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Eye on Boise: Ysursa advises successor Denney to ‘stay the course’

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, as he accepted a major civic engagement award from the City Club of Boise last week, had this message for his successor, Secretary of …


Eye on Boise: Capitol seeks to meet disabilities act with upgrades

Idaho’s state Capitol is due for $400,000 in accessibility upgrades, to bring the renovated historic structure in line with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They range from new …


Idaho Republican candidates sweep all statewide offices

BOISE – It took until Wednesday morning at 7, but GOP newcomer Sherri Ybarra eked out a slim win in the race for Idaho state schools chief, completing a Republican …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 7:26 a.m.

Otter retains office; Ybarra holds slim lead

BOISE – Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter won a rare third term Tuesday over Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff after a hard-fought race, while the race for state superintendent of schools …


Huckleberries: Gone too soon and already dearly missed

Patrick Jacobs, Coeur d’Alene’s unofficial king of food, fashion and fun who died too young last Sunday, was a huge fan of former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem. Her Sandiness, …


Ybarra’s education awards questioned

BOISE – Just one week from the election, revelations continue to emerge about a little-known educator who was the surprise winner of Idaho’s Republican primary for state schools superintendent, this …


Smart Bombs: Idaho voters face Ybarra test

When Idaho schools superintendent candidate Sherri Ybarra was asked why she omitted a divorce from her personal history, she told the Idaho Statesman, “My brain doesn’t operate in the past.” …


Confusion arises over Idaho candidate Sherri Ybarra’s degree

BOISE – Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for superintendent of schools in Idaho, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August. But in August, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 5 p.m.

Idaho schools chief hopeful earned specialist degree, not doctorate

Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for Idaho state superintendent of schools, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August, giving her a top educational …


Candidates for Idaho’s top education job spar in debate

BOISE – Idaho’s current state superintendent of schools – the first noneducator to hold the position – loomed large in the debate Tuesday night between the two educators vying to …


Idaho candidate says she’s running to make up for failing to vote

BOISE – Republican candidate for Idaho state schools superintendent Sherri Ybarra said in a televised debate Wednesday night that she’s running for the office in part to “repay Idaho” for …


Eye on Boise: Interim YourHealthIdaho director now permanent

Idaho’s state health insurance exchange, YourHealthIdaho, has named a new executive director: Pat Kelly, the former finance director for the exchange who was named interim executive director in July. “Pat …


Schools chief rivals square off in Idaho

BOISE – The two women vying to be Idaho’s next state schools chief Friday staked out similar ground about how to improve involvement of teachers, parents, principals, superintendents and the …


Rivals for Idaho schools chief debate

The two women vying to be Idaho’s next state schools chief staked out similar ground in Friday on involving stakeholders – from teachers and parents to principals, local superintendents and …


Democrats have hope in Idaho schools chief race

BOISE – Conventional wisdom is that the Democrats’ best chance of capturing a statewide office in Idaho this year is the state school superintendent’s post. It’s an open seat in …


Idaho schools superintendent candidate Ybarra removes plagiarized content from website

BOISE – The Republican candidate for Idaho superintendent of schools removed passages from her campaign website Thursday that apparently were copied word for word from the website of her Democratic …


Eye on Boise: Business group launches campaign against Balukoff

The race for governor lurched into high gear last week, as the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, a lobbying group that represents the state’s largest businesses, launched an independent …


Sherri Ybarra wins Idaho superintendent GOP primary

Sherri Ybarra has won a close Republican primary for superintendent of public instruction, setting up what could be one of the most competitive statewide races in November.


Idaho GOP superintendent candidates split on tests

BOISE – The four Republican candidates for Idaho state schools chief split over the new student testing program that the state is currently developing, with just one of the four …