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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017

Post Falls’ scenic Q’emiln Park along the Spokane River is among the amenities that characterize life in the North Idaho city of 33,000. But with the population forecast to nearly triple by 2035, an open city council seat drew a half-dozen candidates amid concerns about whether growth will change the character, and livability, of the fast-growing city. (Betsy Z. Russell / SR)

With Post Falls population poised to nearly triple in 20 years, City Council opening draws six hopefuls

While city elections in Boise this fall have drawn a slew of candidates, they're a quieter affair in North Idaho this year, with many cities seeing unopposed races or even seats going without candidates. But Post Falls, which is in the midst of soaring growth, is an exception, with a single city council opening drawing half a dozen candidates...

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From left, Reps. Tom Loertscher, John VanderWoude and Fred Wood participate in Wednesday's meeting of the Idaho Legislature's campaign finance and ethics reform working group. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho lawmakers reject removal of campaign donation limits; call for more reporting, disclosure

A bipartisan working group of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal to eliminate all of Idaho’s limits on campaign contributions, and instead endorsed changes in the state’s Sunshine Law to require more frequent and more detailed disclosures,including adding new reporting in local races and requiring information about who...

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