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Melinda Smyser rules out run for Idaho school superintendent

Former Idaho Sen. Melinda Smyser told the Idaho Press-Tribune she will not run for Superintendent of Public Instruction to replace retiring Superintendent Tom Luna. Top Republicans, including Luna, had said Smyser, a longtime teacher and counselor who now works for

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Sen. Durst: Don’t believe Luna; he’ll bow out, Quarles to run

Democratic Sen. Branden Durst of Boise is disputing GOP Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s statement Monday that he plans to run for a third term next year. Rather, Durst says in an op-ed submitted to the Statesman Tuesday afternoon,

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