Rich Landers/Outdoors blog tips his hat to the USFS for the name it came up with re: a fire started near Priest Lake this weekend -- by campers who failed to extinguish a camp fire. (Question: How stupid -- or thoughtless -- do you have to be to leave a campfire burning in the North Idaho woods in summer-fall 2015?)
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department reports another robbery in the Coeur d'Alene-Post Falls area -- this one taking place at the Idaho Liquor Store on Northwest Boulevard last night. That's 3 this week -- Zip Trip, Quality Inn & now the liquor store. Plus, the Frontier Grocery in Post Falls was robbed Sunday. Let's get this creep.
"While thousands of dollars have recently poured into the campaign accounts of Coeur d'Alene City Council candidates," writes Devin Heilman/Coeur d'Alene Press, "their Hayden counterparts have not been so financially active." How much money should be spent on a campaign for a non-partisan office like City Council or school board?
For weeks, the hard-line conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have said what they want most in Congress is a say in how the institution is run. Now, they have it — and they have until Friday to decide if they will support Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin for speaker. (This NYTimes article quotes Idaho's Raul Labrador.)
Nearly 50 people attended Tuesday's city council meeting, many to ask the city to reconsider a 208-unit apartment complex in the Fieldstone subdivision. Obviously, the Save Our Subdivision organization has a beef with this project. How about you? Have you ever protested a project in your neighborhood to a ruling body?
John Blanchette provides SReaders with a fun column re: the team formerly known as the Spokane Shock forced to find a new team name. (For those keeping score at home, I've never watched a Shock game -- and I don't think I'll watch the team in the Indoor Football League. How about you? Is this divorce with the AFL the last straw?)