Donald Trump has reportedly picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) as his vice presidential running mate, a move to shore up the presumptive GOP nominee's standing with skeptical conservatives. The decision was first reported by Roll Call.
High Country News reports: "The Republican Party is drafting its 2016 platform, which represents a hard swerve to the right on social issues. But other parts of its stance have long been consistent – most notably, its push for transferring federal lands to state control."
New York Times: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court on Thursday apologized for her recent remarks about the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, saying they were “ill-advised.” Earlier this week, Justice Ginsburg called Mr. Trump “a faker” who “really has an ego” and said he had been treated too gently by the press.
In a Moscow-Pullman Daily News editorial, Anthony Kuipers comments on the violence that is sweeping the country in the aftermath of police shooting black Americans and vice versa. He concludes: "The goal of this wave of demonstrations must be improved relations between police and those they are supposed to serve.
Violence only hinders progress."
Betty Atkins, from Hauser, had the golden ticket at the NIC Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle drawing Wednesday, winning the $285,000 house with a ticket drawn in front of a crowd of about 2,500 behind the Edminster Student Union Building. Tom Greene, North Idaho College Press Room, provides a roundup of all the prizes given away.
A dock, beach and picnic area are envisioned for a future park along the Spokane River in Post Falls. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on a conceptual plan for its undeveloped 2.5-acre site on the north side of the river along Maplewood Avenue just east of the Riverside Harbor subdivision.
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.
New Prime Minister Theresa May, followed by her husband Philip May, walk into 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday. David Cameron stepped down Wednesday after six years as prime minister. Theresa May, 59, is the second female to hold the position of British prime minister.
The tech gods at the SR's Death Star in Spokane have heard the cries of the HucksOnline commenters, esp. Searcher. Those who post links with their comments no longer will be left to cool their heels awaiting moderation. Their long night of purgatory darkness --...
Idaho's US Sens. Crapo and Risch were among the 18 opposing votes that failed to derail the nomination of Carla D. Hayden to head the Library of Congress, the first female and first African-American to hold that post. The Senate vote 74-18 to approve Hayden, whom some conservatives consider an "unqualified Far Left progressive." (w/video)
The daily roundup of social media from HucksOnline includes the viewtiful photo of lilypads along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes by Keith Boe. Also: Extra innings/On Tap, Reflecting/Slight Detour, Idaho's best heads to WSU/SportsLink, Moving forward after tragedy/Fort Boise, Bernie, we thought we knew ya/Simple Mind ...
A new piece of public art honoring Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Morris Antelope will be dedicated at 3 p.m. July 18. The statue of the chief – a strong advocate for the rights of the Coeur d’Alene Indians – is located in the area of the tribe’s historical gathering place, Yap-Keehn-um.
Schools chief Sherri Ybarra is planning to overhaul or replace the state’s teacher evaluation model in the wake of reports revealing widespread data inaccuracy, according to Clark Corbin, Idaho Education News (w/video)
We made frowny faces here at Huckleberries Online when a dozen trees or so were removed in front & along the North Idaho Museum building and lot, for flood prevention purposes. But walking partner Greg Lee and I spotted this row of trees yesterday that…
In a HucksOnline comment, Christie Wood of the Task Force on Human Relations said she was "I am very disappointed in Bryant's post. It was irresponsible as a prosecutor. But I have great confidence Barry McHugh will address it privately." And: "This is clearly not a crime, but extremely poor judgement from a prosecutor with a stellar career."
In our walk along the Coeur d'Alene waterfront today, Greg Lee and I counted 43 millennial Pokémon Go fans, with their heads buried in their cellphones looking for cyber world monsters in McEuen Park, City Park and the Hagadone resort complex. One Pokémon player told us that he'd tried Tubbs Hill twice.
In an Eye on Boise post today, Betsy Russell challenges findings by Idaho Freedom Foundation VP Fred Birnbaum that says the state general fund spending is increasing faster than the national average. In fact, Betsy's findings show Idaho's general fund is growing slower than the national average. You be the judge who's correct.
White evangelical voters overwhelmingly back Donald Trump for president, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has 78 percent support among registered voters who identify as white evangelical Protestants, while Hillary Rodham has 17 percent, a Pew Research Center survey found.
AM Headlines: Fire displaces family/Press, Ada County homes hit record high/EOBoise, Child sex sting nets 4 local suspects/Press, No alcohol found in UI dean who drown/KREM, $5.1M to help fund H95 upgrades to H53/Press, Rare plant halts exploratory mine drilling/EOBoise, Experts: Idaho isn't growing extravagantly/EOBoise ...