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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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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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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