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Otter urges end to sexual harassment amid lawsuits

Gov. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter said Friday they are working to bring awareness to stop sexual assault and harassment and are encouraging Idahoans to step up their efforts also.

Otter responds to NOW, tweets support for ‘#metoo’ effort

In response to a letter from the National Organization for Women’s Southwest Idaho chapter, Gov. Butch Otter today sent out this tweet: Idaho Governor‏ @ButchOtter Please join Miss Lori and me in working to bring awareness to the #MeToo movement to stop sexual assault and...

Idaho wary of Obama ‘leftovers’ working on sage grouse plan

Idaho has to be vigilant monitoring the federal government's creation of a new sage grouse conservation plan because of federal employees who worked on the previous plan that's too restrictive, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday. "You have to know and you have to realize that there are a lot of prior administration folks still in those bureaus...

Otter picks Potts to serve out Davis’ Senate term

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Tony Potts, a property manager and salesman at Bish’s RV Supercenter in Idaho Falls, to replace longtime Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. The District 33 GOP committee gave Otter three choices: Potts; current state Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls;...

Idaho governor fills Senate seat vacancy

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed an Idaho Falls businessman to fill the Senate vacancy created by Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis’ recent retirement to serve as U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

Otter tabs Melinda Smyser as new state labor chief

Melinda Smyser, current regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma, was named director of the Idaho Department of Labor on Friday by Gov. Butch Otter. Smyser, whose appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate, will start in the post on Oct. 23.