MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
A Washington State University graduate student has created what he believes is the first map showing precinct-level results for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
On a recent episode of my podcast "Life, Love & Raising Sons," we played "Finish This Sentence." The sentence was "If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times____" And my youngest son replied, "Poop Heads!" He says, I frequently utter the word Poop Heads while working.
The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new report says. Don Neubacher retired last fall after allegations that he created a toxic work environment were made public at a congressional hearing.
This story has taken the social media world by storm today after a video of passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight was posted on Facebook. The man, a doctor, refused to give up his seat, saying he had patients to see on Monday. Here's an updated story.
A proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school in Idaho may have to delay its opening date a year if a national accreditation agency does not sign off on its plans this month.
Idaho Republican Chairman Steve Yates says he intends to resign later this month to consider running for another political office. Yates announced Monday that his last day as party chairman will be April 24. Vice Chair Mike Mathews will then serve as acting chairman until a replacement is elected at the party’s summer meeting on July 22nd in CdA.
A senior U.S. official says the United States has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week. The official says a Russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in Syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment.
An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino left two adults dead, including a teacher, and two students wounded, police and school officials said. Investigators believe “the suspect is down” and that North Park School faces no further threat, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter.
A man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a man in North Idaho in response to road rage has been sentenced to three life sentences. David Hutto, who killed William “Bo” Kirk last year, was sentenced to three consecutive sentences of life without parole.
After reading the Adriana Janovich story about Zip's in yesterday's paper, I couldn't stop thinking about milkshakes-- specifically a rich, thick, creamy peanut butter shake. Thankfully, neither could my menfolk and my son went on a Zip's run and brought home the goods. Got a favorite milkshake or Zip's food?
In North Idaho, where northern pike are tolerated by state fisheries managers and prized by many anglers, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been clamping down for two years on the predators at the south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
A man, who was looking at his cellphone when the car he was driving struck and killed a worker at a construction site near Issaquah, has been sentenced to six months of work release. I'd like to say I NEVER look at my phone while driving, but that wouldn't be true. But I try to avoid it. Do you feel this sentence is appropriate? CH
Sen. Scott Sales (R-Bozeman) introduced an amendment to put a $25 fee on out-of-state bicyclists if they pedal into Montana. Sales previously had criticized cyclists on the state senate floor in Helena, calling them “rude” and “self-centered” for his perception of their unwillingness to share the road. What do you think of Sales amendment? CH
Two major construction projects on U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho are at the top of the list for funding if Gov. Butch Otter signs a major transportation bill that lawmakers passed in the closing days of this year’s legislative session. “It’s exciting,” said Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene. Thoughts? CH
It’s Gov. Butch Otter’s turn, as the Legislature left town with hundreds of bills awaiting his signature or veto. Last week, the governor signed more than 100 bills into law, including a bill that provides $52 million from the state’s current-year budget for emergency road repairs around the state. He signed that bill on Thursday.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.
It's howling and blowing here in Spokane. Time to batten down the hatches. Is it windy/stormy where you are? CH Gusting winds buffeting the Pacific Northwest have led to one death in Oregon and downed trees and power lines from the Oregon Coast to Moscow, Idaho Friday afternoon.