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Boise PD Chief calls on congressional delegation for more support of Veterans

In a letter to each member of Idaho’s congressional delegation, Boise police chief Mike Masterson called on Congress to do more to aid veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from combat duty. The letter comes just seven … Continue reading

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Congressional delegation releases statement on Haiti arrests

Idaho’s congressional delegation released a joint statement Monday on the arrests of 9 Idahoans apprehended in Haiti on abduction charges last week.  The group, on an aid mission to the earthquake-ravaged nation, is accused of trying to bus the children … Continue reading

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Latest fundraising numbers for next election released

The latest fundraising numbers offer some perspective on this fall’s statewide election. The race with the most competitive fundraising is the 1st Congressional District.  Several websites analyzing Congressional races, including CQ Politics and The Cook Political Report, are calling the … Continue reading

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Idaho Congressional delegation responds to State of the Union address

Following Wednesday’s night State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama, members of the Idaho Congressional delegation responded to the address. Here are their responses: Congressman Walt Minnick, Democrat: “It was good to hear the president make clear that … Continue reading

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Online lawmaker comment roundup

As week two of the Idaho legislative session wrapped up, several state and congressional lawmakers took to the Internet Friday to comment. Here’s a brief summary of what some have said recently. Boise Democratic Rep. Branden Durst, on his blog: … Continue reading

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Idaho Congressional delegation reacts to Brown election

Members of Idaho’s Congressional delegation took time Wednesday to react to the election of Republican Scott Brown, who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election held in Massachusetts Tuesday.  Brown will replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in the … Continue reading

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Idaho Congressional delegation want USDA to help potato growers

Idaho’s two U.S. senators and two U.S. representatives are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy potatoes from Idaho growers in a move to help ease difficult economic times for some farmers. The potatoes could go to public schools … Continue reading

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Minnick, Simpson announce $14 million for Idaho forrests

Rep. Walt Minnick, of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, and Rep. Mike Simpson, of Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, announced $14 million in funding for Idaho forests.  The money, pledged by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will go to fight … Continue reading

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Statewide discontent over national health care reform

Elected officials across Idaho are coming out against the federal health care reforms that passed the Senate early Thursday morning. None of Idaho’s Congressional delegated voted for the plan that’s passed the House last month and the Senate on a … Continue reading

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