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A member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission resigned after a photo of him posing with hunting trophies on a trip to Africa drew international criticism.


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We check in with the Boise State Public Radio newsroom for profiles of Idaho gubernatorial candidates Paulette Jordan and Brad Little.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Dalton Ben Cannady and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Steve Pankey.

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Weekly Idaho reporters' roundtable . . . Two Idaho gubernatorial candidates answer BSPR questions . . . The Boise Philharmonic plays for a unique audience . . .

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Republican candidate Lisa Marie and BSPR's Samantha Wright talked with Republican candidate Harley Brown.

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We continue our series of interviews with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates; Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson speaks with Democratic candidate Peter Dill and BSPR's Frankie Barnhill talks with Republican candidate Brad Little.

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Idaho worst in country for working mothers . . . two more gubernatorial candidates sound off . . . and bicycling in Boise . . . 

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Idaho Matters continues with the second in a five-part series presenting a Q&A with Idaho's gubernatorial candidates. Today, we hear Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem speaks with Democratic Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff and BSPR's Samantha Wright talks with retired physician and Republican candidate Tommy Ahlquist.

A documentary about the Malheur Ranch Occupation . . . A  pair of Idaho gubernatorial candidates discusses their positions . . . Retiring Boise State President Bob Kustra on his future . . . and a Teddy Roosevelt impressionist visits Treasure Valley.

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The three top Republicans vying for the party's gubernatorial nomination met to debate the issues on Monday night. U.S. Representative Raul Labrador, Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little and area businessman Tommy Ahlquist addressed abortion, faith healing, climate change, guns and lowering taxes.

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If Lt. Gov. Brad Little wins his bid to be Idaho's next governor in 2018, he will be the only candidate to already have hands-on experience with the job.

The two-term Republican has served as acting governor 373 times since taking over the second-in-command position in 2009, according to records requested by The Associated Press.

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The field of candidates for Idaho’s Lt. Governor has again increased. There are now five GOP hopefuls seeking the position.

The former chairman of the state’s Republican Party, Steve Yates, is the most recent to throw a hat in the ring for Lt. Governor. The businessman from eastern Idaho previously served as an aid to Vice President Dick Cheney.

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Tuesday, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is having surgery to get his left hip resurfaced. From the time Otter goes into the hospital to when he comes out from his anesthesia, Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be Idaho's acting governor.

It's something Little is pretty accustomed to; it happens on a regular basis. Any time the sitting governor is out of the state or incapacitated, the lieutenant governor steps in as the top official, even if it's just for an hour or two.

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Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has taken the oath of office and marked his place in Idaho history as being only the second governor to start three consecutive terms as Idaho's chief executive.

The Republican governor was sworn in during a private ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday.

Only family members and invited guests attended Monday's ceremony. The public inauguration will be held Friday at noon on the steps of the Idaho Capitol where Otter will give his inaugural address. The Inaugural Ball and Processional will be held Jan. 10.

Idaho's Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Bujak says it was unbelievable he did not meet the requirements to participate in the latest governor debate.

When contacted by The Associated Press Monday, Bujak said he didn't know his name was not among the three candidates participating in Tuesday's debate. But KTVB executive director Kate Morris said all of the possible debate candidates were notified of the qualifications when they were invited on May 28, including Bujak.

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