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Stories with person: Butch Otter
  • N. Idaho lawmaker navigates Kootenai County politics 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:51 am

    BOISE, Idaho - Luke Malek is a young lawyer, a North Idaho resident since the second grade with deep ties in the community, and the son of two local physicians. A Republican, he worked for former Sen. Larry Craig and Sen. Mike Crapo, and was recruited by former Gov. Jim Risch to be the state's first governor's representative to North Idaho. He comes from a religious family; his brothers are Matthew, Marc and John.

  • Group sues over Idaho's participation in Common Core 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:14 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Ten Idaho residents led by the chairman of a conservative free-market think tank are suing the state over Common Core education standards.

  • Ex-governor of Idaho sues feds seeking info on nuke proposal 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:51 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A former Idaho governor has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Department of Energy to release information about proposed shipments of spent commercial nuclear fuel to an Idaho facility.

  • Idaho governor sues feds over sage grouse restrictions 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:16 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's suing the federal government for failing to provide a transparent process in setting new public land-use restrictions designed to protect sage grouse habitat.

  • Lawsuits challenge limits on industry that aim to save bird 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:04 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Officials in Idaho and Nevada and some mining companies sued the federal government over new restrictions on mining, energy development and grazing that are intended to protect a declining bird species across millions of acres of the American West.

  • Otter criticizes feds' plans following sage grouse decision 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:30 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says the federal government replaced transparency with closed-door meetings while deciding to deny protections for the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Idaho task force meets to find ways to thwart hackers 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:34 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Top Idaho officials are warning that the state needs more direction on how to detect and respond to hackers who attempt to steal valuable information.