This Week In Idaho Politics
|Idaho gubernatorial race winner? 'Don't know'|
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
About a year away from the conclusion of Idaho's governor's race, among the now-likely candidates "don't know" is way ahead, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.GOP Gov. Butch Otter is not seeking another term, and the seat will be open in 2018.IP...
|Guest opinion: How to lower healthcare costs in Idaho|
By Dr. Tommy Ahlquist, Candidate for Governor
As Idaho families and small businesses continue to face skyrocketing healthcare premiums, career politicians continue to talk and talk about the problem. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the talk. I'm tired of rhetoric. I'm ready for politici...
|Guest opinion: GOP is trying to sucker-punch hard-working Idahoans . . . again|
By Rep. Mat Erpelding
Let's start with a baseline fact. According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau records, Idaho's median household income is about $51,800. That's $6,000 below the national average and 37th in the country. Idaho has been in a rut for nea...
|Guest opinion: Improving veterans' educational benefits|
By Sen. Mike Crapo
Specialist Robert Cannon, of Boise, served 5.5 years in the U.S. Army in military intelligence. This included a 13-month deployment in Southern Iraq. Robert attended approximately eight different colleges until he found a class structure ...
|Children of faith healers have a right to life & medical care|
By Jim Jones
In counting my blessings at Thanksgiving, good health was at the top of my list. In January I learned I had pancreatic cancer, but it is now in remission thanks to the talented doctors at the Mountain States Tumor Institute. Dr. Akshay Gupta diagnose...
|Labrador hopes early poll numbers don't lie|
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Congressman Raul Labrador has neither raised nor spent a ton of money for next year's governor's race. But there's a quiet confidence within the Labrador camp that suggests things are going quite well.The polling numbers are on their side. In fact, i...
|Brad Little serves up a bit of a surprise|
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Idaho's open gubernatorial race is right around the corner in 2018.The Idaho Republican Party will have a competitive primary in May next year with three strong contenders: 1) Lt. Gov. Brad Little, 2) Rep. Raul Labrador, and 3) Boise businessman Tomm...
|Ahlquist announces plan to address Idaho opioid crisis|
By Press release
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Tommy Ahlquist has announced an action plan to address Idaho's ongoing opioid crisis. Itincludes joining six other states in declaring a state of emergency on opioid overdoses and deaths...
|Idaho Land Board to auction 10 commercial properties & set grazing rates|
By Press Release
(BOISE) The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) has directed the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) to offer 10 commercial properties for auction on Dec. 6. The properties include commercial buildings, parking lots and vacant commercial...
|Younger Idahoans are less conservative, religious than their elders|
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Winston Churchill once argued that if you were not a liberal when you were young, you had no heart. And if you were not a conservative when you were old, you had no head....
|Survey shows Gowen Field has a lot of fans in Treasure Valley|
By Idaho Politics Weekly
Gowen Field is very popular in Treasure Valley....
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