My neighbor and I will replace a mutual fence Saturday. We put the one that now stands between us about 25 years ago. We're both in our mid-60s and know this will be the last fence we build together. We lived side-by-side for 30-plus years.…
Scanner Traffic for Friday PM (18 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 11 more links) includes report of customer throwing employee to the ground at the boat storage of Tobler's Marina on Hayden Lake ...
Commenter Sara Meyer: "People died this week, those people had families and friends. Instead of turning on each other and typing insults we should be looking for ways that as a community and nation we can come together to stop these senseless acts of violence."
Mayor Steve Widmyer sent this message to all employees this morning in response to the tragedy in Dallas. It said, in part: "I wish I had an answer on how to stop the senseless violence. Unfortunately there isn't one answer. But maybe we can start in our community by promoting the message that we care and support everyone."
On Wednesday, Phillip Tyler posted a video expressing his pain and anger at the shooting of a black man by law enforcement in Baton Rouge. On Thursday, Tyler, the president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter, was expressing pain and anger again at the deaths of officers in Dallas during a protest of the recent police-related shootings of two black men.
North Idaho Blog roundup: Gone fishing/Outdoors, Gray, rainy day/Bay Views, Beers on the beach/On Tap, 3 dog night gone bad/Slight Detour, There ought to be clowns/Fort Boise, This 'Demon' is nothing like neon/7 Blog, Age is just a number -- or a memory/Grip, How do you explain hatred?/Faithful Geek ...
"Drug tests for all new city employees are a thing of the past. The Coeur d’Alene City Council decided this week that across-the-board drug screening is no longer required for prospective new hires, but certain positions will still require pre-screening," reports the Coeur d'Alene Press. (Q: Did you take a drug test for your current job?)
A military veteran (Micah Johnson) who said his goal was to kill white police officers opened fire Thursday night in downtown Dallas, leaving five officers dead and seven wounded before the police killed him with a remote-controlled explosive delivered by a robot, officials said.
Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity. The suit filed in Nebraska and included nine other states: Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming.
My generation survived -- and was changed by -- the 1960s and early 1970s. I've heard several mention in wake of the murders of the Dallas police officers that we are entering another period in this country similar to the 1960s. Question: How is our current turbulence/violence similar/different than the 1960s?
Mike Patrick, CdA Press, reports: "An era of Hawaiian shirts, khaki shorts and Ford sales is about to end. The Ford sales will go on, but after 30 years handing keys to customers at Lake City Ford — usually decked out in flowery shirts and comfortable shorts, no matter how deep the snow was — Tom Addis is selling the dealership to Jim Parker."
Ben Votava, owner of the Nordman restaurant in the Priest Lake area, and Scott Yockum have reconciled re: a disagreement over Yockum's service dog, Daisy. Votava had refused to serve the disabled veteran as a result of the dog. Votava bought Yockum and beer and apologized. Yockum accepted the apology.
The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations has issued a statement re: the shootings in Dallas, Texas, Baton Rouge, La., and St. Anthony, Minn. The task force, which originated as a response to the Aryan Nations, is calling for this country to turn away from violence and return to civil discourse.
AM Headlines: Survivor returns to scene of accident/Press, Idaho wants comment on grizzly rules/EOB, Moscow murderer wants to change plea/KREM, New Idaho council wants Cuba bans lifted/EOB, County sheriff reports road rage incidents/Press, Idaho inmates' suit against CCA to go forward/EOB + more ...
We have made a slight change in the way comments go online at SR.com. Now, any comment with a link automatically goes to "pending" in Disqus for moderation. In other words, comments with links are in limbo until a moderator, like Yours Truly, goes to Disqus and individually approves them.
In one of the most lopsided votes in awhile, Hucks Nation opposes the proposal by the city of Coeur d'Alene to sell almost two acres of property on the Spokane River at Blackwell Island. 181 of 216 respondents (83.8%) oppose the proposed sale. Today's Poll: Is this divided country headed for a violent nationwide upheaval?
Have you ever made a quick stop at Walmart, looked down at your outfit as you're walking in, and prayed, "Please don't let anyone take a picture of me and post it on the internet" -- Katrina Wright Swaim, of Coeur d'Alene, via Facebook.
President Obama on Friday deplored the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas, saying there was “no possible justification” for such a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.” “We are horrified over these events,” he said, “and we stand united with the people and the Police Department in Dallas.”
HBOnewbie expresses the sentiments of an overwhelming number of readers of Huckleberries Online by commenting on a proposed sale of 2 acres of city-owned Blackwell Island property: "I do not want the city to ever part with this land, to do so, as public access remains imperative and future potential so valuable."
A funny thing happened to Councilman Dan English at the driver's license office. The wait, of course, wasn't funny. When it finally was his turn to renew his license, he discovered that he couldn't pay extra to get a license for 8 years. Why? He's now on the downhill side of 60. He could only re-up for 4 years. Who. Made. That. Law?
Gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks.