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Idaho woman pleads guilty in veterans benefits ruse

Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

A southwest Idaho woman whose grandmother received benefits as the wife of a deceased veteran has admitted to collecting about $91,000 by not reporting her grandmother’s death.

University of Idaho examines safety updates after explosion

UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

In this Thursday, April 13, 2017, photo, Moscow police Chief James Fry, left, and Moscow Fire Chief Brian Nickerson, right, talk to an unidentified man in a parking lot at the University of Idaho where multiple students from the Northwest Organization of Rocket Engineers were injured while testing a rocket fuel, in Moscow, Idaho. (Geoff Crimmins / Associated Press)
The University of Idaho has identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies following an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students, according to a review released Thursday.

Jury acquits Lewiston man of rape

Thu., May 25, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

A Lewiston man was set free Wednesday after an Asotin County jury acquitted the former nurse on charges of second-degree rape and indecent liberties.

ISP looks to ease worries about drone program

Thu., May 25, 2017, 2 p.m.

The Idaho State Police trooper in charge of a burgeoning drone program is touring the state to educate the public about how the agency is using the technology.

Police arrest woman in Orofino slaying case

Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

An Orofino woman is scheduled for a June 5 preliminary hearing on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Samantha S. Fignani of Orofino.

Moscow city prosecutor leaving for private practice

Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Erin Tomlin took a leap of faith in March when she submitted her letter of resignation as the Moscow city prosecutor. After four years of working for the city, she decided to resign her position without quite knowing what she was going to do next.

Huckleberries: A marriage that can survive early hickeys has clout

Tue., May 23, 2017, midnight

Few marriage manuals talk about hickeys. And there’s probably a good reason for that. But a how-to manual by Bob and Paige Bingham mentions hickeys right off. In the “Introduction.” In 2010, after more than 30 years of life together, Bob and Paige were transparent and confident enough to write a marriage manual, hickeys and all. Bob is a new Kootenai County commissioner.

Huckleberries: Still-vivid memory in fight for equality

Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight

Norm Gissel, left, Tony Stewart and Diana Gissel celebrate the destruction of the watch tower of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations on Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in Hayden Lake. Norm Gissel and Stewart have been leaders in the human rights movement in North Idaho for decades. (Elaine Thompson/AP file photo)
Twenty-nine years ago this week, human-rights leaders and a Spokesman-Review reporter shared a harrowing experience in a small northwestern Montana town. The representatives from the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations traveled to Noxon, Montana, to encourage a group of residents who were concerned about the growth of racism in their area. The audience of 350 that met the group that night included 40 to 50 white supremacists.

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Parting Shot: A visit from the Queen

The 91-year-old monarch visited Evie Mills, 14, Millie Robson, 15, and other youngsters recovering from severe shrapnel wounds at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. “It’s dreadful. Very wicked, to target ...