This Week In Idaho Politics
|Half of Idahoans support president's tax plan
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Half of all Idahoans support GOP President Donald Trump's tax reform plan announced by the president but not yet fleshed out an Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....
|Odds & Ends: Idaho Falls on the 4th, Trade, Labrador & Thompson
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
A few thoughts on a few, somewhat random, topics......
|Labrador's anti-refugee bill is contrary to American values
By Jim Jones
Raul Labrador's refugee bill is ill-advised legislation that needlessly targets some of the most vulnerable people on earth....
|Denney not impressed with Trump's election panel
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
A strange thing happened a few days ago when Secretary of State Lawerence Denney checked his private email account....
|Guest opinion: Collecting the histories of Idaho veterans
By Sen. Mike Crapo
Idahoan William Russell Woodfin Sr. served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. ...
|Guest opinion: Godspeed Art Jackson - a good rifleman
By Congressman Raul Labrador
Art Jackson died last month on Flag Day, at age 92....
|News release: Updated map shows endowment lands 96 percent accessible
BOISE An updated map showing detailed access to state endowment trust lands shows that 96 percent of the lands are accessible for recreation. ...
|Lessons from a pig pen the media frenzy around Trump's tweets
By LaVarr Webb, publisher
I'm a fairly traditional person who believes we ought to play nice (although I sometimes fall short of my own aspirations). I also believe politics ought to be civil and respectful.So, like many people, I've been baffled by the president's late night...
|5 Things to Say to Someone Who Hates America on July 4th
By Jared Whitley
July 4th is the best day of the year for food, friends, fireworks, and er fpatriotism. However, for some, there is no room for love of country in their hearts. They may even want to pollute your red, white, and blue-wearing good times with the...
|Most Idahoans are concerned about nuclear conflict with North Korea
By Bob Bernick, senior editor
Three-fourths of all Idahoans are concerned about a U.S. nuclear conflict with North Korea, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.But they are split over whether GOP Pres. Donald Trump should meet with Communist dictator Kim Jong-Un, leader of one o...
|Guest opinion: A significant week for immigration reform
By Congressman Raul Labrador
Last week was a very significant and exciting time in the fight for immigration reform. I was named chairman of the House subcommittee with jurisdiction over immigration and border security issues; the House Judiciary Committee approved my ...
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Caldwell Chamber Noonbreak Luncheon
When: Tuesday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Caldwell
BBQ Luncheon at Memorial Park. $15 members, $20 nonmembers and no RSVP. Register and more info here.
North Idaho Federated Republican Women Meeting
When: Thursday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Express Sandpoint North, 477326 US-95, Ponderay, ID
Kootenai Democrats Democratic Club
When: Friday, July 14, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Iron Horse Restaurant, 407 East Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene
Guest speaker is Mayor Steve Widmyer, who will be providing a mid-year review, talking about some of the things that the city is working on in 2017. More info.
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