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From the election yesterday, it was a Republican sweep. Brad Little is Idaho’s next governor easily defeating Paulette Jordan.  Janice McGeachin is the next Lt. Governor.  Other contests closely watched Prop 1 the Horse Racing Terminals was a no but Prop 2 for expanded Medicaid passed.  Lawrence Wasden held onto the Attorney generals seat and Lawrence Denny remains Secretary of state.  For the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Serri Ybarra squeeked past Cindy Wilson 51-49 percent.  In the US House  Russ Fulcher will represent District 1 while Mike Simpson held on to District 2.  In the state house postions, winners from the contested races were Linda Hartgen, Muffy Davis and Sally Toone.  In the senate races Michelle Stennett will return to her chair. 

Albion Mayor Sharon Wilmot was recalled by 71-percent.  The Oakley recreation district override levy passed and Roger Harris remains judge in the fifth judicial district.  Denise Gill won the Gooding County Clerks race and residents in Filer said yes to the filer cemetery maintenance district.  

The Twin Falls city council overturned the Planning and Zoning commission’s denial of a fourplex development.  With a 6 to 0 vote, the council said yes to Kaitlyn Courts to construct up to eight fourplexes on farmland southwest of the intersection of Rose Street and Borah Avenue.

36 year old Yazmani Gomez-Sandoval of Gooding has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.  A search found about 71 photos and 15 videos containing child porn.  When he is released from prison he will be supervised for the rest of his life the judge said.

Flyers with the slogan "it's okay to be white" were posted on the University of Idaho campus and around Moscow last week as part of a provocation campaign by white nationalist groups. The flyers were an apparent repeat of a year-old campaign stemming from online message boards, intending to create strong reactions.

Today:  Sunny. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 26F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Abundant sunshine. High 44F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Winds: SW 3-8 mph Low: 19 (Mountains: 15)

FRIDAY: Sunny and chilly. High: 47 Low: 26 (Mountains: 45 Low: 18)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 49 Low: 26 (Mountains: 46 Low: 21)

SUNDAY: Sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 25 (Mountains: 44 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Sunny. High: 50 Low: 24 (Mountains: 46 Low: 22)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 24 (Mountains: 47 Low: 22)

November 7th: On this day

Born on this day, was harmonica player, Mickey Raphael who is best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has also recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Chesney, and Neil Young.

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Robin Lee Bruce, country music artist who scored the #12 hit on Hot Country Songs in 1990 with a cover of Alannah Myles' single "Black Velvet" and has written album cuts for LeAnn Rimes and Jo Dee Messina, as well as other artists.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me. The title track (like the song "Okie from Muskogee") became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album repelaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

Kenny Chesney was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time in four years.

Clint Black took his manager/accountant, Charles Sussman to court in a grievance about royalties. The lawsuit claimed Sussman convinced Black to assign more than $500,000 in royalties to Equity Records, an independent record label in which both Sussman and Black had minority ownership. Black said he got nothing in return for this arrangement but Sussman was taking monthly payments from Equity without his knowledge.

Taylor Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live on US NBC TV.