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Cda Doctor Joins Race For Governor Democratic Hopeful Embarks On New Adventure

Coeur d’Alene obstetrician Dr. William Tarnasky is joining the Democratic race for governor, promising more ideas and less fund raising. “If my ideas don’t sell, money is not going to …


Pischner To Run Again

Don Pischner will run for a third term in the Idaho House of Representatives. The District 4 Republican cites his efforts to restore state funding for children’s health insurance and …


Watson Seeks 2nd Term

Larry Watson announced he will seek a second term in the Idaho House of Representatives from District 4. The Wallace Democrat says his accomplishments include work on property tax relief, …


Campaign ‘98

Prophetic posting? One of the first places in the Lake City to sport a Ron Rankin-for-County Commissioner campaign sign? None other than Coeur d’Alene Monument, that Government Way operation that …


Large Issues Left Unresolved By Legislators

More than 400 bills were passed, but legislators couldn’t provide answers to some of the biggest problems facing the state. Instead, hours, days and tons of emotion were poured into …


Rep. Jim Clark Seeks Re-Election

Clark


Second Try For Williams Democratic Challenger Back In Race For Chenoweth’s Seat

Dan Williams announces his candidacy Wednesday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Every Vote Counted In Post Falls Schoolteacher Says It Best: ‘It’s Nice To Feel Supported’

Post Falls High School will be replaced after voters approved a $17.97 million bond Tuesday night. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Watchdog Group Keeps An Eye On The Polls

Poll watcher Steve Gobin monitors voting at the Frederick Post Education Center. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Cda Board Approves $19.81 Million Levy Funds Would Be Used To Modernize Cda High, Build Elementary School

The Coeur d’Alene School Board approved a four-year, $19.81 million levy proposal Tuesday that will designate more than $10 million to renovate Coeur d’Alene High School. High school administrators and …


Former Sen. Watkins Drops From 2nd District Congressional Race

The Republican congressional primary in Idaho’s 2nd District narrowed to three candidates with former state Sen. Dane Watkins’ decision not to enter the race, citing his wife’s illness. Watkins, a …


Bond Appears To Have Passed By One Vote District Will Build A New High School

Dee Ashley, left, and Wendy Gunderson sort through hundreds of ballots cast Tuesday at Prairie View Elementary. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Boundary Voters Pass School Levy Levy Maintains Basic Programs At Schools, Allows District To Drop $100 Fee To Play Sports

Teachers in Boundary County won’t face layoffs and students no longer will pay $100 to play sports, thanks to a two-year levy voters approved Tuesday. The $980,000 maintenance and operations …


Cda Citizens Ask Schools To Tax Them More Speakers Support 4-Year Levy To Modernize Cda High School

A parade of concerned citizens addressed the Coeur d’Alene School Board on Monday night with an unusual request: Charge us more taxes. Please. One after another, speakers called on the …


Post Falls, Boundary Voters Go To Polls Today

A bond issue to build a new high school is on the ballot in Post Falls today, and in Boundary County a maintenance and operations levy is up for voter …


Weeks Running For Pend Oreille Sheriff Welfare Fraud Investigator Has Background In Law Enforcement, Military Service

State welfare fraud investigator Jerry Weeks has announced he is running for sheriff of Pend Oreille County. Incumbent Doug Malby is expected to seek re-election, but has not yet made …


Hawkins Pulls Out Of Congress Race Ucon Senator Says He Doesn’t Want To Move His Family To D.C.

State Sen. Stan Hawkins said Friday that the likelihood he would win convinced him not to officially enter the race for the Republican congressional nomination in Idaho’s conservative 2nd District. …


Voters To Decide State Guarantee Of School Bonds Amendment Is Legislature’s Only Move To Help Districts Build

Voters will decide in November whether the state should guarantee school bonds. On a 58-8 vote, the House overwhelmingly gave the plan its final approval Friday. All North Idaho representatives …


Post Falls Convenes On School Bond

School district officials admit most Post Falls voters have made up their minds about the school bond, but that didn’t stop them from having one last information session Thursday night. …


Post Falls Bond Hinges On Voter Trust Community Spats Have Spilled Into Ballot Box

For some voters, the question of whether to support Tuesday’s $20.86 million school bond issue comes down to a question of credibility. Contentious issues have haunted the school district over …


Gop Rival Quits, Backs Chenoweth Paquin Says He Underestimated Her Support

Tony Paquin


Cda High Parents Request Upgrade Money Revised Levy Proposal Reduces Total For School Modernization

More than 50 parents called on district officials Wednesday to consider parity between Coeur d’Alene and Lake City high schools when choosing a school levy proposal. “I don’t have to …


Post Falls Faces A Growing Need School District Asks Voters To Pay Price Of Progress

First of three parts There’s little debate over whether Post Falls needs a new school. The school district says facilities are overcrowded and it’s about time the community builds a …


Is Fifth Time The Charm In Post Falls?

Tuesday’s election will be the fifth time the Post Falls School District has asked for voters to give it a new high school, counting previous requests in 1985, 1994 and …


Post Falls People, Vote On Bond

Four months have gone by since Nick Scherling left Post Falls Middle School on foot for home. The cold wintry temperatures have given way to crocuses. The grass is beginning …


Families, Teachers Forced To Adapt

Joni Hirst has one daughter who leaves for school at 6:30 in the morning and another who comes home at 6:30 at night. With after-school activities, the family usually doesn’t …


Term Limits Lands Before Voters Again Earlier Vote’s Effect Nears For Local Officials, School Boards

For the third election in a row, Idaho voters will be asked to cast ballots on the issue of term limits. The Senate late Tuesday voted 22-11 for House-passed legislation …


Huntley May Fill Demos’ Slot In Governor Race

After months of searching for a candidate for Idaho’s top office, Democrats announced on Tuesday that former state Supreme Court Justice Robert Huntley could be its standard bearer this fall. …


Candidate Focuses On Freeway Democrat Craig Peterson Wants Sommers’ House Seat

Peterson


Candidate Discloses Net Worth Of $500,000 Simpson First In 2nd District To File Personal Statement

House Speaker Michael Simpson reported a net worth on Monday of around $500,000 in the personal financial disclosure statement required in his bid for the Republican congressional nomination in the …