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The third-party PACs: Where they spent, and how they fared

Third-party groups spent roughly $2 million in May’s Republican legislative primaries — but all the money had, at most, a hit-and-miss impact at the polls.

State disciplines five educators for ethics violations

Idaho’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC) — an 18-member board charged with approving, suspending and revoking teaching certifications — took action Thursday and Friday against five Idaho teachers who violated the state’s code of ethics for public educators. EdNews obtained public documents relating to the cases up for consideration at the commission’s June meeting. Below are…

Longtime deputy controller to take helm at State Board

Joshua Whitworth will start as the State Board’s executive director on July 1. But in a new and potentially politicized process, the state Senate will vote on Whitworth’s hire next winter.

New Title IX rules on hold in 10 states, including Idaho

The ruling blocks a Biden administration proposal to extend Title IX, and ban discrimination in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Idaho GOP platform changes include opposition to workforce training funding, embryo destruction

One successful proposal expresses opposition to “using taxpayer funding for programs beyond high school.”

Dorothy Moon reelected as chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party

GOP chairwoman defeated former Idaho legislator and challenger Mary Souza for party’s leadership position.

Journalists barred from observing first day of Idaho Republican state convention

“In my mind, this is a private group,” state GOP chairwoman Dorothy Moon said Thursday. “It’s a private association.”

State Board approves new U of I school for health professions

The school will house three new departments: medicine, clinical medicine and nursing.

New revelations, new wrinkles in Supreme Court hearing on Phoenix sale

The state’s highest court took up the year-old open meetings case Thursday, but issued no ruling. Here’s what we learned and what we heard.

Idaho Republican state convention kicks off Thursday in Coeur d’Alene

On top of the party leadership elections, delegates will vote on a proposed party platform and  rules resolutions.