Politics & Goverment

Stories about politics, policy, and how government works.

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With the May 15 primary rapidly approaching, two legislative candidates in Northern Idaho have found themselves stricken from the ballot. 

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist have packed their schedules with visits to rural communities around the state as they attempt to shore up votes before the May 15  primary.


James Dawson

Backers of a ballot initiative to force Idaho to expand Medicaid eligibility to low income individuals say they’ve turned in enough signatures to put the question to voters, though they still need to be validated.

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Republican candidates vying for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District on Sunday all promised to support President Donald Trump's agenda during their latest televised debate.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Between now and May 11th, Ada County residents will have plenty of opportunities to vote before Election Day. That’s because the county has expanded Saturday early voting hours at both Meridian and Boise city halls, as well as at the county elections office in Boise. Here's the complete list of hours and locations for early voting.

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A decades-long debate over four Snake River dams and salmon resurfaced on the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday. A bill from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) would prohibit removal or other structural changes of dams on the Federal Columbia River Power System.

James Dawson

The campaign to ask Idaho voters whether they want to expand Medicaid eligibility says it’s met a significant milestone.

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Idaho's top Republican governor candidates gave voters three distinct options to choose from during their second televised debate Monday on Idaho Public Television, which included plenty of jabs at each other's campaign tactics. The three candidates sparred over education, taxes, health care and social issues.

Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he's passed more "pro-life" legislation than anyone else in the Gem State.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

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Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company's $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border.

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Significant cash is flowing into Idaho’s first congressional district in the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.

 

James Dawson

This weekend, Idaho’s leading Republican candidates for governor jabbed at each other at one of the first debates of the season, each promising they’re the most qualified to lead Idaho into the future.

Idaho Statesman

Recycling in unincorporated Ada County may cost you a bit more in the near future – or be curbed indefinitely.

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This year’s State of the City presentation in Twin Falls featured the mayor, members of the city council and other city staff. The multi-faceted approach highlighted the city’s updated strategic plan that stretches to the year 2030.

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