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Idaho dairymen seek to join defense of ag video law - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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State parks chief Nancy Merrill to retire, national search launched for replacement

Nancy Merrill, director of Idaho's Department of Parks and Recreation, will retire in mid-July, and the state is launching a national search for her replacement.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Idaho payday loan interest rates highest in nation at 582% - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho has the highest payday loan interest rates in the nation at 582 percent, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Idaho, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Boise, ID, Pew Charitable Trusts, Charitable Organizations

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Idaho payday loan interest rates highest in the nation

Idaho's payday lenders charge the highest interest rate in the nation - an average 582 percent, according to a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts .

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

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Eye on Boise: Candidate urges donations to school, not campaign - Sun, 20 Apr 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Randy Jensen, a middle school principal from American Falls and one of the four Republicans vying for the GOP nomination for state schools superintendent, has a rather unusual campaign message for folks: Don't donate to my campaign, donate to your local schools ... (more)

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Related Topix: American Falls, ID, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Otter lauds expanded 'cloud' software tax exemption at mock signing ceremony

Gov. Butch Otter has been holding a series of mock signing ceremonies for bills he signed into law this year earlier and quietly.

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Who Hijacked Our Country

Earthquakes in Idaho: a Warning From God

Idaho has been stricken with hundreds of earthquakes - low to medium intensity - over the past month.

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Otter urges Air Force to keep both Gowen and Mt. Home bases, not 'dither away'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent an op-ed piece out to Idaho news media urging the Air Force to keep both Idaho bases, Gowen Field and Mountain Home Air Force Base.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, Gowen Field, US Air Force, Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Fulcher OK w/17th Amendment Repeal

Sen. Russ Fulcher is offering lukewarm support for a divisive tea party tenet - repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Dem Tweaks Otter, Faces Rebuttal

County House candidate Travis Manning thought he'd amuse himself and his supporters by satirizing Gov. Butch Otter on his campaign Facebook page.

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Cutline Contest -- 4.16.14

At the North Idaho Political Action Committee luncheon at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Events Center Saturday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter auctions off cookies baked by Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's wife, Tracey.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Idaho Debates set in nine primary races

The Idaho Debates will feature a series of nine debates in Idaho races in advance of the May 20 primary election, the Idaho Press Club, the League of Women Voters of Idaho and Idaho Public Television announced today.

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Ridenbaugh Press

The case for Fulcher

Many states are preparing to soon hold their Primary elections. Throughout the western states, the primaries are often held in the spring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Raul Labrador, Idaho Government, Idaho, C. L. Otter, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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NIPAC Lunch Attracts Guv, Full House

Gov. Butch Otter speaks to the crowd of about 250 people who turned out for a luncheon sponsored by the North Idaho Political Action Committee at the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course Saturday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Otter declines to fill out Idaho GOP platform survey, submits letter instead

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has declined to fill out a form certifying that he agrees with each and every tenet of the Idaho Republican Party platform, including repealing the 17th amendment direct election of U.S. senators and returning to the gold standard.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

KTVB Boise

WWII vet helped bury 3,000 military service members

Sandy McCary's father lovingly kept records of more than 3,000 veterans he helped lay to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo, US House of Representatives, Boise, ID, Eagle, ID

Mon Apr 07, 2014

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Ed task force goes back to work in two new committees...

The governor's education improvement task force met today in the form of two new committees working on teacher compensation and school structure and governance, Idaho Education News reports, and the groups hope to report to members of the State Board of Education and Gov. Butch Otter by August or September on detailed strategies for implementing ... (more)

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Governer's education task force back at work in Boise

It's round two for the governor's Education Task Force which reconvened at Boise State Monday, then split into two groups to deal with some major issues left on the table from this past legislative session .

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Ysursa: Cross-Over Response 'Tepid'

If Sen. Russ Fulcher defeats Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 Republican primary by a hair's breadth, he may credit his effort to convince non-Republicans to re-register and vote for him over the two-term incumbent.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

News Max

Romney's Recent Moves Fuel Speculation About 2016 Run

Is Mitt Romney running for president in 2016? He has said no - even just weeks ago t o Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" on CBS News.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Face the Nation, Entertainment, Television, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch

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