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‘I took a different approach:’ Sherri Ybarra discusses her primary win

After 156 voicemails, countless emails — and one nomination that surprised many political observers— Sherri Ybarra is turning her attention to her next campaign. Sherri Ybarra The Republican nominee for state schools superintendent is sorting through offers to help with her

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Wild Wednesday: The GOP governor’s candidate debate, Storified

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A closer look at the GOP superintendents’ candidates

Who are the four Republicans and public educators who want to succeed Tom Luna as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction? Over at Idaho Education News, we tried to answer that question with four in-depth profiles of the candidates on the

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Analysis: Eynon’s case to his conservative base

Sometimes, one more candidate makes a big difference. On Monday, City Club of Boise members heard from all four Republican candidates seeking to succeed retiring State Superintendent Tom Luna — and heard some sharp distinctions on the issues. John Eynon,

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Fulcher releases first TV ad, solicits help to buy time (w/ video)

Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate Sen. Russ Fulcher released his inaugural TV ad this week and says he needs money to air the spots. So far, the ad is running on Boise-area stations and statewide on cable TV. In an email

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‘Reasonable’ Republican PAC targets five North Idaho incumbents

A group of North Idaho businesspeople who founded a PAC to support “reasonable” Republicans in 2012 has upped the ante in 2014 by targeting five tea-party friendly GOP lawmakers in the May primary. In 2012, the North Idaho Republican Political

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State superintendents’ primary is going to get busy

Are you still trying to get a read on the Republican candidates for state schools superintendent? You’ll have plenty of chances to hear them for yourselves, and get answers to your questions. Here’s the itinerary: April 30. Three of the

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Bedke joins multistate push on public lands

House Speaker Scott Bedke joined about 50 politicians from nine states Friday, to discuss ways to wrest control of public lands from federal management to state jurisdiction. House Speaker Scott Bedke The daylong summit meeting itself was closed to the

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Idaho Democrat Manning: I didn’t quiver and I wasn’t spanked

Caldwell Democratic House candidate Travis Manning objects to two aspects of a Wednesday post on the Idaho Politics blog: My characterization of him “quiveringly” backing down from his satirical Facebook post about GOP Gov. Butch Otter and my headline that described

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Superintendent’s race: Who voted in 2012, and who didn’t?

Two of the four Republican candidates for state superintendent of public instruction did not vote in the Republican primary two years ago. And according to county voting records, Sherri Ybarra of Mountain Home didn’t cast a ballot in the November

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