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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.

Labrador narrowly elected state GOP chairman

The former congressman takes the party’s helm heading into the 2020 elections, when all 105 legislative seats will be up for grabs. The GOP holds 80 percent supermajorities in the House and Senate.

Luna in running for state GOP chairman’s post

“For eight years I took on the strongest liberal special interest groups in the country,” Luna told Republican central committee members in an email. The Idaho Falls Post Register reported on Luna’s run Friday.

West Ada principal placed on unpaid leave

A court order restricts Star Middle School Principal Tony Nelson from being in the presence of minors, the Idaho Statesman reported. Nelson faces two felony counts of injury to a child.