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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Country sees high number of Native American candidates

Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Mary Souza, Cory Jane English offer competing visions to represent Coeur d’Alene in state Senate

Mary Souza and Cory Jane English, candidates to represent Coeur d’Alene in the state Senate, disagree on many of the big issues facing Idaho.


Teachers in border wall Halloween costumes put on paid leave

Fourteen staff members at an Idaho school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” have been placed on paid …


Shem Hanks aims to boost working class, Paul Amador stresses collaboration in race for Coeur d’Alene House seat

State Rep. Paul Amador’s re-election bid for a 4th Legislative District seat that represents Coeur d’Alene is challenged by Democrat Shem Hanks.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Female grizzly poached in North Idaho

A female grizzly bear was shot multiple time in North Idaho, according to officials.


Montana woman rescues wandering llama from Yellowstone park

A pack llama that escaped from a guided hike in southern Yellowstone National Park in August was rescued by a Montana outfitter last weekend, just days before most of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Can a non-Republican win a Kootenai County office? Dan Gookin pushes message of independence. Jim Brannon stresses efficiency.

One of the most contentious races in Kootenai County is for one the smaller profile public offices. Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin is running as an independent hoping to …


Idaho ballot initiatives appear to boost early voter turnout

An unusually high number of Idahoans have voted early, and two high-profile ballot initiatives appear to be driving some of the turnout.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

‘Insensitive’ and ‘inappropriate’ costumes worn by Idaho school staff prompts investigation

The Middleton School District Administration is investigating after learning Middleton school staff wore inappropriate costumes during class on Halloween.


Police: Idaho child given rat poison while trick-or-treating

Police say the parents of a 7-year-old trick-or-treating in southwestern Idaho found rat poison among their child’s candy.


Idaho man convicted in gruesome murder of friend

An Idaho man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his friend.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Area volleyball: Female coaches leading area college volleyball programs for first time in 37 years

It’s been a banner year for area volleyball, with Washington State in the top 20, Idaho and Whitworth chasing titles in their respective conferences and Community Colleges of Spokane closing …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

In race for Coeur d’Alene House seat between James Addis and Rebecca Schroeder, Medicaid looms large

Democrats haven’t won a seat representing Coeur d’Alene in the state Legislature for a decade. But this year, with Luke Malek’s decision not to run for re-election to pursue a …


Grip on Sports: We interrupt this football season to welcome in college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Lewiston man convicted of gruesome murder of friend

Patrick J. Nuxoll stood silently Wednesday afternoon and turned to face his family, seated behind him, after hearing the jury say he was guilty of first-degree murder.


Kootenai County commissioner candidates differ on building code opt-out

A Kootenai County Commission decision earlier this year to allow builders of new homes or duplexes to opt out of the county building code remains a top issue in the …


Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene goes put on lockdown after threatening phone call

Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene was put on lockdown Tuesday after a 9 a.m. phone call in which the caller said someone was in the parking lot with …


Taliban: 5 freed from U.S. military prison in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl now in Qatar office

Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Daughters of Lori Isenberg, Idaho woman suspected in husband’s death, plead guilty to conspiracy

The daughters of a Coeur d’Alene woman, who is facing federal wire fraud charges and is the suspect in the death of her husband, pleaded guilty to charges related to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Gov. Otter endorses Medicaid expansion in Idaho

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:05 a.m.

Russ Fulcher, Cristina McNeil talk Medicaid, immigration and climate in congressional debate

Environmental regulations, health care and immigration marked a few of the sharp divides to surface in a debate Monday night between the two candidates vying to represent Idaho’s 1st Congressional …


Running late kept Pocatello man’s grandma safe from Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tanner Rosenthal’s 90-year-old grandmother normally leaves early to help set up for weekly Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, she was running behind Saturday morning.


Nampa police looking for missing 10-year-old boy

Nampa police say missing boy Ryan Sather is about 4 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 48 pounds.


The state has scholarship for adults going back to college. Only 28 people use it

Only 28 Idahoans – five of whom are enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho – are using a new adult completer scholarship, but state officials say the program is …



Secretary of State candidates Lawerence Denney, Jill Humble differ on mail voting, automatic registration

Democrat Jill Humble is calling for election reforms in Idaho and challenging incumbent Republican Lawerence Denney’s re-election bid for secretary of state. Denney said he’s earned another four years based …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Residents upset after hunter kills deer in city park

Residents of one Coeur d’Alene neighborhood are upset that steps aren’t being taken to prevent hunting in a popular city park.


Grip on Sports: Those folks who doubted Washington State before the season – who would have done such a thing? – are now kicking themselves

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a long-running joke on ESPN’s PTI show that Michael Wilbon is not surprised by anything. Well, here’s something even Wilbon would be surprised …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Governor’s race offers a study in contrasts

In their own way, each of the major party candidates running for governor in Idaho this year is a living embodiment of the state they seek to lead.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Idaho’s Proposition 2 would expand Medicaid in one of the most Republican states

Idaho is one of four Republican-leaning states where voter initiatives to expand Medicaid are on the Nov. 6 ballot.