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‘Reasonable’ Republican PAC targets five North Idaho incumbents

A group of North Idaho businesspeople who founded a PAC to support “reasonable” Republicans in 2012 has upped the ante in 2014 by targeting five tea-party friendly GOP lawmakers in the May primary. In 2012, the North Idaho Republican Political

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Idaho lawmakers Woodings, Malek, named ‘rising stars’ by MSNBC

Two freshman who rose to the top during their first terms in the Idaho House were tabbed by MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” as promising young politicians. Both in their early 30s, Boise Democrat Holli Woodings and Coeur d’Alene Republican Luke

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2014 Idaho Medicaid expansion hinges on hard work, new lawmakers

Gov. Butch Otter said last week that building consensus over time was critical to convincing lawmakers to enact a state-run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act this year. Prospects for expanding Medicaid to about 100,000 low-income Idahoans in

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