Idaho Government Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Idaho Government.

Results 1 - 20 of 1,511 in Idaho Government

  1. A Cup of Joe: Awareness patrolRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Liberty Lake Splash

    Mike Thomas was so impressed with the value of drug recognition training in the field of law enforcement that he sacrificed his vacation and sick time to put himself through classes while a member of the Moscow Police Department. After attending courses in California and Idaho, Thomas eventually became the department's first certified drug recognition expert.

    Comment?

  2. Idaho gubernatorial race draws big ad money - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff have each spent more than a half-million dollars on broadcast advertising in October alone, according to campaign finance reports. And that's not counting independent ad campaigns against Balukoff from groups including the Republican Governors Association, which has poured $720,000 into an ad campaign trying to tie the Boise businessman to President Barack Obama.

    Comment?

  3. AdWatch: Hockey ad seeks to balance barrage of negative messages in...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - There's more skating and hockey-playing than political images in the latest ad in Idaho's governor's race, as Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff dons an Idaho Steelheads hockey uniform for his final campaign commercial of the race.

    Comment?

  4. Tips To Keep It Safe This HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KMVT Twin Falls

    One of the most common calls to the Idaho Poison Center at this time of year involves glow sticks. Last year the Idaho Poison Center had 143 calls about this product.

    Comment?

  5. Amy's to Open Idaho Production KitchenRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

    Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, joined by local officials and community leaders, announced today that Amy's Kitchen, the nation's leading maker of organic and non-GMO convenience food, will expand its family-owned operations by purchasing the 500,000-square-foot facility in Pocatello formerly operated by Heinz. The new facility plans to be operational by December 2014.

    Comment?

  6. The U of I Library's Digital Initiatives Dept. has 50 digitized collections you can access onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KLEW-TV Lewiston

    Nowadays, if you want to know anything, you probably turn to the Internet. Jenee' Ryan tells us how, now, you can turn to the Internet to even get a glimpse into Idaho's past.

    Comment?

  7. Tips for a safe and spooktacular HalloweenRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Health and Welfare

    One of the most common calls to the Idaho Poison Center at this time of year involves glow sticks. Last year the Idaho Poison Center had 143 calls about this product.

    Comment?

  8. RGA video sparks clash between Balukoff, Otter over 2008 presidential voteRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    The Republican Governors Association has been touting a video of Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho A.J. Balukoff being asked by a cameraman who he voted for in the 2008 presidential race, a question Balukoff doesn't answer, saying instead, "I'll have to see if I can remember." Today, the Twin Falls Times-News reports that Balukoff's campaign says he voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and then for Mitt Romney in 2012.

    Comment?

  9. Election Day 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    People like to talk a lot about Boise's essential nature: It's the fourth-fittest city in the West , the sixth "hottest music city" in the United States , the second-best familyfriendly city and the best city for men . Boise has been ranked on so many lists that City Hall maintains a page on its website that is a list of lists.

    Comment?

  10. Cope: The Machine Rolls OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Rep. George Hansen, recently deceased, was one of the first in a line of right-wing birds who have soiled Idaho politics for the past 40 years. What he will undoubtedly be remembered for most vividly are his prison terms, the longest for fraud in an investment scheme he perpetrated after he was out of office.

    Comment?

  11. Idaho zoo powers preservation in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times-Tribune

    Forty years ago, 3,000 zebras roamed the 1,456 square miles of Gorongosa park in Africa. After 15 years of civil war, perhaps 10 zebras remained by 2012.

    Comment?

  12. Governor candidates face hurdle ousting Butch OtterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2012 | KBCI CBS 2

    Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff has spent nearly $2 million of his own money lambasting what he describes as Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's failures, but the amount may still result in a shortfall of votes come Nov. 4. Ousting a Republican incumbent in Idaho is difficult in almost any elected office. The last Idaho Democratic governor was elected in 1987.

    Comment?

  13. The Real War on Women: Holli High Woodings and Deborah Silver Too Extreme on AbortionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Christian Newswire

    Even though abortion can be controversial and divisive, most Americans from Hillary Clinton to President Obama agree that abortions should be rare. Sadly, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world, disagrees.

    Comment?

  14. Groups spending on Idaho races as election approaches...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Spokesman-Review

    Today's independent expenditure reports documenting big independent campaign spending in the final days before the election, which must be reported within 48 hours include an IACI-linked group, the Idaho Prosperity Fund, spending another $50,000 today on literature attacking Democratic candidate for governor A.J. Balukoff; the Idaho Republican Party spending $65,416 Monday on mailings supporting Butch Otter, Lawerence Denney and Sherri Ybarra and opposing A.J. Balukoff, Holli Woodings and Jana Jones; and Idahoans for a Strong Economy, a Democratic group, spending close to $140,000 yesterday and today on mailings, broadcast advertising and literature supporting Jones and Woodings and opposing Denney.

    Comment?

  15. To Term Limit Or NotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Spokesman-Review

    Some Idaho political reporters have pointed out that if Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter is elected to a third consecutive term on November 4th he will be only the second governor in state history to accomplish that feat. The first was Robert E. Smylie, who served 12 years from 1955 to 1967.

    Comment?

  16. A questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ridenbaugh Press

    Some Idaho political reporters have pointed out that if Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter is elected to a third consecutive term on November 4th he will be only the second governor in state history to accomplish that feat. The first was Robert E. Smylie, who served 12 years from 1955 to 1967.

    Comment?

  17. Idaho gov candidates face hurdle ousting OtterRead the original story

    Tuesday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff has spent nearly $2 million of his own money lambasting what he describes as Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's failures, but the amount may still result in a shortfall of votes come Nov. 4. Ousting a Republican incumbent in Idaho is difficult in almost any elected office. However, Balukoff says Idahoans are tired of Otter's tenure where Idaho's public schools consistently rank among the lowest in the nation.

    Comment?

  18. Federal Gov. To Recognize Same-Sex Married Couples In Six More StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pridesource.com

    In the latest development following the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Oct. 25 that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, stretching the number of states where same-sex marriages are federally recognized to 32 and the District of Columbia.

    Comment?

  19. Young People (59 & Under) Don't VoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Spokesman-Review

    As someone who helps run elections in this state, I'm concerned about the future of voting in Idaho. We all should be.

    Comment?

  20. Ybarra's education awards questioned - Tue, 28 Oct 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Just one week from the election, revelations continue to emerge about a little-known educator who was the surprise winner of Idaho's Republican primary for state schools superintendent, this time focusing on her claim to be a two-time "Educator of the Year."

    Comment?