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Idaho, located in the Pacific Northwest, was the 43rd state admitted into the Union. It is landlocked by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and British Columbia. Idaho is nicknamed the "Gem State." The capital is located in Boise, which is in the southeast region of the state. Idaho has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 70 members of the House of Representatives and 35 members of the State Senate.

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National politics in Idaho

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jim Risch
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Idaho 2009January 3, 2021November, 2020Link
Mike Crapo
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Idaho 1999January 3, 2017November 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Michael K. Simpson
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Raul R. Labrador
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Idaho judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Idaho Supreme Court, the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Idaho District Courts.

On the federal level, there are two courts with statewide jurisdiction: the United States District Court for the District of Idaho and the District of Idaho Bankruptcy Court.



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The Gem State
Capital:   Boise
Motto:   Esto perpetua
Translation:   Let it be perpetual
Population:   1.57 million
Area of state:   583,570 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1890
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