Technically it was a good election, but disappointing in turnout according to Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. The lowest percentage of registered voters in Idaho’s history showed up to the polls Tuesday. Just 23 percent of registered voters cast a ballot during the first ever closed Republican primary. That means Tuesday’s election brought fewer Idaho voters to the polls than the state’s previous record low of 25 percent, which happened in the 1988 May primary election featuring Republican candidate George H.W. Bush running against Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis.
Twin Falls city manager is urging the city council to look ahead into the cities future. City manager Travis Rothweiler told the council Monday to look at the long term needs of Twin Falls as the budget process begins.
If nothing else this year’s political campaign in the Magic Valley has become more interesting than in the past with charges of deceptive practices being leveled against certain groups. First, sample ballots were sent out recently to area voters promoting certain individuals for Precinct Committeemen. But the sample ballots that were sent with the material had been altered to not contain the name of the opponent.
Idahoans are heading to the polls today for the primary election. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you plan to cast your vote you will need three things: A photo ID, your party affiliation and your ballot choice...
Mica Craig was shopping in the outdoor garden department of a Wal-Mart in Lewiston when he thought
he saw a stick lying in the aisle. He reached down to pick it up, and discovered his mistake when the stick – which was actually a rattlesnake – latched onto his hand.
Idaho ranks near the bottom, among U.S. states, for sending people to college and those students getting their degrees. Experts say that drags down the entire state’s economy, but that could be changing. Every seat was filled at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday as Boise State University graduated the highest number of students ever. More than 2,400 degrees were handed out, which is a good sign, according to president of the State Board of Education, Ken Edmunds.
There are a lot of changes in this year’s primary that will have a big effect on election results. The legislative district lines were re-drawn for this election cycle, changing polling places, who lawmakers represent and, in some cases, pitting incumbents against each other. But political analyst Dr. Jim Weatherby tells Idaho’s News Channel Seven that redistricting will be a factor but it won’t be the most influential element in the primaries on Tuesday.
It’s already time to begin planning a new budget and the Twin Falls City Council is getting ready for the task. Tonight the council will be hearing a presentation on the city finances…the first report in six months
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