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Stories with person: Butch Otter
  • Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.

  • Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 5:49 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say.

  • Anti-Islam speakers draw crowds, protests at Idaho Capitol 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 8:49 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - About 100 people holding "Idaho is too great to hate" signs rallied inside the Idaho Statehouse on Thursday evening to protest an anti-Islam and Syrian refugee resettlement presentation.

  • Judge orders Idaho to alter trapping to protect Canada lynx 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 6:21 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's regulations for trapping furbearers in northern Idaho violate the Endangered Species Act by allowing the inadvertent capture of federally protected Canada lynx.