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Live chat legislative recap Tuesday with Statesman’s Popkey, Kyle & Idaho Ed News’ Richert

My colleague Zach Kyle, business reporter extraordinaire, education expert Kevin Richert and I will take questions about the 2014 Legislature beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Head to the home page at and we’ll be there, virtually. We hope to

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Sen. Durst, reporter Richert in tweeted bird fight over Durst’s late roosting

Sen. Branden Durst showed up about 20 minutes late for the second meeting of the Idaho Legislature’s K-12 Educational System Interim Committee at the Capitol Wednesday. The Boise Democrat’s absence was noted by Kevin Richert, a former Statesman editorial page

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Smylie’s indictment of Luna a signal of 2014 candidacy? Maybe.

Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News has a fascinating post this morning about the prospect of former GOP Rep. Steve Smylie of Boise making another run at Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna next year. Luna, who beat Smylie by

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