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Thursday 04/28/2016
Governor visits Cd'A, comments on crisis center, legislature
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 10:21 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Although it only opened four months ago, Gov. Butch Otter said the Northern Idaho Crisis Center has already had a positive impact on the community.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
In Idaho, the legislative politics of voting no
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 10:43 am

BOISE (AP) — Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.

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Friday 04/22/2016
District 4 House candidates spar
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 11:37 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Differences between the candidates in the race for the District 4 Position B seat in the Idaho House rose to the surface on Thursday.

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Five candidates speak at Athol commissioner forum
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 10:52 am

ATHOL — A debate Thursday at the Athol Community Center featured five of the six candidates running for two seats on the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners.

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Piotrowski looks to unseat Labrador
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 10:52 am

COEUR d’ALENE — James Piotrowski, a first-time Democratic candidate, has set his sights on Republican Congressman Raul Labrador’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, but first he has to beat two challengers in the primary.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Commissioner candidate forum Thursday in Athol
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 9:50 am

The Friends of Timberlake, a group of citizens living within the boundaries of the Timberlake Fire District, will host a forum Thursday featuring Kootenai County commissioner candidates.

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Monday 04/18/2016
Democrats: Don't support Kunishiga for sheriff
Updated: April 19, 2016 - 9:06 am

Kootenai County Democratic Chair Paula Neils announced today that the Democratic Central Committee voted to declare its non-support of the candidate for Kootenai County Sheriff on the Democratic ballot, Tina Kunishiga.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Littlejohn, Redman take part in debate
Updated: April 15, 2016 - 9:50 am

COEUR d’ALENE — Incumbent Rep. Eric Redman is running his first-term record against challenger Alan Lilttlejohn, who wants to shake things up in Boise.

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Friday 04/08/2016
A whole PAC of trouble
Updated: April 08, 2016 - 8:59 am

COEUR d’ALENE — With primary elections a little more than a month out, some of the tactics used by political action committees are coming under question.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Idaho Freedom Action announces endorsements
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 4:33 pm

Idaho Freedom Action announced its endorsement of Kootenai County legislators in their re-election efforts. In order to be endorsed by Idaho Freedom Action, an incumbent legislator has to receive a C or better on Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Idaho Freedom Index, as well as be committed to conservative principles of limited government, low taxes and free enterprise.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Tensions mount between lawmakers, AG’s office
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 8:53 am

Mounting tensions between Idaho lawmakers and the Attorney General's office have revealed a political power struggle over whether the state's elected officials should be able to pursue legal opinions that match their own interests.

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Saturday 03/26/2016
House kills Medicaid expansion
Updated: March 28, 2016 - 1:24 pm

House lawmakers on Friday, the final day of the 2016 legislative session, killed a proposal to explore Medicaid expansion in Idaho.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
Sanders easily beats Clinton in Idaho caucuses
Updated: March 23, 2016 - 9:56 am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Democratic caucuses throughout Idaho, 18,640 to 5,065, according to the state Democratic Party.

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Sanders torches Clinton in Kootenai caucus
Updated: March 23, 2016 - 9:56 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Local Democrats felt the Bern on Tuesday night.

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Monday 03/21/2016
Democrats double down
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 11:41 am

COEUR d’ALENE — The Democratic salvo in Idaho’s presidential nomination process will get underway tomorrow night in two locations in Kootenai County.

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Former President Bill Clinton will appear in Spokane today
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 11:40 am

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Spokane this afternoon for "Spokane Get Out The Caucus" event on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Update: Sanders in Spokane today; Bill Clinton will be there tomorrow
Updated: March 21, 2016 - 11:42 am

With caucuses set for Tuesday in Idaho and Saturday in Washington, the Democratic presidential candidates are making last-ditch efforts to rally support in the Inland Northwest.

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Friday 03/18/2016
Girl Scout cookie tax bill falters
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm

For a third time in four years, it appears likely the Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council in Southern Idaho will not get a bill passed in the Legislature that would exempt them from sales tax.

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Democrats add second caucus location
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm

COEUR d'ALENE — The Kootenai County Democrats have announced a second location for the Kootenai County Democratic Presidential Caucus on Tuesday.

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Concealed weapon bill nears completion
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 1:19 pm

COEUR d’ALENE — As this year’s legislative session winds down through its final week, many bills are facing their final fate.

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Thursday 03/17/2016
Idaho Legislature shenanigans
Updated: March 17, 2016 - 9:07 am

COEUR d’ALENE — Wednesday morning got a wild start in the state House of Representatives when the Democrats attempted to force a vote on a minimum wage bill that had previously died in committee.

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Monday 03/14/2016
Lawmakers focus on education
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 9:10 am

COEUR d’ALENE — "A Balanced Plan For Idaho's Future," put together by the Idaho Democratic Legislative Committee, was the topic of conversation Saturday morning at Java on Sherman.

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Saturday 03/12/2016
Gun fight brewing over Constitutional carry bill
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 9:08 am

An Idaho bill to allow concealed carry without a permit is gaining momentum and setting up a metaphorical gunfight between law enforcement groups and officials.

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County accused of playing politics
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 9:09 am

COEUR d'ALENE — An attorney representing Kenneth Stone in a breach of contract suit claims Kootenai County officials, through their lawyer, have delayed proceedings to avoid political fallout.

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Candidates crowd May ballot
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 9:10 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Election season cranked back up on Friday, which was the deadline for candidates to file to be on the May 17 primary ballot.

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Thursday 03/10/2016
The victories behind the votes
Updated: March 10, 2016 - 9:46 am

Lakeland school officials breathe sigh of relief with levy approval

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
State Sen. Bob Nonini seeks re-election
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 10:15 am

COEUR d’ALENE — Idaho State Sen. Bob Nonini announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2016.

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Cruz in early lead in Kootenai County
Updated: March 09, 2016 - 10:14 am

Kootenai County is Cruz country.

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Tuesday 03/08/2016
Malek sponsors health care legislation
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 9:47 am

BOISE — The $28.9 million in a Senate bill that’s been hanging fire in the Idaho House since late January could be used to offset health care costs for thousands of uninsured Idahoans, state Rep. Luke Malek said last week.

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Piotrowski makes bid for Labrador’s seat in Congress
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 9:48 am

James Piotrowski, of Boise, has announced his candidacy for Idaho’s first Congressional District.

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