SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
I have to say I do NOT miss having a bunch of anxious kids to get ready for trick-or-treating. I did enjoy raiding their candy bowls (shhh!), but I'd rather buy my own than struggling to wrestle healthy food into fidgeting tots and trying to fit costumes over coats in inclimate weather
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 4:27 p.m.
COLBERT, Wash. – Avista Utilities rescued a cat on Friday in Colbert that was stuck on a power pole for 27 hours, according to the cat's owners. Coco, the 8-month female old cat, was stuck on the pole since Thursday. What? No handsome firefighters to the rescue? Another dream destroyed.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien is considered one of the world’s greatest among the cognoscenti of the international festival circuit, though he remains largely unknown even to art-house audiences in the United States. His new film, “The Assassin,” his first feature in eight years, should go some way to changing that. Are you a fan of martial arts movies?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 3 p.m.
Cigarettes and other products containing nicotine will soon be outlawed on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. The school’s Board of Regents approved the ban at a meeting on Friday morning. The Pullman campus has around 20,000 students, who make up the majority of the population of the town of 30,000 people. The ban, first proposed by students, makes the sprawling campus tobacco and nicotine free.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 2 p.m.
PORTLAND – Two men killed by an explosion inside a World War II-era tank at an Oregon firing range were participating in a video shoot in a military vehicle owned by one of the victims, a collector who had been filmed for shows on the Discovery Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and a video game commercial. A crew was filming the tank firing rounds when the blast occurred Tuesday east of Bend, killing vehicle owner Steven Todd Preston, 51, and Austin Tyler Lee, 22, Deschutes County Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 1:27 p.m.
Five years after natural gas was discovered in Payette County, the industry is reaching commercial production levels, the Idaho Statesman reports, but few are happy with the way development has proceeded.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
It’s open season for enrollment in health insurance if you choose to purchase it. Not much of a choice. Three years ago the Affordable Care Act went into effect and we all became subject to a penalty for not buying health insurance.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
BOISE – As the Idaho Legislature’s Tax Working Group ponders whether to cut Idaho’s income tax rates in an effort to spur economic growth – as Idaho did previously in 2012 and 2001, with mixed results – we asked three Idaho economists whether cuts like those would spur Idaho’s economy. All said no.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, noon
Halloween ranks right up there with Christmas morning when you're a kid. When our boys were little we couldnt' afford store-bought costumes, so they had to wrangle up their own. Except of course, for the baby. Grandma bought him a new costume until he was old enough to cobble his own.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
SEATTLE – A football field in Western Washington has become more than a battleground for athletes as the suspension of an assistant coach for praying at midfield after games divided people around the country over the religious rights of school employees. What say you? Suspension justified or not?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
Paul Turner has a timely question on the Slice blog: What percentage of people get drunk at the parties you attend?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 10:55 a.m.
Five years after shifting to a four-day schedule, the Preston School District is now reviewing whether it should switch back. Idaho EdNews reports that the change was originally branded as temporary, until state funding improved; now the district is surveying parents and debating everything from dollars and cents to impacts on students from longer school days and longer weekends. You can read EdNews’ full report here. Thoughts?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior U.S. officials say a small number of U.S. special operations forces will be deployed to northern Syria to work with local ground forces in the fight against Islamic State militants. The deployment marks the first time U.S. troops will be working openly on the ground in Syria. Reaction?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 10 a.m.
Hers is a name never forgotten by most North Idaho residents. Q6 has the following story chronicling her tumultuous journey over the past 10 years. The once-traumatized little girl is 18 and will soon become a mother.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
A freshman soccer player at North Idaho College has shared his story of how he came out to his family in central Montana and, most recently, to his teammates in Idaho. He said the results have been "astounding."
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 9 a.m.
WASHINGTON – Congress passed a two-year bipartisan budget plan that avoids a catastrophic default on U.S. debt, increases spending on domestic and defense programs and ends months of turmoil among House Republicans. The 64-35 Senate vote early Friday, following House passage two days earlier, sends President Barack Obama a bill that will extend U.S. borrowing authority until March 2017, after he leaves office.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
A 27-year-old Nampa man has been arrested after using Facebook to arrange sex with an underage teen, according to police. Colin A. Slaughter is charged with felony counts of sexual battery of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17 and use of a child in sexually exploitative material. How closely do you monitor your teens use of social media?
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8:20 a.m.
MCCALL, Idaho (KBOI) -- If voters in McCall approve a ballot initiative Tuesday, this resort town of 2,900 people would become the first city in Idaho to adopt a local minimum wage. "McCall likes to lead," said former state lawmaker Gail Bray, who is a member of Fair Wage McCall, the grassroots group that got the initiative to raise the minimum wage on the ballot. "We hope that other cities and communities around the state will do the same thing."
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 8 a.m.
Investigators have traced several covert credit card skimmers to gas pumps in Post Falls. The suspects have opened gas pumps undetected, connected credit card skimmers to the interior electronics of the gas pump and collected credit card numbers of customers as they insert their cards into the pump. The pump function normally and there is no way a customer would know the skimmer is collecting their credit card data. Have you ever been the victim of credit card fraud?
THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 4:31 p.m.
Yesterday I got an email from TravoltaLookAlike.com advising me that they're expanding services for "Live Parties Entertainment, Employee Parties etc." They offer Disco "Saturday Night Fever", "Pulp Fiction" and "Grease" themes. Trying to picture a Pulp Fiction party.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.