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Former GOP House speaker endorses current Senate minority leader for re-election

With every seat in the Legislature up for election this year, it’s that time of year when letters to the editor begin appearing in newspapers around the state endorsing candidates. But this one’s a little unusual: It’s from a former Republican speaker of the House, and it’s endorsing a Democrat...

Redistricting in Idaho historically sore subject

BOISE – Recent calls by majority Republicans in Idaho to put lawmakers back in charge of drawing new legislative districts overlook the angst, delays, multiple court battles and “poisoned” legislative sessions that resulted back then. “It consumed the legislative activity and agenda completely,” said Pam Ahrens, a former Republican state representative who served during both the 1980s and 1990s reapportionments and chaired the legislative redistricting committee in 1991-’92. “I saw the best and worst of people.”