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Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse

The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …


Panel urges review of Idaho legislators’ pension perk

After two Idaho citizens, a retired math teacher and a CPA, urged a state panel to do away with the 1990 law that grants big boosts in state retirement pensions …


Idaho to pay up after failed defense of anti-union law

Idaho’s top state elected officials agreed Wednesday to pay $280,000 in attorney fees and costs to a group of unions who successfully challenged an anti-union bill passed by the Idaho …


Idaho anti-union law invalid, 9th Circuit Court rules

A federal appellate court has upheld an earlier ruling that an anti-union law passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2011 was invalid. The law, which never took effect, banned “job …


Idaho Education Network audit raises questions

BOISE – A service audit of the Idaho Education Network is raising troubling questions about the pricey statewide broadband and videoconferencing network that links Idaho’s high schools. Looking specifically at …


Eye on Boise: ‘Instant racing’ terminals concern some lawmakers

Idaho legislative leaders say they’re concerned about the slot machine-like “instant racing” terminals that are cropping up around the state, including at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The machines …


Huckleberries: Andrew Whipple brings common sense to Central Committee

First, you need to know that Kootenai High (Harrison, Idaho) instructor Andrew Whipple served as an Idaho National Guard captain in Iraq from November 2004 until November 2005. Now, onward. …


Newcomers sweep North Idaho elections

Even as a push from the right to take over the Idaho Republican Party was falling short at the state level, it was succeeding beyond expectations in North Idaho, where …


Idaho schools broadband contract extension through 2019 surprises lawmakers

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers who agreed under pressure this week to pay $6.6 million to a broadband contractor say they were dismayed and alarmed to learn that the state last …


Dave Oliveria: Idaho ignores racist image, ex-reporter writes

For you newbies, former Spokesman-Review colleague Bill Morlin has written a primer on four decades of Aryan Nations activity in North Idaho. In “Some say potato, most say Aryan Nations” …


Idaho schools chief Tom Luna won’t seek re-election

BOISE – Controversial Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna will not seek re-election, he announced Monday. That decision will help take politics out of the process of implementing school reforms recommended …


Proposed alternative budget would benefit Idaho schools

BOISE – Idaho could spend tens of millions more on public schools, raise pay for teachers and state workers, and restore services to the poor and disabled – all while …


Panel recommends pay hikes for Idaho workers

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers on a special legislative committee voted unanimously Friday to give state workers pay boosts averaging 2 percent next year, despite Gov. Butch Otter’s recommendation for no …


Eye on Boise: Opposing Idaho education reform views heard by joint committee

BOISE – A joint legislative committee tasked with looking at whether Idaho should keep three controversial – and temporary – teacher contract laws that lawmakers enacted this year got mixed …


Tom Luna: Idaho students must rise to higher standards

BOISE – Idaho’s education system faces a “stark reality,” state schools Superintendent Tom Luna told a special legislative committee Thursday: “Kids are meeting our standards, but they aren’t the right …


Idaho school Wi-Fi contract sees cut; flat fee dropped

BOISE – Under pressure from legislators, Idaho’s state education department and the company it selected to provide Wi-Fi to high schools statewide have agreed that payment should be made only …


Multiyear Wi-Fi contract awarded to Luna backer

BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna on Wednesday defiantly issued a five- to 15-year contract to a Nashville, Tenn., company to run Wi-Fi networks in Idaho high schools, …


Otter signs as law limits on teachers

BOISE – Five months after Idaho voters resoundingly rejected laws limiting schoolteacher contract rights, Idaho lawmakers resurrected many of them. Gov. Butch Otter signed five controversial bills into law to …


Idaho lawmakers have deal on new schools budget

BOISE – A new $1.3 billion Idaho public schools budget built by legislators this week is poised to pass a final vote today. The compromise version has been embraced by …


Idaho school budget rejected by one vote in Senate

BOISE – In a stunning move Wednesday, the Idaho Senate rejected the public school budget by one vote – sending lawmakers back to the drawing board and derailing plans to …


Huckleberries: Do-not-call list popular but has political hangups

Seems one lobbyist with past ties to the Idaho Legislature has more clout than a million Idahoans. How else can you explain the unanimous vote by the House State Affairs …


Clark: Reading some heavy lifting might toughen kids up

John Goedde can try to laugh it off all he wants. But his idea to make Idaho high schoolers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” is a keeper. I’ll go Goedde …


Bill requires Idaho students to read Ayn Rand

BOISE – A state senator from Coeur d’Alene introduced a bill Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on …


Bill requires all Idaho kids to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass …


Students Come First back on agenda

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers on Monday took steps to reinstate parts of the controversial Students Come First school reform laws less than three months after voters overwhelmingly repealed them. State …


Idaho may revive voter-rejected teacher contract limits

Less than three months after voters overwhelmingly repealed them, Idaho lawmakers on Monday reintroduced four bills to reinstate parts of the controversial “Students Come First” school reform laws, focusing on …


School boards push for reforms

BOISE – Idaho school boards plan to press for laws that revive controversial school reforms that voters rejected in November. Among the provisions sought by the Idaho School Boards Association: …


Idaho lawmakers urged to revisit voter-rejected anti-union laws

Idaho voters rejected a rollback in teachers’ collective bargaining rights in the November election, but the state’s school boards association is gearing up to try to put some of the …


Otter cites poll showing support for portions of Props 1, 2, 3

BOISE – Leaders of the campaign to defeat Idaho’s controversial school reform laws are warning against bringing back pieces of the voter-rejected laws in Idaho’s upcoming legislative session. In a …


Eye on Boise: Lawmaker wants teacher bonus option

BOISE – Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, says he doesn’t want teachers to lose the $38.8 million in performance-pay bonuses that the state is scheduled to send out to school …