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UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Phil Hart, Kathy Sims lose bids to return to Idaho Legislature

Two former state legislators making comeback bids were halted by voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Sims and Wisniewski aim for Idaho state legislature seat

Kathy Sims and Tony Wisniewski sat in the Coeur d’Alene Courthouse last Friday, awaiting a decision capable of ending the race between the two candidates almost two weeks early. But …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Judge rules Kathy Sims should stay on ballot in her bid to return to Idaho Legislature

Less than a week after she was knocked off the ballot, former Idaho state Rep. Kathy Sims was granted another chance to return to the Legislature. First District Judge Richard …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 3:58 p.m.

Kathy Sims vows to fight removal from Idaho ballot

Former Idaho Rep. Kathy Sims is vowing to fight her removal from the ballot for failing to be a registered voter in her new district for a year before the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Former Idaho Rep. Kathy Sims booted from May primary ballot

Former state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, is being removed from the ballot in her bid for a comeback in a Post Falls district, after the Idaho Secretary of State’s …


Idaho GOP convention smoother this time around

Two years after the Idaho Republican Party’s state convention degenerated into chaos, the party wrapped up a surprisingly smooth confab in Nampa Saturday with much talk of party unity, though …


Three North Idaho lawmakers backed by Idaho Freedom Foundation lose seats in Idaho primary

Three North Idaho lawmakers lost their seats in Tuesday’s primary election. The three – Reps. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, and Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton; and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood – have …


Coeur d’Alene legislator faces challenger who hopes to defund Idaho budget of federal money

As he seeks a third term in the Legislature, Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, faces a challenge from a local real estate attorney who’s gone on the attack – criticizing …


Eye on Boise: North Idaho road projects make the cut

Interstate 90 interchange at Wolf Lodge is slated for upgrade.


Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Athol,’ friend

If you’re planning to move to Idaho, you should learn how to pronounce the names of towns, including Boise, Moscow, Kamiah, Weippe, Coeur d’Alene, and, of course, Athol. Otherwise, the …


Solving the puzzle of lawmakers’ differing airfares

Perhaps the most puzzling part of the Associated Press report last week that showed two North Idaho lawmakers were the biggest spenders on travel during the most recent legislative session …


Shawn Vestal: Imaginary crisis averted, Idaho’s real kids suffer

Give credit to the Idaho Nine. They were accidentally right about one thing: A group of extremists is threatening the state’s security and future. It’s them.


Eye on Boise: Sims’ protest votes target state worker benefit

BOISE – A Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says she’s casting protest votes against a proposal to have Idaho cover a planned state employee health insurance increase next year. Rep. Kathy Sims, …


Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers’ fear, as seen in salamander saga, has real effects

It’s all well and good for those of us here on earth to make fun of Idaho’s lawmakers for their rejection of an eighth-grader’s request to declare the Idaho giant …


Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene tree trim reveals open vista

Coeur d’Alene no longer has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding a clear-cut of trees along its waterfront Dike Road. But the city is busy removing dozens of pines …


In latest example of GOP split, Idaho governor backs challengers to five incumbents

BOISE – Republican legislators rejecting their party’s incumbent governor for Tuesday’s primary election now face a powerful obstacle in their re-election bids. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed candidates in …


Post Falls defends handling of urban renewal refund money

Two critics of Idaho’s urban renewal tax district system – a state lawmaker and a Coeur d’Alene Realtor – are spreading false information about how Post Falls handles urban renewal …


Kootenai Medical Center says worker attacks rising

BOISE – Kootenai Medical Center says its workers are being violently assaulted more frequently – to the point that the Coeur d’Alene hospital wants to make any attack on a …


House committee rejects tighter rules for urban renewal districts

BOISE – An Idaho House committee overwhelmingly rejected legislation from state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, Thursday after urban renewal officials from around the state said it would cripple their …


North Idaho rep’s anti-urban renewal bill killed

An Idaho House committee overwhelmingly rejected legislation from Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, Thursday after urban renewal officials from around the state said it would cripple their economic development efforts.


Eye on Boise: Bills on urban renewal districts seek to fix management issues

BOISE – The Idaho House has passed four bills designed to trim the authority of local urban renewal agencies, and killed two others. The two that were rejected: HB 99 …


Idaho bills challenge urban renewal efforts

BOISE – Seven bills to limit the authority of urban renewal districts in Idaho were proposed Wednesday, including one from a lawmaker who said the state wouldn’t need urban renewal …


Idaho House District 4B race

An open legislative seat is up for grabs in Coeur d’Alene, with the retirement of four-term Rep. George Sayler, D-Coeur d’Alene; Democrat Paula Marano and Republican Kathy Sims are facing …


July heat can’t compete with Kroc Center burn

In the “No good deed goes unpunished” dept., Huckleberries Online (HBO) regulars didn’t react kindly to claims by former Repub queenpin Kathy Sims and Tom Macy of Post Falls that …