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White powder found at the office of Idaho Governor

White powder found at the office of Idaho Governor

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(KSL news) The white powder scare that hit Utah's Capitol Building and several governors' offices around the country yesterday hit today in Idaho.

The Deseret News reports that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office in Boise received an envelope similar to a package delivered to Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. yesterday.

The Utah State Capitol was partially evacuated while hazardous materials crews dealt with the suspicious package yesterday. The Georgia and South Carolina state capitols received suspicious envelopes filled with white powder on Thursday, as well.

Envelopes containing suspicious powder have been received this week by governor's offices in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Texas.

Officials in some of those states said the powder was flour, corn starch or some other harmless food substance.

(The Deseret News and Associated Press contributed to this story. (Copyright 2008 Bonneville International Corporation. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed. The Deseret News and AP contributed to this report.)

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