Eight people killed in car crashes in the Inland Northwest since early May had something in common. They weren’t wearing seat belts. Even with the success of the Click It or Ticket campaign and coordinated emphasis patrols, police still see it all too often: unrestrained drivers and passengers risking their lives, even at lower speeds.
Just four years ago, Idaho had won the race to the bottom. Nowhere else had a higher percentage of its workers earning the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour -- or less, comments Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune. Idaho's standing has improved. Now it's the only non-Southern state in the top 10 minimum-wage states. Shame.
The Coeur d'Alene City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday allowing the distribution of more than $1.3 million of property tax revenue because of the de-annexation of urban renewal property, reports Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press.