Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention.
Have you ever denigrated someone online? CH
Shana Zotikos has been named executive director for North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Idaho corporation and community-based organization that began in 1989.
Zotikos will focus on leading the operation, management and development of the organization.
A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether an animal can hold a copyright to selfie photos.
Oh good grief! Thoughts? CH
A request for a new position at Kootenai County erupted into a war of words Wednesday.
Commissioner Bob Bingham, known for diving deep into data to develop decisions, brought forth his request for a new research and financial analyst position for other commissioners to consider.
Do you think this position is needed? CH
We've appreciated the litterbug fairy's unceasing efforts hear at Hucks Online for many years. She is truly inspirational. Read more about Kim Ashbaugh in the story below.
PS: You're welcome to add a word or two of thanks, here.
Gina Barreca bemoans the devolution of grocery shopping. From self-bagging, to self-checkout, to loyalty cards.
I tend to agree.
Online grocery shopping is looking more attractive every day.
Could you? Would you? Buy groceries online? CH
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. She plans to meet Thursday with advocates on all sides of the issue.
Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities.
Here's the story Searcher referred to in the Wild Card.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.
It's easy to find things to complain about-- especially when you've been at your desk reading and writing newspaper stories all week.
So let's use this thread to share some good news.
I just had lunch with a dear friend who always makes me smile.
Robert Martin's platoon was sent to check out an enemy bunker complex that had been hit with heavy airstrikes. He heard a coughing sound.
"In this one bunker I found three dead Vietnamese — two men and one woman," the Coeur d'Alene man said softly. "I turned to go to the next bunker when I heard a cough from under the dead bodies."
On Tuesday, a mosquito trap in the Jewel Wetlands area, north of Payette, tested positive for the West Nile virus. On Wednesday, a Canyon County trap located along the Boise River, near Caldwell Ponds and Rotary Pond, north of Caldwell, also tested positive.
Been bitten yet? CH
Washington County Commissioners have passed an Emergency Declaration ahead of the August 21 solar eclipse.
KIVI-TV reported the county near the Oregon border is expected to get tens of thousands of visitors eager to witness the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. in nearly a century.
Lisa May said running unopposed for a position as a Coeur d’Alene School District trustee was a double-edged sword.
May, who will fill the seat vacated by Trustee Christa Hazel beginning in July, wasn’t able to connect with residents and learn their feelings about education issues while on the campaign trail.
A conversation with a twenty-something colleague in the newsroom about Friday’s Paul Simon concert at the Spokane Arena elicited this unexpected response from my young co-worker.
“I’m really not familiar with his music.”
Read Carolyn Lamberson's list below. Any songs you'd add?
Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.
Inside was an intelligence bombshell--
The Idaho Democratic Party is sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations.
Democratic leaders announced this week that the move is part of a statewide effort to locate volunteers and train activists in an overwhelming Republican-dominant state.
A group is using social media to organize an effort to try to keep the full Ironman in Coeur d’Alene, and it is planning to hold a rally at noon Saturday at Independence Point.
Do you want to "Save Ironman?' CH
North Idaho College’s Landscape Services/Facilities Operations has already replaced 18 out of 36 cooking grills at the NIC Beach. Funding for the grills was awarded to Landscape Services/Facilities Operations through a grant from the NIC Foundation.
Have you ever used the grills? CH
In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country.
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.
Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that’s alive.
But workers in Idaho will attempt just that starting Friday. A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital’s expansion.