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Chris Carlson’s writings and wisdom will be missed

In 2005, Chris Carlson was given six months to live after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in addition to Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, for us Idahoans, he took a long time – 13 years – to die.

Andrus daughter: Idaho should resist nuke waste shipments

BOISE – Nearly a year after the death of former U.S. Interior Secretary and Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus, his eldest daughter stood outside the Idaho Capitol on Thursday determined to uphold one of her father’s most lasting legacies. “My father spent most of his life trying to prevent Idaho from becoming the nation’s dumping ground for nuclear waste,” Tracy Andrus, 62, told a small crowd. “I’m here today to lend my support of this critically important issue.”

Idaho reaction to Risch: ‘An insult to the people of Idaho and the nation’

Here’s some of the reaction in Idaho on Friday to Sen. Jim Risch’s move Thursday to try to strip out the renaming of the White Clouds Wilderness in Idaho for the late Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus – which delayed the Senate’s vote on the must-pass budget bill until after midnight, forcing some senators to be rousted from bed for the vote and throwing into disarray the travel plans of other senators who had official overseas congressional delegation trips scheduled to depart on Thursday night.

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch slows budget bill over naming of forest after Cecil Andrus

WASHINGTON – The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes involved a Republican Idaho senator’s effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for his state’s deceased Democratic governor. In the end, Sen. James Risch lost. But the fight contributed to delays that left senators waiting until after midnight to approve the massive spending package, to the chagrin of some.

Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won’t be made public

The AP reports that a federal court has ruled that U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho. The ruling was a major setback to a lawsuit filed by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus...

With tears and laughter, Idahoans recall Cecil Andrus

Laughter mixed with tears last week, as Idahoans remembered the late Cecil Andrus, the state’s longest-serving governor and a proud Democrat who nevertheless counted Republicans among his closest friends and worked with all sides to get far-ranging results for his beloved state.

Crowds, memories fill BSU ballroom for Andrus memorial service

BSU’s Jordan Ballroom is filling for this afternoon’s public memorial service for the late Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. There are lots of hugs being exchanged, and memories shared, by people from all over the state. Jeff Fereday recalled working for Andrus at the Interior Department...

Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus lies in state in the Idaho state Capitol

Here's my full story from By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Crowds stood respectfully in front of the Idaho state Capitol on Wednesday as former longtime Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus made his final trip into the Capitol, where he’s lying in state through noon...

Former Gov. Cecil Andrus lying in state in the Idaho Capitol

Crowds stood respectfully in front of the Idaho state Capitol on Wednesday as former longtime Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus made his final trip into the building, where he is lying in state through noon on Thursday after his death last week at the age of 85.

U.S. needs leaders like Cecil Andrus

The outpouring of admiration and respect for Andrus from Republicans and Democrats says it all. He represents the type of leadership the nation sorely misses.