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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Snake River Fire could be contained soon

The Snake River Fire burning in Garfield County could be suppressed as early as Wednesday. The fire, about 10 miles west of Clarkston, had reached more than 2,500 acres by Sunday and was expected to hit 3,100 acres this morning, said Michael Krueger, the public information officer on the blaze.

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Manure pond deaths raise concerns

Vazquez-Carrera got into a feed truck to deliver the cows their morning meal. About 5:30 a.m., he called his brother, who also worked at the farm, to warn him about the conditions. By sunrise, Vazquez-Carrera, a 37-year-old husband and father of six, was dead. Vazquez-Carrera had mistakenly driven the truck into the manure pond.

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Wayne Melquist prepares to return a banded osprey chick to the nest, July 15, 2017, on Lake Coeur d’Alene. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

The view from on high 

After 45 years of studying osprey, Wayne Melquist does a pretty good imitation of the bird’s distinctive call. The retired biologist let out a high-pitched chirp, followed by a keening cry as the pontoon boat he was riding in approached a nest on a piling in Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Cougar Bay on Saturday morning. An adult female answered him.

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Idaho sonar team to search for WA state man’s body 

Northern Idaho officials say a sonar team will look for the body of a Washington state man believed to have drowned in Lake Pend Oreille earlier this month. Officials say 67-year-old John Key of Newman Lake, Washington, disappeared July 2, and friends found his unoccupied boat idling on the lake.

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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017



Idaho Dems head to north to recruit volunteers

The Idaho Democratic Party is sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations. Democratic leaders announced this week that the move is part of a statewide effort to locate volunteers and train activists in an overwhelming Republican-dominant state. Thoughts? CH

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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

Republican Incumbent Butch Otter, right, and Democratic Challenger AJ Balukoff laugh as they compliment each other’s ties after the gubernatorial debate hosted by the City Club of Idaho Falls at the Idaho State University Bennion Student Union Building Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Pat Sutphin / Idaho Post-Register)

Balukoff considers running again for Idaho governor 

Boise businessman and school board member Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Balukoff said Thursday he’s considering running as a Democrat for governor in 2018. Balukoff spent more than $3 million of his own funds in a loss to Gov. Butch Otter in 2014. Otter won nearly 54 percent of the vote to less than 39 percent for Balukoff.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017


Idaho to auction 17 lots near Payette Lake

Idaho is putting up 17 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say the auction will take place Friday. Cabin owners have applied to participate in the auction. Interested? CH

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Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home’s gun safe, made his long goodbyes earlier this month, then scampered up a backyard apple tree at his Meridian, Idaho, home and hasn’t been seen since.

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

Idaho man accused of bribing young boys faces new charges

Idaho officials say a man accused of convincing at least 42 boys across various states and countries to send him pornographic videos is facing new charges. Judah Lyda, 44, of Twin Falls was charged with seven felony counts of possessing and inducing children to engage in sexually exploitative material, the Times-News reported.

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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

Sgt. Greg Moore’s wife Lindy Moore is pictured May 14, 2015, at her home in Coeur d’Alene. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Sgt Moore's widow writes congressmen 16 

In an open letter to Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador and Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, Lindy Moore, the widow of CPD Sgt. Greg Moore, urges Idaho lawmakers not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a “comparable replacement,” saying the law enabled her to spend more time with her toddler daughter in the aftermath of Moore’s 2015 murder.

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CdA mulls sale of land near Tubbs Hill 10 

Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, ignite cda, wants to hear what the community thinks about its proposal to sell a small piece of residential land on the north side of Tubbs Hill. The agency’s board decided Wednesday to gather feedback after members of the Tubbs Hill Foundation raised concerns about how the sale could impact the popular park.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Sgt Greg Moore of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department has been awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor posthumously. Officer Moore was killed in the line of duty on May 5, 2015. (Coeur d'Alene Police Department photo)

Idaho Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt Moore 

In an email sent to his department this morning, Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White relayed an announcement by the Idaho Medal of Honor Commission: "The Idaho Medal of Honor Commission met this morning and voted unanimously to posthumously award Sgt. Greg Moore the Medal of Honor."

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016

Post Falls bridal shop owner facing forgery, theft charges 

Ask any bride: Planning a wedding is tough enough without having to worry about being ripped off while picking out your gown. But that's what allegedly happened to many brides who found their dress at a Post Falls bridal shop. Dozens of women who shopped at Cameo Bridal say they were either double-charged or never received their gown.

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