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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is running for a third term. Otter made the announcement today when he filed his official declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State. Otter says he wants to continue to make Idaho the best place in America to live, work and raise a family. He faces a primary challenge from state Sen. Russ Fulcher, a conservative lawmaker from Meridian.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservative group is defending Idaho's definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Cornerstone Family Council of Idaho made the statement in a recent court filing. The council contends in a brief filed last week that the Supreme Court case narrowly involved the issuance of federal benefits to same-sex couples.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to reduce Idaho's income tax by $126 million over the next six years has passed the House over objections that the state can't afford to lose that much revenue for the general fund. The bill seeks to drop rates in all brackets from the current 7.4 percent to 6.8 percent, starting with a .1 percent cut in January.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say two people were killed in separate crashes on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon last night. The crashes occurred in icy conditions on Cabbage Hill, southeast of Pendleton. At least six semitrailer trucks were involved. Crews were still working this morning to reopen the highway's westbound lanes.

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