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  • Ex-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig loses appeal over campaign funds tied to sex sting case

    A federal appeals court says former Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho improperly used campaign funds to pay for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex …


  • Huckleberries: Craig’s new GOP job prompts potshot

    Wonkette, the left-leaning online mag, said the selection of former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig to be finance chair for the Idaho Republican Party is “an inspiring holiday story of forgiveness …


  • 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 …


  • FEC wants ex-Sen. Larry Craig to pay fines, return money

    BOISE – Federal election regulators want former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig to pay $140,000 in fines and return nearly $217,000 to his campaign, arguing he misused the money to fund …


  • Doug Clark: Craig fund stimulates reader fun

    Last week I plucked shamelessly at my readers’ heartstrings. I asked all of you to dig deep into your sofa cushions and pull out a dime that you could mail …


  • Doug Clark: Laughs Larry Craig gave us worth our dimes

    Listen up, fellow patriots. Larry Craig is back on the hot seat again, and we might have to bail him out to the tune of $216,000.


  • Craig claims bathroom visit part of Senate duties

    BOISE — Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that …


  • Idaho play based on Sen. Craig’s airport arrest

    A new Idaho play is based on former Sen. Larry Craig’s 2007 arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.


  • McClure’s legacy includes negative impacts on national forests

    The legend-making began quickly this week with news that former Idaho Sen. James McClure, 86, had died. Even in the case of a politician’s death, Americans have a natural inclination …


  • Eye on Boise: U.S. Senate delegation loses ground in digital IQ

    BOISE – There was a time when then-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was dubbed the “cybersenator” because he was the first U.S. senator to send out podcasts. Now, it seems, our …


  • Decade’s local politics had highs and lows, thrills and chills

    Local politics for the Double Zeroes, or whatever one calls the last decade, started with a promise of a new millenium and a broken campaign promise. It ended with lots …


  • Cancer institute’s study finds unhealthy air in bars

    BOISE – Air quality in smoky Idaho bars is worse than smog, according to a study by a prestigious Buffalo, N.Y., cancer institute. The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, working with …


  • Craig’s firm hired to lobby for prison

    BURLEY, Idaho – Leaders in two Southern Idaho counties are working with a lobbying firm founded by former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig to help lure a proposed federal prison to …


  • Larry Craig opens consulting firm

    Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has opened a consulting firm and plans to focus on energy issues.


  • Larry Craig dropping further appeals

    MINNEAPOLIS — Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has reached the end of the road in his effort to reverse his conviction in an airport bathroom sex sting, one of his …


  • Craig seeks $3 million for water studies

    BOISE – Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho is stepping down from the U.S. Senate, but he will leave one last water bill waiting in the next Congress. Hidden deep …


  • Interest dwindles in airport arrest site

    For more than a year, it was the most famous public restroom in the country, but things are decidedly more commonplace now around the airport men’s room where an Idaho …


  • Court upholds Craig’s guilty plea

    Minnesota’s Court of Appeals has denied Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s appeal in a restroom sex-solicitation case, rejecting every one of his arguments for overturning his guilty plea to disorderly conduct …


  • Craig’s guilty plea in sex sting to stand

    Minnesota’s Court of Appeals has denied Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s appeal in a restroom sex-solicitation case, rejecting every one of the senator’s arguments for overturning his guilty plea to disorderly …


  • Craig lawyers argue case to appeals court

    A year to the day after U.S. Sen. Larry Craig started fighting to withdraw his guilty plea in a men’s room sex sting, his lawyers were back in Minneapolis on …


  • A little rhyme, a bit of reason: Time to open the Windbaaag

    Jesus’ younger brother, Jerome, dropped me a line this week. I looked at the postmark and gasped. I had no idea Jesus had kin in Spokane.


  • War of words continues

    As chairman of the Idaho House Education Committee, state Rep. Bob Nonini always has the opportunity to get in the last word. As predicted by Huckleberries Saturday, however, the District …


  • Exchange students veer off topic

    Not everything went according to script at the 23rd annual Human Rights Celebration at North Idaho College last week. Three international exchange students from St. Maries High caused a few …


  • Romney: GOP best for West

    BOISE – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney raked in more than $100,000 at a breakfast fundraiser Monday in Boise and said he doubts Democrats can make gains in the West. …


  • the falls, shawn vestal, marion jones, larry craig

    If you’re ever in big trouble, the kind of trouble that requires a press conference apology, remember this: Be deeply sorry. It’s the perfect phrase for the dubious apology. Larry …


  • ACLU says Craig’s rights violated

    BOISE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed legal arguments backing Idaho Sen. Larry Craig in his Minnesota court case, in which Craig is seeking to withdraw …


  • Craig exits; who’ll step in?

    BOISE – Embattled Sen. Larry Craig announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate on Saturday, after a week of intense pressure over his involvement in an airport restroom sex-solicitation scandal …


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