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Judge: Peterson is no longer Idaho GOP chairman

spokesman.com — Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker today rejected a bid from embattled former Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson to hold onto the chairmanship by blocking a scheduled Aug. 2 state central committee meeting to choose new leaders. "His term has expired," Stoker told the court. The judge’s ruling came after extensive ...
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BetsyZRussell: Eye on Boise: Judge: Barry Peterson is no longer #idgop chairman; link to full story goo.gl/GTIinr #idpol

Jul 29, 2014

Eye on Boise: Judge: Barry Peterson is no longer #idgop chairman; link to full story goo.gl/GTIinr #idpol

Umpqua Bank starts wildfire fund to help provide short-term loans

spokesman.com — Umpqua Bank, which recently merged with Sterling Financial, has started a Wildfire Relief Lending Program to help customers in parts of Washington and Oregon hit hard by wildfires. The new fund allows Umpqua customers who reside in area under voluntary or mandatory evacuation to receive rapid access to personal loans up to $2,500.
Jul 29, 2014

Umpqua Bank providing short-term emergency loans for WA residents impacted by evacuations or wildfire disruptions: ow.ly/zJ3oH

Man, boy burned in boat fire in Bayview

spokesman.com — Emergency crews are responding to a burning boat at Bayview in Lake Pend Oreille and two people who were injured in the incident. The boat is on fire in the bay near MacDonald's Hudson Bay Resort, and the victims are out of the water at the resort marina, according to Kootenai County fire crews at the scene.
Jul 29, 2014

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Peterson accepts ruling, says he won't run again on Aug. 2

spokesman.com — Barry Peterson had this to say after 5th District Judge Randy Stoker ruled he’s no longer chairman of the Idaho Republican Party: “The judge made a ruling, and I’m comfortable with what the judge did.” As for what the party does next, he said, “I’m not the chairman, so it’s ...
Jul 29, 2014

Eye on Boise: Peterson accepts ruling, says he won't run again for #idgop chair on Aug. 2 goo.gl/6ygBhq #idpol

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Q - What do you call a two-time loser? A - A guy driving an Edsel with a Nixon sticker on the bumper. Eric Etzel spent a good bit of his youth trying to figure out why his father, Nat, thought the two-liner above was so funny that he told it over ...

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Nearly a half century ago, President Richard Nixon wrote the modern playbook for politicians in trouble. With evidence of wrongdoing piling up, accusations flying, friends fleeing and excuses falling flat, Nixon reached deep into his bag of tricks. He denied. He insulted. He obfuscated. He played the victim. Clearly, Idaho ...

Some of the back-and-forth in court: 'The party is in trouble'

spokesman.com — Christ Troupis, attorney for embattled GOP Chairman Barry Peterson and six supporters, told the court this morning, “We believe the chairman was re-elected at the convention by the delegates.” Judge Randy Stoker asked him, “Let’s go back to what happened at the convention. You agree, it’s undisputed, that the parliamentarian ...
Jul 29, 2014

Eye on Boise: Some of the back-and-forth in court: 'The party is in trouble' goo.gl/l3SGmp #idgop #idpol