Nicole LeFavour http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Former State Senator Hides In Statehouse Closet http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/former-state-senator-hides-statehouse-closet <p></p><p>Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.</p><p><a href="http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/mar/18/former-idaho-senator-asked-leave-statehouse-closet/" target="_blank">The Spokesman-Review</a> reports that LeFavour, a Boise Democrat, was discovered late Tuesday afternoon in a closet in the Senate lounge behind the Senate chamber.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:33:01 +0000 Associated Press 41979 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Former State Senator Hides In Statehouse Closet Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-gay-rights-protesters-jailed-after-vigil-attempt <p></p><p>The leader of the Add the Words group and two other gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late Thursday night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building.</p><p>That marks the fifth arrest this year for former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, who heads up the group pushing for the Legislature to add protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act.</p><p>So far, the issue has been denied a hearing by Republican leadership.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:07:25 +0000 Associated Press 41312 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt Simpson, Labrador Ahead In Idaho Congressional Races http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/simpson-labrador-ahead-idaho-congressional-races <p></p><p>Idaho Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador were on pace to beat their Democratic rivals and return to Congress.</p><p>In early results, Simpson tallied nearly 68 percent, to just 32 percent for his Democratic rival, Nicole LeFavour.</p><p>Labrador was trouncing ex-NFL player Jimmy Farris, 64 percent to 30 percent.</p><p>For Labrador, a win means his second term since sweeping into office in 2010 on a wave of tea party support.</p><p>Labrador says it was hard to take Farris seriously, given the Democrat voted for the first time in 2008.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:46:36 +0000 Associated Press 16250 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Simpson, Labrador Ahead In Idaho Congressional Races Debate Between Simpson And LeFavour Take On Debt, Jobs And Fair Pay http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/debate-between-simpson-and-lefavour-take-debt-jobs-and-fair-pay <p>In Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District race Sunday it came down to the national debt verses jobs.</p><p>Longtime incumbent Republican Congressman <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/tag/mike-simpson/">Mike Simpson</a> and Democratic challenger state Senator <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/tag/nicole-lefavour/">Nicole LeFavour</a> debated from the State Capitol on Idaho Public Television. Simpson frequently turned the topic back to what he says is the nation’s most pressing problem; reducing the debt.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:41:56 +0000 Adam Cotterell 15805 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Debate Between Simpson And LeFavour Take On Debt, Jobs And Fair Pay Idaho Democrat Nicole LeFavour Works Toward A Congressional Upset http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-democrat-nicole-lefavour-works-toward-congressional-upset <p>Burley, Idaho is farm country.&nbsp; About 10,000 people live in the eastern Idaho town, that for many is just a stop off I-84 to gas up.</p><p>This is Republican Congressman <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/topic/mike-simpson/" target="_blank" title="What You Should Know About Rep. Mike Simpson">Mike Simpson’s</a> home turf.&nbsp; He was born in here. But now, Boise Democrat <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/topic/nicole-lefavour/" target="_blank" title="What You Should Know About State Sen. Nicole LeFavour">Nicole LeFavour</a> is making one of the most serious runs at his seat in recent history. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:24:18 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 15507 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Democrat Nicole LeFavour Works Toward A Congressional Upset Idaho’s Second District Candidates Take In Big Money http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-s-second-district-candidates-take-big-money <p>New numbers are out for campaign <a href="http://www.fec.gov/disclosurehs/HSState.do" target="_blank">fundraising in Idaho&rsquo;s congressional races</a>. The candidates have reported what they&rsquo;ve taken in as of the end of June.</p><p>In the First District, incumbent Republican Raul Labrador has raised almost 15 times as much as his Democratic challenger Jimmy Farris. That&rsquo;s $551,568 compared to $37,388.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:35:05 +0000 Adam Cotterell 9997 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s Second District Candidates Take In Big Money Idaho Teachers’ Union Endorses Incumbent Over Teacher http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-teachers-union-endorses-incumbent-over-teacher <p>Idaho&rsquo;s teacher&rsquo;s union created a hubbub when it endorsed Republican Mike Simpson in his reelection bid for Idaho&#39;s Second Congressional District. It picked Simpson over Democratic state senator and part time teacher Nicole LeFavour.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 05:45:35 +0000 Adam Cotterell 9661 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Teachers’ Union Endorses Incumbent Over Teacher Primary Results: District 19 House Races http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/primary-results-district-19-house-races <p>It was a three-way Democratic race for House Seat A in Boise&rsquo;s District 19. In the end, Matthew Erpelding took home enough votes to win the primary. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a fantastic opportunity to be able to go into the Legislature and work and write and see things from behind the scenes and be involved in trying to push forward what I think is progressive and intelligent policy.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 16:08:29 +0000 Samantha Wright, Adam Cotterell & Emilie Ritter Saunders 6242 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Primary Results: District 19 House Races Labrador And Simpson Will Defend Their Seats Against Farris And LeFavour http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/labrador-and-simpson-will-defend-their-seats-against-farris-and-lefavour <p>Tea Party favorite Raul Labrador easily beat challenger Reed McCandless of Moscow. &nbsp;McCandless is a 50-year old truck driver. &nbsp;Two years ago, Labrador beat Vaughn Ward in the Republican primary despite being considered the underdog. &nbsp;Labrador went on to beat one term Congressman Walt Minnick, a Democrat. Labrador says he&rsquo;s met many of the goals he had when he went to Washington two years ago. But he says there&rsquo;s a long way to go on one of his main campaign themes, immigration reform:</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 07:37:22 +0000 Adam Cotterell & 6211 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Labrador And Simpson Will Defend Their Seats Against Farris And LeFavour Idaho Lawmakers Finish Session With $35 Million Tax Cut http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawmakers-finish-session-35-million-tax-cut <p>Idaho lawmakers wrapped up the 2012 session Thursday.&nbsp; The House of Representatives adjourned first.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawmakers-sprint-finish-line">The Senate took much longer</a> as lawmakers signed off on key pieces of legislation and said their goodbyes.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 03:16:43 +0000 3315 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Lawmakers Finish Session With $35 Million Tax Cut