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In a country dominated by a two-party political system, Idaho's overwhelming Republican majority is just one more example of the state's rogue image. But residents – politicians and common folk alike - refuse to be defined by political affiliation alone. Examples of individual thought prevail in both parties. This issue of FOCUS examines how we got the way we are and how the state's political stance affects policy issues. Cover illustration by 2000 graduate Andy Stauffer.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Fall 2000


Boise State University