THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2015
Occasionally, someone's death will make me feel old. I had that reaction today when I heard that New York Yankee hall of fame catcher Yogi Berra had died at age 90 -- he of the witticism including: "It ain't over till it's over." Before I...
As Pope Francis prepares this week to deliver a historic address to Congress, he is drawing fire from an unlikely group: Conservative hardliners. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) announced last week that he will boycott Thursday’s speech over expected remarks on climate change, saying the pontiff is acting like a “leftist politician.”
An Iranian man places his boy on a plane engine while visiting an exhibition of achievements and equipment of Iran's air force in Tehran, Iran earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Tuesday Winner -- ScooterMom with 14 likes: "Scott Walker has more...
Someone at the University of Idaho has papered campus with hundreds of flyers, calling for the school to fire football coach Paul Petrino. Listed among Petrino's shortcomings: 3-23 overall record, 1-7 Sun Belt record & 2 controversies since August that have made national headlines. The UIdaho Odyssey publication has the story.
Scanner Traffic for Wednesday PM (22 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 18 more items) includes successful search for 7YO boy that ends with CPD officers finding him at Northshire Park. Boy was missing from Skyway Elementary for about an hour.
James Meredith, the 1960s civil rights activist who became the first African-American to enroll at the University of Mississippi, in 1962, will be the featured speaker at a Walk the Talk conference, sponsored by the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene. The conference will begin Friday, Oct. 16.
In Tuesday's poll, a plurality of Hucks Nation considered Pope Francis to independent politically or apolitical. However, another significant plurality said the pontiff is "mostly liberal." Today's Poll: Do you trust schools to develop good dress codes?
Pope Francis urged his fellow American bishops to take care of the spiritual needs of priests and to welcome new immigrants into the United States, gently admonishing them to "flee the temptation of narcissism." In a tone more fraternal than scolding, Francis encouraged the bishops...
Grant Brisbee of SB Nation writes: "It's impossible for anyone born after 1950 to understand what Yogi Berra's Yankees did, what they accomplished, how many hearts they broke." Yet, Brisbee goes on, there were few players as beloved as Yogi Berr. The Yankee icon died today at age 90. Question: What is your favorite Yogi Berra saying?
While opponents of the College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center handed out fliers in Twin Falls Tuesday night, five Bosnian refugees were waiting nearby in a large crowd of community members. With vocal opponents, “it’s really hard to hold back,” said refugee Adriana Mustafic, and not take it personally.
After suffering several injuries to key players in a loss to Liberty, UMontana football coach Bob Stitt has tabbed former Coeur d'Alene High Vik QB Chad Chalich to lead the Grizzlies this weekend. Chalich transferred this year from the University of Idaho, after a top-notch high school career.
On his Facebook page, Coeur d'Alene School Trustee Tom Hearn said that school officials and board members are in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation when it comes to enforcing school dress codes. Some parents demand that they be enforced. Others demand that they don't be enforced.
Post Falls High officials have told cheerleaders that they must wear leggings or warm-ups under the skirts while attending school. Taylor Viydo/KREM 2 reports that school officials say the "uniforms are not designed for sitting." The cheerleaders still can wear uniforms without leggings or warm-ups to sporting events.
"Dear Lord! I look hideous in anything but spaghetti straps" -- Councilman Dan Gookin, tongue firmly cheeked via Twitter. DFO: I responded to Dan via Twitter: "If you wear spaghetti straps, I'll invite you to Blogfest 2016. Question: How would you look in spaghetti straps?
Three Asotin teens, ages 14-17, were facing the possibility of five years in jail for possession of marijuana. After a media storm and a better understanding of new laws, the teens - and three other youth facing the same charges - will now only be charged with misdemeanors. Now, the Lewiston Tribune says, the state needs to change this law.
Ex-Marine Daniel N. Montgomery fired several rounds from his handgun into a car on his street to protect himself, his daughter, and his neighbors. That's his side of the story. He spoke to The Press this week after a 1st District Court jury in Kootenai County found him guilty of a felony count of unlawful discharge of a gun into an occupied car.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.