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Kevin Richert

About Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert's blog provides up-to-date analysis and coverage of Idaho education policy and the politics of education in Idaho. Kevin has written for Idaho Education News since its launch in January 2013. The award-winning journalist has 30 years of reporting and editing experience in Idaho, covering public policy at the state, local and federal levels.

Oregon seeks to tighten its vaccination ‘opt-out’ law

The Oregon House Monday passed a bill to get rid of vaccination exemptions based on philosophical, religious and personal grounds. Idaho and Oregon have some of the nation’s highest vaccination opt-out rates — fueled largely by these non-medical exemptions.