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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Idaho charity golf event costs more than it gives out

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.

Governor replaces Fish and Game commissioner who hunted family of baboons in Africa

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

Gov. Otter pardons man convicted of statutory rape as teen

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office.

Otter rips state education board, lawmaker over contract

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

Gov. Otter endorses Medicaid expansion in Idaho

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

Idaho governor, GOP leaders ask to join sage grouse suit

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.

ITD receives $90M grant for I-84 widening in Nampa

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.

You’re fed up with the DMV? So are Idaho sheriffs. Here’s their letter to Gov. Otter

Idaho’s county sheriffs agree: The Idaho Transportation Department’s new driver’s license software is a wreck.

An otter in Seattle has asthma, but her trainers were ready as smoke settled over region

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, …

Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

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 …

Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

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

He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

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

Otter to discuss possible special session with top lawmakers

Gov. Butch Otter says he plans on meeting with top legislative leaders to discuss calling a special legislative session.

Idaho panel to urge Otter for special session on water fight

Key legislative leaders on Wednesday promised to urge Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to call a special session to resolve a longstanding water battle.

Low-income areas in North Idaho certified for Opportunity Zone investments

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 governor signs ‘abortion reversal’ bill into law

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 …

Judge, a favorite otter at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, dies

Judge, a crowd-pleasing otter who played hide-and-seek with visitors, has died at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. He was 17.

Otter, state officials wary on health care overhaul

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

Baby otter rescued from Phoenix canal, nursed back to health

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 …

North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping

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

Otter: $3.4 million broadband settlement reached

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 …

Idaho leaders rush to stop same-sex marriages

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.

Editorial: Ideological abortion law has shaky foundations

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, …

Otter signs order on worker documentation

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 …