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Huckleberries: No gas, no problem on sunny Hayden Lake day

Another week, another lake rescue story from North Idaho, although not as dramatic as the one in which a father and a son capsized their sailboat in high winds on …


Eye on Boise: PAC didn’t overlook Nonini when making donations

BOISE – In practically every legislative district in Idaho where there’s a contested race – and even one where there’s not – the Senate Republican PAC has made a campaign …


Primary rivalry heats up in GOP

BOISE - With Idaho’s first closed GOP primary just a week away, Idaho Republicans are turning on each other with a ferocity unseen in decades. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday …


Nonini donates to Cameron challenger

BOISE – State Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute, $1,000 campaign donation through his political action committee to the primary election …


Nonini backs rival to 11-term fellow GOP lawmaker

Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, who’s running for the Idaho Senate, has made a last-minute $1,000 campaign donation through his PAC to the primary election challenger of the sitting chairman …


Bill allowing tax credits for private school donations stalls in Idaho

BOISE - On the final day of Idaho’s legislative session, Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, reluctantly backed off of his proposal to grant a $10 million-a-year state tax credit for …


Nonini backs off $10M tax credit bill - for now

On the final day of Idaho’s legislative session, Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, reluctantly backed off on his proposal to grant a $10 million-a-year state tax credit for donations to …


Eye on Boise: Cigarette tax hike quickly stubbed out

BOISE – When a proposed $1.25-per- pack cigarette tax increase was rejected by a House committee last week – the panel refused to introduce the bill or allow a hearing …


Eye on Boise: Aging state equipment enters ‘duct tape’ stage

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter’s state budget recommendation calls for zero funding for capital replacement items, but lawmakers are concerned that some equipment replacement needs are too critical to continue …


Nonini solo cigarette smoker in Statehouse

BOISE – Standing outside the Capitol on a brisk January afternoon, Rep. Bob Nonini cups his hand deftly to shelter a cigarette – not from the wind, but from a …


Hammond says he won’t run for Senate re-election

BOISE – Sen. Jim Hammond won’t seek a fourth term in the Idaho state Senate and instead will apply for the upcoming opening for president at North Idaho College, along …


Shawn Vestal: Teachers ignored in education reform

If you want to “fix schools,” apparently, there’s one group of people you should ignore. Teachers.


Idaho school bill passes

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have sent the final piece of a plan to reform the state’s public schools to the governor’s desk, following three months of fierce debate that dominated …


Idaho House approves merit pay system for teachers

BOISE – A bill requiring merit pay for teachers cleared the Idaho House on Wednesday, sending it to the governor’s desk and giving the state schools superintendent a second big …


House panel OKs bills trimming teacher bargaining rights, imposing merit pay

BOISE – Controversial bills to trim Idaho teachers’ collective bargaining rights and impose a merit pay plan cleared the House Education Committee on Thursday and headed to the full House …


Tax proposal on cigarettes from reservations surprise to tribes

BOISE – Relationships between Idaho’s five recognized Indian tribes and the state are once again a focus at the 2011 Legislature, with Republican lawmakers starting a push to tax cigarettes …


Tribal policing measure fails

BOISE – After a stormy two-hour debate in which opponents raised fears including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe taking away people’s guns as they pass through the North Idaho reservation, the …


Idaho lawmakers pick legislative leadership

BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Bob Nonini’s bid to join the Idaho House GOP leadership fell short Wednesday night, but there were shakeups elsewhere as Idaho lawmakers met in closed …


Eye on Boise: Campaigning begins for leadership elections

BOISE – Now that the election is over, for state lawmakers, the elections are coming. That would be the leadership elections, set for early December when the state Legislature gathers …


Idaho House District 5A race

Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, is the chairman of the House Education Committee, and he’s been in the thick of the debate over this year’s unprecedented cuts in public school …


Pay it forward also works with plastic

A strange thing happened to colleague Taryn Hecker last week when she stopped to get her mocha fix at the Starbucks drive-thru on Highway 41/Post Falls. Seems she was ready …


War of words continues

As chairman of the Idaho House Education Committee, state Rep. Bob Nonini always has the opportunity to get in the last word. As predicted by Huckleberries Saturday, however, the District …


Teacher raise plan tied to performance

BOISE – State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna called Monday for big raises for Idaho’s teachers next year – but only if they come through a new pay-for-performance plan. Luna …