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Defending Ysursa, Dolores Crow blasts Denney’s conflict of interest claim

Former GOP Rep. Dolores Crow says she’s been agitated since last week when Rep. Lawerence Denney accused outgoing Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa of a conflict of interest for endorsing Phil McGrane as his successor. “I just couldn’t sleep

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Otter, McGrane, Toryanski, Woodings among earlier filers for 2014 Idaho election

Gov. Butch Otter officially filed his paperwork for a third term shortly before noon Monday, the first of 10 business days through March 14 for candidate filing. Otter turned over his material in the office of Secretary of State Ben

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Wintrow becomes 2nd Boise Democrat seeking to replace Rep. Woodings

As one of Idaho’s few reliably Democratic districts in Idaho, Boise’s District 19 has attracted a second candidate for an open seat — university administrator Melissa Wintrow. Wintrow was the first director of the Women’s Center at Boise State University

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BSU prof, Boise school trustee Rohn to make second bid for Legislature

oise State professor and Boise School Board member Troy Rohn is running to replace Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings, who is leaving her District 19 seat to run for secretary of state. Rohn carried 35 percent of the vote in a

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Boise Democrat Woodings likely in race for Idaho secretary of state

Freshman Rep. Holli Woodings likely will announce Friday that she’s running for secretary of state to replace retiring Republican Ben Ysursa. A scheduling advisory for reporters calls the noon event an “important announcement” on her intentions for the office. Perhaps

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Boise’s North, East End Dem lawmakers hosting town hall Thursday

Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb and Reps. Mat Erpelding and Holli Woodings and will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roosevelt Elementary School for the first of three town halls where they’ll field questions from constituents. The three District 19 Democrats also

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Former Sens. Frasure, Toryanski will run for Idaho Secretary of State

Former Republican Sen. Evan Frasure is making a second bid to become Idaho’s chief election officer and will announce formally Thursday in his hometown of Pocatello. A real estate agent for 30 years, Frasure now teaches government at Century High

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Democrats say they were blocked from Otter’s Twitter account

Idaho Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings of Boise and former Democratic House candidate Sharon Fisher of Kuna say they discovered over the weekend that Republican Gov. Butch Otter’s official Twitter account blocked them from access. Woodings said Monday that she was

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There’s a baby on the way in the Idaho House

House Speaker Scott Bedke conceded, “We’re not good at baby showers,” but still took time to congratulate an expectant mom in the House, Rep. Holli Woodings, D-Boise. Bedke took a break during Tuesday’s floor session to put the House at

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