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Poll: Idaho Residents Don't Want Protections for Wolves
Most Idahoans don’t want wild wolves protected in the state, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows. In another matter, Idahoans are split over whether Congress or the Obama administration should create a Boulder-White Clouds national monument, located here. And finally, by a narrow plurality Idahoans would like the U.S. Supreme Court to give...
Winning the Political Game: Choose Communications Channels Carefully
In any communications campaign, it is important to carefully select the delivery mechanisms, or channels, through which your message(s) will be delivered. What channels are selected will depend on your target audience(s), timing, resources (money and people), and other considerations. Often, a communications campaign uses multiple channels....
Key 2014 State Races: Who Spent the Most (And, Who Won)
After the 2014 elections, many observers deemed the across-the-board Republican victories as simply a local manifestation of the national GOP wave that resulted in the takeover of the U.S. Senate, more Republican House seats and a couple of gubernatorial seat pick-ups. But, that analysis overlooks a rather intriguing fact: Several of the key...
Digging Graves with Knives and Forks
Food has become the new cigarettes of our time, and sooner or later politicos are going to have to figure out what to do about it. An article two years ago on an Earth Balance website, which promotes vegetarian diets, illustrates some striking parallels between cigarettes and food – particularly junk food. Both make you sick. Cigarettes...
Trending in DC: A Conversation with Rep Mike Simpson
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Congressman Mike Simpson, who represents Idaho’s 2nd district. Rep Simpson was gracious and generous with his time, reflecting a politician who values personal connections with his constituents and with the community. Background on Congressman Simpson Mike Simpson has a long history of public...
Idaho Economic Outlook: Job Growth in Cities
Idaho started the new year with good employment numbers, as the unemployment rate dropped three tenths of a percent, from 4.4 percent in December (according to the BLS’s revised numbers) to 4.1 percent in January. Idaho’s total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 3,800 jobs and hit an all-time high for the second straight month, reaching...
Idahoans Overwhelmingly Favor Term Limits for Legislators
Sometimes it is amazing how elected officials can just ignore the will of voters – even when those voters overwhelmingly desire their public officials to take a specific action. Such is the case with Idaho voters and the Idaho Legislature on term limits – for their very own legislators. A new Idaho Politics Weekly poll, conducted by Dan Jones...
Interview: Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown
Idaho’s Democratic Party had a rough election in 2014. But the state party has a substantial staff in place, led by Sally Boynton Brown. Idaho Politics Weekly asked her to respond to a few questions concerning her role and the future of the Idaho Democratic Party. What did you do before becoming executive director? Prior to my political...


Political Calendar Highlights


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D14 Democrats Informal "Coffee Talk"

When: Tues, April 14, 8 am - 10 am
Where: Wild West Bakery & Espresso, 83 East State Street, Eagle, ID
A social, informal, come-and-go-as-you-please meeting.

Ada County Republican Women's Club Meeting

When: Wed, April 15, 5 pm - 6 pm
Where: Marie Callendar's
Guest speaker Phil McGrane. More info

Kiwanis Club of Nampa Spring Fling Fundraiser

When: Fri, April 17, 7 pm - 12 am
Where: Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd Street South, Nampa, ID
Celebrate the 100 year Anniversary for the Kiwanis Club. Spring Fling dinner and dance with the High Street Band. Proceeds benefit the Eliminate Project. Tickets are $55 and are available by calling 208-468-5555 or purchase here.

Idaho Green Fest

When: Sat April 18, 4pm - 10pm
Where: Downtown Boise
Celebrate the future of Boise at the Idaho Green Fest. The festival provides a fun, entertaining venue to stroll through booths, sample local food and beverages, listen to great local bands, have your kids play fun eco-conscious games, watch the innovate recycle fashion show and generally celebrate Boise not just for what it is, but for what it can become. The Idaho Green Fest is a free event located in the heart of downtown Boise and is open to all ages. More info

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