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  • Eye on Boise: Aging state equipment enters ‘duct tape’ stage

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter’s state budget recommendation calls for zero funding for capital replacement items, but lawmakers are concerned that some equipment replacement needs are too critical to continue …


  • Nonini solo cigarette smoker in Statehouse

    BOISE – Standing outside the Capitol on a brisk January afternoon, Rep. Bob Nonini cups his hand deftly to shelter a cigarette – not from the wind, but from a …


  • Hammond says he won’t run for Senate re-election

    BOISE – Sen. Jim Hammond won’t seek a fourth term in the Idaho state Senate and instead will apply for the upcoming opening for president at North Idaho College, along …


  • Shawn Vestal: Teachers ignored in education reform

    If you want to “fix schools,” apparently, there’s one group of people you should ignore. Teachers.


  • Idaho school bill passes

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have sent the final piece of a plan to reform the state’s public schools to the governor’s desk, following three months of fierce debate that dominated …


  • Idaho House approves merit pay system for teachers

    BOISE – A bill requiring merit pay for teachers cleared the Idaho House on Wednesday, sending it to the governor’s desk and giving the state schools superintendent a second big …


  • House panel OKs bills trimming teacher bargaining rights, imposing merit pay

    BOISE – Controversial bills to trim Idaho teachers’ collective bargaining rights and impose a merit pay plan cleared the House Education Committee on Thursday and headed to the full House …


  • Tax proposal on cigarettes from reservations surprise to tribes

    BOISE – Relationships between Idaho’s five recognized Indian tribes and the state are once again a focus at the 2011 Legislature, with Republican lawmakers starting a push to tax cigarettes …


  • Tribal policing measure fails

    BOISE – After a stormy two-hour debate in which opponents raised fears including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe taking away people’s guns as they pass through the North Idaho reservation, the …


  • Idaho lawmakers pick legislative leadership

    BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Bob Nonini’s bid to join the Idaho House GOP leadership fell short Wednesday night, but there were shakeups elsewhere as Idaho lawmakers met in closed …


  • Eye on Boise: Campaigning begins for leadership elections

    BOISE – Now that the election is over, for state lawmakers, the elections are coming. That would be the leadership elections, set for early December when the state Legislature gathers …


  • Idaho House District 5A race

    Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, is the chairman of the House Education Committee, and he’s been in the thick of the debate over this year’s unprecedented cuts in public school …


  • Pay it forward also works with plastic

    A strange thing happened to colleague Taryn Hecker last week when she stopped to get her mocha fix at the Starbucks drive-thru on Highway 41/Post Falls. Seems she was ready …


  • War of words continues

    As chairman of the Idaho House Education Committee, state Rep. Bob Nonini always has the opportunity to get in the last word. As predicted by Huckleberries Saturday, however, the District …


  • Teacher raise plan tied to performance

    BOISE – State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna called Monday for big raises for Idaho’s teachers next year – but only if they come through a new pay-for-performance plan. Luna …


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