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Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge (access required)

Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to ...

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Proposed Lochsa River designation draws strong opposition (access required)

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a northern Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A majority of people who attended a Wednesday meeting in Grangeville voiced ...

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Idaho: Federal judge erred scrapping forced oil leases (access required)

A U.S. District Court judge made a legal error, Idaho officials say, and should reverse his ruling that Idaho violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company. The Idaho ...

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With autonomous vehicles, security is a looming concern (access required)

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After the most recent hearing of the state’s autonomous vehicles committee, which focused on security, attendees were frightened. “The consensus is, this is pretty scary stuff,” summarized Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), after hearing from each ...

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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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