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Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, 8:46 a.m.

Luna Has Friends’ Backs, Vice Versa

It doesn't get much cozier than this. Education Networks of America would not have a five- to 15-year contract to install WiFi in Idaho's high schools were it not for state school Superintendent Tom Luna. Now that Luna is in trouble over the deal, ENA is returning the favor and surrendering one of the most lucrative features of the arrangement - a fixed rate that guaranteed the company the same $2.11 million a year regardless of how many high schools signed up. Instead, it will bill only for services delivered - a change that could deduct more than $225,000 from ENA's profits. "In my mind, what they've done is totally changed the terms of the contract," retired purchasing agent Scott Sherman told the Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell. Sherman handled purchasing matters for Philips Petroleum when it ran the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do rank-and-file Republicans still support Luna?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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