Politics: Turnout among young voters important to Dems

by Judy Ferro After the 2014 election, the New York Times published a lament declaring that voter turnout—at 36%–was the worst in 72 years. No doubt 2016 will be different. Voters show up for presidential elections. Yes, there has been some drop since nearly 63% of the voters showed up for the Kennedy-Nixon race of …

Elections: Close state races

by Judy Ferro Got the election spirit yet? The debates are over except for an Oct. 30 meeting of candidates for lieutenant governor.  (You can still view them at the IDPTV and KTVB websites.) The Idaho Press-Tribune has published the first segment of candidate answers to a wide range of questions. A flood of TV …