Before Carrie Fisher introduced us to Princess Leia in “Star Wars: A New Hope” 40 years ago, comments Coeur d’Alene blogger Nic Casey, women were typecast in roles as damsels who needed rescuing. While fighting her personal demons, Fisher, as Princess Leia, modeled a new kind of woman who took part in her own rescue and fought alongside Jedi. A joint memorial for Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, brings to mind the superb blog post Casey wrote re: the importance of Fisher for Nic’s daughter.
An unusually harsh winter, followed by a string of rainstorms, has left farm fields soggy and delayed planting at least two weeks in many parts of the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
Sean and Naomi Boutz are ha-huge Gonzaga Bulldogs fans. They are season ticket holders. And have attended 8 straight WCC tournaments in Las Vegas. But skipped this year, anticipating the Zags’ deep tournament run in the NCAA tournament. They mostly enjoyed Gonzaga’s best weekend of basketball in its history, to date, in San Jose last weekend. However, Naomi didn’t appreciate the crud she came down with before the flight home.
Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog.
Charlotte Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at the cancer center, learned two things at the checkout counter of Coeur d’Alene’s Winco. Winco doesn’t take credit cards. And there still are terrific people in this world. She was in distress at Winco when she met one of them.
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislative leaders say there's no easy solution to address questions surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive toward their ...