Stories tagged: Luke Malek
Sun., May 6, 2018
Eye on Boise: When political debates also include comic relief…
When six GOP candidates for Idaho’s open 1st District congressional seat faced off in the “Idaho Debates” last week, much of the fireworks – and the humor – came at …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Idaho health care gap bill once again pulled from House, despite tearful opposition
For the second time this year – and after six straight years of inaction – the Idaho House on Wednesday sent the governor’s health coverage gap bill back to committee, …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
Idaho House backs move to ease some mandatory minimum drug sentences
After a stormy debate, the Idaho House voted 46-20 on Monday to ease some of the state’s mandatory minimum drug sentences in cases where a judge finds imposing them would …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
School-safety bill passes House, as N. Idaho lawmakers split
Legislation to beef up Idaho’s laws on violent threats against schools and add possible felony charges passed the House on Friday on a 54-12 vote after much debate.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Two congressional hopefuls spar over drug sentencing laws in Idaho House committee
Two Idaho state representatives who are facing off in the GOP primary for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat went head-to-head over drug sentencing laws this week, as the House Judiciary …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change
Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 3 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Bob Nonini says he’s the most conservative in race for lieutenant governor
North Idaho Sen. Bob Nonini, asked why he decided to join the now five-way race for lieutenant governor in 2018, went directly after one of the four Republicans already in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Luke Malek, wife escape serious injury in rollover crash on U.S. Highway 95
Idaho Rep. Luke Malek is feeling very lucky that he and wife Tara are alive and escaped serious injury in a horrific crash on U.S. Highway 95 north of Moscow …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Malek is in: CdA state lawmaker is running for Congress
Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, has made it official: He’s running for the open 1st District congressional seat next year, the third big-name Republican to enter the race.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
CdA Rep. Malek mulling run for 1st District congressional seat
Idaho state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, hasn’t made a final decision, but he said Tuesday that he’s mulling a run for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat, which will open …
Sun., March 19, 2017
Idaho lawmaker in the news: Luke Malek
Luke Malek Hometown: Coeur d’Alene
UPDATED: Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho homeowner’s exemption could lose inflation index
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Mon., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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. …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …