The longest-serving female state senator in Idaho history closed out her final legislative session with pride in an array of specific accomplishments, but also with a key disappointment; you can read my full story here at spokesman.com. Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who’s the executive director of the Associated Logging Contractors in her regular job, was first elected to represent the state’s northernmost district in the state Senate in 1996. She’s made her mark as a pragmatic fiscal conservative who championed education and the unique needs of her district in Bonner and Boundary counties – and rose to co-chair the Legislature’s most powerful committee. This year, she notes a disappointment, after she fought hard against a new abortion...
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‘Tireless’ N. Idaho senator caps 22-year career as ‘consummate citizen-legislator;’ link to full story