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SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2016

Salvage logging planned for Marble Creek area 

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has proposed a 173-acre salvage logging sale for an area that burned during the Marble Creek Fire last summer. The lightning-caused fire started about 10 miles south of Avery, Idaho, burning more than 3,200 acres ...

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Idaho Sen. Dan Schmidt (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho sees health care savings due to state exchange 

BOISE – Lawmakers got proof Friday that Idaho’s state health insurance exchange is working, as they collected nearly $29 million in savings from the state’s Catastrophic Health Care program budget. The CAT fund is the state portion of Idaho’s system ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016

Protesters line the hallway outside the Idaho Capitol auditorium on Thursday evening

Few Idaho lawmakers attend anti-Islam Statehouse talk 44 

Fewer than 20 of Idaho’s 105 lawmakers attended a Statehouse presentation Thursday night on refugee resettlement featuring two anti-Islam speakers, as close to 100 protesters lined the hallway outside the meeting, carrying signs saying, “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” and “Refugees Welcome.”

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The Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee hears the Idaho Transportation Department’s budget pitch on Thursday

No extra funding for Idaho roads next year

The funding increases for roads and bridges that Idaho lawmakers approved last year have cut the state's maintenance backlog by a third, leaving it $165 million a year short of what it needs just to keep things as-is. But Gov. Butch Otter isn't asking for any additional increase in next year's budget. ITD says they'll want to talk about it again in two years.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016

Zombie paranoia, abuse fueled Coeur d’Alene slayings, lawyer says 21 

The parents of Eldon Gale Samuel III were abusive drug addicts constantly on the move in California, leaving their son to care for his autistic brother 11 months his junior. The father, Eldon Samuel Jr., believed zombies were real and one day would come after them, and he instilled that paranoid fantasy in his boys.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016

SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016

Haystack fire near Coeur d’Alene was arson, officials say

Fire investigators in Kootenai County say someone intentionally set fire to a large haystack on the north end of Coeur d’Alene early Sunday morning. The Coeur d’Alene and Northern Lakes fire departments responded about 5 a.m. to a field near Ramsey Road and West Alps Street, north of Canfield Avenue, and fought the flames, which consumed the hay.

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