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Should Voting In America Be Required?
Compulsory voting is required in about 25% of the "democracies" of the world.  Should America require voting in this "Constitutional Republic?"

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Election Results
If you are wondering were the voting ended up yesterday, here are the final numbers.
State Democrats Ok with Outcome
 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Democrats were happy with the 2012 election, a night when they suffered no numeric losses in the Legislature and when voters defeated public schools chief Tom Luna's Republican-backed education overhaul. Minority party chairman Larry Grant said Wednesday that preserving th…
Gov. Otter Not Discouraged Over Election Results
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's not discouraged by Tuesday's defeat of Idaho's education overhaul because it's how the system works. Two-thirds of voters panned Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's plan to spend $180 m…
Idaho Gives All to Romney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voters in the Republican stronghold of Idaho picked Republican Mitt Romney in his failed White House bid. Idaho residents haven't approved of putting a Democrat in the White House since 1964 and the outcome was hardly a surprise given the popularity of the Romney and the backing …
Luna Can’t Escape Prop 1, 2, 3 Discussion
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public schools chief Tom Luna says he can't go anywhere without being grilled about his "Students Come First" laws limiting union bargaining, promoting merit pay and providing laptops for high school kids. Michael Lanza, the head of the &quo…
Commissioners Sign Off on Election Results
Twin Falls, Idaho (KLIX) Many Counties are giving last week’s election results a look over. Twin Falls County Commissioners gave their thumbs up to the election results. Only 25 percent of registered voters went to the polls last week. That’s roughly eight thousand ou…
Coin Toss to Break Election Tie
Twin Falls, Idaho (KLIX) Two people running for Twin Falls Precinct 8 tied in Tuesday's Primary Elections. Therefore, the Twin Falls County Clerk will hold a coin toss to break the tie next week. Republicans Thomas Lowther and Don Zuck tied with 75 votes...
Vote Today!
Idahoans are heading to the polls today for the primary election.  Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  If you plan to cast your vote you will need three things:  A photo ID, your party affiliation and your ballot choice.  That will depend on what party affiliation you decla…
Supplemental Levy Elections Today
The polls open at 8 o’clock this morning  for a special election to determine whether or not voters will support more than 17 school district levies across the southern part of the state.    While some of these levies are new, others are renewals of district bonds alre…
Local Democrats Take On Republican Incumbents
The Magic Valley area is known to be so Republican that it’s not uncommon for many of the Republican candidates running for office to run unopposed.  This election season will see some competition for at least two of the state offices up for grabs in the Magic Valley.
Magic Valley Schools Holding Supplemental Elections
Several school districts in the Magic Valley will be asking voters for more property tax money in March to help keep the schools in operation.  On election day, March 13th, the Kimberly School District will ask voters for a two year, $300,000 dollar annual supplemental levy.
Report: Otter to Seek Re-election in 2014
Idaho Governor Butch Otter is announcing that he will seek re-election in 2014. According to Idaho’s News Channel 7 Jon Hanian, Otter's Press Secretary and Debbie Field, who works on Otter's fundraisers, both confirm he made the announcement to a Governor’s …
Twin Falls Gets Ready For Election Day
Tomorrow is Election Day around the state. In Twin Falls the city council candidates participated in a forum on Saturday evening to help get their message out. The Forum was broadcast live here on news radio 1310, KMVT and the times-news...
More Talk On A Regional Jail
With Twin Falls County running at capacity in the county jail and Gooding County wrestling with security issues in that county jail, discussions are taking place to find a way to fix both problems.  Both Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough and Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter and jail admini…
Tomorrow Is Election Day
Tomorrow is election day in southern Idaho.  Residents in several counties and school districts will be going to the polls to elect school board members, decide on municipal issues and supplemental levies.

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