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How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Big fires still burning in Washington and Idaho, though their growth has slowed

As Washington and Idaho wind down on one of the worst fire seasons on record, several blazes continue to burn unabated as they eat up firefighting efforts and spew smoke …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Michigan rallies in sixth inning to top Coeur d’Alene in Little League World Series opener

Ryan Knaebel capped a four-run, sixth-inning rally with a winning single and Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, topped Coeur d’Alene 5-4 in the opening round of the Little League World Series …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Wildfires spreading in North Idaho

Using firefighting airplanes, crews are working to suppress two of the biggest fires growing in North Idaho – Cougar Fire and Surprise Creek Fire.

In robocalls featuring ‘Friends’ theme song, California neo-Nazi Patrick Little says he’s coming to Sandpoint

A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional …

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

North Idaho entrepreneur Nicholas Smoot arrested under suspicion of domestic battery

Coeur d’Alene entrepreneur Nicholas R. Smoot, who has gained attention for his work in bringing an internet startup culture to North Idaho, was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of domestic battery.

June powder turns greet Spokane skier in Idaho backcountry

Mike Brede headed to North Idaho on Sunday and Tuesday in search of snow. He’d been watching the weather and thought there was a good chance there would be some …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Murder trial in N. Idaho vacated after failing to seat jury

A murder trial in northern Idaho has been called off after officials say they failed to seat a jury.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

11-year-old boy approached by ‘suspicious male’ in a van near Landings Park in Coeur d’Alene

An 11-year-old boy says he was approached by a suspicious man in a van near Landings Park Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Man shot by Coeur d’Alene police Wednesday morning expected to recover

Coeur d’Alene police officers shot a man early Wednesday morning after receiving reports that he had a gun and was suicidal.

N. Idaho man pleads guilty to ‘lie and buy’ gun crime

A 23-year-old North Idaho man has pleaded guilty to lying to buy a gun for his own use, but that instead was for someone else.

Two North Idaho teens hospitalized after falling through ice on Avondale Lake

Two North Idaho teenagers were rescued Saturday after falling through thin ice on Avondale Lake.

Paul Turner: Eastern Washington could gain respect with simple name change – statehood not required

We ought to abandon the “ern” and start referring to our side of the Evergreen State as “East Washington.”

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

‘A wait-and-see kind of a situation’: How the federal government shutdown would be felt in Eastern Washington, North Idaho

Federal offices in Eastern Washington and North Idaho are preparing for a potential government shutdown as lawmakers

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

North Idaho Democrat to run for governor

The only Native American lawmaker currently serving in the Idaho Statehouse says she’s running for governor in 2018.

Area roundup: Cheris Brown’s hat trick propels Sasquatch to victory

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College volleyball notes: WSU enters rugged Pac-12 after strong preconference run

A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Winds to push wildfire smoke out of Spokane, but relief may be short-lived

An anticipated cold front is approaching the Inland Northwest with arrival expected on Saturday. But winds will likely weaken Sunday and Monday, which could allow wildfire smoke to rebuild over …

Idaho school to serve deaf, hard-of-hearing preschoolers

Borah Elementary is the first location in North Idaho to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

Kootenai County resident contracts West Nile virus from bite from local mosquito

A Kootenai County resident has contracted West Nile virus from a bite from a local mosquito – the first such case ever reported in North Idaho.

100 years ago in Spokane: North Idaho towns organize boycott of Spokane goods in response to Wobblies

The alarm over the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) reached a new high. The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Idaho towns were prepared to punish Spokane businesses for Spokane’s …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Bomb under bed sends man through roof of store

Joe Blalock was asleep in his small store in Cornwall, Idaho, near Moscow, when an explosion catapulted him all the way through the roof. Blalock was badly injured and was …

Retrial planned for man accused of 1983 North Idaho killings

Prosecutors plan to retry a man previously convicted of murder in the 1983 beating deaths of a Texas couple, after the Idaho Supreme Court ruled he is entitled to a …

Sasquatch women capture NWAC golf championship

Roundup: Medalist Megan Cysewski and Katie Hilliard finished 1-2 to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a comfortable victory at the women’s Northwest Athletic Conference Golf Championship at …

NIC men finish second at NWAC tournament

Southwestern Oregon (580) finished five strokes front of North Idaho’s men to win an NWAC match in Bandon, Oregon

Doug Clark: The case of the missing key

True, the little disappearances of life are not the end of the world. They’re not up there with murder, mayhem or misdemeanors. But as Eddie Heinen discovered, a common misplaced …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Ammi Midstokke: The road less traveled leads to good neighbors

Deep in the Idaho woods, life can unfold like a dystopian adventure – or a Robert Frost poem.

Clarksville: Gravestone of Wallace’s founder returns to North Idaho thanks to restaurateur

With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe, it appears you can go home again. Sort of. Consider the strange case of Col. William Ross Wallace, who has returned to the …

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides

SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

North Idaho developer and resort pioneer Robert Templin dies

Robert Templin, a Post Falls developer, U.S. Army veteran and pioneer of North Idaho’s resort and tourism economy, died Tuesday morning at age 93.