Stories tagged: Luke Malek
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
Idaho lawmaker in the news: Luke Malek
Luke Malek Hometown: Coeur d’Alene
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 3:36 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene lawmaker seeks to reform state liquor license system
It’s time to reform the restrictive liquor license system that’s left some Idaho restaurants on waiting lists for years and driven the price of a liquor license in Coeur d’Alene …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 3:03 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene newspaper carrier trapped by passing snowplow
A funny thing happened to Jamie Sedlmeyer and her boyfriend, Les, while delivering papers at Coeur d’Alene Place early this morning. They got plowed in. We’re not talking about being …
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016, 4 A.M.
Huckleberries: Closed Republican primary in Idaho attracts Democrats
The strategy by conservative hardliners to close the Idaho GOP primary may have backfired.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 4:50 P.M.
Three North Idaho lawmakers backed by Idaho Freedom Foundation lose seats in Idaho primary
Three North Idaho lawmakers lost their seats in Tuesday’s primary election. The three – Reps. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, and Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton; and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood – have …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Coeur d’Alene legislator faces challenger who hopes to defund Idaho budget of federal money
As he seeks a third term in the Legislature, Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, faces a challenge from a local real estate attorney who’s gone on the attack – criticizing …
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
Idaho House backs firefighters cancer coverage bill, after years of attempts
More than two dozen firefighters filled public gallery of the Idaho House on Friday as state representatives voted 65-3 in favor of Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek’s bill to change …
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016, 5 A.M.
Eye on Boise: Idaho homeowner’s exemption could lose inflation index
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
Bill would bar Idaho cities from increasing minimum wage
Idaho lawmakers split along party lines Monday, with majority Republicans on the House Business Committee backing a ban on local laws or ballot measures to raise the minimum wage.
SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016, 5 A.M.
‘All business’ approach will compete with pre-election posturing in Idaho Legislature
BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes Monday, it will face a push-pull between two competing goals for the session: A desire for a quick, “all-business” session that wraps up …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2015
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene newcomer misfires in challenge to incumbent Edinger
Toby Schindelbeck, a relatively recent California transplant, should fire the advisers helping him run his campaign for the Coeur d’Alene City Council. First, he angered some residents in a debate …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
Solving the puzzle of lawmakers’ differing airfares
Perhaps the most puzzling part of the Associated Press report last week that showed two North Idaho lawmakers were the biggest spenders on travel during the most recent legislative session …
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
Otter considers special session to ensure child support payments
BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter declared Idaho’s just-concluded legislative session “incomplete” on Thursday and indicated he’s laying the groundwork to call lawmakers back for a special session to address a …
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
Idaho Senate bill seeks to regulate knives, too
On a 25-10 vote, the Idaho Senate has endorsed legislation banning local government ordinances regulating the carrying or use of knives, despite an Idaho attorney general’s opinion that the measure …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers’ fear, as seen in salamander saga, has real effects
It’s all well and good for those of us here on earth to make fun of Idaho’s lawmakers for their rejection of an eighth-grader’s request to declare the Idaho giant …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
North Idaho College asks for bigger funding increase
BOISE – North Idaho College is getting about the same level of funding from the state now that it got 12 years ago, NIC President Joe Dunlap told lawmakers Tuesday. …
TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014
Privacy argument proves tough sell in Coeur d’Alene woman’s NSA case
Federal appeals court judges were skeptical Monday of a Coeur d’Alene woman’s arguments that cellphone surveillance by the National Security Agency violates her constitutional right to privacy. Coeur d’Alene nurse …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
North Idaho loses power in new Legislature
BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, it’ll have just one committee chairman from North Idaho: new House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens. “I look …
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
Newcomers sweep North Idaho elections
Even as a push from the right to take over the Idaho Republican Party was falling short at the state level, it was succeeding beyond expectations in North Idaho, where …
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
Huckleberries: Idaho’s nerd ratio noteworthy
Idaho is doing well in another Estately Blog poll. Remember? Estately named Idaho as one of the states that would survive a zombie apocalypse. After all, most Spud Staters are …
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
Dave Oliveria: A campaign platform with fewer loose screws
Tired of all the empty rhetoric of the spring campaign, Patrick Jacobs of the Get Out! North Idaho blog offers his own legislative manifesto, including: creation of an official fashion …
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
Huckleberries: Candidate brings common sense to (insert your city here)
A Coeur d’Alene businessman named Toby Schindelbeck appears to be the latest out-of-state transplant set to make his political mark on Kootenai County. Schindelbeck, who ran unsuccessfully for City Council …
THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014
‘Revenge porn’ may be outside Idaho law
BOISE – It’s called “revenge porn,” and Idaho may be powerless to stop it without a change in state law. “It’s a wave of extortion, humiliation and revenge,” said state …
SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2013
Eye on Boise: Interest in Idaho secretary of state’s job mounting
BOISE – Just a week after longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced that he’d retire rather than seek another four-year term in 2014, the list of those considering …
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013
Huckleberries: Let’s put this one to bed before we talk of more
Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson, who lost the Post Falls mayor’s race to Ron Jacobson on Tuesday, had the best line following the city elections. And we’ll get to it in a …
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
CdA woman files lawsuit over data collection
A Coeur d’Alene woman has filed a federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama and top national security officials, contending that collection of information about her Verizon cellphone use violates the …
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
North Idaho strong in Legislature
BOISE – There was the freshman representative from Coeur d’Alene who led an insurrection among House GOP freshmen that changed the outcome of the session’s biggest issue: Gov. Butch Otter’s …
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
Health worker protection bill fails
BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek’s bill to make attacking a health care worker a felony – a measure requested in part by Kootenai Medical Center, which says violent …
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013
Kootenai Medical Center says worker attacks rising
BOISE – Kootenai Medical Center says its workers are being violently assaulted more frequently – to the point that the Coeur d’Alene hospital wants to make any attack on a …