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This Week In Idaho Politics
The kids are going to do just fine By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor This last week I had an opportunity to function as the judge in a mock criminal trial at Compass Academy in Idaho Falls. I don't do criminal law and had to do a bit of preparation. I was a bit nervous on the day of the trial.
Fulcher embraces new version of freedom caucus By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor The conservative-based House Freedom Caucus, which gained political fame by ousting one Republican House speaker (John Boehner) and making life miserable for another (Paul Ryan), has added a new member to its circle. It's Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher.
Southern Idaho politics reflect common-sense conservatism By Stephen Hartgen Recent articles on Idaho politics have reported on the apparent alignment of several elected officials with fringe and right-wing splinter groups in Idaho's political spectrum. But mostly, the politicians involved aren't from the Southern Idaho region.
Guest opinion: Idahoans can best determine what's best for Idaho By Sen. Carl Crabtree, District 7 A new law passed this legislative session may allow Idahoans to have a larger voice in federal land management. This law deemed the "Federalism Bill," appoints a group of legislators to help chart a better path for cooperative efforts between the federal government and its citizens. I have been asked to serve as a part of that group.
Political news notes: Politicians staying busy in Idaho By Idaho Politics Weekly staff Little launches effort to improve broadband infrastructure. Gov. Brad Little has signed an executive order establishing the Idaho Broadband Task Force to improve connectivity and broadband infrastructure across Idaho.
Re-election & saving salmon are Simpson priorities By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Forget any talk about Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson stepping down after 11 terms, or speculation about the political drama that would occur from a hotly contested GOP primary.
Should Idaho dive deeper into the abortion fray? By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor This year's Idaho Legislature passed a couple of abortion-related bills. One required reporting of complications during an abortion and the other dealt with partial birth abortions.
America's credibility chickens are coming home to roost By Jim Jones The Trump Administration is having trouble convincing our allies of the necessity of a confrontation with Iran. Administration claims that Iran is posing an increasing threat to U.S. interests in the region have been met with skepticism by a number of governments.
Leadership Meridian 2018/2019 Session Day When: Thursday, May 30, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Where: J.R. Williams Building, Clearwater Conference Room, 700 West State Street, Boise Leadership Meridian is a program that consists of monthly, day long sessions where participants receive an insider's view of our local area. New perspectives for creative leadership are taught with the goal to give them a foundation to expand their leadership role within the community and their businesses. More info.
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