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Coeur d’Alene Mayor Ray Stone with his wife, Betty, in 1985. Betty Stone served as the chairwoman of the cemetery board and would play an instrumental role in protecting historic Forest Cemetery from privatization. Ray Stone died in 2013.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Huckleberries: Former CdA streets chief retired with his February magic

In February 1985, retired Coeur d’Alene streets director Reid Walker was relaxing at his cabin, enjoying the heavy snowfall, and amused that his replacement had to call out the snow plows to deal with snowy city streets. During Reid’s tenure at the city, it snowed in February. But a warming chinook would follow to thaw the snow. Reid said he never called out the snow plows in February.

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FILE – House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, speaks with reporters in his Capitol office in January. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:17 P.M.

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke says stalker’s false account twisted in Redoubt News report

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke said Monday that a former House committee secretary stalked him in 2013, when his wife was undergoing cancer treatment, and attempted to extort money from him, falsely claiming the two had had a relationship. The Idaho Attorney General’s office referred the matter to the Idaho State Police for investigation, but apparently no charges ended up being filed.

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:24 A.M.

4 fatally shot in Preston home

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) – Police are investigating after four people were found shot to death in a Preston, Idaho home. KIFI-TV reports that the shooting happened on Sunday night. According to a news release, Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes says ...

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Public safety
Missing Oregon couple found safe by Kootenai County search and rescue
Post Falls high school girl killed when train strikes car at crossing
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Government
New bill to require background checks for massage therapists
Idaho lawmakers approve update to child mental health rules
University of Idaho to get millions to raise food better
State officials deliver $37 million to Idaho public schools
Idaho Board of Correction appoints new director
Education
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy administrator accused of having sex with Bonner County teen
Idaho House panel introduces adult scholarship bill
After removing climate change information, Idaho House panel OKs new science standards
Bill would lower supermajority requirement for Idaho bonds
Henry J. Eyring, son of Mormon apostle, to lead BYU-Idaho
Transportation
Coeur d’Alene includes two roundabouts in Seltice Way project
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Idaho House panel backs shifting funds from ISP to roads
Megaload rule change finds backing of Senate Transportation Committee
Megaload lawsuit betweeen Forest Service, environmental groups settled
Community
Moscow’s ‘Identity on Main’ project scheduled to start in spring
Sandpoint wins grant to put in Solar Roadways demo 60 
Second Harvest teams up with Coeur d’Alene church, school to feed families 
From babies to boomers, CdA hospital grasps health trends with expansion
Aging vans threaten Kootenai County food bank’s ability to feed the hungry 
Politics
Idaho official: Federal agency may have tried to hack state elections site
After removing climate change information, Idaho House panel OKs new science standards
Senate panel introduces new school vaccine opt-out bill
Labrador named chairman of House natural resources panel
Megaload rule change finds backing of Senate Transportation Committee




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Huckleberries OnlineParting Shot — 2.21.17

Cleone Hermsen, of Carroll, Iowa, expresses her criticism while listening to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday in Maquoketa, Iowa. Iowa’s ...