C.L. "Butch" Otter

Trump Laments His Big Mouth (Opinion)
Some friends from out of state are telling me they had difficulty with today’s web stream.  I’ve collected some video highlights from today’s show and can share them below.  Keep in mind I try and save one or two show segments every day and y…
Idaho: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Opinion)
I took a pleasure cruise on the Snake River.  I’ve spent nearly every weekend of my summer sightseeing in Idaho and have barely scratched the opportunities to see some of the Northern Hemisphere’s greatest wonders.  The past weekend, I floated on the 1000 Sp…
Defending the Second Amendment
While liberals continue to have bladder control issues because of the Second Amendment, patriotic Americans are defending your rights.  This morning on Top Story, I was joined by Lance Earl.  He discussed an upcoming meeting in Twin Falls for an organization known as Amend Two...
Governor Otter Works For Peanuts
Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter hasn’t filed a grievance, but did you know his pay is among the lowest for Governors in the nation?  Otter receives just 122-thousand dollars a year for presiding over the government of the 7th largest state geographically…
The Bible Gets the Boot in Idaho Schools
The Bible won’t be getting exalted status in Idaho schools.  Governor Otter on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would allow use of the Bible as a teaching and resource reference.  Bibles are already included on many school library shelves.  The Governor warned the bill would…
Idaho Permitless Carry Comes With a Warning
Idaho’s new concealed carry law is effective this summer but in the meantime there is a caveat.  When Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed the bill into law on Friday he did so with a caution.  He’s hoping legislators monitor the ch…
Twin Falls Sheriff Department & Idaho Concealed Carry
Concealed carry without a permit could become the law in every town, city and county in Idaho.  Twin Falls County Sheriff Department Sergeant Ken Mencl joined us in studio today and offered a law enforcement perspective.  We also examined criticism of the proposed law from some surprising …
Commentary: New Respect for Governor Otter
A great many conservatives and conservative Republicans in Idaho often tell me they’re greatly disappointed in their elected leaders, however.  While I may not always agree 100 percent of the time (and who does?) with our most politically powerful Republicans I’v…
Commentary: Idaho Feeding at the Federal Trough
Are you aware one-third of Idaho’s yearly budget is underwritten by Washington?  A writer at the Wall Street Journal lays it all out in painful detail right here.  The writer says if the federal tap runs dry Idahoans will seriously learn the meaning of self-reliance, althou…
Commentary: Idaho Legislators Need Some Stones
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter won’t describe it the same way but he’s left his fellow Republicans some rotten eggs in this year’s Easter baskets.  Long, long ago and in a previous decade, the Governor proposed a pac…