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Monday, February 25, 2019

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This Week In Idaho Politics

Is Mueller probe of Trump legitimate? Half of Idahoans say no
By Bob Bernick, Contributing editor
Half of all Idahoans don't believe that Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion with the Donald Trump campaign is legitimate, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.  ...

Climate change is a threat, but manageable, says plurality of Idahoans
By Bob Bernick, Contributing editor
Nearly three-fourths of Idahoans say climate change is a threat to the world, but they differ on how serious it is, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

Little makes 'being governor' look easy
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
There's something about a person who likes his job. You can tell by the way he walks, talks and interacts with people....

Some gun advocates are opposing victims' rights amendment
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Last week the Idaho State Senate by a vote of 25-9 passed a proposed state constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime.  Interestingly, some Idaho gun groups are claiming the measure is some sort of gun grab....

We don't need Shahram Hadian's inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric
By Jim Jones
Here we go again. Shahram Hadian, a tireless anti-Muslim crusader, is coming back to Idaho to spew harmful conspiracy theories about the Islamic faith. On a previous visit, he almost caused serious damage to Idaho's child support collection system wi...

Guest opinion: Priorities for the 116th Congress
By Sen. Mike Crapo
As the 116th Congress has begun, work continues to build on the progress made in the last Congress in restoring prosperity, stability and liberty for our country. ...

Political news notes: Legislative action continues
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Idaho Chapter, Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, NAMI Idaho, a...

Keep drivers safe by banning cell phone use, Idahoans say
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
By huge majorities, Idahoans want the Legislature to enact a statewide ban on handheld cell phone use while driving. And if the state won't do it, then Idahoans want local governments to have that power, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.Pollste...

In competing with Trump & courts, feeble Congress has only itself to blame
By LaVarr Webb, Publisher
The uproar over Pres. Trump's emergency declaration to raise money for his border wall has both Republicans and Democrats in Congress bemoaning executive power and the diminution of the legislative branch of the federal government.Republicans said si...

Conservative group aims for middle ground
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
When I began covering Idaho politics with the Post Register some 35 years ago, it was easy to identify who the conservatives were. They were Republicans, who were guided by the principles of God, country and the Idaho Association of Commerce and Indu...

Raybould works to shake up public notices
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Those who regularly read a newspaper often see an array of legal and other public notices often organized in columns of small type.  They announce pending foreclosures of real property, public hearings for counties and cities and other entities,...

Legislative apportionment ain't broke; doesn't need fixin'
By Jim Jones
After much partisan wrangling in the Legislature and lengthy fighting through the courts, Idahoans voted to fix Idaho's legislative redistricting system by removing it from raw politics. In 1994, the people approved an amendment to the Idaho Constitu...

Political Calendar Highlights

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District 15 Dems Dinner Huddle
When: Tuesday, February 26, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Casa Mexico, 10332 W Fairview Ave # 104, Boise, ID
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Boise Young Professionals Brown Bag Lunch
When: Wednesday, February 27, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Boise Metro Chamber 1101 W. Front St., Ste. 100 Boise, ID
BYP 101 welcomes new BYP members to come and learn what BYP is all about. This brief workshop will review all programs and events as well as give you the inside scoop on how to get build your network and get the most out of your membership. Members, nonmembers and guest are invited! The first 20 minutes will be time to network with participants.

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