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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho, Bill Manny, community engagement editor with the Idaho Statesman and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press-Tribune.

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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.

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Idaho Primary Election Round-Up . . . 

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.

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The primary elections have arrived and Idaho Matters spoke with Boise State University assistant political science professor Stephen Utych about voter trends in Idaho and around the country. Later, Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem and Samantha Wright shared voices from polling stations across the Treasure Valley.

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Idaho primary elections arrive . . . Dr. Les Purce discusses his public service in Pocatello . . . Idaho filmmaker Greg Bayne talks noir . . . 

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Idaho primary elections are this Tuesday. We'll look at the history of the Gem State's closed primary and how it differs from the process with other states.  Postdoctoral Associate Matthew May of Boise State University sat down with Gemma Gaudette.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Dalton Ben Cannady and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Steve Pankey.

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Weekly Idaho reporters' roundtable . . . Two Idaho gubernatorial candidates answer BSPR questions . . . The Boise Philharmonic plays for a unique audience . . .

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Lisa Marie and BSPR's Samantha Wright talked with Republican candidate Harley Brown.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Democratic candidate Peter Dill and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Brad Little.

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Idaho worst in country for working mothers . . . two more gubernatorial candidates sound off . . . and bicycling in Boise . . . 

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Idaho Matters begins the first in a five-part series presenting a Q&A with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates. We hear Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem speak with Democratic candidate Paulette Jordan, then BSPR's James Dawson speaks with Republican contender Raul Labrador.

A documentary about the Malheur Ranch Occupation . . . A  pair of Idaho gubernatorial candidates discusses their positions . . . Retiring Boise State President Bob Kustra on his future . . . and a Teddy Roosevelt impressionist visits Treasure Valley.

Primary Debates

Apr 30, 2018

The 2018 primary elections are weeks away and candidates from all parties are meeting for debates. This weekend will see six major state debates and on Idaho Matters, we speak with Melissa Davlin and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Reports on Idaho Public Television to get the Monday morning recap. 

Early Voting

Apr 30, 2018
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Early voting for Idaho's 2018 primary elections begins Monday and Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane joins Idaho Matters to tell Idaho voters everything about registration, early voting options and polling locations.

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The three top Republicans vying for the party's gubernatorial nomination met to debate the issues on Monday night. U.S. Representative Raul Labrador, Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little and area businessman Tommy Ahlquist addressed abortion, faith healing, climate change, guns and lowering taxes.

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Idaho legislative candidate Jake Stephens says he was joking when he wrote on Facebook that he was out hunting Mexicans. The comment was posted underneath a picture of Stephens dressed in full camouflage and holding a rifle.

Stephens, a Republican, is running against first term Rep. Ryan Kerby, R-New Plymouth, in the upcoming May 17 primary election. Stephens says he was teasing a close friend, who is Mexican, while commenting on his own profile picture back in October.

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A week ago we woke up to the news that Bernie Sanders had trounced Hillary Clinton in Idaho’s Democratic Primary. Sanders got 78 percent and Clinton got 21 percent. Two weeks before that Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump handily in the state’s Republican primary with 45 percent of the vote to Trump’s 28 percent.

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Tea Party favorite Raul Labrador easily beat challenger Reed McCandless of Moscow.  McCandless is a 50-year old truck driver.  Two years ago, Labrador beat Vaughn Ward in the Republican primary despite being considered the underdog.  Labrador went on to beat one term Congressman Walt Minnick, a Democrat. Labrador says he’s met many of the goals he had when he went to Washington two years ago. But he says there’s a long way to go on one of his main campaign themes, immigration reform: