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House passes ‘Resilient Forests’ bill, with support from both Labrador, Simpson

Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests. The House voted 232-188 to loosen environmental regulations for forest-thinning projects on federal lands...

Conference addresses U.S. role in creating, solving current worldwide refugee crisis

The United States has helped create the current worldwide refugee crisis, former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones said Monday, and it needs to step up to help solve it. “I think we have a lot of soul searching to do,” Jones told the 34th annual Frank Church Conference on public affairs at Boise State University; my full story...

Nonini: ‘I’m more conservative than Janice’

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 the race. “I look at the candidates that are in the race, and there are no real strong conservatives, although Janice says she is,” Nonini said, referring to rival...

Idaho governor candidate lists business assets, investments

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist on Thursday said he owns 25 businesses and has 27 investments worth more than $5,000 each, in an announcement aimed at fulfilling a campaign promise to disclose his wealth. However, the Republican's economic interest disclosure does not include a range of how much each asset is worth...

Record suggests Risch could surprise; my full Sunday column

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume...

Eye on Boise: Record suggests Risch could surprise

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume.

Labrador gets anti-gang bill through House; Simpson secures $$ for Idaho

Both of Idaho’s U.S. House members are announcing legislative victories today, with 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador lauding a House vote today that passed his bill to make it easier to deport members of alien criminal gangs; and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson securing funding...