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UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Huckleberries: Governor Batt never forgot 1994 S-R endorsement snub

Whenever I see former governor Phil Batt, he reminds me of this newspaper’s endorsement of Democratic opponent Larry EchoHawk in the 1994 Idaho gubernatorial election. But there’s more to the …


Andrus, Batt fight plan to bring spent nuclear fuel rods to Idaho for research

BOISE – Former Idaho Govs. Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt fired off a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy on Thursday threatening a federal lawsuit over a deal between …


Idaho secretary of state candidate Denney would see pension spike

BOISE – Former Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, whose pension benefits would soar by more than 600 percent if he wins his bid for secretary of state, personally killed legislation …


Batt chides Idaho for not raising gas tax

BOISE – Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt on Thursday urged Idahoans to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is …


Former Gov. Batt urges Idahoans to fund roads

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt urged Idahoans Thursday to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is destroying the system …


Waste shipments concern Andrus

BOISE – Former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus said he’s troubled by a new deal that would allow even small amounts of nuclear waste to be shipped to eastern Idaho. Andrus …


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 …


Former governor stands up for Ward

CALDWELL, Idaho – Phil Batt wasn’t Idaho’s flashiest governor, but the onion farmer from Wilder was one of its most respected, both for his fiscal restraint and his political vision. …


Editorial: Rammell’s reaction a bad omen of leadership

At least Rex Rammell isn’t one of those equivocating public figures who explain their gaffes with wishy-washy nonapologies that evade blame by fixing it on anyone misguided enough to take …


Hunting license remark assailed

BOISE – Top Idaho Republicans – Gov. Butch Otter, U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt – all condemned fellow …