Ward campaign confirms Palin's Friday visit to Boise

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

On Twitter and Facebook, the campaign for Vaughn Ward announced that it will be bringing Republican superstar Sarah Palin to Boise to stump for Ward.  Palin endorsed Ward earlier this year, along with two other veterans of the armed services who are running for U.S. Congress. This message sent out through Ward’s Facebook and Twitter accounts Tuesday afternoon: Sarah Palin …

Some school districts looking at reducing pay for principals and superintendents

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Some of the highest-paid school district employees in Idaho will likely take pay cuts in the next year as local school boards look to cut pay for principals and superintendents to save money.  One school district already has cut compensation for administrators district-wide and another has eliminated one administrative position and is continuing to consider making more reductions in administrative …

Luna wants state investors to consider giving more to schools sooner

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Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna raised concerns during an Idaho Land Board meeting Tuesday that the state’s system of managing state lands and investments is not providing enough immediate support to public schools, universities, and other beneficiaries.  Luna asked the Endowment Fund Investment Board (EFIB), which manages money earned from state lands, to consider changing how it distributes …

Rammell, Ullman to meet in GOP governor’s primary debate

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The final televised debate of the Idaho primaries will be between Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman and former elk rancher Rex Rammell Tuesday in Boise.  Idaho Public Television will broadcast the debate statewide at 8 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Incumbent Gov. Butch Otter declined to participate in the debate, saying he wanted all the candidates …

Idaho schools get $1.29 million in federal money to bring produce to students

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As schools in Idaho are cutting back on funding for textbooks, transportation, and some sports programs, some school programs are receiving additional support from the federal government to the tune of approximately $1.295 million.  Schools around Idaho – 78 of them to be exact – have received money that officials say will help students receive more fruits and vegetables in …

New wardens at several state corrections facilities

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The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) announced several internal moves that will lead to three correctional facilities having new wardens.  Jim Woolf will be the new warden of Pocatello Women’s Correction Center (PWCC), Randy Blades will be the warden at Idaho Maximum Security Institution (IMSI) south of Boise, and Terressa Baldridge will replace Blades as warden at South Idaho Correction …