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Controversial Idaho State Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, was trailing in early Bonner County results from Tuesday’s Primary election, but she began to pull ahead as the votes began to be counted and voters gave her the victory.
A retired sheriff’s deputy and two construction company owners are trying to convince Bonner and Boundary county voters that they have the credentials to replace the longest serving Idaho State Senator in state history.
Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike Boeck in the Republican primary election.
The longest-serving female state senator in Idaho history closed out her final legislative session with pride in an array of specific accomplishments, but also with a key disappointment. Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who’s the executive director...
The longest-serving female state senator in Idaho history closed out her final legislative session with pride in an array of specific accomplishments, but also with a key disappointment.
The Senate has now passed its final appropriation bill, the revamped budget for the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, after the House rejected an earlier version because it cut out funding for a new Idaho Reading Indicator early-reading assessment test. “Our colleagues across the rotunda...
The Idaho Senate approved a $200 million income tax-cut bill Thursday on a 26-9 vote, sending the House-passed measure to the governor’s desk.
Idaho lawmakers on Monday set a public school budget for next year that reflects a 5.9 percent, $100 million increase in state funding next year – and it passed unanimously and with no debate or dissent.
When lawmakers started delving into the budget proposal that Gov. Butch Otter has made for next year, they got a surprise: Though they passed a bill last year to split a $55 million year-end surplus between the state’s rainy-day fund and road work, only the rainy-day fund transfer was made.
Look up “states(wo)man” in the dictionary (that device we used before Google and Wikipedia), and you’ll find a picture of state Sen. Shawn Keough. The Sandpoint Republican has represented Idaho’s 1st Senate District superbly for more than 20 years.
That groan you heard from North Idaho was the sound of lovers of good government reacting to news that respected state Sen. Shawn Keough will retire after she ends her current 11th term. Good legislators are hard to come by in North Idaho. And Shawn is one of the state’s best. We knew she was going to be good in 1996 when we endorsed her for the first time.
Longtime Idaho Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, has announced that she won’t seek re-election after her current term ends next year, and instead is endorsing longtime Bonner and Boundary county resident Jim Woodward for her seat.
Longtime Idaho Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, has announced that she won’t seek re-election after her current term ends next year, and instead is endorsing longtime Bonner and Boundary county resident Jim Woodward for her seat. Woodward, a Republican from Sagle, owns and operates APEX Construction...
The co-chair of Idaho’s powerful budget-setting committee says she won’t for re-election in 2018.
Huckleberries Thursday begins with a blast from my past. A friend I met during my five years as news/managing editor of the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake agrees: Lake Coeur d'Alene is the "best damn thing" that Idaho offers.
Complex and controversial transportation legislation barely squeaked through the Idaho Senate on Tuesday and then cleared the Idaho House Tuesday evening, calling for a $320 million-plus investment in Idaho’s road system.
With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 million next year and each year thereafter.
In a showdown on the floor of the Idaho Senate, backers of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries successfully held off a series of amendments proposed by the Senate’s top GOP leader.
The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.