Butch Otter

National Governors Association Holds Annual Summer Meeting

July 20, 2018<p>National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Part 1<p>The National Governors Association meets in Santa Fe, New Mexico for their 2018 …

New Mexico

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion-reporting law that “shames” patients

Planned Parenthood filed suit against the state of Idaho in a federal court on Tuesday, according the <i>Associated Press,</i> with the organization arguing …

Planned Parenthood

Opinion: Women win; men take a powder

As a public service, today we are going to discuss the latest primary elections. And I promise there will be some sex scandals.<p>But first — wow, women …

Sexual Harassment

Idaho Democrat hoping to become the first Native American governor wins primary

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Paulette Jordan, an Idaho state legislator who is a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor Tuesday night.<p>If she wins in November, Jordan would become the nation's first Native American governor.<p>Jordan defeated her leading challenger A.J. …

U.S. Politics

GOP lawmaker who gave up seat to run for governor loses primary

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) lost his state’s GOP primary for governor on Tuesday after giving up his seat in Congress to run.<p>Labrador will be …

U.S. Congress

Woman running to become first Native American governor wins Dem primary

Paulette Jordan won the Democratic nomination in Idaho’s gubernatorial race. If elected, she would become the first Native American governor in the …

Government

Today's Birthdays, May 5: Christina Hendricks

Actress Amy Ryan is 50.<p>Actor Bobby Cannavale (ka-nuh-VAL'-ee) is 48.<p>Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is 76.<p>Dancer Cheryl Burke is 34.<p>Singer Christopher Cross …

Celebrity News

Today's Birthdays, May 5: Christopher Cross

Willie Geist

Proponents of Idaho medical marijuana ballot initiative abandon effort

Idaho trails far behind other states in legalizing medical marijuana, and it appears unlikely that will change anytime soon. A group trying to raise …

Cannabis

2,000 miles from home, Rand Paul aids like-minded Idaho governor candidate

Nearly 2,000 miles from Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul is hoping to spread his distinctive brand of politics.<p>The Kentucky Republican has endorsed Rep. Raul …

Government

Indiana gov. signs law requiring doctors report abortion complications to state

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed a law Monday that manadates medical professionals in Indiana must file reports with the state detailing …

Health Care

The resistance rises up in Idaho with health care on the line

The resistance has extended into the farthest reaches of the nation, even to deep red Idaho where most of the news lately has been about embarrassing …

Health Care

Otter says Stand Your Ground could cause kids’ deaths, but lets bill become law

Gov. Butch Otter has allowed the “stand your ground” bill to become law without his signature.<p>“I commend those portions of SB 1313 that codify …

Trespassing

Idaho gov signs 'abortion reversal' bill into law

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) on Tuesday signed a bill into law mandating that women be told when getting an abortion that the drug-induced procedure …

Desperate, Struggling Idaho Residents Say Some Insurance Is Better Than None

Many people in Idaho have been priced out of the insurance marketplace. So for them, getting even the "junk" plans that don't meet the health law …

Health Care

An Extremely Tiny Bit of Good News From Idaho

The federal government told the state of Idaho on Thursday that its plan to allow insurers to sell shoddy, cheap health plans that don’t meet the …

U.S. Politics

Idaho governor not backing down from attempt to skirt ObamaCare

Idaho's Gov. Butch Otter (R) is not backing down from a plan to skirt ObamaCare rules with new state health insurance plans, despite a letter from …

Health Care

Week in Review: Smokable flower in PA, MJ air transport in Alaska & CBD setback in Idaho

Pennsylvania ponders allowing smokable flower to combat a medical marijuana supply shortage, police in Juneau, Alaska, green light transporting …

Cannabis

Trump administration blocks GOP governor from skirting ObamaCare

The Trump administration on Thursday blocked Idaho's GOP governor from loosening ObamaCare rules, saying that the state appeared to be violating …

Trump Administration

Red and Blue States Move Further Apart on Health Policy

Cost and the scope of coverage will look very different depending on which party is on control<p>By<p>Stephanie Armour<p>Stephanie Armour<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@stepharmour1<p>Stephanie.Armour@wsj.com<p>Democratic and Republican states are moving in opposite directions on health policy, leaving Americans …

Health Care

Idaho House Unanimously Votes To Slash Civil Forfeiture — Again

4:54 PM 02/22/2018<p>The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to slash law enforcement’s ability to take cash and private property …

North Dakota

Anti-Drone Tech Company Black Sage to Demonstrate System on Idaho State Capitol

Boise-based company Black Sage will publicly demonstrate its counter-UAV system in front of Boise politicians next week, including the governor.<p>Black …

Drones

Idaho insurer to sell plans outside ObamaCare rules

Blue Cross of Idaho on Wednesday announced that it will offer health insurance plans that do not meet ObamaCare requirements after a controversial …

Health Care

HHS head says he will uphold ObamaCare as law

The top federal health official on Wednesday said he will uphold ObamaCare as long as it remains the law.<p>In response to a question about a …

Health Care

Idaho Tries Bold Gambit: Ignoring Obamacare Rules

Plenty of Republicans at every level of government have devoted a lot of time and energy to formulating creative strategies to repeal, amend, …

Health Care

Idaho Is Ignoring the Affordable Care Act by Telling Insurers They Can Charge More for Pre-Existing Conditions

Hey, wait a minute … you can’t do that:<p>In a bulletin issued Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Insurance said that it would allow insurers in the …

Health Care

Former Rep. Hixon dead at age 36

House Speaker Scott Bedke just announced “some bad news” to the House: “Former Rep. Brandon Hixon has tragically taken his own life. Our thoughts go …

Spokane

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signs illegal executive order on Obamacare to cover Medicaid gap

Idaho's Republican Gov. Butch Otter could give the current occupant of the Oval Office a run for his money when it comes to completely …

Health Care

Business owner, Idaho town clash over right to sell CBD products

A small-business owner with hopes of selling CBD oil in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho has found himself lost in conflict with local officials.

Cannabis