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Russ Fulcher’s Common Core challenge

Russ Fulcher says he changed his mind about Common Core for a simple reason: “It didn’t come as advertised.” Fulcher said he thought the math and English language arts standards would etch local control into Idaho education. But he now

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Posted in The EDge

Here’s your chance to be the Grand Poobah of Fish and Game

Think you can manage elk? How about wolves? Think you can make hunting, fishing and trapping better in Idaho. Think you have all the answers, or at least better ones? Here’s you chance if you live in Southwest or Southeast

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Posted in Into the Outdoors

Balukoff: Romney visit proof Otter has ‘completely lost touch’ with ‘real Idahoans’

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says Mitt Romney’s Boise campaign stop on behalf of GOP Gov. Butch Otter shows the two-term governor isn’t mindful of Idaho’s economic woes, including its rank as the state with the highest proportion of minimum-wage workers. “There are

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Posted in Election Central, Idaho Politics

Fulcher endorsement list includes small official GOP contingent

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s primary challenge to two-term GOP incumbent Gov. Butch was not expected to draw a large number of Republican officials, but he has managed support from five sitting lawmakers, two retired legislators and one former

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Balukoff pans Otter’s approval of guns on campus, NRA says college will be safer

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho’s eight public college and university campuses. “It was totally unnecessary and I think

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Otter, Little soliciting St. Paddy’s Day pot-o-gold for Mike Simpson

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little are seeking $250 sponsors for a St. Patrick’s Day “Bring the Green” fundraiser for 2nd District Republican Congressman Mike Simpson. In a fundraising letter addressed to “Dear Friends,” Otter and Little,

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Posted in Election Central, Idaho Politics

Romney to stump for Otter, Simpson & Risch in Idaho Falls, Boise

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will spend March 19 and 20 in Idaho Falls and Boise on behalf of the re-election campaigns of Gov. Butch Otter, 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. “These are three guys

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Gov. Christie on Gov. Otter: ‘A great source of strength’ for Idaho

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement today in response to Otter’s formally filing paperwork Monday to seek a third four-year term. In December, Christie campaigned for Otter at a Coeur d’Alene rally

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Democrats call for FBI inquiry on Idaho private prison, Otter says ‘fine with me’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff and the six Democratic leaders in the Idaho Legislature are calling for an independent inquiry into staffing fraud at the prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Gov. Butch Otter, who in January ordered

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Former US Attorney Betty Richardson on Judge Winmill

Betty Richardson, who served as U.S. Attorney under President Bill Clinton, reached out to share a copy of her 2007 profile of U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill  in light of Gov. Butch Otter’s criticism of Winmill for not sharing

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