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Idaho ramps up ‘Good Neighbor Authority’ to boost logging in federal forests

Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state. Far from the simmering and often bitter debate over whether states should take over federal lands, Idaho’s moved toward its new approach through a collaboration with federal forest managers and the communities...

Otter, state officials wary on health care overhaul

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he had too many concerns about the latest GOP effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law to join other Republican governors in a letter backing the bill. Earlier this week, 15 GOP governors sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, writing that they...

Idaho governor weighs in on immigration detention contract

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county’s new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Idaho governor weighs in on immigration detention contract

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In an Aug. 28 letter, Otter wrote to Captain George Oppedyk, law enforcement commander with the Jerome County Sheriff's office...

Otter condemns violent white supremacy, calls on Labrador to do the same – and Labrador does

Asked about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virgina, Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday recalled Idaho’s own experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho – and called on Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who had remained mum, to join the other three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation in denouncing white supremacist violence. On Tuesday evening, Labrador did so.

Otter condemns violent white supremacy; calls on Labrador to do the same

Asked about the racist violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, Gov. Butch Otter today recalled Idaho’s own experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho. “We’ve not new to that – we’ve had those problems in Idaho before,” Otter...