Monthly Archives: June 2014

Democrats wrap up a harmonious convention

MOSCOW — Now what? By sheer convention metrics, Idaho Democrats did what Idaho Republicans failed to do a week earlier. They concluded their business Saturday afternoon with a party platform and united leadership. Idaho Democratic Party chairman Larry Kenck presides over the

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Superintendent’s race: Jones enjoys considerable fundraising edge

Unopposed in the Democratic primary, state superintendent’s candidate Jana Jones enters the general election with more than a 70-to-1 advantage in cash on hand. The fundraising in the superintendent’s race has been relatively modest — on both sides. But Jones

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Ybarra raised only $300 in runup to primary win

Mountain Home administrator Sherri Ybarra raised only $300 in the weeks leading up to her surprise win in the May 20 GOP primary for state schools superintendent. Sherri Ybarra Ybarra has filed her post-primary campaign finance report — although the

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After Facebook flap, Pocatello schools craft social media policy

Months after teacher Laraine Cook was fired over a risqué Facebook photo — sparking a controversy that attracted national and international media attention — the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is inching its way toward establishing a social media policy. The policy

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Meet Me Monday: A 2 Year Recap

The 2nd anniversary of Meet Me Monday was celebrated June 9 with an enthusiastic crowd of 165 participants. Of course, the Orth family (Brian, Toni, and twins Taylor and Tyler) was on hand for their 104th Meet Me Monday in … Continue reading

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Boise schools sign on (a little) with SIlverback

An intriguing tech tidbit from this week’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee road show: The Boise School District has chosen a Boise-based company to help track English language learners. The district will work with Silverback Learning Solutions, a company that markets Mileposts

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32nd Annual Capitol Classic

It was a splendid day for the 32nd annual Capitol Classic Children’s Race, the one-mile race from just below the Boise Train Depot to the Idaho State Capitol.  The sea of orange shirts was quite the sight as over 1,300 … Continue reading

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Poll: Otter holds 14-point advantage; Risch up 25 points

Incumbent Gov. Butch Otter holds a 14-point lead in a poll conducted last week by Rasmussen Reports, a conservative-leaning polling company. The Republican Otter had 50 percent backing in the poll of 750 likely Idaho voters, according to survey results

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What’s Not to Love About Mondays?

I am always pleased when we can provide opportunities for better health and involve the whole community in doing so.  One of our fun programs to do just that is Meet Me Monday. I have asked Corey Surber, Director of … Continue reading

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