"An artist could have had a busy day yesterday with the abundant mix of fall color patterns. For probably the first time this season, we awakened to fog," writes Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "It hung around for most of the morning creating some interesting images and...
"The Spokane Country Club went down fighting," writes SR columnist Shawn Vestal. "But it probably didn’t need to go down at all. The club’s drawn-out legal battle to preserve a tradition of charging women full price for second-class membership was a legal loser, and the club went broke clinging to it." More below.
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's office announces that the state's senior senator has a warchest of almost $4.5 million for his re-election bid next year. Crapo raised over $660,000 in the third quarter, representing the second-best funraising quarter in the history of the Crapo for Senate Campaign. (Question: Shouldn't Crapo be a shoo-in for re-election?)
A Post Falls female found herself in hot water after she called Post Falls police to report that her vehicle had been stolen from Love's Truck Stop -- a report which was later discovered to be false. After you read report from PFPD graveyard shift, you can tell us what you would do if you were in her parents' shoes.
For his latest rhyme of the times, The Bard of Sherman Avenue takes on political discussion. Often, disagreements arise over politics. When they do, one side is usually wrong. And few will admit they are on that side.
At the Bloglander, Dan Nailen tells of UI professor TJ Tranchell, who was born on Halloween and is a big fan of horror movies. Now, he and Nailen have produced a top 5 list of horror films that either were filmed in the Northwest or have a faux NW setting. See below for list. (Question: Do you have a favorite horror film?)
NPG of Idaho reports: "The Idaho Department of Lands reports more than 300 fires on state lands burned 75,000 acres this summer. Suppression costs are estimated at close to $80 million. According to the department, Idaho taxpayers will pay $60 million of those costs."
HMOffsuite wonders why the digital SR isn't working. In response, City Editor Addy Hatch says that it is. But differently. "I can understand your frustration -- we're all having some of the same reactions as we transition to a new computer system and a new work flow. Those transitions are behind the changes you're seeing." More below.
Columnist Chuck Malloy writes: Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke last Friday at the Governor’s Trade and Business Conference at the Boise Centre. ... Listening to her ... caused me to realize something. Mrs. Bush and her husband, former President George W. Bush, probably were the most "normal" people to occupy the White House."
If you didn't see the Coeur d'Alene City Council debate for Seat No. 5 among incumbent Steve Adams and challengers Dan English and Bruce MacNeil, you can do so now. It is posted on the city of Coeur d'Alene Web site. You can go to that site or simply click on the link below to find a link to the video. Tell us what you think of the debate.
Windows throughout downtown Moscow were Vandal-ized Monday afternoon by dozens of University of Idaho students working to spread their school pride throughout the community. This is homecoming week at the University of Idaho. And for the first time in a long time, the UI Vandals are playing competitive football.
In his Johnson Post, Marc Johnson reports: "Canada just completed one of its longest election campaigns in its history – a whopping 79 days! What, you say, they ran a national campaign in … what, less time than it takes Joe Biden to decide to run in a national campaign." (Question: Did you know/care that Canada was staging a national election?)
AM Headlines for Tuesday starts with news that the Greensferry overpass will open Nov. 12 + URA debate moves to Midtown area/Press, Man hits 2 county convenience stores/KREM 2, As costs mount, fire season still isn't over/EOBoise, Residents of The Landings to pick school district/Press + more ...
In his Carlson Chronicle, Chris Carlson applauds Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for standing against Gov. Butch Otter and others who'd sell Idaho's birth rite for a few dollars. Wasden is defending the Batt agreement of the 1990s which blocks the federal government from sending more N-waste to Idaho no matter what the ruse.
Another robbery has occurred in the Coeur d'Alene-Post Falls area -- the third in about two days. A robber wielding a knife robbed the Quality Inn at about 10 last night. The robbery follows on the heels of the robbery of a Post Falls grocery and the attempted robbery of the Cenex Zip Trip station at 15th St & Appleway.
CWM considers the sentence handed down to financial aid-for-sex offender Joseph Bekken -- 107 days in jail, $10K fine & 3 years probation -- to be too light. Others think it was appropriate or even a little harsh since he still has a family that depends on him for financial support. What do you think?
In Monday's poll, nearly 60 percent of Hucks Nation said it would be affected by the Social Security administration decision not to provide a cost-of-living adjustment next year. Today's Poll: Did ex-NIC official Joseph Bekken get an appropriate sentence in his aid-for-sex case -- 107 days in jail, $10K fine, 3 years probation?
Spokane County is taking steps to revitalize more than 900 acres of former logging land southwest of Liberty Lake, at Mica Peak. The county's plan calls for adding a trail system to accommodate hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
As you may know, the Spokane Shock have lost rights to the Shock part of its name, as a result of its move to another Arena Football League. So Paul Turner/The Slice provided a number of suggestions for a new name on his blog Monday, including Grains, Tartar Sauce & Huckleberries. Can you think of a new name for the Shock?
In a report for the Coeur d'Alene Press, reporter David Cole writes: "The family of Reggie Nault, the 16-year-old who died on Lake Coeur d'Alene while boating with friends in July, said they hope to finally learn what led to the tragedy." More below.
Two kids with rakes showed up at my door Sunday, wondering if they could rake make some money raking the leaves on my front lawn for me. I told them to come back in a week when they had all fallen. However, there presence guilted...