I'm going to take Monday through Wednesday off this coming week. Taryn will step in to run this three-ring circus. She did a superb job on her initial run at feeding the insatiable maw of this cyber beast. I suspect she'll repeat that performance again during another of my infrequent vacays. Enjoy the weekend. Behave yourselves for Taryn.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
Mrs. O & I are headed to the annual Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations banquet tonight at the Coeur d'Alene Inn. SReporter Becky Kramer is going to a community Seder Dinner elsewhere. And I believe there's a Dancing with the Local Stars event at the Kroc Center. It appears that Coeur d'Alene will be stepping out tonight.
Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office made much bigger arrests than they originally thought possible when they responded to a call of shoplifting at Hayden Walmart this morning. A bag full of stolen goods led to a Coeur d'Alene home, a search warrant, and arrests for alleged drug crimes. Walmar employees helped track down suspects.
A woman approached me at the Coeur d'Alene Library after work Thursday to sign one of these petitions. As a journalist working for the SR, I can't sign any petitions. She was surprised to hear that. However, I told her, if I had the freedom to do so, I would sign hers. Sneaky money has ruined Idaho's campaign financing. It badly needs to be reform
Here's a list of the "liberal" yes-and-no questions posed in the Coeur d'Alene Press Voters Guide that state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, called a "threat" and refused to answer. They include: Raise the minimum wage? Add the Words? Increase gun rights? Increase abortion rights? Increase Medicaid coverage?
In an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Devin Rokyta comments on a recent AP story: "Experts in psychology and political science say politicians lie more often than your average Joe and Jolene, distorting the truth more frequently and deceiving in larger ways -- and of course the consequences are much higher."
Here's the black-and-white version of the attack flier that was sent by IFF's Siamese twin 501c4 organization, Idaho Freedom Action, to applaud Confederate flag waving Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Rep. Sage Dixon, R-Sandpoint, and to diss powerful JFAC co-chair Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint. Do you...
The Museum of North Idaho is surrounded by ditches, mounds of dirt and orange construction safety fencing, but it is indeed still operating and open to the public. The work being conducted by Contractors Northwest, Inc. in the area of the museum, located at 115 Northwest Blvd., is a part of the city's flood works repair project.
The daily roundup of AM Headlines includes story re: tonight's Team Challenge Cup at the Spokane Arena, featuring top ice skaters from around the world. Also: Idaho Records/Press, Walmart burglary leads to arrests/KCSO, Idaho immunization rates on rise/EOBoise, North Idaho Museum open during work/Press, NIC forums for prez candidates open/Press...
Lakeland High Principal Conrad Underdahl has a new granddaughter — big news because little Aurelia Maria Ann is the first girl born to the family in 101 years and four generations. Question: What kind of "streaks" has your family experienced?
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, reports that the suspect who fled from an ISP officer earlier this week -- and possibly fired a shot at the officer -- has been caught. The suspect is J. Scott Salmond, 46, of Riverside, Calif.
Cis Gors of Kootenai found a 1999 editorial that I wrote for the SR, shortly after the death of long-time state Rep. Jim Stoicheff, D-Sandpoint. Stoicheff modeled what it meant to be a public servant and reach across the aisle to get things done. I'm reprinting that editorial to show how much worse off the political environment is today
In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to ... Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence "Boss" Denney: "If they won't defend their constitutional authority, who will?" Trillhaase contends the two have been abdicating their authority to the legislative branch.
In its Friday editorial, the Coeur d'Alene Press said the City Council made the right choice in choosing the low bid for its 10-year garbage contract: "The applause comes from many residents who appreciate the fact that the Council stood up to tremendous pressure and did what’s right."
A debate Thursday at the Athol Community Center featured five of the six candidates running for two seats on the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners. Nearly 100 people attended the debate. David Stewart, an incumbent commissioner for one of the seats, was invited to the debate also but didn't attend.
State Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, said at a debate Thursday that she didn't answer 12 yes-and-no questions for the Coeur d'Alene Press Voters Guide re: various important issues because she viewed the questionnaire as a threat: "Those 12 questions are difficult for most Republicans to answer," she said. Hunh?
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.