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Kenyon withdraws from Boise Senate race, clears way for Fulcher-Otter proxy

Retired Associated Press political writer Quane Kenyon Sr. withdrew Tuesday from the District 15 Republican primary, leaving challenger Diego Rodriguez in a head-to-head with GOP Sen. Fred Martin. Kenyon, a friend of Martin who supported him in 2012, said he

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Reacting to LeFavour’s hiding in closet, Idaho Senate suspends her floor privileges (w/photo)

After Idaho Sen. Nicole LeFavour spent more than five hours in an 11-by-4 closet just off the Senate floor, the Senate voted Wednesday to temporarily suspend her floor privileges. The change is only for the balance of the 2014 session,

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Mexican consul to make first-ever speech to Idaho Senate

Consul of Mexico Guillermo Ordorica will speak Thursday at 11:40 a.m. to the Idaho Senate about developments in Mexico, consular activities and the U.S.-Mexico relationship. The brief speech will be the first of its kind for the Boise-based consul, according

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‘Focused. Fresh. Conservative.’ Den Hartog seeks to replace Sen. Fulcher

Saying she will take up where Gov. Butch Otter’s primary challenger left off, Republican Lori Den Hartog announced Monday she will seek an open Idaho Senate seat in southwest Ada County, including Kuna. Her website features the slogan, “Focused. Fresh.

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Boise Sen. Durst living part-time in Washington, says he’s still serving constituents

Boise Democratic Sen. Branden Durst is living part-time in Washington state, where his wife is working as a teacher, KTVB-Channel 7′s Jamie Grey reported Friday. Grey reports that Durst’s Southeast Boise home “looked empty of furniture” last week but that

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Clint Stennett Scholarship fundraiser Sept. 4 in Ketchum

Two students funded by a scholarship in the name of the late Idaho Senate Minority Leader Clint Stennett are already enrolled at Idaho State University and a final fundraiser will be held next week. Stennett, D-Ketchum, was a popular lawmaker

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Ex-Sen. Corder blasts former GOP colleague Goedde for ‘hubris’ on ed reform

Former Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, is criticizing Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, saying he displayed “wanton disregard for the public will” in helping reenact some of the anti-union measures in “Students Come First.” Though 57 percent

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Roadmap leads to next week, with early break for Easter in Idaho Senate

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis opened Thursday’s floor session with his customary “roadmap,” which is considerably more complex following Wednesday’s 18-17 Senate vote to kill the K-12 schools budget. “Let’s try to smile through the day,” said Davis, R-Idaho Falls,

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Opponents of Otter’s health exchange begin debate with delaying tactic

Above: Sheryl Nuxholl of Cottonwood debates against the health exchange. Opponents of Gov. Butch Otter’s state-run health exchange are playing hard ball in attempting to stall the bill before final passage. At the start of Thursday’s debate, Sen. Dean Mortimer,

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Otter, Senate honor five fallen Idaho soldiers

Gov. Butch Otter returned to the Senate where he presided for 14 years to honor five Idaho service members who lost their lives last year. Otter sat on the dais next to Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who presided over the

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