People play AnchorPokemon Go near the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.
Tom Hearn, Coeur d'Alene school trustee and Democratic candidate for the House District 4B (Coeur d'Alene) seat, stopped by Casa Oliveria last even, with campaign worker Cindy Algeo. I showed them the work that I have done in my yard. Tom and I reminisced a bit. Back in our Glory Days at Chico State University (Chico, Calif.), circa 1972.
Gov. Butch Otter is standing by his numbers, in an ongoing dispute over transgender student policies. Otter maintains that the Obama administration’s transgender student guidelines jeopardize about a third of the state’s education funding. The claim was made in a legal brief filed by the state Friday.
On the Shoshone County Sheriff's Department Facebook wall, there's a debate occurring re: who are the slobs trashing the popular North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River -- locals, Kootenai County residents or Washington residents. Evidence points to the latter two groups.
Fort Grounds Drive (formerly Mullan Avenue), between City Park and Memorial Field, reopened today -- to pedestrian traffic. Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor provides a photo package of 9 views on the city of Coeur d'Alene Facebook wall re: new features of the $1.5M Four Corners Project.
North Idaho Blog Roundup features some photographic proof that the hills are swarming with huckleberries. Also: Great orators/Bay Views, 10 cent shave/Fort Boise, Guilty pleasures/Faithful Geek, Half empty or half full?/On Tap, This & that & ridin' Lefty/Slight Detour, See this movie if you have the 'Nerve'/7 Blog + more ...
Power to Coeur d’Alene City Park and the intersection of Fort Grounds Drive, Government Way and Northwest Boulevard will be out for up to eight hours for utility work Aug. 2. The outage will enable Avista Utilities to conduct important work in the area.
Phaedrus and other Democrats are wondering today why so many newspapers elected to post a photo of Bill Clinton speaking to the Democratic National Convention on the night his wife, Hillary, made history by becoming the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party.
IdahoLiberal brings up a subject that I, as compiler of the Scanner Traffic features here, have wondered about. Do stores other than Walmart and Super 1 nail people for shoplifting. I rarely hear of shoplifters caught in other stores. Any law enforcement officials out there who can tell me why there aren't more shoplifting arrests?
Authorities in south-central Idaho have charged a Mountain Home priest with raping a Mountain Home Air Force airman after he passed out. Magistrate Judge David Epis released Rev. Victor Jagerstatter on Monday without requiring him to post bond after nearly 100 parishioners attended the arraignment.
Seventy-seven percent of Idaho residents who graduated from in-state public colleges or universities from 2010 to 2014 were employed in Idaho a year later, according to a new research report from the Idaho Department of Labor and the Office of the State Board of Education; and five years later, 67 percent still were employed in Idaho.
It’s not a newfangled idea, but Alex Hamill believes he can help high school and club athletic teams raise funds to meet needs where traditional fundraising falls short or takes more time, reports Greg Lee/SR. Hamill and a high school buddy have started a company specifically focused on raising money quickly for athletics.
In the Tuesday poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation said that individuals convicted of murder in the slaying of a police officer should be executed. Today's Poll: Have you picked huckleberries in the last 5 years?
The Kootenai County Sheriffs Department dealt with an unusual number of shoplifting incidents at local supermarkets Tuesday, including one involving a 17YO male who decided to eat his "comfort food" -- a jar of Nutella -- without paying for it at Hayden Super 1. The male had shoplifted from Walmart earlier in the day.
AM Headlines features Coeur d'Alene Press story re: 3Cs Garden Party at the Casco Bay estate of Duane and Lola Hagadone. Also: Idaho Dems gain national spotlight/EOBoise, Wildfires, smoke affect Boise's air quality/EOBoise, Court orders new trial in 33YO murder case/EOBoise, Hospital releases Post Falls Legion commander/Press + more ...
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger responds to criticism re: long lines at driver's license department: ""Yes, I know that the lines are long I waited as well for my driver's license renewal. We have the same number of staff in Driver's License that we did 15 years ago. Turnover, sick days, vacations all add to lack of staff in the office." More below.
Amazingly, the part-time Republican Idaho legislators who steadfastly refuse to close the Medicaid gap to provide coverage for the working poor enjoy full-time health benefits, courtesy of Idaho taxpayers. Bill Dentzer of the Idaho Statesman spells out their coverage in a report today.
Did you know that picking huckleberries with the intent to sell them is considered commercial gathering and, therefore, illegal on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests? SR Outdoors blogger Rich Landers tells you all about it in a post. BTW, the fine for commercial harvesting of huckleberries starts at $250.
Director Jeff Anderson announced Tuesday that the state’s lottery saw a 10 percent increase over last year’s dividends. The previous lottery dividend record of $49 million was reached in 2014. Yet a year later, the state’s lottery dividends dropped for the first time in 11 years.
1st District Congressman Raul Labrador has launched a “Conversations with the Congressman” tour that he says will hit all 19 counties in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District; he’s in Wallace at the Books Hotel this morning. Meanwhile, Sen. Mike Crapo is continuing his series of town-hall meetings in tiny towns throughout the state.
A Coeur d’Alene sex offender was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for an assault on a co-worker last fall. Jason A. Edwards, 45, who worked at the Coeur d’Alene Press, was sentenced in 1st District Court for attempted kidnapping, battery with the intent to rape, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.