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Election-related harassment in North Idaho reflective of hardened political attitudes

Claims of election-related intimidation and harassment in Bonner and Boundary counties haven’t been confirmed by authorities, but for some local politicians, both Republican and Democrat, the claims are believable.


Eye on Boise: Low turnouts fuel incumbent losses in primary

BOISE – Widely varying turnout around the state meant that of the six legislative incumbents defeated in the May 20 primary, two were turned out of office by just tiny …


Idaho schools chief Tom Luna pitches $66.9 million plan

BOISE – Idaho’s schools, hard-hit by budget cuts during years of economic downturn, would see a 5.1 percent boost in funding next year under a budget plan pitched to lawmakers …


Rural North Idaho has state’s worst Internet

BOISE – Rural North Idaho is the worst-served part of the state when it comes to broadband Internet service, a legislative committee learned Friday. “Where we’re struggling probably the most …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2012, 1:22 p.m.

Avista gives cash to oust two N. Idaho incumbents

BOISE – Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party-backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary. Being …


Avista wants two North Idaho lawmakers replaced

Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary.


Group of legislators suggests revisions to energy strategy

BOISE – A panel of Idaho lawmakers has approved big changes to the 2007 Idaho Energy Plan – changes that critics say will weaken the plan by loosening its requirements. …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s dimmer economic outlook mirrors nation’s

BOISE – Idaho’s new economic forecast is out, and it’s a gloomier outlook than the state’s last forecast in July – though it still predicts growth. The change comes mainly …


Idaho takes comments on energy plan update

BOISE – As Idaho lawmakers work on the first major update to their groundbreaking 2007 state energy plan, draft recommendations would have them back off from pushing incentives for renewable …


Idaho seeks input to shape new energy plan

As Idaho lawmakers work on the first major update to their groundbreaking 2007 state energy plan, draft recommendations would have them back off from pushing incentives for renewable energy development …


Idaho House votes to preserve unemployment extension

BOISE – North Idaho House members helped lead an unsuccessful move Wednesday to boot 17,000 unemployed Idaho workers off their federal extended unemployment benefits – a move that would have …


Lawmaker fights extended liquor sales

BOISE – A North Idaho lawmaker sought Monday to kill the state Liquor Division’s plans to experiment with later hours, saying it would promote more alcohol consumption. Opposition to the …


Water ski safety change would lift observer rule for official slalom course

BOISE – Two North Idaho legislators say there’s nothing wrong with the state law that requires water ski boats to have an observer aboard in addition to the driver – …


Idaho bill helps competition water skiers

Two North Idaho legislators say there’s nothing wrong with the state law that requires water ski boats to have an observer aboard in addition to the driver - except when …


Our View: Word from Minnick nudges U.S. 95 plan forward

To a North Idaho motorist crawling along in peak-hour traffic on U.S. Highway 95, it seems that the only thing slower is the bureaucratic congestion that has stalled a road-widening …