St. Luke’s files lawsuit against Ammon Bundy and campaign

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The state’s largest hospital system filed a lawsuit Wednesday against far-right activist and gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy, his campaign, the People’s Rights Network and his supporters.  The lawsuit, filed by St. Luke’s in Ada County, stems from an incident in March when the grandchild of Diego Rodriguez was taken toContinue reading “St. Luke’s files lawsuit against Ammon Bundy and campaign”

Reclaim Idaho submits final signatures for education ballot initiative

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Advocacy group Reclaim Idaho dropped off the final signatures needed Monday for the education initiative voters might see this year. Reclaim Idaho supporters and co-founder Luke Mayville gathered outside the Ada County Elections Office to submit the last of the petition signatures. “The people of Idaho disagree about a wholeContinue reading “Reclaim Idaho submits final signatures for education ballot initiative”

Ammon Bundy accused of contempt, failing to complete community service

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy appeared in court Wednesday representing himself on accusations of contempt of court. Ada County Magistrate Judge Annie McDevitt informed Bundy of his right to an attorney, but he said he wanted to represent himself. When asked if he admitted or denied the contempt, Bundy said “neither.”Continue reading “Ammon Bundy accused of contempt, failing to complete community service”

Governor hopeful Rognstad will run as write-in candidate

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad, who planned to run as a Democratic candidate for governor, announced Monday he will instead file as a write-in candidate. The problem came when filing candidacy paperwork and Rognstad filed to run for governor as a Democrat but until March 11 was registered as a RepublicanContinue reading “Governor hopeful Rognstad will run as write-in candidate”

Rognstad off Democratic primary ballot

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports The Idaho Secretary of State’s office is not putting governor hopeful Shelby Rognstad on the Democratic primary ballot, according to Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. Rognstad filed his paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor on Friday, but until late Friday was registered as a Republican voter,Continue reading “Rognstad off Democratic primary ballot”

Democratic candidate Rognstad registered as Republican voter

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports This story was updated at 11:35 am to add comments from the Rognstad campaign. Shelby Rognstad does not appear on the Secretary of State’s website of gubernatorial candidates, despite announcing he had filed as a Democratic candidate for governor before the Friday deadline. That’s because according to public records, RognstadContinue reading “Democratic candidate Rognstad registered as Republican voter”

Friday was the candidate filing deadline. Here are our takeaways.

by Idaho Reports staff The Secretary of State website has posted an unofficial list of 2022 statewide and legislative candidates after the 5 p.m. Friday filing deadline. While it looks to be incomplete (as of 7:50 pm, it was still missing Democratic governor candidate Shelby Rognstad, who filed Friday), here are our takeaways. This postContinue reading “Friday was the candidate filing deadline. Here are our takeaways.”

Superintendent candidate won’t be charged, but wife faces misdemeanor

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Branden Durst, candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, will not be criminally charged for accusations made regarding child abuse allegations. The Ada County Prosecutor’s Office did, however, charge Durst’s wife with misdemeanor injury to child after law enforcement routed them the report for consideration, according to prosecutor’s spokesperson EmilyContinue reading “Superintendent candidate won’t be charged, but wife faces misdemeanor”

Another election restriction bill introduced in House committee

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports  In a 10-3 split, House State Affairs introduced a bill Monday that would add some changes to a voter identification bill, HB 692, that the committee introduced last week. A so-called trailer bill makes changes or additions to legislation passed in the same legislative session. The original bill, pitched byContinue reading “Another election restriction bill introduced in House committee”

House committee approves 2 election restriction bills

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The House State Affairs Committee approved two pieces of legislation Wednesday relating to election security. HB 693, pitched by Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, would prohibit the use of drop boxes for absentee ballots. The bill passed in a 10-3 vote, with Rep. Rod Furniss, R-Rigby, being the only RepublicanContinue reading “House committee approves 2 election restriction bills”