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It’s trick-or-treat time…

First Lady Lori Otter and Gov. Butch Otter, costumed as firefighters, distribute candy, books and toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters on the Statehouse steps on Oct. 31, 2013. (Betsy Russell)
First Lady Lori Otter and Gov. Butch Otter, costumed as firefighters, distribute candy, books and toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters on the Statehouse steps on Oct. 31, 2013. (Betsy Russell)

It's trick-or-treat time, and among those handing out the treats are Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter, who, dressed in real firefighter outfits, are dispensing candy, books and toothbrushes to costumed kids on the Statehouse steps. Otter recalled visiting Idaho firefighters on the fire lines during this year's tough wildfire season. "Those guys did such a great job, they worked so hard, spent a lot of time away from their families," he said. "We thought, 'Let's honor them.'" Then, looking around, he added, "I hope they think this is honoring them, and not just, 'Who's that idiot with the Pulaski?'"

The Statehouse trick-or-treat runs until 6:30 p.m.; meanwhile, things are gearing up on Boise's Harrison Boulevard, which is Halloween Central in this town, from the elaborate decorations to the throngs of young trick-or-treaters. There are lots and lots and lots of jack-o-lanterns...



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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