Greg Lee and Jim Meehan, the veteran SR sports writers, provide a package of preseason stories re: prep football in North Idaho. Jim predicts Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston will fight for 5A IEL title. Greg says Sandpoint will seek another title in its division. Greg & SWX sports director Sam Adams kick off another year of forecasting prep games.
In view of the CDC study that shows Idaho trending downward in terms of obesity, HucksOnline asks readers today: "In terms of obesity, how do you view yourself?" In Wednesday's poll, Hucks Nation was fairly divided re: 49er QB Colin Kaepernick's protest involving the national anthem.
Victory sports pub, the sister business conjoined to popular Crafted at 5th St/Sherman Ave in downtown CdA, is now open for business. During a walk downtown with Huckleberry the Beagle last evening, Mrs. O & I spotted the giant TV behind the Victory bar tuned to an MLB game.
AM Headlines today includes skimpy details of that w/b I-90 fatality near Liberty Lake that has shut down traffic into Idaho. Also, Idaho Ed News reports that the Sandpoint levy was the only one to fail Tuesday. And Rich Landers/Outdoors comments that the Lake Coeur d'Alene drawdown can't come soon enough.
Idaho's obesity rate is trending in the right direction -- down. According to info provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Idaho has 19th lowest rate of adult obesity in the nation and is one of 25 states that saw improvement in 2015. #KrocCenterrocks
Byron Edelman, 29, of Clarkston, is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake Sunday at Hells Gate State Park. Edelman was jogging at dusk when he felt a sting on his ankle and saw blood on his sock.
Dan Pelle/SR provides five photos of Spokane's annual Pig Out in the Park at River Park Square. The boy devouring a giant corn dog in the photo used by Huckleberries Online raises the question: Do you prefer hot dogs/corn dogs or hamburgers?
Jonathan Renfro, the Rathdrum man accused of killing Coeur d'Alene Sgt. Greg Moore, will face the death penalty, after a 1st District Court judge rejected an argument by Renfro's defense counsel Wednesday. Taylor Viydo/KREM 2 reports.
SR Opinion Editor Gary Crooks comments on the political threat of the American Redoubt movement to the Inland Northwest: "Rather than focus on better schools and improved health care, extremists obsess about 'Muslim enclaves' and 'taking back' public lands the state never possessed in the first place."
I have some bonus coverage re: political cartoons today -- four of them. Open the link, click on the arrows on the political cartoon by Clay Bennett, and you'll find cartoons by Joe Heller, Nick Anderson and Jim Morin.