Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Boise lawyer Peter Barton to the Fourth District Court vacancy left by the recent retirement of Judge Patrick Owen.
Barton, 48, has been a partner in the Boise law firm Givens Pursley LLP since 2011, focusing on environmental, mining, agribusiness and natural resources law, and on government regulations and administrative law.
A Boston native, Barton has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard. He and his wife, Laura, have three sons and a daughter.
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Gov. Butch Otter named Jeffery Weak, a U.S. Air Force information technology and cybersecurity officer, to become Idaho’s first state director of Information Security, effective Aug. 1.
Weak, 44, is retiring as a lieutenant colonel after a 20-year military career that included stints as chief of information security for a NATO base in Germany and for multinational forces in Iraq. He most recently was chief of the IT/Cyber Portfolio Management Branch at Air Force headquarters in the Pentagon.
Weak has retained Idaho residency since his years at the University of Idaho and will move from Fairfax Station, Virginia, to the Boise area.
White Pine Chiropractic is opening an office at 1299 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Suite 130, in Eagle, led by John K. Maltby II, D.C.
Wide Eye Productions, in Boise, won Northwest regional Emmy awards for best documentary, best program photography and best program editing for “Idaho the Movie 2,” a scenic landscape documentary and a sequel to the 2012 film, “Idaho the Movie.”
Idaho the Movie 2 was directed by Tom Hadzor and narrated by Idaho Statesman columnist Tim Woodward.
With contributions from local businesses, a Nampa resource for foster families known as The Clothing Exchange has re-opened with a refurbished center and a new name, The Wardrobe.
The Wardrobe stores and distributes clothing, toys and supplies donated to support Idaho foster children. It is operated by One Church One Child. Coleman Homes organized a renovation effort.
Peggy Calhoun: 208-377-6355. These and other achievements will appear in the Idaho Statesman’s Business Insider magazine, whose print edition and its digital replica are published on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here for the Statesman’s e-edition, which includes Business Insider (subscription required).
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