Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has opened the annual meeting of the Western Governors Association, which opened with the singing of both the U.S. and Canadian national anthems by Aaron Baldwin, along with a flag ceremony. The governors in attendance so far are those of Idaho, Washington, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona; the governor of Oregon is en route, and the governor of Colorado will join the group tomorrow. Next up: A keynote speech from BSU Broncos Coach Chris Petersen. “Coach, help us build a team with some discipline and values,” Otter told Petersen as he introduced him.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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