2 hrs ago
A public records request about a public records order...
Gov. Butch Otter seemed a bit surprised this morning that he'd already received a public records request for documents related to his move to create a public records ombudsman position in his office.
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7 hrs ago
Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated in E. Idaho
A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.
17 hrs ago
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.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
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.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
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.
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 .
Sun Apr 20, 2014
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)
Thu Apr 17, 2014
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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Earthquakes in Idaho: a Warning From God
Idaho has been stricken with hundreds of earthquakes - low to medium intensity - over the past month.
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.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
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 .