Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, October 17, 2016

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Clinton Gaining on Trump in Idaho
By Bob Bernick
Donald Trump holds a 10-percentage point lead over Hillary Clinton in Idaho, a just-completed Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Idaho Voters Want Government Close to Home
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
The mood of the electorate is always a big factor in any election....

Crapo Puts Principle Ahead of GOP Politics
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Sen. Mike Crapo has never been one to take a lot of political risks, which makes it surprising that he pulled his endorsement for Donald Trump with less than a month to go in the campaign....

  Odds & Ends: McMullin, McKenzie and Fireworks
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Evan McMullin making a run in East Idaho. ...

  Experts Panel: Good Advice From Caring Mentors
By Todd Cranney, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
This week’s question: What advice do you give to those you serve as a mentor?  ...

Measure the Right Activities to Achieve Goals in Government and Elsewhere
By Randy Shumway, Zions Bank Economic Advisor
Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.--William Bruce Cameron...

  Press Release: 2016 Andrus Lecture: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks
By Press Release
National Parks Director Jon Jarvis will participate in a special discussion Tuesday regarding the national parks system as it celebrates its 100th birthday....

  The Solution: Vote for Trump and Then Impeach & Convict Him
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
Who to vote for in the presidential race? It’s the political dilemma of the decade for many Republicans....

  Presidential Race Is Over
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
I have felt for some time that Hillary Clinton was likely to be the next president of the United States.  As a Democrat, she has always had an advantage in the electoral college (last week Real Clear Politics had her with a 260 to 165 electoral ...

  Poll: Idahoans Show Strong Confidence in Law Enforcement
By Bob Bernick
In big cities across America significant populations – especially African-Americans – have low confidence levels with the police and criminal justice system, believing they are unfair to them....

  Guest Commentary: Vote Yes on HJR5 to Hold Your State Government Accountable
By U.S. Senator Jim Risch
House Joint Resolution 5 (HJR 5) will be on your November ballot. By voting “Yes” on HJR 5, you will be securing the ability to hold politicians accountable, protect Idahoans from excessive regulations, ensure your voice is heard and hold...

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Meridian Chamber Luncheon
When: Tuesday, Oct 18, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: West Ada School District, DSC Auditorium District Service/Training Center, 1303 E Central Drive, Meridian
Speaker is Gretchen Caserotti, Director Meridian Library District. $15 members, $20 non-members. RSVP in advance is required whether you choose to eat or are just coming to listen to the program. Not eating? Select NOLUNCH or NOFOOD from promo code drop down box. More info.

Ada County Highway District Candidate Forum
When: Wednesday, Oct 19, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Eastern Idaho Technical College, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID
Candidates include District 2:
Rebecca Arnold and David Eberle; District 3: Sara Baker, Rick Just, Mike Tracy. More info.

Ambassador Committee Luncheon
When: Wednesday, Oct 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Lower Level Conference Center, 250 S. 5th St., Boise.
Please RSVP so food can be planned for by 12 p.m., October 18. Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Andrea Vlassis-Zahn or call 208-472-5259.

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

Idaho Headlines

Otter, Labrador bash Trump’s remarks but say he’s still got their vote (Idaho Statesman)

As in Utah, Idaho’s Mormons struggle with Trump (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho Sen. Crapo backtracks, says he might still vote for Trump (Spokesman-Review)

McAlister outraises Scott in N. Idaho race (Spokesman-Review)

Senate hopefuls share differences in debate (CDA Press)

Wages low, but jobs up (CDA Press)

School district gave secret $94K payout to administrator (Times-News)

Ed funding, Medicaid expansion, public lands lead concerns for legislative candidates (Times-News)

Government officials float strategies to tackle housing crunch (Mountain Express)

Democrats hold fundraising edge (Mountain Express)

Judge rejects Idaho anti-grazing arguments (Capital Press)

Farm commodity price drop impacts Idaho GDP (Capital Press)

Marty Trillhaase: You expected Idaho politicians to protect children? Really? (Lewiston Tribune)

Idaho GOP leaders split on presidential candidate (Press-Tribune)

Republicans outpace Dems in local districts (Press-Tribune)

Greg Pruett files as write-in candidate against Rep. Perry (Press-Tribune)

Education, health care and federal lands dominate legislative forum (State Journal)

Idahoans need a pay raise — in the form of state tax cut (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Taxpayers asked to build private organization’s swimming pools (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Saving Idaho's Farmland (Boise State Public Radio)

Idaho Governor Otter And Rep. Labrador Stand By Endorsements Of Trump (Boise State Public Radio)

Labrador's New Ad Focuses On His Childhood, Government Interference (Boise State Public Radio)

Charter schools get a boost in payments for buildings (Idaho Education News)

Following the dollars: This year's hottest legislative races (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Giuliani: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats' (Politico)

22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton (Politico)

Trump focuses on four key states (The Hill)

Euro 'house of cards' to collapse, warns ECB prophet (Telegraph)

Clinton Campaign Praised George W Bush On Immigration (Daily Caller)

Is the Fed's next decision on rates all about politics? (USA Today)

Police: N.C. county GOP office firebombed (USA Today)

FBI director: Stats don't back up claims about police shooting epidemic (CNN)

Libertarian’s Johnson has never been the typical politician (Associated Press)

Elizabeth Warren Asks Obama to Remove His Top Financial Regulator (Mother Jones)

Bernie Sanders’s Memoir to Hit Bookshelves Nov. 15 (Wall Street Journal)


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