After months of self-examination following last year's election losses, the Republican National Committee released a self-assessment this week. The R-N-C issued a 100-page report that outlines dozens of recommendations to make the GOP a more welcoming and inclusive party.
The report says Republicans "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform," and reach out to Hispanics.
Three Idaho school districts and a county have been honored for their websites. The non-profit government transparency organization Sunshine Review gave its annual Sunny Awards to the 247 government websites it deemed most transparent.
The Boise, Blaine County and Caldwell School Districts made the list. Canyon was the only Idaho county to show up.
Idaho aims to return the hilltop mansion to the Simplot family by June 30 in a tentative agreement over the would-be governor's residence-turned-money pit that remained vacant even as maintenance costs skyrocketed.
That's according to a resolution approved unanimously by Idaho Governor's Housing Committee Friday at a meeting in Boise.
J.R. Simplot, the deceased billionaire who built his agricultural empire, in part, on french fry sales to McDonald's, donated the home in 2004.
The White House says automatic spending reductions will be put off until late this evening. President Obama must issue the order for $85 billion in cuts sometime today. And White House press secretary Jay Carney says that means midnight, because Obama remains "ever hopeful."
Idaho Governor Butch Otter weighed in on the cuts known as the sequester yesterday. He was on the east coast, speaking to a meeting of Farmers Insurance officials.