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Voters across Idaho send incumbent mayors packing
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Voters in cities and towns across the state made it clear they are ready for leadership change in local government.

Incumbent mayors were ousted in Nampa, Lewiston, Moscow and the town of Filer in Tuesday's municipal races. New mayors were also selected in Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene, while voters in Blackfoot will head back to the polls next month to settle a runoff contest for mayor.

In Boise, voters elected all three city council incumbents, but results showed support fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for a pair of bond issues.

A proposal to borrow $17 million for fire department upgrades had support from 64 percent of voters, while 61 percent of voters backed a plan to borrow $10 million for parks and open space.

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