Andrea Rainey was a Coeur d’Alene businesswoman who embraced running and outdoor recreation, helped rescue pugs and made many friends through volunteer work. Even as a rare and aggressive form of cancer took its toll, Rainey was engaged in the running scene. On Saturday, friends will honor her life with the 12 Ks of Christmas.
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter declared an emergency situation and police on Friday started the process of clearing out a homeless tent camp containing about 135 people. Bieter says the homeless camp near downtown isn't sustainable and there's concern about the health and safety of people living there.
A landlord used a crowbar Friday to pry open the door to let the media into the townhouse rented by San Bernardino killers Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook. The media was given all access to the apartment just two days after 14 people were gunned down in San Bernardino, shocking many who were watching it unfold on live TV.
Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative will be acquired by California’s Kaiser Permanente, forming a new region for the giant health-insurance and care provider, which already serves more than 10 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C., officials announced Friday. (Question: Do these mergers ever help the little guy?)
Do you remember the old Templin's restaurant near the intersection of Sherman Avenue & Northwest Boulevard? This is what it looked like when I arrived in Coeur d'Alene from Lewiston in 1984. Duane Hagadone and Jerry Jaeger had taken control of Bob Templin's Western Frontier hospitality business but hadn't changed the restaurant's name yet.
In Thursday's Poll, a strong majority of Hucks Nation says combat positions should be open to women. Today's Poll: Are you willing to sacrifice some freedoms to deal with increasing episodes of domestic terrorism & terror attacks?
Some low-life scammers are trying to pass themselves off in phone calls as representatives of the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho. The sheriff's office is warning senior citizens to be aware of these scammers.
The daily roundup of links for regional news stories includes: Cop's rape charge affects Spokane PD/KREM 2, 2nd-grader wins holiday card art contest/EOBoise,
Otter, 3 other guvs meet with feds in Las Vegas/EOBoise, Simplot agrees to install $42M in pollution controls/EOBoise, Montana predators kill fewer livestock, payments up/Outdoors ...
In his column today, Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation comments that the CBD oil issue that involves children with intractable epilepsy isn't going away. The 2016 Legislature will have to deal with it.
In "The Best & Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50" by 24/7 Wall Street, Washington ranks No. 9 and Idaho ranks No. 16. North Dakota, Wyoming and Iowa are considered the best run states. New Mexico, Illinois and Mississippi are considered the worst run states.
In a Washington Post story, reporter Kent Babb opens with a meeting among former UI/WSU/pro football coach Dennis Erickson, NFL Hall of Famer John Elway and Coeur d'Alene-born new Denver QB Brock Osweiler -- at Erickson's place (Black Rock?) in North Idaho.
Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicles says every Idahoan who cares about this state should read two books: "The Unlikely Candidate" by the late Syd Duncombe and "Defending Idaho's Natural History" by former journalist and nine-term state Rep. Ken Robison. (Question: Have you read a book about Idaho lately?)
One of the two people involved in the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, the clearest indication yet that this was an act of terrorism, according to two law enforcement officials. The officials said Tashfeen...
In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Trib gives cheers to ... Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise: "Contrast his thoughtful and heartfelt prose with how state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, used the refugee crisis to pivot into a vicious tirade against what she called an 'Islamic agenda of domination & takeover.'"
The Coeur d'Alene School District is circulated an email Thursday warning parents of Lakes Magnet Middle School that their children might have been exposed to whooping cough. The Panhandle Health District has confirmed a case of pertussis at Lakes Middle School.
Annie Saunders goes through the motions of window washing as water rises over her during a performance in a large aquarium titled Holoscenes, during Miami Art Week in Miami today. The piece, by artist Lars Jan, is meant to convey the issue of climate change and water in the 21st century, and the ability to continue everyday behav
Idaho’s two GOP congressmen split their votes on two major pieces bills that passed the House: The highway funding bill, which passed 359-65 today; and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization, known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which passed yesterday on a bipartisan 359-64 vote and replaces the No Child Left Behind act.
He bought a ring and put it in his pocket for their next date, but didn’t get around to proposing until Hilde had already boarded the bus headed to her job at a pharmacy. “I ran along the sidewalk trying to propose as she hung out the window. I remember her words – ‘Hurry up and give me the ring!’ So I handed it to her through the window.”
Ken, a retriever mix who was trained by Canine Companions for Independence to provide emotional support to victims, witnesses and others in a judicial setting, now is on the job at the Bonner County Courthouse. The 2 1/2YO dog has been preparing for his new role all his life. SReporter Scott Maben provides the story below.