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Idaho redistricting panel wraps up task

BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission approved new congressional district lines on Monday, wrapping up its task in less than three weeks and proving the commission process can work. …


Idaho adopts new congressional districts

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission approved new congressional district lines on Monday, wrapping up its task in less than three weeks and proving the commission process can work.


Parent-teacher group seeks input on school reform

BOISE – The group behind the referendum campaign to challenge Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” reform laws is launching a new project aimed at gathering ideas on …


Eye on Boise: Redistricting whirlwind continues

BOISE – Idaho’s new citizen redistricting commission crisscrossed the state last week, holding hearings in Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Boise, all in the course of three days. “We’ve gotten …


Eye on Boise: New redistricting panel to visit CdA

BOISE – Idaho’s new citizen redistricting commission is coming to town – the commission has scheduled a public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coeur d’Alene City Hall. …


Labrador now favors term limits

BOISE – Freshman Congressman Raul Labrador says after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and seeing what it’s really like, he’s changed his mind and now supports term limits. …


Redistricting map by old panel invalid

BOISE – A last-ditch attempt by Idaho’s former redistricting commissioners to propose new legislative and congressional districts – nearly three weeks after their deadline – has no legal effect, state …


Last-ditch Idaho redistricting deal was too late

A last-ditch attempt by Idaho’s former redistricting commissioners to propose new legislative and congressional districts - nearly three weeks after their deadline - has no legal value, state officials declared …


Redistricting in Idaho historically sore subject

BOISE – Recent calls by majority Republicans in Idaho to put lawmakers back in charge of drawing new legislative districts overlook the angst, delays, multiple court battles and “poisoned” legislative …


Eye on Boise: Zions offices would complete Boise core

BOISE – It’s big news for Boise that Zions Bank is planning new headquarters at the corner of Eighth and Main streets downtown. That’s the site of the infamous Boise …


Idaho redistricters agree - 3 weeks after deadline

In the latest twist in this year’s Idaho redistricting saga, the Idaho Republican and Democratic parties issued a joint media advisory just after 5 p.m. today saying the six previous …


Idaho must pick new redistricting panel

BOISE – Idaho has to appoint an entirely new redistricting commission and start the process over after the first commission blew its deadline, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced …


Idaho has to appoint new redistricting commission

Idaho has to appoint an entirely new redistricting commission - not including any of the six commissioners who blew their deadline last week - and start the process over, Idaho …


Eye on Boise: Statesman editor takes helm of ‘Idaho Reports’

BOISE – Idaho Public Television announced that Greg Hahn has been hired as the new producer and host of “Idaho Reports,” the weekly program that reports on happenings in the …


Idaho court tosses both redistricting challenges

The Idaho Supreme Court has issued an unexpected order this afternoon on redistricting, tossing out both the GOP redistricting commissioners’ lawsuit and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa’s legal challenge after …


Panel fails to draw districts by deadline

BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission failed Tuesday to agree on new legislative and congressional districts by its constitutionally set deadline, forcing the issue into the courts. “I think …


Deadlocked Idaho redistricters miss deadline

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission failed Tuesday to agree on new legislative and congressional districts by its constitutionally-set deadline, forcing the issue into the courts.


Eye on Boise: Recruiting letter leans heavily on Otter’s name

BOISE – Of all the odd things to find in my mailbox, there was a letter from Gov. Butch Otter addressed to Ben Ysursa, who happens to be Idaho’s secretary …


Eye on Boise: State endowment land may be restaurant site

The recent brouhaha over operation of a mini-storage business on Idaho state endowment land is expanding a bit. Now, a report has surfaced about the state Lands Department seeking proposals …


If redistricting fails, job could go to high court

BOISE – Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission appeared to move toward compromise last week, but after weeks of partisan impasse, it’s worth asking: What happens if the commission fails to agree …


Eye on Boise: Otter touts Idaho’s upgrade by S&P

BOISE - Gov. Butch Otter took to the national airwaves last week to tout Idaho’s budget management as a “model for what the nation ought to do,” from Medicaid cuts …


Stoking Idaho’s conservative fire

Conservatism is practically a religion in Idaho’s legislative District 3, the district that elected tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart four times and this year added two like-minded lawmakers he recruited …


Redistricting puzzle still on table

BOISE – The bipartisan citizen commission charged with the once-a-decade crafting of new Idaho legislative districts has reached agreement on just one point: to stay at 35 districts. The figure …


Eye on Boise: State redistricting process turns sour

BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission appeared close to a compromise on a new congressional district plan last week, but then the talks broke down in a partisan impasse …


Idaho settles suit over ballot

BOISE – Idaho has changed its election laws after a Texas prison inmate made Idaho’s presidential ballot in 2008, and a Ralph Nader supporter from Arizona won a discrimination lawsuit …


Idaho changes law after inmate makes presidential ballot

Idaho has changed its election laws after a prison inmate in Texas successfully made the Idaho ballot for president in 2008, and a Ralph Nader supporter from Arizona won a …


GOP move puts Idaho primary in doubt

Idaho’s Republican Party Central Committee, at its meeting in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday, approved moving to a caucus system – like the Idaho Democrats’ – for its presidential delegate selection …


Eye on Boise: Senator apologizes, evades being deposed

Idaho state Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, came under fire at a Canyon County Republican Party Central Committee meeting last week for a recent drunken driving conviction but succeeded in heading …


Idaho GOP opts for caucus, drops presidential primary

MOSCOW, Idaho — Idaho Republican officials say they will hold the state party’s presidential caucus vote on Super Tuesday in March 2012, when a number of other states across the …


Idaho GOP to consider dropping presidential primary

BOISE – Idaho Republicans have dropped a proposed rule change that would have let party committees screen candidates for primary elections and select just two for each office, but they’ll …