A firefighter battles a house fire at 2575 W. Timberlake Loop in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. The fire apparently started in the garage here.
*Sandpoint named among top 10 bargain retirement spots/Idaho Statesman -- Watch for another jump in property valuations.
*Teen deaths alarm authorities: 15-year-old the latest in a spate of traffic fatalities/Amy Cannata, Spokesman-Review -- "One dead. The seventeen year old driver at fault and facing life long consequences. Not only from the legal penalties he will have to pay but having to live with the consequences of his actions" -- Dogwalk Musings here.
*Convention center idea grows at fairgrounds: Commissioner Currie says project sounds good, questions possible funding/Tom Greene, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Now that we have the Kroc Center -- despite the best efforts of the CAVEmen to torpedo it -- a convention center may be all that's left to build to make this community fully self-contained and independent of Spokane. Oh, and an international airport.
*Court backs decision on Mastel: Commission within rights to force flasher cop to retire rather than fire him/Spokesman-Review -- Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was right to fire this clown. The commission acted shamefully in overturning that firing, sending a message to the community that this type of behavior among cops isn't all that bad.
*Ex-Spangle resident killed in Iraq/Spokesman-Review -- And there's no end in sight of this blood shed for our troops, this side of the 2008 election.