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Death of University of Idaho dean ruled accidental drowning

OROFINO, Idaho – North Idaho authorities have determined that a dean at the University of Idaho found dead in a car submerged in a reservoir died as a result of an accidental drowning after making a wrong turn. Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz said 57-year-old Paul Joyce couldn’t get out of the Toyota Prius when it started sinking in Dworshak Reservoir late at night in April.

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016

Bond set at $5 million for man charged with Idaho killing

CALDWELL, Idaho – A man who authorities say spent three months on the run after a fatal stabbing in southwest Idaho is being held on $5 million bond. A 3rd District Court judge set the bond on Monday and also gave the OK for 32-year-old James Mancuso to have a public defender.

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Idaho to require water use monitors on some wells

BOISE – Idaho officials are requiring well users pumping water from a large aquifer to install measuring devices to better monitor their water usage. The Capital Press reports that the Idaho Department of Water Resources says the devices must be ...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

Coeur d’Alene Tribe cultural affairs director Quanah Matheson looks at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds arena, where dancers will compete July 22-24 at Julyamsh.  The powwow formerly was held at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls but moved after taking last summer off. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

New Julyamsh venue a homecoming for Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Quanah Matheson was watching rodeo at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds last year when realized the arena would be a great spot for Julyamsh, the largest outdoor powwow in the Northwest. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe canceled the annual celebration last summer after fighting the introduction of instant racing gaming machines at the longtime home of Julyamsh at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls.

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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016

Huckleberries: Idaho’s driver’s license rules ageist 

Councilman Dan English of Coeur d’Alene consoled himself last week while waiting and waiting – and waiting –for his turn to renew his driver’s license. At least, Dan thought, he would pay extra and receive a license that was good for eight years, instead of four. But that’s an option in Idaho only if you’re under age 62. Dan no longer is. So, like a teenager getting his first license, Dan was rewarded for his long wait with a four-year one. “I hope some ‘seasoned’ legislator is reading this and plans to right this (wrong) next session,” lamented Dan on his Facebook wall afterward. “Haven’t they heard that the sixties are the new forties?” No, but we now know that for those 62 and up four is the new eight at the DMV. Also tired of waiting

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Coeur d’Alene relaxes drug policy 

The city of Coeur d’Alene is drastically reducing its drug testing policies for potential new hires. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that the northern Idaho city decided earlier this week that it no longer needed across-the-board screening. However, certain positions will still require drug testing, particularly for positions requiring a commercial driver’s license.

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016


New Idaho group calls for an end to travel and trade bans on Cuba 

An array of Idaho state and business leaders launched the “Engage Cuba Idaho State Council” today, following the lead of 10 other states pushing for Congress to end the travel and trade ban on Cuba. Gov. Butch Otter, who led a state trade mission to Cuba in 2007, is chairing the new council.

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Eye On BoiseTaking a few days off…

I’ll be off for the next few days, and will be back and blogging again next Wednesday. Let me know what I miss, and I’ll catch up then…

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