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Last night, thousands of Idahoans came together on the Capitol steps in Boise to mourn the lives of Black people killed at the hands of police. And while crowds were gathered outside the statehouse exercising their right to assemble, election officials were inside the building administering the first vote-by-mail election in Idaho. 

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West News Bureau

Paulette Jordan, the 2018 Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has made it official: she’s entering a growing field of politicians trying to topple the state’s junior senator, Jim Risch, 76 (R).



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Guest host George Prentice leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week we speak with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News about the governor's education task force. Betsy Russell from the Idaho Press discusses former gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's intention to re-enter Idaho politics and Melissa Davlin from Idaho Public Television parses out a recent Idaho Supreme Court decision that gives a layer of protection to whistleblowers.

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Idaho Matters breaks down the results of Tuesday's elections with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press, Boise State assistant professor of political science Jaclyn Kettler and political analyst Justin Vaughn.

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Idaho residents elected a new governor, a new lieutenant governor and decided on a pair of voter initiatives at the polls yesterday. Matt Guilhem spoke to BYU-Idaho political science professor Matthew Miles about the election and started by asking what most stood out to him.


Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan was confident well into election night, but in the end, a motivated liberal base wasn’t enough to overcome long odds. The Associated Press called the race in favor of Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little just before 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night.


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

After nearly two years of campaigning, Republican Lt. Governor Brad Little has won his promotion to Idaho’s top office.

  • Election Day Round Up


Idaho guberantorial candidates Brad Little (R) and Paulette Jordan (D) met to debate Monday night, televised by Idaho Public Television. Idaho Matters looks at the candidates' performances and the impacts they may have on the upcoming election with Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press.

On The Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 15, 2018

  • Idaho journalists break down state's gubernatorial debate

Idaho guberantorial candidates Brad Little (R) and Paulette Jordan (D) will meet to debate Monday night and it will be televised by Idaho Public Television. Idaho Matters will look at the candidates' performances and the impacts they may have on the upcoming election.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan could break political paradigms as Idaho's first female governor and the nation's first Native American state executive. She joins Idaho Matters to parse out her platform and share her vision of the Gem State's future.

On The Thursday, October 11, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 11, 2018

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan discusses Idaho's top political race
  • Boise Startup Week connects tech entrepreneurs with capital investors
  • Special Olympics Idaho building a new events center with a unique construction crew
  • Boise State Public Radio addresses Medicaid expansion with the HuffPost

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We check in with the Boise State Public Radio newsroom for profiles of Idaho gubernatorial candidates Paulette Jordan and Brad Little.

On The Thursday, October 4, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 3, 2018

  • An app for kids to make friends
  • Profiles of Idaho's gubernatorial candidates
  • BoiseDev's Don Day parses out the expenditures on library architects

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Both the Republican and Democrat running to be Idaho’s next governor appeared Tuesday night for a conversation at the College Of Idaho.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s gubernatorial election will be historic no matter who wins. On the Democratic side, potentially Idaho’s first female governor – and the nation’s first Native American governor. On the other, Republican Brad Little who even his supporters call low key. But he is a traditional conservative running in a traditionally conservative state.

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When Idaho's Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan took to the microphone at a recent campaign party, she immediately launched into a story.


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is defending her use of nondisclosure agreements and the latest round of staff shakeups.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan has lost another two key members of her campaign team just two months before the election.

New Polls Look At Idaho Governor's Race

Aug 27, 2018
Boise State Public Radio

New polling looking at the race for Idaho governor is out. The numbers show slight changes and come from a recently formed political action committee.

Democratic voter registration numbers are up in the Gem State, but will it reflect in the November election? Political analyst Justin Vaughn looks at state and national trends ahead of the mid-term elections.

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Idaho Democrats kick off their convention this weekend in Caldwell. The delegates will meet for two days to discuss the party’s strategy going into election season in November.

Idaho Primary Election Breakdown

May 16, 2018

Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych, Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and College of Idaho professor of political economics Jasper LiCalzi join Gemma Gaudette to break down the results of Tuesday's primary elections and Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert discusses the state superintendent of education race and the various bond measures that went before voters.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho's most consequential primary in years came to a close early Wednesday morning with establishment Republicans and a grassroots Democrat taking their respective top spots.

Amanda Peacher / Boise State Public Radio

Former State Representative Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary in Idaho’s gubernatorial race. If Jordan wins in November, she’d become the first woman governor of Idaho and the first Native American governor in the country.