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Biting The Bullet And Casting The Ballot

Election Day diary: 6:45 a.m. - Got to run faster! I’m being chased by a hideous, snarling, three-headed beast. One head bears a striking resemblance to Bob Dole and keeps …

No Show ‘96: Americans Who Don’t Vote Could Nonvoters Change Results? Some Experts Say No Nonvoter Shave Very Similar Views To Voters

If the horde of people who don’t vote go to the polls this Nov. 5, it might not make much difference. Nonvoters and voters appear to hold very similar views …

House Votes To Increase Minimum Wage Moderate Republicans Break Ranks To Help Defeat Broad Exemptions

Moderate Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday to win House approval of a 90-cents-per-hour increase in the minimum wage, after defeating a Republican effort to exempt small businesses from all minimum …

Court Decision Erases Race-Based Boundaries It’s Severe Blow To Political Influence Wielded By Blacks, Latinos

The Supreme Court, with its conservative majority in charge, dealt a severe blow Thursday to the political power wielded by blacks and Latinos, ruling that the government may not use …

Oregon Considers Vote-By-Mail Bill State Would Be First To Hold Elections By Mail If Governor Approves Proposal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is studying the historic vote-by-mail bill. Photo by Associated Press

Low-Income Votes Down In Last Election

Voting by low-income Americans was down sharply in the November elections that swept Republicans into control of Congress. Turnout was up for people making $50,000 or more. Overall turnout was …

County Sued Over Voting

A mother and son known for filing multiple lawsuits are suing Bingham County for not allowing them to vote in the precinct of their choice in last November’s election. Bethea …

‘Motor Voter’ Law Boosts Registrations

Nearly 2 million Americans have registered to vote since the “motor voter” law, easing registration, took effect almost five months ago, Attorney General Janet Reno said Friday. “The law promised …

Home Is Where The Vote Is

Cookies and ballots Marylee Schaffner, center, and Melody Wight. along with 2-year-old Samantha Wight, are ready to greet voters at the Wight residence Tuesday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

Appeals Court Blocks ‘Motor Voter’ Law

A federal appeals court has put a hold on enforcement of the national “motor voter” registration law, staying a judge’s order that Illinois must comply. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court …

Wilson’s Challenge To ‘Motor Voter’ Rejected

A federal judge Thursday rejected Gov. Pete Wilson’s challenge of the new “motor voter” law, which lets people register to vote when they apply for drivers’ licenses or welfare. The …

On The Record

They said it “Ladies and gentlemen, the emperor has no clothes.” - Rep. Mark Stubbs, R-Twin Falls, on Gov. Phil Batt’s tax plan. “I wouldn’t go so far as to …

Suits Prepared To Force States To Implement Motor Voter Law Reno Plans To Enforce Law Easing Voter Registration

Attorney General Janet Reno. File/Associated Press