A Lewiston woman and her employer were caught in a crossfire of the national debate on racism when a woman with the same name posted a controversial tweet re: Black Lives Matter. Rachel Marie Triplett and Tri-State Memorial Hospital have dealt with dozens of spiteful comments as a result of the mistaken identity. The Lewiston Tribune reports.
In a superb comment, McGruber summarizes what I've been thinking re: the overheated rhetoric coming from both political camps this election year: "It always surprises me when one of the people I know in real life outside of facebook have so little self awareness about how much of a turn off these posts can be."
Writing for NewsWithViews.com, Phil Hart endorses Donald Trump for president in a column, "Of the Seventeen, Trump is the best." Hart, the controversial former Idaho legislator from Athol, sez: "Donald Trump has shown more courage than any of the other seventeen candidates, and he stands on his principles, even when his position is unpopular."
... That Ryan Collingwood, graduate of now defunt Post Falls Christian Academy, will become the county/features writer for the Coeur d'Alene Press Aug. 8. Collingwood has done a top-notch job covering sports for the Helena Independent Record in Helena, Mont.
You knew it wouldn't take long for sleezy individuals to launch a new scam that uses wounded and slain officers in their sales pitches. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about the latest scam.
"Our old garbage and trash cans were picked up today. We live off Nez Perce Road" -- Frum Helen Back. DFO/Question: Waste Management picked up our garbage cans (Borah Triangle) last Thursday. Do you still have your old bins?
During our noon walk, Greg Lee and I briefly discussed political posts that appear from friends on our personal Facebook walls. Greg doesn't like them. I'll glance at them. But don't have strong feelings either way. How about you? Question: Does it bother you when Facebook Friends make partisan political posts?
Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey. Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man.
In the Tuesday poll, almost a supermajority agreed with Prosecutor Barry McHugh's decision not to discipline deputy prosecutor Bryant Bushling after Bushling made a controversial Facebook post. Today's Poll: What do you make of Melania Trump's speech controversy?
Here's the statement from U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, after Donald Trump became the GOP presidential nominee Monday: " I strongly support his candidacy for president and now we can come together to support his call for less government and more support for veterans, law enforcement and increased safety and security."
AM Headlines feature a Coeur d'Alene barber who, in conjunction with local police departments is offering a public forum, "Your Life Matters." Also: Police: Man tried to run over his wife/Press, Auto crashes into Lake City business/Press, Food cart gives free food to local police/KREM, Safeway donates truck to NIC program/NIC Press Room ...
On Aug. 27, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a free 2 hour Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events class at its Volunteer Search & Rescue (VSAR) building for local residents. This class will consist of information on Disaster Response Psychology, how to increase your chances of surviving an Active Shooter Event.
The Trump Organization staffer who wrote Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech on Wednesday took responsibility for copying portions of Michelle Obama's speech. Staff writer Meredith McIver said in a statement that she had offered to resign, but Donald Trump refused to accept her resignation.
“The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania's speech than the FBI spent on Hillary's emails” -- Donald Trump re: plagiarism controversy prompted by his wife, Melania's, convention speech.
State Treasurer Ron Crane got carried away during the roll call of states that officially nominated Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate. He told the Republican convention that Idaho is so Republican that "when we say the Pledge of Allegiance, it's to the Republicans for which it stands."
United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I will work hard and never let you down!” Trump quickly wrote on Twitter following the roll call vote.
For all the money that we taxpayers through at the early GOP primary, on behalf of the state's Republican Party, the Gem State did little to increase its clout. This, according to the Lewiston Tribune. By picking Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders as partisan favorite in Idaho, the state is on the outside looking in, when it comes to national politics.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out the disaster that might occur if an oil train derailed in downtown Spokane. Such a scenario would send burning oil tankers from raised tracks onto buildings below. Spokane residents and businesses are nervous as plans are being made to increase the number of oil trains going through town.
In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, Sasha Fisher of Coeur d'Alene defends today's millennials: "Millennials are often unfairly described as being the generation of self-entitled, narcissistic, basement dwelling, video gaming college students who still live with their parents. I would like to respectfully debunk that stereotype with some facts."