Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, June 15, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll Shows Wide Support in Idaho for Immigration Reform
In a new wide-ranging poll on immigration, Idaho Politics Weekly finds that more than two-thirds of Idahoans want more legal immigrants allowed in to work the farms, a majority want more immigrants to work in high-tech, skilled jobs, and most want to...

  What is Next for Areva in Idaho (and in France)?
In 2008, French nuclear giant Areva announced that it would build a massive nuclear enrichment plant less than 20 miles west of Idaho Falls, off of Highway 20 which leads to the Idaho National Laboratory and Arco....

  Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
A Washington Post reporter recently wrote that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had "the worst week in Washington" as he lost the fight to reauthorize provisions of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the National Security Agency's bulk collectio...

If Rand Paul Wins, So Does Raul Labrador
Congressman Raul Labrador, the only member of Idaho's congressional delegation to endorse someone in the GOP presidential race, may have learned something about himself when sitting on the sidelines four years ago as candidates were posturing for the...

Economic Outlook: Military Operations Important to Idaho Economy
Idaho is home to two military installations that bring great benefits to state and local economies: Mountain Home Air Force Base and the Air National Guard at Gowen Field. ...

  Idahoans Want Minimum Wage Hiked to $10 Per Hour
By far most Idahoans want the state's minimum wage increased from $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour, a new Idaho Politics Weekly survey shows....

  Winning the Political Game: Two Political Leadership Tips
(1)   Define victory yourself. Don't leave it to others. ...

  Can Legislators be Appointed to Lead Executive Departments?
Gov. Butch Otter has recently been busy naming high-profile replacement directors for the Idaho Department of Insurance and the Department of Administration....

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Ada County Republican Summer Picnic

When: Wed, June 17, 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: Kleiner Memorial Pkwy, Meridian, ID
Bring your families to the annual summer picnic for food, fun and friends. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Contact Michele Jarvis 484-8447, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joan Callahan 250-3157, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kootenai Democrats Club Meeting

When: Fri, June 19, 12 pm - 1 pm
Where: Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 407 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID
This week's Democratic Club will feature Andrew Ashmore, who has traveled extensively through the Mount Everest region in northeastern Nepal. Andrew will share his thoughts and insights about the people, politics and pristine peaks of this unique and striking region. Andrew is working to raise awareness about the region and encourage charitable contributions to Nepal Seeds to help with earthquake relief efforts. More info

World Refugee Day

When: Sat, June 20, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Grove Plaza, Downtown Boise
Ethnic food, performances, artisans, and a citizenship ceremony at the internationally-celebrated World Refugee Day. The event is free to the public and is put on by the Idaho Office for Refugees and local resettlement agencies, with support from the Capital City Public Market. More info

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Idaho Headlines

The gender gap (Press-Tribune)

Longtime Sen. Cameron Reflects on His Tenure (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: A more civil, but still entitled Idaho GOP (Lewiston Tribune)

Scientists support national monument (Mountain Express)

Farmers will pay dearly for government sins (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Another senator finds gold in them there executive appointments (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Who polices the Idaho State Police? Most accusations have to be resolved in court (Idaho Statesman)

Rocky Barker: Floating into the future on the Boise River (Idaho Statesman)

Jewell says sage grouse riders leave fate of ranching, sage grouse uncertain (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho school spending has yet to recover: An in-depth report (Idaho Statesman)

Northern Idaho Mayor Pulls Up Stakes, Resigns (Boise Weekly)

Tax Time For Treasure Valley's Largest Irrigation District (Boise State Public Radio)

How Goats Are Helping Stop Wildfires In Boise (Boise State Public Radio)

Editorial: Because the truth matters (CDA Press)

Editorial: Wage wait worthwhile (CDA Press)

A look at poverty in North Idaho (Hagadone News Network)

Press story leads to worldwide media frenzy (CDA Press)

Eye on Boise: Less sun will shine on campaign finances (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho settles children's mental health lawsuit that spanned 35 years (Spokesman-Review)

Special Report: Ed News uncovers flawed teacher evaluation data (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Mitt's new mission (Politico)

5 takeaways from Clinton's relaunch rally (Politico)

Hillary's Sixties Surge (Politico)

Clinton: I never saw Hillary 'study a list of my contributors' (The Hill)

Gun groups denounce push for handgun licenses (The Hill)

The Recurring Themes of Jeb Bush's Campaign Announcements (Bloomberg)

Hillary Clinton backs Nancy Pelosi over Obama on trade (CNN)

Jeb Bush: Will his official White House bid boost a lackluster campaign? (Christian Science Monitor)

NAACP members petition against Rachel Dolezal (USA Today)

Officer said he had 'no choice' but to shoot Tamir Rice (AJC)

Missouri Dem Gets 50K Of Union Cash Right After Killing Right-To-Work Bill (Daily Caller)


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