CVI endorsement — Rep. Paulette Jordan

District 5 — House seat A   Rep. Paulette Jordan was the youngest elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. She has three degrees from the University of Washington and works as the Finance Chair of the National Indian Gaming Association. Jordan is dedicated to keeping our environment healthy and prosperous for generations to…

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CVI endorsement — Steve Berch

District 15 — House seat A   Steve Berch has been active in his community for 35 years. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boise Auditorium District. He runs a consulting company that advises small businesses on marketing improvement. Recognizing that public lands encourage people to live and raise our…

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CVI endorsement — Laura Metzler

District 15 — Senate   Laura Metzler worked for the U.S. Postal Service for nearly three decades, retiring in 2013 from her position, EAS administrative support, where she was responsible for database support for 460 postmasters. Metzler is dedicated to public policy that promotes clean air, clear water and protection of our public lands. She…

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CVI endorsement — Sen. Michelle Stennett

District 26 — Senate   Sen. Michelle Stennett is the Senate Minority Leader who has pushed her entire legislative career for clean air and water. She strives to protect Idaho’s agricultural and ranching heritage while preserving our most precious natural resources. She believes the state should continue to support tourism and preserve our public lands…

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CVI endorsement — Sen. Dan Schmidt

District 5 — Senate   Sen. Schmidt is a physician and a businessman who has a track record of working to build healthy communities. As a hunter and fisherman, he values public lands. As a grandfather, he is deeply interested in fully funding our public schools. He has successfully championed better systems for keeping our…

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For Idaho, much is at stake

By Courtney Washburn, Executive Director So much energy is caught up in national politics, but the races that really matter to our quality of life are decided much closer to home. They’re the ones right here in Idaho. This November we’ve got the chance to make a choice on the ticket that will affect every…

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Life and death of a really bad idea

After a two-year study, Attorneys General from 12 western states agreed that the legal theory behind public land transfer holds no water.  In other words, any state pursuing a legal path to seize control of our public lands is wasting time and taxpayer money. Stick a fork in it — it’s done. But before we…

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