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Idaho GOP charges against Balukoff, Democratic Party fizzle

BOISE – Charges flew – then fizzled – over the weekend as the Idaho Republican Party claimed that the Idaho Democratic Party and Democratic candidate for governor A.J. Balukoff were doing something “shady” that involved passing money back and forth that might violate campaign finance laws. The Democrats responded that Balukoff had contracted out his campaign payroll services to the state party, and it was all reported, legal and on the up-and-up.

Series of Idaho candidate debates scheduled

BOISE – A full slate of political debates stretches before Idaho voters who are mulling decisions on every statewide office in November. The “Idaho Debates,” a tradition of more than three decades, will feature seven debates broadcast live statewide on Idaho Public Television, co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters of Idaho.

Priest Lake cabin site sales bring in nearly $27 million

At the Aug. 28 auction of state-owned Priest Lake cabin sites at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, many in the crowd wondered if Idaho really was getting a better deal for the state’s schoolchildren – the beneficiaries of the Priest Lake state endowment lands – by divesting itself of the cabin sites. Here’s a look at the numbers: The 59 cabin-site renters are currently charged rent at 4 percent of appraised value for the ground under their cabins, which came to a total this year of $1,070,857.

Libertarian Bujak’s candidacy could be trouble for Otter

BOISE – A disillusioned former Republican with an unusual story could affect the Idaho governor’s race this year. If Libertarian candidate John Bujak succeeds in his bid to appeal to disaffected Republicans who voted against Gov. Butch Otter in the GOP primary, he still might not win, but he could pull enough votes from Otter to give Democrat A.J. Balukoff a chance.

Idaho schools superintendent candidate Ybarra removes plagiarized content from website

BOISE – The Republican candidate for Idaho superintendent of schools removed passages from her campaign website Thursday that apparently were copied word for word from the website of her Democratic opponent. Sherri Ybarra, the GOP candidate, said she takes responsibility for the incident, which was first reported by Idaho Education News.

Otter campaign ad’s rosy outlook chooses stats carefully

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s new campaign commercial claims the state’s economy is “on a roll” thanks to his leadership, citing several measures. But overall, Idaho’s economy, while growing, has been much slower to recover than most states from the recession that hit just after Otter took office in 2006. Of all the states, Idaho saw the third-biggest drop in employment from 2007 to 2014, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis” report, a key measure of economic health. Idaho’s per-capita personal income ranked next-to-last in 2013, ahead of only Mississippi’s.