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Otter reappoints Powell to head ISP for four more years

Gov. Butch Otter issued a letter today reappointing Col. Ralph Powell as director of the Idaho State Police for the next four years; you can read the letter here. That's the last of Otter's cabinet appointees to receive a reappointment for Otter's third term; the lack of one had drawn some attention this seek, as Powell was at the center of the dispute with Corrections Corp. of America over under-staffing and over-billing when CCA was running Idaho's largest prison; the state agreed to a $1 million settlement from CCA over the matter.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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