Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 20, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Poll: Idaho Residents Have Poor Opinion of Congress, President Obama
Democratic President Barack Obama visited Idaho a bit ago but don't expect him back any time soon for two-thirds of Idahoans don't have a favorable opinion of him, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Time for Big Steps in Idaho Education Excellence
Survey research conducted by Idaho Policy Weekly shows that education remains the No. 1 issue in Idaho. That's a tribute to Idaho citizens who recognize that the future will not be bright unless Idaho school children develop skills needed to succeed ...

  2016 GOP Nomination & Implications for Idaho
The 2016 Presidential race is heating up.  Hillary Clinton is the clear Democratic leader, despite a stiff challenge from Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.  But the Republican field, in the words of President Obama, is like the movi...

New Plymouth District Story is Inspiring
The New Plymouth School District has all the reasons for having low reading scores, with a high poverty rate and limited resources. ...

Idaho Economic Outlook: Coeur d'Alene Tourism Boosts all of Idaho
Northern Idaho is home to the beautiful, thriving community of Coeur d'Alene. Idahoans and out-of-state visitors flock to Coeur d'Alene in all seasons of the year to enjoy its lakes, trails, and resorts. ...

  Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Lead 2016 Presidential Contenders in the Gem State
A new Idaho Politics Weekly poll of Idaho residents measuring support for GOP and Democratic presidential hopefuls finds that Jeb Bush leads the Republican field, while Hillary Clinton is preferred among the Democratic candidates....

Idaho's Newest State Senator: Kelly Anthon
Kelly Anthon was recently appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to fill the vacancy left for the District 27 state Senate seat by the appointment of Dean Cameron as the head of the Department of Insurance. ...

Malek Offers Different Brand in North Idaho
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and State Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d'Alene come from far different ends of the political spectrum with McConnell being one of the most powerful figures in Congress and Malek as a two-term legislator...

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Meridian Chamber Luncheon

When: Tues, July 21, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: West Ada School District (Salmon Room) District Service/Training Center
Chamber Luncheon with guest speaker Janet Kavinosky, Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure - U.S. Chamber of Commerce. More info
 

Kootenai Democratic Women's Association Annual Garden Party

When: Thurs, July 23, 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: 604 E 19th Ave, Post Falls, ID
The annual KDWA Garden Party will feature live music and refreshments. Contact Sheila Gary at 208-772-5873. More info

 

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Idaho Headlines

Area drought leads to 'disaster' designation (Lewiston Tribune)

Marty Trillhaase: Where did those private property defenders go? (Lewiston Tribune)

County supports national park designation for Craters (Mountain Express)

Idaho Panhandle counties declared drought disaster areas (Capital Press)

Concealed weapons permit costs $115 in Driggs, $62 in Blackfoot, video reveals (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Government meddling hasn't stopped texting behind the wheel (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Time for Otter to find a forward gear (Idaho Statesman)

In Idaho's Medicaid gap? Group wants to hear from you (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho budget surplus means $108 million more for roads, rainy day accounts (Idaho Statesman)

Video of Labrador on Meet the Press: 'There's Always Over-Hype When We're Talking About Trump' (Boise Weekly)

GOP discusses same-sex marriage (CDA Press)

Jobless rate remains at 4.4 percent (CDA Press)

Idaho's dividend from state lottery decreases (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho tests new voting machines for people with disabilities (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho man remembers life before Disabilities Act (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho lawmakers say U.S. hostages should be part of Iran deal (Spokesman-Review)

Crapo, Risch oppose NCLB replacement (Idaho Education News)

State names evaluations oversight committee members (Idaho Education News)

School broadband costs climb (Idaho Education News)

Higher-than-expected growth for Idaho's general fund. So what's next? (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines

'Black Lives Matter' protesters flummox O'Malley, Sanders (Politico)

GOP field chases Iowa evangelicals (Politico)

Iran deal tests Dems' loyalty to Obama (The Hill)

Spotlight falls on O-Care fraud (The Hill)

Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage (Associated Press)

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database (New York Post)

Donald Trump, remains unapologetic, faces the wrath of his own party (Los Angeles Times)

Can Bernie Sanders win black voters? (CNN)

US wins Math Olympiad for first time in 21 years. Is math education improving? (Christian Science Monitor)

GOP's Walker struggles with issue of Boy Scouts' ban on gay leaders (Associated Press)

What Iran deal could mean for US ban on oil exports (Christian Science Monitor)

 
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