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Idaho investigating cause of DMV computer outages

The Idaho Transportation Department says it’s trying to figure out why motor vehicle offices across the state have been experiencing computer problems for several weeks that have resulted in lengthy delays for customers.

Huckleberries: Kellogg police uphold the law and tickle your funny bone at the same time

If you want a few laughs along with your small-town police report, you should “like” the Kellogg Police Department Facebook page. Peppered among the one-line and routine items in the page’s weekly Roll Call are items like a recent traffic hazard that featured a badly damaged collection of Christmas nutcrackers. Only one survived. Huckleberries tells you all about it today.

Book rejecting climate science sent to teachers

Kendrick High School science teacher Eric McDowell is one of thousands of teachers to receive a copy of “Why Scientists Disagree on Climate Change,” a book being distributed nationwide through the mail by a conservative, Illinois-based think tank, the Heartland Institute.

Huckleberries: Gonzaga lover slam-dunks ‘Caveman’ with his attitude about athletic women

From left, Eastern Washington University’s Tisha Phillips, Gonzaga’s Zhane Templeton, EWU’s Delaney Hodgins and GU’s Makenlee Williams battle for the loose ball on Dec. 11, 2016, at Reese Court in Cheney. Trustee Christa Hazel of the Coeur d’Alene School District recently encountered a “Caveman” who believes women don’t belong on a basketball court. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Trustee Christa Hazel of the Coeur d’Alene School Board had a close encounter with a “Caveman” the other day. She was at the checkout counter of a local store when the cashier began singing the praises of the women’s basketball team of Gonzaga University. He was singing to the choir, as far as Christa was concerned. But the Caveman behind her groused that women don’t belong on a basketball court.

Woman’s struggle with mental illness, jail inspires bill

In this Friday March, 17, 2017, photo, Renee Williams poses for a photo in Nampa, Idaho. Williams is the mother of 26-year-old Katelyn Hodges, a serial defendant, deemed a danger to herself and others, who's racked up dozens of charges. With multiple mental and developmental issues, Katelyn is viewed as a catalyst, a conundrum, an exemplar of how Idaho's system fails the mentally ill. (Kyle Green / AP)
A new law, signed last month by Gov. Butch Otter, seeks to provide a more secure, more appropriate place to house people in her situation than jail or an unsecured treatment center. All involved agree it’s a move in the right direction. But it’s a short-term step – and big questions remain about how to help her and other Idahoans in extreme distress.

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