Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 36° Partly Cloudy

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016


Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.26.16 41 

Early yesterday, I thought the Democrats would have trouble uniting behind Hillary Clinton going forward from their national convention. After listening to First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders last night, I'm not so sure they won't. Michelle Obama simply hit a home run, as far as speeches go.

Continue reading this post »


CdA reopens former Mullan Ave, sorta 

The big Mullan Avenue rebuild next to City Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene is done and reopens Wednesday. Except it’s not Mullan, it’s now named Fort Grounds Drive. And it’s not reopening to through traffic - not yet. It’s complicated. SReporter Scott Maben reports on the reopening.

Continue reading this post »



Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 14 

The Cutline Contest today features a disappointed supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., holding a sign at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Monday Winner: No one received the minimum required 3 votes to win. The Cutline Contest needs votes as well as entries to be meaningful.

Continue reading this post »


Carlson: Only guvs should be president 14 

In his weekly Carlson Chronicles column, Chris Carlson has a radical recommendation for furture presidential elections. Chris is calling for a constitutional amendment "which would require each major political party's nominee for president (to) come only from the ranks of that party's governors." See why below.

Continue reading this post »


Calling Sheriff Ben ... 14 

After hours of waiting with her daughter, Eden Irgens busted out a Facebook post wondering why the lines are so long and move so slowly at the DMV office. Only 2 worker bees were handling the windows. "If a business were run this poorly," fumed Eden, "it would go under." Coincidentally, my brother and his son were waiting in the office, too.

Continue reading this post »


Lake City schedules more public art

The city of Coeur d'Alene already has circulated two "calls for artists" for public art projects in the ignite cda River District, one piece to be located near Riverstone Park and the other to be a mural to be placed under the Seltice Way overpass, along the Riverstone section of the Prairie Trail.

Continue reading this post »


Photographer Don Sausser caught this moose grabbing lunch along a water way near Murray last week.

Blogos: Moose takes lunch break

North Idaho Blog roundup features photo of a moose munching grass near Murray, Idaho. Also: Show & shine/Bay Views, Zucchini warnings/Dogwalk Musings, Around the world in 503 days/Fort Boise, Watching the conventions/Randy Stapilus, INW better than many people realize/Grip, Centennial Trail bicyclists exceed 15 mph/Outdoors ...

Continue reading this post »


Tweetable 

"I had brain surgery in December so maybe I hallucinated the white liberals booing white liberals on the most liberal night in DNC history" -- Author Sherman Alexie @Sherman_Alexie.

Continue reading this post »


Police: Man threatens to shoot up store 

A 71YO man was arrested Sunday after witnesses said he threatened to come back with an AK-47 and shoot everyone in the downtown Spokane Apple Store. Employees told police that the man became upset when he was told that no one was available to help him immediately but that he could make an appointment and return in 2 hours, according to court docs.

Continue reading this post »


IFF honors Sims w/Clements award 

The Idaho Freedom Foundation awarded its 2016 Maurice Clements Legacy of Freedom Award to State Rep. Kathy Sims to honor her dedication to liberty, according to a news release from IFF official Fred Birnbaum. The award was presented to Sims in Coeur d'Alene Saturday night.

Continue reading this post »


City may spruce up Antelope site 

The Spokane River site of the statue honoring Chief Morris Antelope of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe could be in line for landscaping, after a recent meeting of the ignite cda board. ignite cda Commissioner Mic Armon and Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer both said landscaping is needed. HucksOnline agrees.

Continue reading this post »


I Did Not Know That ... 10 

I learned recently that the city of Coeur d'Alene will keep the new Fort Grounds Drive shut to through traffic until after Labor Day. That's the new stretch with all the Four Corners work that bisects City Park and Memorial Field, west of Northwest Boulevard.

Continue reading this post »


Cat in the Hat ... for president?

Voters dissatisfied with the choice of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president have an alternative — the Cat in the Hat. The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

Continue reading this post »



Teton County rejects lands transfer 34 

After hearing support for continued federal management of public lands from a dozen residents yesterday, the Teton County Board of Commissioners (Driggs, Idaho) voted to formally oppose efforts to transfer America’s public lands to the state of Idaho or local governments.

Continue reading this post »


Tweetable 

"My daughter says she'd "much rather learn about science @OMSI than go shopping" in Portland. #AttaGirl #ScienceChicksRule #STEM #LoveToLearn" -- Chairman Christa Hazel of the Coeur d'Alene School Board.

Continue reading this post »


Renfro could face death penalty 

Jonathan Renfro of Rathdrum, the accused killer of Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5, 2015, could still face the death penalty, according to Drew Reeves/KXLY. After deliberating for 30 minutes Monday, a 1st District Court Judge refused to take the death penalty off the table.

Continue reading this post »


AM Headlines -- 7.26.16 

AM Headlines: July 2016 meeting minutes/ignite cda, Cedar Fire continues to grow/Daily Fly, Pitbulls attack 2 Orofino boys/Daily Fly, Celebrating 3 years of CdA 20/30/Press, US Senate art came from Cataldo Mission/Press, 4 bikes worth $4,800 total stole from RV park/Press, Otter helps Kochava celebrate new headquarters/Bee + more ...

Continue reading this post »


Poll: Democrats will be united

In the Monday poll, a slight majority of Hucks Nation says national Democrats will emerge from their convention in Philadelphia united behind standard bearer Hillary Clinton. Today's Poll: Should individuals who commit premeditated murder against police officers be executed?

Continue reading this post »


Trump blasts Hillary 'Rotten Clinton' 142 

Donald Trump went after Hillary Clinton's maiden name on Monday, unveiling a new nickname for his presidential opponent: "Hillary Rotten Clinton." "Why did Hillary get rid of her middle name, huh?" Trump asked during a town hall in Roanoke, Va., repeating "rotten" several more times instead of "Rodham."

Continue reading this post »


Mike: Bernie's speech made difference 17 

On his Facebook wall, Mike Kennedy said he didn't support Bernie Sanders in his quixotic run for the Democratic presidential nomination. He didn't support Hillary Clinton either. But, Mike said, Sanders speech and willingness to work for Clinton's election is the glue that separates Democrats from dysfunctional Republicans.

Continue reading this post »


Case dropped in undercover video 

The case was dropped Tuesday against activists in the center of a Planned Parenthood undercover video lawsuit. Several Planned Parenthood groups joined the federal lawsuit against David Daleiden and the people behind the discredited video smear campaign that targeted Planned Parenthood health centers and staff.

Continue reading this post »


Audit raises red flags about fair 

Acting on an audit that raised financial concerns about the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, county commissioners on Monday unanimously decided to expand the volunteer fair board from seven to nine members. ... Green said the audit raised multiple financial concerns about the fairgrounds.

Continue reading this post »


Huckleberries Online

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.