Election Central

Moving day at Idaho Politics, with new brand name — Popkey on Politics

After about 18 months on WordPress, we’re shifting our Idaho Statesman blog to our main website.

This is my final post on the old platform.

We’ve also decided on a name change in this golden age of branding. Henceforth, Idaho Politics is dead to me. And I hope for you, except for accessing the archive. (Which the tech staff is still working on.)

Please take a look at the new blog, Popkey on Politics. I’d be flattered if you added it to your bookmarks, even it it’s at the bottom! Election-related material will continue to be double-posted on the Election Central blog, which has been converted and is keeping the same name.

The advantages of the new location include a cleaner, easier-to-read look, better display of photos and more timely access to blogs on the home page. I hope you’ll enjoy. Please let me or Nate Poppino (npoppino@idahostatesman.com) know what you think and suggest any tweaks.

Finally, for regulars and occasional readers alike, thank you for your patronage. Please subscribe to the Statesman online or in the traditional print version. We rely on your support to bring you Idaho’s most comprehensive news coverage.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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