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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 16, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho  

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state's computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information security position, with that person reporting directly to the governor. The search to fill that position will begin after...

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Of Rep. Scott and lemonade… 

In a newsletter sent out to her constituents today, Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, accused House Speaker Scott Bedke of stripping her committee assignments for “no addressed reason in order to flex his muscle to intimidate new liberty legislators.” Scott wrote that high points of the…

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Davis questions Katsilometes' attorney; listen live... 

Though no cross-examination was planned as part of today’s Senate committee hearing on the challenge of the District 29 election, Sen. Bart Davis’ close questioning of Kahle Becker, attorney for election contestant Tom Katsilometes, is a thing to hear. A sample: “This isn’t about discretion;…

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