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Lawmakers’ public-records exemption isn’t justified

There is no good reason for lawmakers to carve out this exemption for themselves. Every argument they offer would apply to any other elected official.

Moscow residents tell Idaho congressmen ‘do your job’

A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the …

Outside View: Lawmakers need to finish schoolwork

It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.

India leader’s visit offers little respite for only Indian-American congressman

Preparations are underway for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak at a rare joint session of Congress next week – an event made possible in part by the nation’s …

Idaho budget writers approve $34.5M for wildfire suppression

Idaho budget writers are preparing for another hectic wildfire season by allocating $34.5 million to help cover the expected high costs of managing and suppressing flames across the state.

Washington state Senate passes charter school law fix

The Washington Senate has voted to pass a fix to the state charter school law that lawmakers hope will pull the alternative public schools out of constitutional trouble.

Washington lawmakers submit big cellphone bills

OLYMPIA – During last year’s wrangling with budget troubles, Washington state Sen. Jerome Delvin racked up a cellphone bill that would make most users recoil – $309.21 in a single …

Panel Grants Lawmakers $2,400 Salary Increase

The Legislature, which is debating raises for state employees and teachers, itself got a pay increase Wednesday. The independent citizens salary commission handed lawmakers increases of $100 a month beginning …