Randy Stapilus

Idaho: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Opinion)
I took a pleasure cruise on the Snake River.  I’ve spent nearly every weekend of my summer sightseeing in Idaho and have barely scratched the opportunities to see some of the Northern Hemisphere’s greatest wonders.  The past weekend, I floated on the 1000 Sp…
Vice President Mike Crapo!
Mike Crapo as Vice President of the United States?  It may sound unlikely, but according to columnist Ann Coulter the name of the Idaho Senator has surfaced as Donald Trump searches for a V.P. nominee.  Crapo isn’t a big Trump fan.  The Senator also comes from a state …
How Donald Trump Unified a Squabbling GOP
Donald Trump appears to have unified Idaho Republicans but perhaps not in an expected way.  Randy Stapilus from Idaho Weekly Briefing joined us this morning and shared details from his Sunday column.  He believes the party is unified because it’s collectively holding its no…
Teton Dam Recalled & Herrett Center Events
I enjoy regular conversations on-air with Randy Stapilus and Chris Anderson.  Today, Randy shared memories of the Teton Dam disaster and his thoughts about the just concluded Idaho Republican Convention.  Chris dropped in a short while later to give us the June outlook at the Herrett Cente…
A Redundant Election? (Opinion)
For many Idaho Republicans, the real Election Day was last week.  As many in the GOP face token or no opposition in November, it’s now just a long wait to take office in January.  We spoke this morning with the dean of Idaho journalism, Randy Stapilus, about the primary and…
Governor Otter Works For Peanuts
Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter hasn’t filed a grievance, but did you know his pay is among the lowest for Governors in the nation?  Otter receives just 122-thousand dollars a year for presiding over the government of the 7th largest state geographically…
Idaho’s Crowded Election Field
One week ago we were speculating many of our local, state and congressional seats would be un-opposed this year. Then in a matter of days there was a flurry as candidates filed for primaries and as well the general election. Twin Falls County Republican Chairman Steve Millington offered some thought…
Legislative Update With Randy Stapilus 3/14/11
This week,  Idaho political expert Randy Stapilus takes a look at the influence of the Idaho Freedom Foundation in the Idaho Legislature, The medicaid issue in Idaho, and what the latest census numbers mean to Idaho politicians.
Randy Stapilus has been a journalist, analyst and author in the reg…
Legislative Update With Randy Stapilus 2/28
This week,  Idaho political expert Randy Stapilus takes a look back on the life and impact of former Senator Jim McClure, how the nullification bill was lost, and his predictions and thoughts as lawmakers get closer to passing the education reform plan...
Legislative Update With Randy Stapilus 2/14/11
This week Idaho political expert Randy Stapilus talks about the nullification bill, The education reform bill, cutting the kindergarten budget and offers a preview of what's in store for lawmakers this week.
Randy Stapilus has been a journalist, analyst and author in the region since 1974...
Legislative Update with Randy Stapilus 1/31/11
It was a busy week in the Idaho legislature last week and as lawmakers head into their third week it promises to be even busier.  Political expert Randy Stapilus with Ridenbaugh Press takes a look at a bill that would declare federal health care laws null and void, welfare cuts and the recent p…