BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Swimming Pool’s existence hangs by a thread after a public vote on a bond to make $3.9 million of improvements to the over 40-year-old pool fell short in Tuesday’s general election.

The three Republican candidates running to represent District 33 in the state Legislature all won Tuesday.

Donnelly Republican Terry Gestrin will continue to serve as the representative for District 8A, after winning about two-thirds of the vote, according to unofficial election results Tuesday. 

With the majority of counties in District 35 reporting, Republican Rod Furniss is expected to win the representative seat for the position B seat over Democrat Jerry Browne.

Emmett Republican Steven Thayn will continue to serve as state senator for District 8. The incumbent won by a large majority, according to unofficial results.

WASHINGTON — Republicans retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana and North Dakota and handing President Donald Trump a triumph by ensuring they will remain as guardians of his conservative agenda for two more years.

WASHINGTON — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

Signs at the polls in Rexburg warning students in the college town, home of BYU-Idaho, against voting there “simply because you failed to register and vote at your true domicile” were taken down Tuesday afternoon, after the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho charged that they violated t…

Not too often will you hear a newspaper publisher tell you to put the paper down, but today is an important day — it is Election Day. It has all come down to today. We’ve endured months of campaign ads, debates, special interest groups and election rhetoric.

The number of people voting early in Idaho this year is already far ahead of the last two midterm cycles and could, if the outstanding ballots are returned, could nearly match or even exceed the early and absentee voting numbers for the 2012 presidential election.

On Tuesday, Idaho voters will make important decisions that will determine the state's direction for the next few years.

A new campaign commercial promoting Cindy Wilson for state superintendent of schools isn’t actually from the Wilson campaign — it’s an independent expenditure campaign largely underwritten by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff and his wife, Susie.

A long list of Idaho Republican officeholders and party officials have lined up behind Chad Christensen, the Ammon resident who won the May Republican primary for the House District 32B seat.

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The candidates for the Idaho District 30A House seat faced off Monday night for the last time before the election.

The two major-party candidates to be Idaho’s next governor met Monday night for a sometimes contentious debate.

The government students at Compass Academy, who have been organizing debates for the past few election seasons, have arranged two more this election cycle.

REXBURG — The two Senate candidates running in District 34 discussed a wide range of issues Monday night, differing on much of the big picture but also finding common ground.

Janice McGeachin, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, is an outspoken opponent of Medicaid expansion, and introduced the successful resolution at June’s state Republican Party Convention to oppose it.

As more states legalize marijuana, whether to change Idaho's laws has been coming up more often in political debate and has become more prominent among the issues that divide the state's politicians and voters by party and ideology.

In a new campaign commercial, proponents of a measure to authorize betting machines at Idaho horse racetracks doubled down on their pitch that the measure is to “bring back horse racing,” rather than machines, and added an unsupported — and apparently false — claim that their opponents are u…

The past week saw some staff changes on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign, as well as news that she was advising a new federal Political Action Committee. Here’s a condensed timeline:

Two top campaign staffers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan — her campaign manager of several months, Michael Rosenow, and her communications director, Lisa Newcomb, have resigned.

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Welcome to “Campaign Notebook.” This column will run every Sunday until Nov. 11 — the Sunday after the election — and detail the politicking, advertisements, endorsements, campaign spending and other developments in local and statewide races. We’ll take a brief hiatus after that, and then re…