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May 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM
A handful of cash-strapped states are getting more aggressive about collecting every tax owed — hiring more collectors, hounding scofflaws and exploiting corners of their tax laws that haven't been enforced in years.
Feb 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM
Monday's offer came in a tongue-in-cheek letter where Otter sarcastically apologized to Kitzhaber after an Idaho hunter killed a wolf from an Oregon pack that strayed across Idaho's border to the east.
Jan 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Idahoans can already get away with using marijuana for medical purposes - they just have to go to Oregon to do it.
Aug 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Bureau of Reclamation managers say the Teton Dam, now projected to cost some $550 million, is still part of the conversation, but mostly as a benchmark for other, potentially cheaper storage alternatives.
Mar 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM
Ten conservation groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked a federal judge Thursday to approve their plan to lift endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho, effectively reversing his previous rulings on the matter.
Feb 7, 2011 at 2:30 PM
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has eschewed living in the hilltop mansion that was donated to the state by the late french fry billionaire, J.R. Simplot. Otter resides at his ranch west of Boise.
Nov 2, 2010 at 8:16 PM
With the 68-year-old Butch Otter, voters know what they're getting: A lean, jocular fiscal conservative who says government's role is to promote a solid business environment, then get out of the way.
Oct 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter accidentally became the state's highest ranking wedding crasher during a campaign stop.
Oct 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM
After talks with the federal government collapsed, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter ordered Idaho wildlife managers Monday to relinquish their duty to arrest poachers or to even investigate when wolves are killed illegally.
Oct 5, 2010 at 4:38 PM
The governor's office said Tuesday that Otter will give retailers until next Friday to return or destroy the substance often called "Spice." Otter is expected to sign the temporary ban on Oct. 15.
Jun 10, 2010 at 2:57 PM
An Idaho-based geothermal energy developer said Thursday it's closer to getting a federal loan worth up to $102.2 million to build a 22-megawatt power plant in the eastern Oregon desert.
May 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM
Back in March, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter sent a "love letter" to out-of-state businesses, trying to coax them to move to Idaho. Now, the state's chief executive is taking this courtship to the Internet.
May 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM
Butch Otter has five rivals in all in his GOP primary; the two best known, Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman and former elk rancher Rex Rammell from Rexburg.
May 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday chastised the U.S. Forest Service for forbidding the state's educational broadcasting network from sending a cameraman into a central Idaho wilderness area.
Mar 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM
Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho's public records laws.