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Redoubt movement helps push North Idaho politics to extreme right

In Idaho’s northernmost legislative district, Republican Party politics has been pulled farther to the right in recent years with the rise of the tea party. But now a new element …


Idaho House divided over removing sales tax from Girl Scout cookies

The Idaho House narrowly passed legislation Wednesday to remove the state’s distinction as one of just two states that imposes sales taxes on Girl Scout cookies, after North Idaho Rep. …


Huckleberries: Confederate flag protest still attracts barbs

Jon Ruggles, the Wallace man who complained about Confederate flags displayed on a pickup at the Shoshone County transfer station, continues to attract criticism in the public square. On Martin …


Eye on Boise: Tearful Idahoans push for Medicaid expansion

BOISE – Hundreds of people filled the state Capitol’s largest hearing room Friday morning to press for expanding Medicaid to help Idahoans who don’t have health insurance, reforming the state’s …


Rep. Scott fails to kill tax bill despite gay marriage issues

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried to get the tax conformity bill killed in the House today, but failed; she still maintains she’s on the constitutional high ground. The bill …


Annual Idaho tax bill raises questions, from gay marriage to tractor depreciation

An Idaho House committee agreed to introduce the annual IRS conformity bill on Wednesday, but only after lots of questions about everything from tractor-depreciation to same-sex marriage. Because Idaho, like …


Idaho lawmakers speak out on their visit to standoff in Burns

Three Idaho lawmakers spoke out Tuesday about their visit over the weekend to armed protesters who have taken over a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., saying the protesters’ grievances …


Shawn Vestal: Shea plays his part – backing the doofuses – in Oregon standoff

Of course he did. Our very own Bundy, Matt Shea, met last week with the armed doofuses at the Oregon bird preserve. So did North Idaho’s Heather Scott and Sage …


Spokane Interfaith Council invites Idaho Rep. Scott to ‘Meet the Neighbors’ at Islamic Center

The Spokane Interfaith Council has invited Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, to a “Meet the Neighbors” event at the Spokane Islamic Center in January, in response to her legislative newsletter …


North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott calls for special session on refugees

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some

An Idaho state representative’s Facebook post of herself posing with a Confederate flag has touched a nerve in the state, which still resents being associated with the racism of Richard …


Huckleberries: Roadside ripoff was a reminder of a bigger truth

A funny thing happened to Keith Boe of Post Falls on a recent business trip to Seattle. Seems he stopped at a deserted gas station in central Washington for fuel …


Rally centers on veteran, potential weapons confiscation in Priest River

A group of about 100 people in Priest River, Idaho, lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house Thursday to protest claims that federal officials plan to confiscate the man’s …


Eye on Boise: Jerky quip earns an Oberto sampler

Oberto Brands in Seattle, manufacturer of beef jerky, is planning to send Idaho Rep. Heather Scott a case of beef jerky. The company noticed a post on Eye on Boise …


Idaho lawmakers pass child support bill

BOISE – The Idaho Legislature passed a new version of a bill to keep the state’s child support enforcement system in operation. Though most of North Idaho’s lawmakers voted no …


Huckleberries: Editorial calls out Idaho House’s nine ‘fools’

In a recent editorial, the Twin Falls Times-News didn’t mince words in describing as “fools” the nine Republicans in the House Judiciary and Rules Committee who jeopardized Idaho’s Child Support …


Accomplishments, or not, of Idaho legislative session

BOISE – By the end of Idaho’s legislative session, lawmakers had reversed years of bitter dissension over school reform and passed a $125 million, five-year plan to boost teacher pay; …


Otter considers special session to ensure child support payments

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter declared Idaho’s just-concluded legislative session “incomplete” on Thursday and indicated he’s laying the groundwork to call lawmakers back for a special session to address a …


Child support bill killed by Idaho legislators fearful of Islamic law

An Idaho House panel voted 9-8 on Friday to kill legislation to bring the state into compliance with federal child-support collection rules after some lawmakers said they were concerned about …


Eye on Boise: School donations bill stalled in House

Legislation proposed by the state Board of Education to extend a popular tax credit for donations to schools has been hung up in a House committee for more than six …


North Idaho loses power in new Legislature

BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, it’ll have just one committee chairman from North Idaho: new House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens. “I look …