Idaho 2018 election voter guide includes candidates for governor, Congress, Ada and Canyon counties, lawmakers. Covers ballots in Southwest Idaho: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna.
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Idaho’s Proposition 1 focuses on historical horse racing machines, replaying old races on a gambling device built to resemble a slot machine. Horse racing industry wants it; Coeur d’Alene Tribe opposes.
Ada County Highway District candidates Dave Case, Kent Goldthorpe and Paul Woods talk traffic jams, natural disasters and how self-driving cars and e-scooters may change transportation in the Boise Valley.
County outside Atlanta is rejecting absentee ballots at an astounding rate. Gwinnett County says it is acting legally. But Georgia is hit by a federal civil rights lawsuit demanding that it halt all efforts to discard mailed-in ballots.
Staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign say $20,000 sent to Roughneck Steering, a recently-formed Wyoming company, was for polling, consulting and voter registration work.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
Both are vying to replace Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, a republican who has served three consecutive four-year terms in Idaho’s top elected post. The Idaho Public Television debate started with a lively exchange on transparency.
Republican, Democratic candidates for Idaho governor and attorney general agree that a federal proposal to send nuclear waste from Washington to the Idaho National Laboratory for treatment isn’t realistic..
Idaho’s small-town hospitals have their own reason to back Medicaid expansion: In some cases, it may keep their doors open. Hospitals see it as revenue lifeline; critic says they want “tax-funded subsidies.”
Medicaid expansion may cost Idaho $105 million over 10 years if voters enact it in November 2018. Or, it may cost more. It might keep families out of medical bankruptcy. Forecasting costs, benefits is tricky.