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Breaking news: Bipartisanship lives in Washington

  • By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor

If you think there’s political gridlock in Washington, wait until next year when Democrats take control of the House. Better yet, wait another week or two if President Trump makes good on his threat to...

Learning from North Carolina absentee ballot fraud

  • By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor

True voting fraud is rare in the United States.  But, the recent shenanigans in the race for North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District should give pause to anyone concerned with the integrity of...

Political Calendar Highlights

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Boise Chamber Ambassador Committee Luncheon
When: Tuesday, December 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 W Front St #100, Boise, ID
More info and register here.

Nez Perce County Republican Women Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, 621 21st St, Lewiston, ID
A group of dynamic republicans educating the community. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NPCRW President.

Bannock County Dems Political Soup
When: Wednesday, December 12,  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 355 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID
We serve soup and salad or pizza and have a speaker from the community.

Ada County Republican Women Christmas Party
When: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Idaho Falls, 700 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID
New ACRW Board will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Party starts at 6 p.m. Bring a sweet or savory treat to share. More info.

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Idaho Headlines

Otter reflects on tenure, calls for civility (Post Register)

Closure of DOE facility in East Idaho leaves hundreds of employees with uncertain fate (Post Register)

Boise Superintendent Announces Retirement, Board To Meet Thursday (Boise State Public Radio)

Holmes: ‘Nobody loses’ in school spending overhaul (Mountain Express)

Idaho Senate shakeup puts Lodge on the hot seat (Idaho Press)

The Idaho Legislature's freshman class is well-educated, mostly male, mostly GOP (Idaho Press)

'Drinking from a fire hose': Legislature's new members get to work (Times-News)

What are south-central Idaho legislators hoping to work on this year? (Times-News)

Taxes to be major focus of 2019 Legislative session (Idaho Business Review)

Idaho Supreme Court will hear challenge to Medicaid expansion (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho House speaker survives leadership challenge. Here’s who else will aid him. (Idaho Statesman)

Gov.-elect Brad Little outraised — and outspent — challenger Paulette Jordan 3 to 1 (Idaho Statesman)

These are some of the most powerful lawmakers in Idaho. Here are the committees they’ll lead (Idaho Statesman)

Sniffed out: Boise’s downtown housing incentive program adds to generous subsidies for developers (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Marty Trillhaase: Why are school property taxes still going up? (Lewiston Tribune)

North central Idaho reps like House assignments (Lewiston Tribune)

Wilson outraised Ybarra in superintendent race (Idaho Education News)

Much ado about… nothing? (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines