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Nate Poppino / Idaho Statesman

Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan has announced she and a progressive candidate for lieutenant governor are partnering for a joint ticket.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Brad Little is no stranger to Idaho politics. He's served as lieutenant governor since 2009, and began his career at the Idaho statehouse in 1981 when he filled in for his father in the senate. The rancher from Emmett has received the endorsement of establishment Republicans in his bid to become governor, including from Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and House Speaker Scott Bedke.


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

As part of our coverage of the 2018 election, we’re bringing you conversations with each of the candidates running for governor who face a primary challenge.

James Dawson spoke with Peter Dill, a business attorney and organic farmer from Emmett, who's seeking his first political office.


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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Mountains of cash are punctuating Idaho’s gubernatorial primary election with just a week to go before voters head to the polls.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Russ Fulcher, a Republican hopeful for Idaho's first congressional seat, is getting significant financial support from a nationally-known group.

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Wildfire experts in Boise say the upcoming summer wildfire season could be significant in the Gem State. But that's to be expected, given a suite of environmental and climactic factors.

Katy Moeller / Idaho Statesman

The Garden City Youth Ranch on Chinden Boulevard closed Sunday, after holding a closeout sale over the weekend. The Idaho Statesman reports the building – which was built in 1986 on the busy thoroughfare – has already been sold.

 

Otto Kitsinger / AP

This week, we’re sitting down with the candidates vying to become Idaho’s next Governor. Today, we hear from GOP hopeful Tommy Ahlquist.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Longtime education advocate and Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff is running for Idaho governor as a Democrat. Balukoff is a co-owner of downtown Boise’s Grove Hotel and CenturyLink Arena. He’s been on the Boise School Board for decades and previously ran for governor in 2014.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

After two candidates were kicked off the ballot by the Secretary of State’s office in recent weeks, the move has been reversed. The pair running for legislative seats in northern Idaho will participate in the upcoming primary.

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The Federal Aviation Administration might choose Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey to be the third airport to use remote cameras for air traffic control. The Idaho Mountain Express reports a Denver-based company presented the idea to the airport board of directors last week.


Boise State Public Radio

On May 15, Idaho voters will pare down crowded fields for one of the state's most consequential elections in recent years. Gov. Butch Otter is stepping down after serving 12 years in that office, leaving a crowded field of candidates vying to replace him.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

As part of our coverage of the 2018 election, we’re bringing you conversations with each of the candidates running for governor who face a primary challenge.

 

James Dawson spoke with Congressman Raul Labrador, a longtime Idaho politician who has represented the state's 1st Congressional District since 2012.

 

On addressing the estimated 62,000 people stuck in the so-called Medicaid gap:

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

One of the three Democrats running to be Idaho’s next governor is Paulette Jordan. The former lawmaker from Plummer served two terms in the state legislature representing a district in North Idaho.

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In the ever growing-world of podcasts, NPR host Lauren Ober is like a New York Times book reviewer for audio. She's listened to thousands of podcasts as part of her job with WAMU’s show “The Big Listen,” a radio program that seeks out the best and brightest minds in podcasting.

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