Can GOP unity hold in Idaho? And does that matter?

Jonathan Parker, a Boise lobbyist, was unanimously re-elected at the convention in Pocatello, a signal of unity among the ranks of the GOP. But will it last? David Ashby / Idaho State Journal

The Idaho Republican Party last month held its biennial convention in Pocatello, selecting new officials for the next two years. There were significant changes in party leadership, and those changes will set the tone got the state’s dominant party going into both the November general election and the next twoyears.

City Hall basement floods during Thursday storm

A passenger car stalled out Thursday afternoon under the Northgate Mile underpass when its driver attempted to drive through pooled water from a thunderstorm. Johnathan Hogan /

Idaho Falls utility customers will temporarily have to go to the city treasurer’s office, rather than the usual utility billing office in the basement of City Hall, after the basement flooded during Thursday afternoon’s rain and hail.



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