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Tuesday’s GOP primary represents yet another showdown between the Republicans’ mainstream and hardline factions. But the rift along the GOP’s right flank can’t be dismissed, either.

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Episode 96: A postsesssion conversation with Debbie Critchfield

A full and chaotic 94-day legislative session finally wrapped up on Wednesday.

So how did Debbie Critchfield fare in her second session as state schools superintendent?

Kevin Richert and Ryan Suppe interview Critchfield about what happened — and didn’t happen — with proposals that were on her radar for the session.

On May 17, the University of Idaho abruptly announced its plan to acquire the University of Phoenix, sending shockwaves through the state’s education and political circles.

At $685 million, it could be the largest and most polarizing transaction in Idaho higher education history. The U of I insists the deal will be a moneymaker. But Phoenix, a for-profit online giant with an enrollment of 85,000 students, is saddled with a checkered history and a tarnished reputation.

Idaho Education News’ Kevin Richert has closely followed this story for months, breaking news and fighting for the public’s right to know.

See the highlights of his coverage »