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A Power Grab in Idaho? (Opinion)
On Election Day most people can easily pick between candidates because they’ve formed opinions about the people they’ve seen and/or met.  Ballot issues are another matter.
Magic Valley Closer to Opening Crisis Center
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – A regional behavioral health board has been meeting since September to bring a crisis center to the Magic Valley. Its plan received legislative support on Wednesday when the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee voted 16-2 to divert nearly $1.5 million to fund two n…
Luna Will Bring Back Merit Pay in 2013 Legislature
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public schools chief Tom Luna plans to ask the 2013 Idaho Legislature to adopt another pay-for-performance program for teachers, saying he doesn't believe voters' rejection of merit pay last week is any indication they want to return to the old way of compensating…
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…
State Legislative Race
!!Unofficial Results!!
State Senator, District 23
REP   Bert Brackett     9,177       68.8%
IND   Bill Chisholm     4,165       31.2%
State Senator, District 24
REP        Lee Heider &n…
New Oil & Gas Board In the Works
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho may set up a new board to oversee its emerging oil and natural gas industry, a bid to put more-knowledgeable people with fewer conflicts of interest in charge.  The Idaho Statesman reports the Department of Lands is drafting the proposal for the 2013 Legislature.…
Labrador Leads in Campaign Money
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Jimmy Farris raised just $32,000 since August, less than a fifth the campaign receipts of Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Farris' fundraising struggles leave the former NFL football player with scant resources just 20 da…
Fish and Game Support Right to Hunt
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Fish and Game commissioners are giving their endorsement to a constitutional amendment establishing the right to hunt, fish and trap in the state. The commission came out in strong support of the November ballot initiative in a letter issued Wednesday...
Rep. Labrador says He Will Focus on Votes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says he'll work to increase his time spent voting in Congress after his Democratic challenger criticized the amount of times he's missed votes in the U.S. House. The Idaho Statesman reports Labrador has been absent from voting at trip…

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