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New district gets state-funded mailing

Kris Sabo, of Sagle, was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


Idaho senator sends state-funded letter to new district

Kris Sabo of Sagle was surprised when an official state-funded letter arrived in the mail from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, talking about Nuxoll’s record and thanking supporters as she …


Ban on texting while driving OK’d

BOISE – The Idaho Senate has voted 29-6 in favor of banning texting while driving, sending the bill to the House. “I have to admit, I’ve done it, and I …


Vote expected Monday on lake level

Folks who live on North Idaho’s Cocolalla Lake, fish its waters and enjoy its seasons feel strongly about protecting its peaceful waters, year in and year out. They’ve mobilized to …


Elections, redistricting likely to play big role in Idaho

BOISE – As Idaho lawmakers head into an election-year session, they’re facing big decisions. Lawmakers and Gov. Butch Otter budgeted so conservatively last year that they’re now sitting on a …


Health insurance exchange OK’d

BOISE – A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation – a hot issue in the upcoming legislative …


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 …


Sagle legislator stepping aside after redistricting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With the ink barely dry on Idaho’s redistricting maps, one senator has announced she’s won’t run again following the 2012 session: Joyce Broadsword of Sagle.


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 …


Lawmakers ease day care rules

BOISE – When Idaho passed landmark legislation two years ago to require state licensing of day care operations that served fewer than 13 kids, the state’s day care wars didn’t …


Eye on Boise: Idaho endowment fund sees nice earnings bounce

BOISE – It’s been a good year so far for Idaho’s permanent endowment fund, with earnings on investments through March 31 at 23.1 percent. Larry Johnson, investments manager, said the …


Idaho lawmakers approve 1.87 percent school salary cut

BOISE – Idaho’s public schools would see a $47 million cut in funding next year under a budget set by lawmakers Monday. That’s considerably less than the $62 million cut …


N. Idaho lawmakers lament loss of flight to Boise

Southwest Airlines won’t be getting happy passenger testimonials from 15 North Idaho legislators. Those 15 senators and representatives’ change in travel arrangements, set in motion by Southwest’s recent elimination of …


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 …


Budget crunch dominates talk among Idaho lawmakers

BOISE – There’s a desperate edge to the talk in Boise as Idaho’s legislative session approaches. “It’s not going to be a fun place to be in the Capitol this …


Director outlines Idaho’s gloomy Medicaid outlook

BOISE – Idaho’s Medicaid program is facing such a big potential shortfall next year that officials are considering using volunteers to help those who now rely on its services. State …