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Idaho redistricting commission adopts new plan

BOISE – After just two days of deliberations, Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission adopted a new legislative district plan late Friday – one that doesn’t land North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, …


Court won’t hear redistricting appeal

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court stepped in Wednesday and halted two top GOP leaders’ power play over redistricting that was threatening to delay the state’s primary election. The court …


Idaho high court overturns redistricting, may delay primary

BOISE – Idaho’s Supreme Court overturned the state’s new legislative redistricting plan Wednesday, ordering a citizen commission back to work and throwing into doubt the state’s schedule for its May …


Hart lawyer says state law trumps feds’ lawsuit

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has cited his status as a state legislator numerous times in seeking delays in his court fights over paying state and federal …


Another challenge to Idaho’s new districts filed

Seven northern Idaho counties have filed their challenge to Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan. The challenge criticizes the bipartisan citizen panel that wrote the plan this year and calls for …


Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new legislative map

BOISE – Seven northern Idaho counties are planning a lawsuit to challenge Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan, which already faces one legal challenge. “These northern counties want to make sure …


Redistricting alters game in some political circles

BOISE – Idaho legislators or candidates who don’t like their new districts have just two weeks to move if they want to run elsewhere. That’s just one of the many …


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. …


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. …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


GOP, Ysursa ask for court review of redistricting

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to intervene after the state’s six-member redistricting panel failed to agree on new election maps by Tuesday’s deadline.


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 …


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 Senators offer new District 2

BOISE – Two North Idaho state senators have submitted a proposed redistricting plan for the Panhandle that would eliminate the odd shape of District 2 but also would lump two …