Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, May 2, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: 1/3 of Idaho Republicans Would Not Vote for Trump in November
By Bob Bernick
Only two-thirds of Idaho Republicans say they will vote for Donald Trump in November if he becomes the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Guest Column: Protecting Electronic Privacy in a Swiftly Changing World
By Congressman Ra�l Labrador
It’s been 30 years since Congress overhauled our laws governing electronic information. On April 27, the House took an important step to approve long overdue reforms protecting the privacy of electronic information, including stored emails, tex...

  Winning the Political Game: A Million Little Things Add Up to Election Win
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
One has to be a little insane to run a political campaign. It’s an organizational and logistical nightmare....

  How Idaho's Democratic Party Picks National Delegates
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Last week I wrote about how Idaho’s Republican party picks delegates to its national convention.  This week I want to explore the Idaho Democratic Party’s process to select national delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Conventio...

Leading Senate Conservative Backs Sen. Keough
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Four years ago, Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d’Alene didn’t have kind words for Sen. Shawn Keough of Sandpoint, and was doing his part to secure her election defeat....

Economic Outlook: 'Idaho Gives' Benefits all Idahoans
By Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
Two months after the close of the Idaho Legislative Session, nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho have geared up for what may be their biggest fundraising day of the year on May 5....

  Poll: Trump Would Beat Clinton in Idaho
By Bob Bernick
The presumed GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, would beat the presumed Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, in Idaho, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  How to Avoid Getting Shot by a Cop
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
Based on the headlines and social media buzz, it seems like more people are being shot by law enforcement officers these days....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Idaho Falls Chamber out of the Box Networking Lunch
When: Tuesday, May 3, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Catered Your Way, LLC, 2161 E 17th St, Idaho Falls
Build your professional network and learn more about businesses in the community. Door prizes, introductions, and other interactions will make this a casual, fun opportunity to meet others and build your professional network. If you would like to be a Featured Business, please call 523-1010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More info

Kootenai Democrats ACLU Session Confessions
When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 407 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur d'Alene
To decode all the ins and outs of the Legislature, and recap legislative victories and battles, the ACLU is traveling across the state for their 2nd annual Session Confessions Tour. Kathy Griesmyer, public policy strategist for the ACLU, will provide a rundown of the ACLU's legislative priorities and answers any burning questions you may have about what happens inside the Statehouse. More info

Let's Talk Small Business
When: Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: New Ventures Lab, Inc, 33 E Idaho Ave, Meridian
Interested in hearing the successes, and failures, of owning and running a small business from established small business owners? This interactive workshop will bring attendees face-to-face with entrepreneurs who will share their stories and experiences of starting their own business. Celebrate National Small Business Week and learn the ins-and-outs of starting and operating your own business from those who know best: current small business owners. More info

To submit events to the Idaho Politics Weekly calendar please use our contact form here.

Idaho Headlines

Wilderness management gains momentum (Mountain Express)

Idaho Campaign Finance Reform Initiative Makes Final Push To Gather Signatures (Boise State Public Radio)

Cruz Favors Land Transfer to States; Clinton, Trump Opposed (Times-News)

Simpson, Labrador Take Different Approaches on Lands Issues (Times-News)

Most Land Transfer Bills Stall in Idaho Legislature (Times-News)

Decades-Old Lands Debate Flares Up in the West (Times-News)

Idaho lawmaker blames Obama for lack of success (Lewiston Tribune)

Candidates for Idaho's 5th District House seat differ on state's future (Lewiston Tribune)

Grangeville rancher challenging incumbent Idaho senator (Lewiston Tribune)

Moderate Siddoway attacks conservatives, IFF for sticking to principles (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Idaho’s grocery tax emerges as key issue in 2016 elections (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Boise police ethics bruise has left a mark (Idaho Statesman)

Fred Riggers made Idaho Capitol a friendlier place (Idaho Statesman)

Sturgill launches candidacy for Senate challenging Crapo (Idaho Statesman)

Naloxone could provide Idaho hope of reducing overdose deaths (Idaho Statesman)

West Ada trustees facing recall defend their records (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho nuclear waste facility’s future in limbo (Post Register)

Four vie for rare open seat on Idaho’s highest court (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho GOP hopes for very different state convention this time (Spokesman-Review)

Governor visits Cd'A, comments on crisis center, legislature (CDA Press)

Malek, Macomber debate issues (CDA Press)

County commission candidates square off (CDA Press)

Part of the political arena? (CDA Press)

Moving away to crisis management to 'kid issues' (Idaho Education News)

West Ada: A tide of change, a turbulent future (Idaho Education News)

The changing face of school board politics (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

How Hillary Could Win the Election—and Lose the Country (Politico)

Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles (Politico)

Clinton on Sanders: 'There comes a time where you have to look at the reality' (The Hill)

Pennsylvania GOP senator on collision course with Trump (The Hill)

Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten (Los Angeles Times)

Larry Wilmore Roasts the Press in White House Correspondents’ Monologue (Daily Beast)

As Cruz (once again) secures more delegates, Trump camp (once again) calls process unfair (Los Angeles Times)

Ted Cruz's Support Softens Among the Delegates He Courted (New York Times)

Are women headed for the draft? Support for the idea grows in Congress (Washington Post)

Bill Clinton stumps for wife in southern West Virginia (Associated Press)

As deadlines come and go, Puerto Rico's debt crisis grows (Christian Science Monitor)


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