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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair; wife had roots in Spokane

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom …

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog’s campaign for governor.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Singer, actress Cher endorses Idaho lawmaker for governor

Singer and actress Cher has endorsed Democratic state Rep. Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho’s next governor.

Hawaii governor didn’t correct false missile alert sooner because he didn’t know his Twitter password

Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false two minutes after it was sent, he waited until 8:24 a.m. to tweet, “There is NO …

Christie leaving governor’s office as Democrat takes over

New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is sworn in as governor.

Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe reinvents image as state CEO

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, once best known as a top Democratic money man and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, reinvented his image during a largely successful four-year term …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Oregon governor pushes agenda for 2018 legislative session

Boosting affordable housing and job growth in rural Oregon, tightening gun control and battling the opioid epidemic are among Gov. Kate Brown’s priorities in the upcoming legislative session.

Louisiana governor to Trump: Don’t prosecute medical pot

Louisiana’s governor Tuesday asked President Donald Trump to shield states’ medical marijuana programs from federal prosecutors, urging him to “ensure the safe distribution of this life-changing form of treatment.”

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Rauner staying at veterans home during Legionnaires’ crisis

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is responding in an unconventional way to criticism of his administration’s handling of outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease at a veterans home that have left 13 dead. …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Giving Fidel Castro key to Wisconsin city flashpoint in race

The liberal mayor of Wisconsin’s capital who is preparing a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended giving a key to the city to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, blasting …

Organization files lawsuit against Greitens over use of app

An organization that advocates for open government is asking a judge to bar Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff from using an app that deletes messages after they’re read, claiming …

Black steps down as U.S. House budget chair amid governor bid

U.S. Rep. Diane Black says she’s stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman as she runs for governor of Tennessee.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

North Idaho Democrat to run for governor

The only Native American lawmaker currently serving in the Idaho Statehouse says she’s running for governor in 2018.

Gubernatorial candidates share similar views on wildlife

Three top gubernatorial candidates with widely different backgrounds share similar views on managing Idaho’s wildlife conservation and access to public lands.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Montana’s 1st woman governor remembered as ambitious, caring

Hundreds of people, including political leaders from both parties, attended the memorial for Montana’s first female governor.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Former Montana Gov. Martz to be honored in Helena, Butte

The late Judy Martz, Montana’s only female governor, will be honored at the state Capitol and in Butte this week.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

New plant species to be named after late Idaho governor

Researchers say that a newly discovered plant species will be named after the late Gov. Cecil Andrus after a group of his friends successfully helped raise $10,000 for their work.

Judy Martz, first female governor of Montana, dies at 74

Montana’s only female governor and lieutenant governor, whose fiscal success running the state was overshadowed by scandal and gaffes, has died.

Suitcase at Washington governor’s office draws bomb squad

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office was evacuated for a few hours after a woman dropped off a cartoon-themed suitcase she said was for the governor and ran out of the …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 8:23 a.m.

Trump’s candidate stirs no love in Virginia’s Trump country

Ed Gillespie is a Washington insider and Trump’s choice as Virginians prepare to go to the polls. The president promised southwest Virginia voters in a tweet, “Ed Gillespie will never …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

What we know: Idaho’s gubernatorial candidates’ assets

Idaho is one of just two states to not require elected officeholders to disclose their income, employer, property holdings and board memberships. Yet the three top Republican candidates running for …

Biden calls new Republican ad ‘return of Willie Horton’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race

Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s …

Kentucky governor to appeal judge’s ruling on abortion law

Kentucky’s Republican governor will appeal a ruling striking down a state law requiring pregnant women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate kicks off 44-county tour

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist laid out his political agenda Thursday to hundreds of supporters in Meridian while kicking off his statewide tour to visit all of Idaho’s 44 counties …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the Legislature vowed Wednesday to defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally.

Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the Legislature said they would defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally.

Sheriff: Former Idaho candidate’s wife died of dehydration

Authorities say the wife of a southwestern Idaho man whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention died due to dehydration.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

Virginia contest a referendum and bellwether in age of Trump

For the two mild-manned moderates vying to be the next governor of Virginia, running for office in the Trump era makes for some awkward looks.