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6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

CCA: What the Hell Is Going on in Idaho?

Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised eight-day supply of inmate drugs .... The state took over the 2,080-bed prison after CCA acknowledged understaffing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrections Corporation of America, Security, Lamar Alexander, US Senate

10 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Peterson accepts ruling, says he won't run again on Aug. 2

Barry Peterson had this to say after 5th District Judge Randy Stoker ruled he's no longer chairman of the Idaho Republican Party: "The judge made a ruling, and I'm comfortable with what the judge did."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Balukoff knocks Otter for destroying public records, also incorrectly ...

A.J. Balukoff, Democratic candidate for governor, is criticizing GOP Gov. Butch Otter for destroying 22 of the 37 applications for two recent openings on the state Board of Education, saying Otter isn't following through with his pledge to emphasize openness in government, made when he appointed a state public records ombudsman in his office this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, C. L. Otter, US Governors

The Winnipeg Free Press

Fringe candidates get attention they deserve

In May, Idaho Republican Gov. Butch Otter stunned political observers when he demanded all candidates in the GOP primary race be allowed to participate in a televised debate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, May, ID, C. L. Otter, US Governors, Opinion, Travel

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Local NEWS 8

Add the Words documentary shows in Pocatello

The Add the Words campaign has been made into a documentary. The Add the Words campaign is working to get "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" added onto Idaho's Civil Rights Act.

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Related Topix: Pocatello, ID, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho Government, Idaho, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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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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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Idaho Government, Idaho

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Cassia County, ID, Dick Cheney, Idaho Falls, ID

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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

The Spokesman-Review

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

The Spokesman-Review

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

The Spokesman-Review

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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The Spokesman-Review

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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The Spokesman-Review

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

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Health, Lung Cancer

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Palouse, WA, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom,

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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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Related Topix: Lottery, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Idaho, Idaho Government, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

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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