This Week In Idaho Politics
Mormons, more than members of other faiths, view themselves as conservative
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Mormons are the most politically conservative religious group in Idaho, an Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....
Six years of inaction leads to Medicaid expansion drive
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
The Idaho Freedom Foundation's Wayne Hoffman has an interesting solution for providing health care coverage to the working poor and Medicare expansion is not it....
Defeating Medicaid expansion is tough challenge
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
As I write this column, the Idaho Republican convention meeting in Pocatello is considering a resolution opposing expanding Idaho's Medicaid program to cover roughly 62,000 Idahoans not covered and who do not receive subsidies for health insurance.&n...
We are all Americans; let's debate instead of demonizing each other
By Jim Jones
As our nation celebrates its 242nd birthday, all of us living in this great country should remember that we are part of the United States. ...
Guest column: Celebrating our shared independence
By Sen. Mike Crapo
On the Fourth of July, we celebrate independence-the heart of Americanism. Our shared responsibility to safeguard our independence serves as a unifying force....
New Idaho credit union fight: small vs. large
By LaVarr Webb, Publisher
The leader of a small Idaho credit union has found himself in agreement with U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, who has raised questions about whether large, bank-like credit unions have grown beyond the proper role of tax-exempt instit...
Campaign roundup: Bistline launches campaign for AG
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Bruce Bistline has kicked off his campaign to become Idaho's next attorney general, vowing to...
Younger Idaho voters are the most independent
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Idaho is a very Republican state, as election results and Idaho Politics Weekly polling by Dan Jones & Associates finds....
Simpson: Vote for spending bill was the right call
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Imagine what would happen if Idaho legislators tried to sneak through a 2,232-page spending bill. They'd never get away with it, with the swarm of reporters covering the statehouse....
Who wins - and loses - if Idaho collects online sales taxes?
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
If you ever pick up a deal on Amazon, Overstock.com, or other online retail sites, you should pay close attention to last week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to more easily collect sales taxes from online sellers....
Trump's crisis should spur Congressional action on immigration
By LaVarr Webb, Publisher
Even partisan Republicans and Democrats would agree on this: Pres. Trump is very good at creating a crisis....
Guest opinion: Idaho needs strong borders to protect waterways
By Sen. Michelle Stennett
A story broke earlier this month out of Spokane, WA, about a boat being stopped at the Washington-Idaho border. At first blush, it might seem like an odd event to draw news coverage. However, it wasn't the boat the inspectors were interested in it's...
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When: Wednesday, July 4
Latah County Dems Monthly Meeting
When: Thursday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID
Social time 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting 6 p.m.
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