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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns, Hayden woman to fill in

The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned, Hayden woman to fill in.


2018 gubernatorial candidates already out on the stump together

All three major GOP candidates for governor were sitting at the same table on the Fourth of July, at the big Idaho Falls fireworks extravaganza hosted by Melaleuca owner Frank …


Eye on Boise: Sen. Steven Thayn calls on conservatives to ‘do something,’ not just complain

Idaho state Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, had a booth at the state GOP convention over the weekend, where he was handing out copies of his latest book, “Reprogramming Government, A …


Idaho GOP convention smoother this time around

Two years after the Idaho Republican Party’s state convention degenerated into chaos, the party wrapped up a surprisingly smooth confab in Nampa Saturday with much talk of party unity, though …


Eye on Boise: Idaho investigating possible campaign finance violations

Chief Deputy Idaho Secretary of State Tim Hurst says the Secretary of State’s office will be looking into an apparent attempt to evade campaign finance limits by Idaho Falls businessman …


Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP hopes for very different state convention this time

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates struck an optimistic tone as he announced the state party convention, which is set for June 2-4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. “This …


Eye on Boise: Idaho GOP eases up on party platform ‘loyalty oath’

The Idaho Republican Party’s central committee, at its winter meeting, voted to do away with a 2011 party rule that required all candidates to vow compliance with every plank of …


Luke Malek navigates Republican politics, Kootenai County-style

A popular, well-respected second-term North Idaho lawmaker barely squeaked through the GOP primary against an unknown newcomer. But that’s how politics work these days in heavily GOP but still much-divided …


Eye on Boise: Governor creates Idaho task force to battle hackers

Idaho’s state computer network is “constantly under attack,” according to Gov. Butch Otter’s office, and that’s why Otter has named a new Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force, chaired by Lt. Gov. …


Eye on Boise: Less sun will shine on campaign finances

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is less than enthusiastic about a resolution passed by the Idaho Republican Party central committee at its summer meeting last weekend calling for loosening …


Ex-Sen. Larry Craig appeals order to pay $242,000

Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the newly named finance chairman for the Idaho Republican Party, is appealing a federal judge’s order that he pay $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury to …


Larry Craig appeals judge’s order on misuse of campaign funds

Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, the newly named finance chairman for the Idaho Republican Party, is appealing a federal judge’s order to pay more than $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury …


Eye on Boise: Decline in voting has Idaho secretary of state ‘troubled’

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting a 58 percent turnout in Tuesday’s general election – that’s 58 percent of registered voters, and is equal to roughly 39 to …


Idaho GOP charges against Balukoff, Democratic Party fizzle

BOISE – Charges flew – then fizzled – over the weekend as the Idaho Republican Party claimed that the Idaho Democratic Party and Democratic candidate for governor A.J. Balukoff were …


New Idaho GOP chairman seeks to heal party

BOISE – New Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates says his party has work to do to recover from its big split midway through an election campaign. After the party’s state …


Barry Peterson isn’t Idaho GOP chairman, court rules

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – A judge rejected a bid Tuesday from embattled former Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson to hold onto his leadership position within the state’s dominant political party. …


Idaho GOP camps to square off in court over leadership

BOISE – Embattled Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson says the Idaho Republican Party is faced with “two rogue members engaged in a hostile takeover” who want to “usurp” his authority …


Labrador, Ringo report on campaign funds

A look through 1st District GOP congressman Raul Labrador’s latest campaign finance report turns up a bit of irony: Labrador’s biggest donation – $5,000 for the reporting period and $10,000 …


Eye on Boise: Liam, Sophia most popular Idaho baby names

If you’re a baby boy in Idaho, chances are your name may be Liam. A girl? Sophia. Those were the most popular names given to babies born in Idaho in …


Eye on Boise: Former GOP Chairman Peterson confirms Thorpe’s exit

BOISE – Embattled former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson, who maintains he’s still the party chairman, confirmed Friday that he’s changed the locks at the state party offices and …


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he refused convention deal

BOISE – Amid recriminations and finger-pointing after the weekend’s Idaho GOP state convention debacle, Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday he was offered a deal that would have allowed the convention …


Idaho’s GOP convention adjourns without electing chairman, setting platform

Idaho’s state Republican Party convention degenerated into a fiasco Saturday after attempts to disqualify up to a third of the delegates attending appeared to be succeeding – and the convention …


Eye on Boise: Laid-off Boise tech workers should have pick of jobs

BOISE – Here’s an example of how sought-after software engineers are in Boise: Several years after German software industry giant SAP bought out Sybase, another large company with a Boise …


Butch Otter, Russ Fulcher fight for GOP vote in Idaho’s governor’s race

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has built a long political career on disdain for the federal government, stirring talk of freedom and encouraging Idahoans to be the “architects of …


Rifts in North Idaho GOP seen in primaries

Republicans in North Idaho have splintered into bitterly divided factions, and some say the cracks have to close if the region’s dominant party aims to make progress on education and …


Idaho GOP 2014 convention to stay in Moscow

MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho Republican Party leaders have decided to stick with their plans to gather in Moscow and the University of Idaho campus in June for the 2014 state …


Idaho GOP wants to void local laws banning sexual orientation discrimination

Idaho Republican Party leaders want state legislators to wade into city affairs and invalidate local laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation such as the one Coeur d’Alene passed …


Idaho GOP wants non-discrimination ordinances voided

Idaho Republican Party leaders are calling on the state Legislature to invalidate local city ordinances that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation - like the one Coeur d’Alene …


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: Andrus Center’s new director brings statewide experience

BOISE – David Adler, a longtime political science professor and constitutional scholar at Idaho State University, has been named the new director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at …