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  • Idaho declares disaster for windstorm damage repairs

    Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little this morning declared an emergency for Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties in the wake of the disastrous Nov. 18 windstorm, paving the way for …


  • Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process

    When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …


  • Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor

    After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a …


  • Idaho Lt. Gov. Little prepared to take on role of governor

    BOISE – If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn’t complete his full third term, Idaho’s new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former …


  • Idaho’s recovery shapes debate

    BOISE – In a polite but pointed debate, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little and his Democratic challenger, Bert Marley, outlined sharply differing views of how Idaho is faring as it …


  • Eye on Boise: Raul Labrador seeks labor law amendments

    BOISE – Sixteen- and 17-year-olds should be able to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision, 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador says. He’s proposed legislation to amend the Fair …


  • Idaho GOP lieutenant governor candidates’ views divergent

    BOISE – Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik would use the position of lieutenant governor the same way he’s used his county position, he said in a televised debate Friday: He’d …


  • Briefcase

    Trade mission gives Idaho business a boost BOISE – Idaho’s delegation has returned from a trade mission to Mexico and Brazil and reports “tremendous interest and opportunities in both countries …


  • As execution approaches, Otter checks in from Maui

    BOISE – As last-minute pleas for clemency continued to pour into Idaho’s state Capitol this week in advance of the state’s first execution since 1994, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wasn’t …


  • As execution approaches, Otter’s in Maui

    As last-minute pleas for clemency continued to pour into Idaho’s state Capitol this week in advance of the state’s first execution since 1994, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who could commute …


  • Eye on Boise: Spirited debate in race for Secretary of State

    BOISE – They may be lower-profile state offices, but there were lively debates last week in the races for Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State Ben Ysursa …


  • Eye on Boise: Holiday travel expected to go up despite gas prices

    BOISE – Idaho’s average gas price is now $2.99 per gallon, up four cents in the past three weeks and 31 cents above the national average of $2.68, according to …


  • AAA: Washington gas prices up 14 cents over year

    The AAA auto club says drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend in Washington will find gasoline prices 14 cents a gallon higher than they were this time last …


  • Waterway protection program streamlined

    BOISE – When Idaho boaters register their boats for the next boating season, they’ll no longer have to purchase a separate invasive species sticker – it’ll all be combined into …


  • Lobbyists helping Idaho lieutenant governor

    BOISE – A week after new Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little said it was the “best practice” for elected officials not to accept campaign contributions from lobbyists during the legislative …


  • Brad Little named lieutenant governor

    BOISE – Brad Little, a rancher and state senator from Emmett, Idaho, was chosen by Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday to be Idaho’s new lieutenant governor, as former Lt. Gov. …


  • Otter names Little to Idaho’s No. 2 post

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter made big political news just now with his announcement of his pick for the state’s new lieutenant governor: Sen. Brad Little, R-Emmett, a rancher and Senate …

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