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National Guard could set up school for dropouts

The Idaho Senate will vote on setting up a program backed by the National Guard to help high school dropouts earn a degree. The “Youth ChalleNGe” program would open a school in Pierce in north central Idaho that would draw … Continue reading

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Otter commemorates Veterans Day before visiting National Guard (video)

Gov. Butch Otter issued a formal proclamation commemorating Veterans Day in Idaho and will soon conduct ceremonies for Idaho National Guard troops leaving for Iraq. Otter said that people around the free world support American troops on Veterans Day. Otter … Continue reading

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Otter wishes National Guard troops well at sendoff before Iraq mission (audio)

Gov. Butch Otter’s office released sounds and photos from a picnic Thursday in Boise for members of the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Combat Brigade, which will soon be deployed to Iraq. Out of the approximately 1,500 Idahoans deploying with … Continue reading

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Simpson, Risch react to Obama’s speech on Iraq

Two of Idaho’s members of Congress said that President Barack Obama’s move to end combat operations in Iraq signaled an expected change in military strategy and underscored the success of the surge of troops in 2007. Obama addressed the nation … Continue reading

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Congressmen, governor react to Idaho Guard deployment

Governor, congressmen react to Idaho Guard deployment Idaho’s congressional delegation and Gov. Butch Otter have expressed their support and well-wishes for the approximately 1,500 members of the Idaho Army National Guard who will deploy to Iraq in September.  It will … Continue reading

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Idahoans abroad could get help with absentee voting

Idahoans serving abroad in the military or living outside the country for other reasons could get easier access to absentee ballots under a proposal introduced in the Idaho Senate Wednesday that would bring the state into line with a federal … Continue reading

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Otter appoints Sayler as Commander of Idaho National Guard

Governor Butch Otter has appointed Brigadier General Gary Sayler as the commanding officer of the Idaho National Guard.  Sayler replaces Major General Larry Lafrenz, who retired in 2009. Here is the full text of the Otter’s announcement: (BOISE) – Governor … Continue reading

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