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Idaho unemployment rate continues with historic lows

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment rate in April dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.6% to mark a third consecutive month of historic lows since record-keeping started in 1976, state officials said Friday. The Idaho Department of Labor said that 913,000 workers have jobs...

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

May. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The county clerk in Idaho’s largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state...

Idaho House speaker wins GOP lieutenant governor primary

May. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor. The fourth-generation rancher who is considered an expert on the Idaho water issues defeated state Rep. Priscilla Giddings in a race called Wednesday following Tuesday's...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the GOP gubernatorial primary by beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough and who downplayed the loss on Wednesday. The intraparty contest Tuesday between Little...

2-term schools chief loses in Idaho GOP primary race

May. 18, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former president of the Idaho State Board of Education has defeated the incumbent superintendent of public instruction in the GOP primary. Debbie Critchfield defeated Sherri Ybarra as well as former state Sen. Branden Durst in a race called Wednesday...

Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who was backed...

Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho's GOP attorney general primary

May. 18, 2022 10:51 AM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho's GOP attorney general primary.

David Roth wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Idaho primary election.

May. 18, 2022 10:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Roth wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Idaho primary election.

Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

May. 18, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump's preferred candidate in Pennsylvania's Senate Republican primary was essentially tied with a more traditional rival, while his pick for governor notched a commanding victory Tuesday as the former president worked to expand his hold on the GOP. ...