Hercules Gaines, a Coeur d'Alene barber, achieved what he hoped to. Gaines in conjunction with local police staged a forum, "Your Life Matters," to teach people what to do when an officer makes contact. The forum attracted a good crowd to the Coeur d'Alene Library. (Question: Question: Do you know what to do when an officer makes contact with you?)
Speaking to the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger said Thursday that a planned jail expansion can't happen soon enough. To illustrate his claim, Wolfinger used an incident in which 50 inmates tried to fight jail staff a week ago. Brian Walker/CdA Press provides the report.