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Otter fills Patterson vacancy with former US Marshal Patrick McDonald

The West Boise seat left vacated by GOP Rep. Mark Patterson’s resignation over his criminal record has been filled by a retired state policeman and U.S. marshal, Patrick McDonald. Gov. Butch Otter appointed McDonald Tuesday, saying he trusts McDonald’s “unquestioned

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Nothing personal: Beck hopes Otter names him to Idaho House

Despite his efforts to overturn the Republican establishment, former state Sen. Rod Beck says there’s no rancor surrounding his disagreements with Gov. Butch Otter and that he’s hopeful Otter will appoint him to the Legislature. “I’ve had some political differences

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