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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian …


WSU, University of Idaho join search for super spuds

A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior …


With no governor’s mansion, Idaho to continue paying Gov. Otter $54,000 a year to live at home

Idaho remains one of just six states with no governor’s mansion, and a state committee decided Monday to continue paying a $4,500-per-month housing stipend to the governor until that changes.


Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho reps split votes on transportation, education

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Idaho governor mansion furnishings to be sold

BOISE – There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion. “The basic supposition, really, is …


Idaho mulls fate of furnishings from never-used governor’s mansion

BOISE - There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell off the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion.


Eye on Boise: Otter’s housing stipend to resume

BOISE – Former longtime chief state economist Mike Ferguson analyzed the latest state tax revenue news – which showed revenues surging 13.2 percent over forecasts for April, the biggest tax …


Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds

BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified …


Ideas aplenty for future of empty, costly Idaho mansion

BOISE – Idaho could turn its unoccupied, hilltop governor’s mansion into the “Governor’s Hill” winery, one citizen suggests, remaking the grassy hillsides into terraced vineyards and the house into a …


Idaho governor’s mansion unused but still costly

BOISE – For more than three decades, Idaho has struggled with the issue of a governor’s mansion, ever since then-Gov. Cecil Andrus refused to live in the deteriorating Boise home …


Mine waste linked to two-headed trout

Reports commissioned by the J.R. Simplot Co. show a link between selenium contamination at its Smoky Canyon mine and a wide range of deformities in fish, including some examples of …