Really interesting story from Dan Popkey in the Idaho Statesman this morning on “Gov. Otter's comeback kid,” the new 30-year-old deputy chief of the Idaho Bureau of Prisons, Josh Tewalt, who rose to the $83,200-a-year position despite three DUI arrests and no college degree. Tewalt is a rising star on Otter's team; Otter officiated at his 2009 wedding at the governor's ranch in Star, and Tewalt wins praise for his political and people skills. You can read Popkey's full story here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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