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15 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Edit: Ombudsman Stands By Her Guv

Idaho's new public records ombudswoman grounded into a double play her first time up.

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22 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Immigrant Kids In Idaho, Guv Upset

Eight migrant children from Central America apprehended at the Mexican border already have been sent to Idaho, according to a U.S. Health & Human Services Report quoted late yesterday by the Associated Press, though they've gone to sponsors, not to state custody; that means they've been taken in by relatives, family friends or foster parents.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Two new Idaho GOP chair hopefuls emerge in two days

Two new candidates for Idaho Republican Party chairman have emerged in the past two days: Cassia County Republican Chairman Douglas Pickett, and former Dick Cheney aide and three-year Idaho Falls resident Steve Yates.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Idaho No Dumping Ground -- Otter

A letter sent by Gov. Butch Otter to Dear Director Rodriguez, Secretary Johnson, and Secretary Burwell re: immigration problem: As Governor, I want to immediately eliminate the chance of the federal government using Idaho as a destination or a staging area for the influx of unaccompanied and illegal immigrants entering the United States through our ... (more)

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Editorial: Supreme Court best avenue to decide dueling ACA rulings - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 PST

A split decision in federal courts doesn't mean a technical knockout for the Affordable Care Act, but it does set up more rounds of counterproductive sparring.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Ed Board: Guv Passes Over Goedde

Among those Gov. Butch Otter passed over for the two recent state Board of Education openings, to whom he appointed David Hill and Debbie Critchfield: Outgoing Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene; former Sen. Melinda Smyser, R-Parma; Trudy Anderson, a retired associate vice president from the University of Idaho; and more.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Coeur d'Alene, ID, University of Idaho, Cassia County, ID

Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Craven to retire, Otter names new Pardons & Parole chief

Olivia Craven, executive director of the state Commission of Pardons and Parole since 1984, is retiring in mid-August, and today Gov. Butch Otter named her replacement: Sandy Jones, who now heads up jail re-entry programs and alternative sentencing for the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Ada County, ID, Criminal Defense Law, Law, C. L. Otter, US Governors

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Balukoff offers 3-1 match for donors to his campaign against Otter

A.J. Balukoff, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, is matching contributions to his campaign by putting in $3 for every $1 donated this month, Idaho Statesman political columnist Dan Popkey reports today.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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Otter taps Hill and Critchfield for state Board of Education openings

Gov. Butch Otter announced his choices for two openings of the state Board of Education today: David Hill of Boise, retired executive vice president of the Battelle Energy Alliance and deputy director for science and technology at the Idaho National Laboratory; and Debbie Critchfield of Oakley, a former member and chairman of the Cassia County ... (more)

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Harley Brown To Be Reality TV Star?

At the infamous May 15 Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate, Harley Brown, far left, Walt Byers, center, and Gov. Butch Otter listen to a question posed by a panelist.

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Retired Justice Walters filling in as Idaho SupCourt Justice Warren...

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones is still being treated at a Utah hospital after taking ill June 6, just before the court was to hear oral arguments in Twin Falls, Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports this morning; Jones, 70, plans to return to Boise July 25, but his return to duty on the court has not been set.

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Andrus recovering after cancer surgery - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 PST

Doctors removed part of the right lung of former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus earlier this month after finding a malignant tumor.

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Politically divisive Export-Import Bank gains support of Inslee, Otter - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 PST

Govs. Jay Inslee and Butch Otter signed on to a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, but the owner of a Palouse company sometimes listed as a beneficiary of the institution says the United States should let it go out of business.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Idaho Lottery celebrates 25th year with record dividend to state of $49M

The Idaho Lottery celebrated its 25th year today by presenting a record dividend to the state of Idaho the 11th straight year it's set a record.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

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When a past Idaho governor wanted his own state party chairman, he got him...

Idaho Statesman political columnist Dan Popkey cornered a half-dozen people for video remembrances at former Idaho Gov. John V. Evans' funeral last week, and came up with this interesting anecdote: When Evans, a Democrat, became governor in 1977, he wanted and got his own man as state party chairman.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Former Gov. Evans to lie in state at the Capitol today

Former Idaho Gov. John V. Evans will lie in state at the Capitol today from 1-4 p.m.; his funeral will follow at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Rockies.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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New law requires ITD board to review 80 mph speeds, but board...

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho's new 80 mph speed limit law specifically requires that the state Transportation Board approve any speed limit boosts under the new law - the bill repeated that requirement four times - but the board delegated the matter to its staff and hadn't planned to ... (more)

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Most Idahoans want roads fixed; fewer support options that could pay...

Most Idahoans believe Idaho's roads and bridges need big fixes or they'll fail in the next 10 years, according to a new University of Idaho survey.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Former Idaho Gov. John Evans dies at 89 - Tue, 08 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Former Idaho Gov. John Evans, a Democrat who served from 1977 to 1987 and was a highly successful governor in tough times, died Tuesday at age 89. His hallmark was openness - anyone who wanted to get in to see the governor could - and he pioneered the "Capital for ... (more)

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RNC counsel: Whoever is elected Idaho GOP chairman at Aug. 2 meeting...

John R. Phillippe Jr., chief counsel for the Republican National Committee, has sent a memo headed "Update on Idaho GOP Chairmanship Vacancy" to RNC Chairman Rance Priebus, saying the Idaho Republican Party's central committee meeting on Aug. 2 will fill the vacancy for state party chairman, and will comply with party rules.

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