Stories tagged: otter
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
For more than four decades, the governor and first lady of Idaho have hosted an annual multiday golf and sporting event to raise money for state college and trade-school scholarships.
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
An Idaho ranch’s attempt to block U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse has attracted the support of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top state Republicans.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
In the largest grant it has ever been rewarded, the Idaho Transportation Department received a $90.2 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant to widen part of Interstate 84.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Idaho’s county sheriffs agree: The Idaho Transportation Department’s new driver’s license software is a wreck.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Puget Sound is barely visible through the glass windows of the Seattle Aquarium otter tank during afternoon feeding time — a thick layer of haze obscures the view. But, Mishka, …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to …
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018
Gov. Butch Otter says he plans on meeting with top legislative leaders to discuss calling a special legislative session.
Wed., June 6, 2018
Key legislative leaders on Wednesday promised to urge Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to call a special session to resolve a longstanding water battle.
Mon., April 9, 2018
The U.S. Treasury Department has certified low-income census tracts as federal “Opportunity Zones” in the cites of Post Falls and Moscow, Idaho, and Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Shoshone counties.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018
Idaho will become the latest state to require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups who say there …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Judge, a crowd-pleasing otter who played hide-and-seek with visitors, has died at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. He was 17.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
Idaho Gov. C.L. “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 …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017
A baby otter was nursed back to health after being rescued by utility workers who found it struggling to get out of a canal on the outskirts of Phoenix, officials …
Sun., April 30, 2017
North Dakota could become the latest state to allow the killing of North American river otters, an animal that was once nearly wiped out in parts of the U.S. by …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and top legislative leaders announced Thursday they had reached a $3.4 million settlement with the vendors involved in a lengthy lawsuit over a failed public …
Wed., May 14, 2014
A federal judge’s decision to allow same-sex marriages in Idaho starting Friday has attorneys for the state scrambling to appeal and gay rights advocates planning their next steps.
Thu., April 7, 2011
The Idaho Legislature has passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the nebulous concept of fetal pain, but it isn’t really about that. If it were, …
Wed., June 3, 2009
BOISE, Idaho — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to prove they are employing only legally documented workers if they want a share of …