As a former P.E. teacher, Idaho First Lady Lori Otter had no trouble motivating about 200 Coeur d’Alene elementary students to shout and rise in a bleachers wave inside their school gym Wednesday. “See! Tell! Now!” yelled the kids at Borah Elementary School as they rose from their seats and flapped their arms. Scott Maben/SR reports.
Idaho First Lady Lori Otter will be in town today to promote the new "See, Tell, Now!" program, which encourages everyone on school grounds to report possible safety or security concerns. The First Lady will address a Borah School student assembly at 11 this morning. The First Lady is a class act.
Gary Schneidmiller, the founder and owner of Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty of Coeur d’Alene, has given $1 million to Hospice of North Idaho in memory of his parents, Mannie and Gladys Schneidmiller.
The roundup of HucksOnline blogosphere posts today includes photo proof that autumn has arrived from Marianne Love/Slight Detour. Also: Notice of delinquency/Fort Boise, Cookies & craft in Lake City/On Tap, Trump 49: Do as I say/Randy Stapilus, When players excel after they leave/Grip, Shooting sports have mass appeal/Outdoors ...
The man wanted for killing a 2-year-old Spokane girl last week told a Kootenai County judge Wednesday he would not waive extradition to Spokane County on a second-degree murder charge. Appearing in court the day after his arrest at a cabin on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Jason J. Obermiller said, “I don’t want to waive, I want an attorney.”
The Idaho Attorney General’s office has announced that its constituent information and communications director, Todd Dvorak, is no longer with the office. “Out of respect for Todd’s privacy, we’re referring all questions to Todd,” said Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane.
James Piotrowski’s fight on behalf of some of the most powerless Idahoans shows how hard he’ll work to help all of the people in the 1st Congressional District, says the mother of one of those people, reports Rocky Barker/Statesman. The Boise labor and civil rights lawyer is running as a Democrat against Republican Raul Labrador.
On her Facebook wall, Realtor Janna Rankin Scharf offers this fun fact: "There are 1400 Realtors with membership in the Coeur d'Alene MLS. Only 627 (44%) have closed at least 1 transaction this year to date!" Then, Janna asks: "What does that tell you? That's a real question, I'm curious in what your thoughts are."
Recently, Matt Vergara of KREM 2 reported on the Good Samaritans who left scarves for the cold and homeless on North Idaho College's "Giving Wall." On Sunday, Mrs O & I saw about dozen plastic bags containing the scarves on the "Giving Wall." Today, Greg Lee and I saw only one left.
Students who want a Black Lives Matter movement mural to remain where it was painted on a high school parking space protested Wednesday against a superintendent's decision to remove it, while others who support the decision staged a counter-protest and waved Confederate flags.
Four unleased, state-owned lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake will be put up for public auction this Friday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Two of the four lots are vacant; the other two have existing cabins on them. Starting bids range from $486,800 to $576,800, including the cost of the cabins.
In today's editorial, Opinion Editor Gary Crooks begins: "In response to a startling number of student-athlete arrests, Washington State University President Kirk Shulz said he didn’t want to comment on incidents that occurred before he assumed the office (in June)." Crooks goes on to say: That's not good enough.
Earlier this week, Cindy Hval told SR readers about Nolan Stewart, a 12YO Spokane boy who has learned to cope with Crohn's disease. Crohn’s disease is a subtype of inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestine. Says Nolan: “It can affect everything from mouth to butt."
The 4 members of the WSU football team charged with felonies aren't likely to face the legal music until after the 2016 season ends, according to a report by Josh Babcock/Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Question: Can you spell J-U-S-T-I-C-E, bay-bee?)
AM Headlines begins with SR photo gallery re: life and services for Peter Bang, a World War II veteran who was sent home after two of his brothers were killed in action. Also: Remains of Civil War vet missing/Press, Secure Rural Schools program expires/EOBoise, Statesman profiles Labrador's opponent/EOBoise + more ...
OK, help me here. The Spokane Regional Health District says it's high time for a flu shot. But my doc told me yesterday to hold off until November. He's been my doc for three decades -- and a dang good one, too. What would you do?
In Tuesday's poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation said it has had a physical exam within the last two years. Today's Poll: Did Idaho legislators intentionally raise property taxes by capping the homeowners exemption at $100,000?
In a letter to the Press, Mike Blackbird writes: "Rep. Vito Barbieri says that his vote to cap the homeowner’s exemption was not a tax increase but a tax shift. He may contend that a tax shift isn’t a tax increase. Nonetheless, a rose by any other name is still a rose." (Q: Did legislators raise taxes by capping the homeowners exemption?)
The Coeur d'Alene City Council approved Tuesday annexing a previously unincorporated piece of property on Blackwell Island into the city. The council voted 5-1, with Councilman Dan Gookin opposed. Keith Cousins/Press reports.
Doug Parker, the long-time auto dealer, and his family have donated $1 million to the Building the Future Campaign at North Idaho College. The donation will help ensure the Career & Technical Education facility has the necessary equipment and scholarship support for students who are enrolled in one or more programs offered at the center.