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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 …


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


Northern Idaho woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Montana troupe brings Shakespeare to area

This weekend Montana Shakespeare in the Parks comes to Liberty Lake and Sandpoint with “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Othello”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.


N. Idaho police search for suspect following fatal shooting

Police in northern Idaho are searching for a man following a fatal shooting at a motel.


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 …


Idaho officials approve railroad’s plan for second bridge

Idaho officials have approved BNSF Railway’s application for a permit to build a second railroad bridge in northern Idaho across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Sandpoint man’s racist robocalls offer defense of Spokane transit executive

A white supremacist living in Sandpoint appears to be responsible for another spate of vitriolic automated phone calls, this time targeting Spokane-area residents in response to criticism of a Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Sandpoint retirement home resident opens fire on employee Saturday evening

Police say a resident at a Sandpoint retirement home shot at an employee Saturday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Prosecutor finds Sandpoint police officers justified in deadly shootout

Two Sandpoint Police Department officers were justified in returning fire and killing a man who reportedly shot at them while they responded to a small apartment complex in west Sandpoint …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

John Blanchette: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer returns to Sandpoint completely validated

Why Jerry Kramer had to wait more than half his life – 45 years – for a distinction that should have been pro forma will remain a mystery, though joining …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Man responsible for racist propaganda in Sandpoint now targeting Sen. Feinstein

A Sandpoint man known for blanketing his city with racist, anti-Semitic propaganda appears to be responsible for a flurry of robocalls targeting U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and urging …


Three North Idaho Republicans race to replace retiring State Sen. Shawn Keough

A retired sheriff’s deputy and two construction company owners are trying to convince Bonner and Boundary county voters that they have the credentials to replace the longest serving Idaho State …


Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott facing challenger in Republican primary

Voters in North Idaho’s most northern district get a chance next week to either endorse the ultraconservative, headline-grabbing political maneuvers of Rep. Heather Scott, or select longtime Sandpoint resident Mike …


Bonner County advisory vote could determine future of Scotchman Peaks wilderness

On Tuesday, voters in Bonner County will vote on whether or not they support a wilderness designation for the roughly 13,000 acres that make up the Idaho portion of the


N. Idaho man enters pleas following fatal collision

A northern Idaho man charged with killing a Washington state woman and injuring an Idaho woman after hitting the two with his pickup as they walked along a road in …


Comments sought for proposed railway bridge near Sandpoint

The Idaho Department of Lands has set a date for public hearings concerning a proposed railroad bridge near Sandpoint.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Wounded officers released from hospital in wake of gunfire exchange at Sandpoint apartment

A soft, blue glow illuminated a portion of the Sandpoint Long Bridge on Tuesday night, a show of support for wounded Sandpoint police officers Eric Clark and Michael Hutter.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11 p.m.

Sandpoint police officers wounded in shootout recovering; suspect killed

Two Sandpoint police officers were wounded and a male suspect was killed during a shootout early Monday at a small apartment complex.


Proposed drilling project stirs up residents

A proposed exploratory drilling project along an Idaho lake is stirring up concerns from some residents.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Salad dressing maker Litehouse unveils Sandpoint expansion amid continued sales growth

On Wednesday, brothers Doug and Edward Hawkins Jr. were back at the site to celebrate Litehouse Inc.’s latest expansion. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a business with …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Sandpoint racist flyer suspect identified

For more than a year, Sandpoint has been plagued by racist propaganda, from flyers targeting city leaders to CDs left on cars in a high school parking lot. Police now …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Thousands lose power in North Idaho from heavy snow

Thousands of North Idaho residents were without power Wednesday morning as heavy snow downed power lines.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

One dead in head-on collision near Sagle, Idaho

One man has died from his injuries Thursday following a head-on collision on Highway 95 Wednesday evening near Sagle, Idaho.


On eve of release of new JFK assassination details, former press agent says she’s found her answers

Sue Vogelsinger, 81, said she’ll likely touch base with old friends in Washington, D.C. on Thursday after new documents are released in the death of her former boss, President John …


Racist fliers target Sandpoint mayor

Sandpoint Shelby Rognstad and others have been the target of racist fliers since April. Churches, elected officials and members of the community spoke out against the hateful literature on Wednesday.