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Teen fight videos surface on social media

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:37 A.M.

Videos posted to social media sites showing fights involving teenagers from area schools have raised questions about what consequences – if any – the teens in the videos or the people who made and posted the videos should face.

University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:35 A.M.

Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to Benjamin Cover, a visiting associate professor at the University of Idaho College of Law.

Idaho Senate spikes transportation funding plan

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:09 P.M.

The Idaho Senate on Wednesday killed a roughly $320 million transportation funding plan, effectively squashing hope of passing any significant funding proposal to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges before the end of the session.

Pair face charges after children taken from home

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:55 A.M.

A Lewiston man who allegedly helped a friend hide her children from police – against a court order prohibiting the woman from having contact with the children – faces two felony kidnapping charges.

Huckleberries: Strangest sight of them all along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 6 A.M.

Huckleberries columnist Dave Oliveria with his unimpressed Beagle, Huckleberry, checking out the large, metal die/dice on the Lake Coeur d’Alene north shore Saturday afternoon. (Brenda Oliveria photo)
I’ve seen unusual things along the Coeur d’Alene waterfront during my 33 years in Coeur d’Alene. Weddings. Thong Man. Incredible fireworks shows on the Fourth of July and Black Friday. But I’ve never seen a giant brown dice (or die, for the purists) with white dots wash ashore. Until Saturday.

Middleton man dies in Nampa trench collapse

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 1:16 P.M.

Authorities say a man has died after a partial trench collapsed on him. Fifty-eight-year-old Harold Foote, of Middleton, was putting a drain pipe on a road in Nampa on Saturday before the dirt collapsed on him.

Moscow considers Federal Building for police department

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 11:24 A.M.

The city of Moscow has had “preliminary” discussions with officials at Gritman Medical Center in regards to purchasing the Federal Building for use as a potential police station and for other city office space, City Supervisor Gary Riedner told City Council members Monday night.

600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:12 A.M.

In this June 27, 2012, file photo, a chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile steelhead that are being released early from Dworshak National Fish Hatchery.

Officials identify Idaho man killed in Montana crash

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:56 P.M.

Butte-Silver Bow County officials have released the name of a 47-year-old Idaho man who died after being struck by a semitrailer while pushing his car off the interstate in southwestern Montana because it had run out of gas.

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