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Idaho awards $180M school laptop contract to H-P

Two weeks before the November election, in which Idaho voters could cancel the whole program, the state of Idaho today signed a $180 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard to supply …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2012

Idaho sues to force disclosure of secret donations

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa went to court Monday, seeking a court order to make a defiant secret-donations group reveal the source of more than $200,000 spent on statewide …


Idaho lawmaker stands by calling public schools ‘Godless’ institutions

Rep. Vito Barbieri is defending a statement posted on his re-election campaign website in which he called on Christians to pull their children out of Idaho’s “Godless” public schools. In …


Labrador defends seat for first time

BOISE – As Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador seeks re-election for a second term in Congress, he’s made a name for himself in Washington, D.C., as a tea party favorite …


Latest school reform ad charges kids treated as ‘widgets’

The latest TV campaign commercial from opponents of the education reform propositions on Idaho’s November ballot focuses on Proposition 2, the teacher merit-pay measure, suggesting that Idaho’s state schools superintendent …


Bidding delays laptops for teachers

BOISE – The first round of more than 6,000 laptop computers, one for every high school teacher and administrator, already was supposed to be delivered to Idaho’s schools this month …


Idaho laptop rollout slips further behind schedule

The first round of more than 6,000 laptop computers, one for every high school teacher and administrator, was supposed to be out in Idaho’s schools this month under the controversial …


School reform ad takes quote out of context

BOISE – A new ad promoting Idaho education overhaul recycles a 3-year-old speech from a retired union leader, using a portion of it out of context to bash those trying …


Idaho school reform ad twists old video clip

A new ad promoting an Idaho education overhaul recycles a 3-year-old speech from a retired union leader, using a portion of it out of context to bash those trying to …


Measures weigh on Idaho

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Woolf named Idaho controller

BOISE – A 40-year-old who started working in the office 15 years ago as an intern was named Idaho’s 21st state controller Monday. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter named acting state …


Idaho to vote on measure ensuring right to hunt, fish, trap

BOISE – Idaho has a measure on the November ballot to enshrine a right to hunt, fish and trap in the state constitution – a proposal that likely would generate …


Eye on Boise: PAC didn’t overlook Nonini when making donations

BOISE – In practically every legislative district in Idaho where there’s a contested race – and even one where there’s not – the Senate Republican PAC has made a campaign …


School reform ad’s donors undisclosed

BOISE – Idaho’s campaign finance disclosure deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures – …


Idaho school reform backers say they won’t disclose donors

Idaho’s campaign finance deadline came and went Wednesday without any word on who funded a statewide TV ad campaign in favor of controversial school reform measures - and backers say …


New Idaho schools ad launched

BOISE – The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws and focuses on what may be …


Latest school reform ad hits union issue

The latest statewide TV commercial to air in the battle over Idaho’s controversial school reform laws comes from opponents of the laws, and focuses on what may be their toughest …


Idaho school reform becomes personal

BOISE – Here’s how fiery the debate over school reform has gotten in Idaho: After a forum at the City Club of Boise on Tuesday, state Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, …


Fiery debate focuses on Idaho school reforms

In a fiery debate Tuesday before a sellout crowd of 450, Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna defended his controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws, while critic Brian Cronin …


Balance, compromise are topics in Idaho’s District 2

The ballot looks very different in North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district this fall, now that tax-protesting four-term state Rep. Phil Hart is out and an array of new candidates …


Eye on Boise: Secretary of State predicts strong voter turnout

BOISE – From a popular GOP presidential nominee with an enthusiastic base in the state to controversial school-reform referendums that are drawing attention to the balloting, Idaho’s poised for strong …


Ad touting school reforms tells just part of story

A new television commercial touting Idaho’s controversial school reform laws makes claims that are accurate, but still mislead voters about the impact of the reform laws. That’s because they focus …


Ad slams Idaho school reform laws

BOISE – The hottest election issue of the season in Idaho – possible repeal of the state’s controversial new school reform laws – has yielded the first statewide TV campaign …


Idaho teachers will get earned merit pay

BOISE – It turns out both sides were wrong: Idaho teachers who earned merit-pay bonuses last year under a controversial school-reform law will get those payments this fall, regardless of …


Eye on Boise: Races simmer after heated primaries

BOISE – The northernmost legislative district in Idaho, District 1, saw some of the hottest election contests in the state in May’s primary, with tea party challengers trying to knock …


Farris releases income tax returns

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho 1st District Congressional candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns Thursday and called on incumbent GOP Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


Eye on Boise: Places marked in leadership races

BOISE – When current Idaho House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, leaves the House to become a state tax commissioner on Monday, he’ll leave behind what’s shaping up to …


Idaho GOP keeps its tea party platform planks

Idaho’s super-dominant Republican Party was widely expected to swing back toward the middle this year, after tea party activists peppered the party platform two years ago with planks urging abolishment …


Eye on Boise: Labrador rips immigration shift

BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, an immigration attorney who touted his expertise on the issue as he ran for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat two years ago, blasted President …


After failed House bid, Rammell moving to Wyoming

Flamboyant former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell said he’s given up on Idaho politics and is moving to Wyoming after losing a state legislative race for a north-central Idaho seat …