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Boise Sen. Martin relieved to have Rep. McDonald on board

Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, said Wednesday he’s pleased to have weeks of controversy surrounding former Rep. Mark Patterson over and eager to work with the reshaped District 15 all-GOP legislative delegation. Martin led the call for Patterson to resign, which

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Patterson’s seat to be vacant as Legislature opens

Boise GOP Rep. Mark Patterson’s decision to resign 12 hours before the 2014 Legislature convenes guarantees his seat will be vacant for a period not to exceed 30 days. Such a lengthy vacancy is unlikely, however, and West Boise citizens

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Patterson gone to ground: Will he show at GOP meeting seeking his resignation?

Republicans in West Boise have set a meeting Tuesday to consider a one-page resolution calling on Rep. Mark Patterson to resign immediately. The District 15 GOP Committee agenda sets aside time at the start to “discuss his intentions regarding his

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