Politics & Goverment

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The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations has been around nearly 40 years and was instrumental in the expulsion of the Aryan Nations from Hayden Lake.

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East Idaho Republicans have come up with a shortlist of candidates to replace former state Senator Bart Davis who was selected to be the U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

The Idaho GOP’s Legislative District 33 Committee put forward three names this week as possible successors to Davis, the former Senate Majority Leader.

The top pick for the open seat, according to the district committee, is Bonneville GOP Central Committee Chairman Mark Fuller. While the group has expressed a preference, the final call will be up to Governor Butch Otter.

GOP congressman and gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador says four Idaho residents involved in the 2014 Bunkerville Stand Off in Nevada are facing “a miscarriage of justice.”

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After Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee announced Tuesday that he would not run for reelection in 2018, a powerful position in foreign affairs opened up.

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The Latest on the pretrial hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering other soldiers by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 (all times local):

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A military judge has denied efforts by Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to gather more information on discussions between a prosecutor and the Trump administration.

 


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions put Boise State University in his crosshairs Tuesday as he blasted universities for guidelines he says limit free speech.

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The start of the 2018 legislative session is still months away, but state lawmakers are already prepping bills for next year. Monday morning at the capitol, legislators and officials gave a presentation about a measure that would strengthen the rights of crime victims in Idaho.

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The Idaho Transportation Department's board is eyeing property near Interstate 84 in the Magic Valley. Observers say it could be a sign the agency plans to relocate its regional headquarters in Shoshone to an area closer to the cities of Twin Falls and Jerome.

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

The latest attempt by Republican senators to repeal the Affordable Care Act is still looking for the 51 votes necessary to pass it this month. Known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, the policy would repeal Medicaid expansion for low-income folks and revoke the premium tax credits that are mainstays of Obamacare.


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Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis stepped down from the Idaho Legislature Thursday to take on a new role with the federal government.

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At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, President Trump will call on other countries to do more to address global challenges such as North Korea's nuclear saber-rattling and destabilizing actions by Iran.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R) has introduced a bill to expand sales of switchblade knives across the country.

 

 

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Evidence has come to light indicating Russia was behind an anti-immigrant protest set to take place last summer in Twin Falls. The revelation comes as more proof the hostile foreign power tried to shape events in the run-up to last year’s election.


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Following the destructive spring flooding that stemmed from Idaho’s severe winter, federal disaster aid is available to five counties throughout the southern part of the state.


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A new pilot project will let people from around the state testify at public legislative hearings without having to come all the way to Boise.

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