Dr. Russell Joki, a West Ada School District school trustee who grew up in Kellogg and Coeur d'Alene, is shaking things up in the Boise area. Three years ago, Joki sued the governor, et al, claiming they were violating Idahoans' right for a free public education. Now he's causing trouble for his district superintendent & subject to a recall effort.
Have you ever worried that something might crawl from the toilet bowl or outhouse stall and bite you in the nether region. Well, a local woman who once lived in Sandpoint heard an unexpected splash recently when she was propped vulnerably on her bathroom throne. SR columnist Doug Clark provides the rest of the story.
If you still harbor any illusions that Donald Trump is fit to be commander in chief, consider his latest salvo against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl, a Ketchum native, walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was taken prisoner by the Taliban in 2009. Trump told a rowdy Las Vegas audience recently. "Thirty years ago, he would have been shot."
James Meredith, the civil rights icon who helped integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 and was later shot & wounded for his activities, visited Coeur d'Alene Friday. “Fifty years ago I used Ole Miss to teach the world a lesson,” Meredith said. “Now I plan on using Mississippi to teach Idaho a lesson.”
The news that Social Security benefit amounts will remain flat next year isn’t sitting well with older Kootenai County residents already feeling squeezed by higher prices for many basic living items. The lack of a cost of living adjustment will affect millions of retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children.
In the SR Sunday, Huckleberries begins with a look at the missteps in the Coeur d'Alene City Council campaign of relative newcomer Toby Schindelbeck. Schindelbeck, Huckleberries concludes, should fire his advisers for some poor advice re: his approach to respected long-time Councilman Ron Edinger.