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State Rep. Heather Scott wins re-election

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.

Huckleberries: We knew way back when …

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.

Huckleberries: We knew way back when that Shawn Keough would be a good state senator

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.

Keough won’t seek re-election; endorses Jim Woodward for her seat in 2018

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...