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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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Organizers say Kuna trustee recall is a go

Regardless of whether Kuna voters approve a school levy Tuesday, a recall election against a trustee opposing the levy appears to be a go. Michael Law Levy supporters plan to submit signatures to the Ada County clerk’s office Tuesday, said Sharon Fisher,

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Fulcher launches anti-Common Core petition drive

Gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher — who endorsed the new Idaho Core Standards three years ago — is now launching an online petition drive urging the state to dump the standards. From the Fulcher campaign website: Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian “Idahoans want a

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Sorting through the 2014 money race … so far

The 2013-in-review statewide campaign fundraising reports — due last week — tell very little about the fundraising picture for state superintendent. And there’s a good reason for that. The fundraising reports run through Dec. 31. At year’s end, only incumbent

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Thayn says he’s ‘not planning’ superintendent’s run

Sen. Steven Thayn is having another change of heart about running for state superintendent. Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett “I am not planning on running for state superintendent,” Thayn told Idaho Education News Monday. “There is a very small chance I

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Idaho County commissioner to challenge Little

Tuesday was an eventful day for political announcements — and curiously, the epicenter of the news was sprawling by sparsely populated Idaho County. Jim Chmelik Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik said he will take on incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little

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Grangeville teacher files paperwork to take on Luna

A Grangeville teacher — and opponent of the new Idaho Core Standards — is jumping into the rapidly growing Republican field for state superintendent. John Eynon John Eynon filed paperwork Friday naming a campaign treasurer, a precursor to raising money

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Fulcher tweaks Otter on Common Core

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian Launching into the election year, state Sen. Russ Fulcher criticized Gov. Butch Otter on several fronts. Including Common Core. “The governor views Common Core as a solution to our state’s education problems,” Fulcher, R-Meridian, said in

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New Plymouth schools chief running for Idaho House

New Plymouth district Superintendent Ryan Kerby has filed paperwork for a possible run for the Legislature. Last week, Kerby named a campaign treasurer. This move is a precursor to raising money for a possible campaign. Kerby, a Republican, is looking

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The ‘O’ word of the day …

Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff Here are the quick — and strikingly similar — reactions to Boise School Board president A.J. Balukoff’s entry into the governor’s race. On Tuesday, Balukoff announced his plans to run on the Democratic ticket. From

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