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Leading Idaho Initiative Funds stormwater design project

For the sake of the lake’s health, the city of Coeur d’Alene has been working to reduce the amount of untreated stormwater runoff that enters Coeur d’Alene Lake and the Spokane River. Stormwater runoff in the southeastern area of the city is collected and conveyed...

Support the August 30 Safety and Maintenance Levy

Last spring, the Coeur d’Alene Public School’s Long-Range Planning Committee presented a Long-Range Facilities Plan to the Board of Trustees. The proposal detailed a growing backlog of building maintenance and school security issues required to sustain the...

IDP on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion: I never expected to see such a grave rollback of our rights in the 21st...

IDP Statement on Uvalde Shooting

Chairwoman Lauren Neochea released the following statement in response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: Like all Idahoans, I am devastated by the loss of 19 young children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas. My heart goes out to the families...

IDP Response to R’s abortion-restrictive proposals

IDP on GOP committee chair ‘absolutely’ considering ban on emergency and long-acting contraceptives Idaho Democratic Party Chairwoman Lauren Necochea released the following statement in response to a recording of Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, admitting Republican...

Elephants in the room

COEUR d’ALENE — The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee has reportedly planned and recruited volunteers to infiltrate the Kootenai Democrats, install an “antisemitic troll” as party chair and funnel money donated to Democrats to local Republicans instead. A...

Immigration reform tied to economy

Reforming immigration is key to addressing the economic challenges of widespread labor shortages, supply chain interruptions and inflation, experts agreed in a virtual discussion Wednesday. “With the highest level of inflation that we’ve seen for the past 40 years,...

County could pull impact-fee trigger

In search of ways to help pay for itself, the Kootenai County board of commissioners is considering impact fees on development. Impact fees are a one-time fee paid by property developers through building permits to offset the effects of growth on public infrastructure...
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