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Hillary Clinton adds delegates in Puerto Rico, on cusp of nomination

Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean.

Deal in sex abuse case prompted by lawsuits

Prosecutors in southwestern Idaho agreed to amend a former juvenile correction nurse’s sex crime charge largely because of pending lawsuits against the state.

Idaho woman fined for trying to rescue wild horse

The Bureau of Land Management has fined an Idaho woman who attempted to rescue an emaciated wild horse.

Pastor shot 6 times returns to church: ‘It’s good to be home’

Tim Remington walked briskly into The Altar Church on Sunday morning, his right arm in a sling and his left hand clutching his Bible. He didn’t pause to look at the spot in the parking lot where three months earlier he lay in a pool of his blood after he was shot six times. Pastor Remington had other things on his mind: greeting his congregation, the order of songs for the morning’s services, his first sermon since the March 6 attack that nearly took his life.

Ancestry puzzle complete for Coeur d’Alene woman

Heather Livergood considered herself lucky when she discovered who her birth mother was last year. She never thought the other half of the mystery - her father’s identity - would be solved so quickly. The Coeur d’Alene woman was sold as a newborn for $100 – one of possibly dozens of babies whose fates were orchestrated by Gertrude Pitkanen, a notorious Montana abortionist and midwife who arranged black market adoptions. No records were kept of who Livergood’s birth parents were, leading her to a 45-year search for where she came from.

Judge declines to lower bond for defendant in shooting of church pastor

Kyle Odom’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to lower the bond for the man charged with shooting Pastor Tim Remington six times outside a Coeur d’Alene church. The bond, set at $500,000, is excessive for the charge of aggravated battery, argued Kootenai County Deputy Public Defender Lisa Chesebro. It also is set just high enough to require the county jail staff to keep Odom in maximum security at the county jail, which isn’t necessary, Chesebro told 1st District Judge James Stow.

Labrador names campaign team as he seeks 4th House term

Idaho 1st District Congressman Raúl Labrador has announced his campaign team, as the Republican seeks a fourth term in the U.S. House; he faces Democrat James Piotrowski, a Boise labor attorney in the November election. “Representing the people of the 1st Congressional District is a…

14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho

Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.

Crews plant native shrubs at Fernan Lake to battle algae problems

Native shrubs will become the front line for keeping phosphorous out of Fernan Lake. The erosion control project aims to improve water quality in the lake east of Coeur d’Alene, which has had blue-green algae outbreaks in recent years.

Tribe gives $1.3 million in education grants

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has awarded $1.38 million in education grants to 104 area schools and nonprofit organizations. The grants pay for musical instruments, art supplies and art therapy programs, as well as laptops, tablets and classroom projection systems. The tribe also pledged $100,000 to North Idaho College’s Technical Education Campus.

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