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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

    NYC mayor big donor in Idaho vote

    BOISE – A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state’s school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:08 P.M.

    NY mayor among secret donors to Idaho school campaign

    A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state’s school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an Idaho grocery …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 9:54 A.M.

    Former Idaho official would play key role under laptop contract

    A former Idaho state official now with Education Networks of America would play a key role under the state’s $182 million, eight-year contract for laptop computers for high school students.


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

    Idaho liable for damaged, lost laptops under contract

    BOISE – Idaho’s newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature – the state won’t actually own …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 6:36 P.M.

    Idaho’s $182M laptop contract just for rental, not purchase

    Idaho’s newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature: The state won’t actually own the computers, and …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

    School ads group can’t hide

    BOISE – A secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in TV campaign commercials in favor of three Idaho school reform ballot measures must disclose its donors by Wednesday, a …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    Judge orders Idaho group to disclose secret donors

    A secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in TV campaign commercials in favor of three Idaho school reform ballot measures must disclose its donors by Wednesday, a 4th District …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    Ad charges school reform laws hamper teachers

    The latest campaign commercial opposing Idaho’s school reform ballot measures draws on a variety of criticisms of the measures to suggest they hamper teachers in doing their jobs. “We want …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012

    Pro-Proposition 1, 2, 3 ad uses Romney anti-teachers union quote

    BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions. The commercial uses …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Labrador admits who’s boss when Cantor visits

    BOISE – U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise last week to raise funds for U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

    Idaho health insurance panel favors state-based exchange

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange working group has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a state-based health insurance exchange, calling for a private nonprofit group set up …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

    Labrador, Farris explain views in debate

    BOISE – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 3:07 P.M.

    Labrador: Raise retirement age to 70

    Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions other than …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 10:39 A.M.

    Ad suggests Romney weighs in on Idaho measures

    A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions.


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

    Numbers correct, cause unclear in ad opposing Idaho Props 1, 2 and 3

    BOISE – The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of Idaho’s school reform propositions focuses on the number of Idaho teachers who have left the profession since the laws passed …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    Campaign ad hits Idaho teacher departures

    The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of Idaho’s school reform propositions focuses on the number of Idaho teachers who have left the profession since the laws passed in 2011. …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

    Idaho seeks names of education reform campaign donors

    BOISE – The state of Idaho asked a judge Wednesday to order a secretive group to disclose its funding sources for more than $200,000 in campaign ads in support of …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 5:53 P.M.

    Cantor stumps for Labrador in Boise

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise tonight to raise funds for Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman back to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 3:08 P.M.

    Idaho sues to force disclosure of secret donors

    The state of Idaho today filed for a temporary restraining order against a secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in campaign ads in support of three school-reform ballot reform …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

    HP wins Idaho laptop contract

    BOISE – Two weeks before the November election, in which Idaho voters could cancel the whole program, the state of Idaho on Tuesday signed a $180 million, eight-year contract with …