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Eye On Boise archive for May 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

Semanko pleads for GOP unity

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko has sent out a post-primary message, pleading for Republicans to come together after yesterday's bitterly divisive primary election. "2012 brings a great opportunity for Idaho Republicans - we must not, and we will not squander it," Semanko writers. Of…

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Broadsword wins Bonner commission race 

Continuing the statewide trend of more-moderate Republicans winning in yesterday's GOP primary, Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, defeated Bonner County Commission Chairman Cornel Rasor, and Broadsword will become a Bonner County commissioner, as no Democrats filed for the seat. Rasor is the current chairman of the…

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012



Results start to trickle in...

Election results are starting to flow in, though it's just a trickle to start with. No big surprises as of yet, with Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador easily defeating their primary challengers - 71%-29% for Simpson over Chick Heileson, and 82%-18% for Labrador over…

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Idaho reaches deal to boost prison medical care 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― The Idaho Department of Correction has agreed to increase staffing and dramatically increase medical care oversight as part of a long-running lawsuit over conditions at a prison south of Boise. The agreement filed…

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Sign directs voters to polling place at Hillside Junior High in Boise on Tuesday, for the state's primary election. (Betsy Russell)

Primary turnout light so far...

Initial reports are suggesting a light turnout for today's first-ever closed primary election in Idaho, though that could still change, since the 5-8 p.m. time is the heaviest voting period of the day. "From 5 to 8, you either make it or break it," said…

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012




FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012




THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012


Avista 'disappointed,' S-R stands by story

Avista Corp. issued a statement today saying it was "disappointed" in my article in today's Spokesman-Review on how the utility is spending thousands to target two North Idaho GOP lawmakers for defeat in Tuesday's primary, suggesting the article was misleading because it lacked greater examination…

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012



TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Idaho Republicans turn on one another 

With Idaho's first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday revealed everything from House Republican leadership money being funneled into efforts to defeat a member of House…

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