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Idaho Gov. Brad Little is promising more tax cuts after state budget officials reported April tax revenue came in nearly double what had been expected.  The Republican governor in a statement attributed the $1.2 billion April tax revenues to conservative principles.

As we continue to look at local primary elections in Cassia County, there are three candidates running for the second and third district in the commissioner race.  In the second district, Jim Powell and Robert J. Kunau are facing off against one another. In the third district, Kent R. Searle is running unopposed.  Candidates for legislative district 27 state senator will be Jeanie Hakes and Kelly Anthon.  For the District 27 representative race, Carl C. Voigt and Douglas T. Pickett are running for position A. For position B: Ryan Cook, Pat Field, Clay Handy, John Stokes and Kevin Williams.

Fewer than 10,000 of Idaho’s roughly 1 million registered voters switched their affiliation to Republican ahead of next week’s primary election, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office.  Idaho has long been a Republican stronghold. The Idaho Republican primary is closed, which means only registered Republicans are allowed to vote for GOP candidates.  More than 300 voters switched to the Democratic Party.

Fire destroyed a trailer house yesterday in Burley.  The fire department said on facebook the home was fully engulfed when they arrived at the corner of East 7th and Oriental Avenue.  A mother and two young children were evacuated.  The fire was contained in about 20 minutes.  No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation.

The Idaho Fish and Game Department is investigating how many illegally-stocked walleye fish are in Lake Cascade after a second walleye catch was reported in four years.  Regional Fisheries Biologist Mike Thomas was fishing while off duty with another angler who landed the nearly 3-pound fish.  State wildlife officials have said walleye are incompatible with the perch in Lake Cascade.   It is illegal to release live fish or their eggs in Idaho without the permission of the Fish and Game Department director.

SPORTS

In local sports, first to softball where Filer needed to win twice in order to have a shot at the 3A championship.  They did it.  It was Filer 11 Kimberly 6 and Filer 10 Buhl 1.  Now the championship moves to Filer High School this afternoon at 5 p.m. The winner earns an automatic bid to the 3A state tournament held at Buhl High School, May 20-21. The loser will travel to Mountain Home on Saturday for a state play-in game at 1 p.m. against the three seed from District III.

For Baseball, Filer defeated Buhl 14 to 4 in Six innings and Wendell took the win over Declo 18 to 4.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:   Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 15 mph.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 11 to 16 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Friday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 75