eye on Boise: 4 counties in lawsuit offer own district map

    BOISE – The four Idaho counties that are suing to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan – which include Kootenai County – have drawn up and submitted to the Idaho …


  • County votes to join redistricting lawsuit

    Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county …


  • Kootenai County decides to sue over redistricting

    Kootenai County commissioners have decided to sue over Idaho’s proposed new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large new district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk …


  • Eye on Boise: State revenues fall just shy of predictions

    BOISE – Idaho’s general fund revenues for October are in, and they’re almost exactly on target, missing state economists’ forecast by just 0.7 percent. At $209.9 million, the month’s tax …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho’s dimmer economic outlook mirrors nation’s

    BOISE – Idaho’s new economic forecast is out, and it’s a gloomier outlook than the state’s last forecast in July – though it still predicts growth. The change comes mainly …


  • Eye on Boise: Risch no longer among 15 richest lawmakers

    BOISE – Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has dropped one spot on Roll Call’s list of the 50 richest members of Congress, to 16th. The Capitol Hill newspaper analyzes congressional financial …


  • Labrador’s wife on campaign staff

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has put his wife, Becca, on his campaign payroll with a monthly salary – a legal practice that has drawn much criticism since …


  • Idaho GOP schedules first straw poll

    BOISE – Idaho’s Republican Party has scheduled its first presidential straw poll for Jan. 6 in Boise, and it’s hoping to attract candidates to the Gem State to woo Republican …


  • Idaho sets Jan. 6 GOP presidential straw poll

    Idaho’s Republican Party has scheduled its first-ever presidential straw poll in Boise on Jan. 6, and is hoping to attract the candidates to the Gem State to woo the state’s …


  • Redistricting alters game in some political circles

    BOISE – Idaho legislators or candidates who don’t like their new districts have just two weeks to move if they want to run elsewhere. That’s just one of the many …


  • Post your thoughts on education reform

    BOISE – Public comments on the State Board of Education’s proposed new online class graduation requirement – requiring every Idaho high school student to take two online courses to graduate …


  • Ex-football player, Democrat challenges Labrador

    A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the …


  • Former NFL player launches run for Congress in Idaho

    A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the …


  • Idaho redistricting panel wraps up task

    BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission approved new congressional district lines on Monday, wrapping up its task in less than three weeks and proving the commission process can work. …


  • Idaho adopts new congressional districts

    Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission approved new congressional district lines on Monday, wrapping up its task in less than three weeks and proving the commission process can work.


  • Parent-teacher group seeks input on school reform

    BOISE – The group behind the referendum campaign to challenge Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” reform laws is launching a new project aimed at gathering ideas on …


  • Eye on Boise: Redistricting whirlwind continues

    BOISE – Idaho’s new citizen redistricting commission crisscrossed the state last week, holding hearings in Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Boise, all in the course of three days. “We’ve gotten …


  • Eye on Boise: New redistricting panel to visit CdA

    BOISE – Idaho’s new citizen redistricting commission is coming to town – the commission has scheduled a public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coeur d’Alene City Hall. …


  • Labrador now favors term limits

    BOISE – Freshman Congressman Raul Labrador says after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and seeing what it’s really like, he’s changed his mind and now supports term limits. …


  • Redistricting map by old panel invalid

    BOISE – A last-ditch attempt by Idaho’s former redistricting commissioners to propose new legislative and congressional districts – nearly three weeks after their deadline – has no legal effect, state …


  • Last-ditch Idaho redistricting deal was too late

    A last-ditch attempt by Idaho’s former redistricting commissioners to propose new legislative and congressional districts - nearly three weeks after their deadline - has no legal value, state officials declared …


  • Redistricting in Idaho historically sore subject

    BOISE – Recent calls by majority Republicans in Idaho to put lawmakers back in charge of drawing new legislative districts overlook the angst, delays, multiple court battles and “poisoned” legislative …


  • Eye on Boise: Zions offices would complete Boise core

    BOISE – It’s big news for Boise that Zions Bank is planning new headquarters at the corner of Eighth and Main streets downtown. That’s the site of the infamous Boise …


  • Idaho redistricters agree - 3 weeks after deadline

    In the latest twist in this year’s Idaho redistricting saga, the Idaho Republican and Democratic parties issued a joint media advisory just after 5 p.m. today saying the six previous …


  • Idaho must pick new redistricting panel

    BOISE – Idaho has to appoint an entirely new redistricting commission and start the process over after the first commission blew its deadline, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced …

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