A man died in a mobile home fire north of Garwood near Highway 95 Monday morning, KHQ reported.
The newest member of Idaho’s congressional delegation, GOP 1st District Rep. Russ Fulcher, has been in office just 10 months.
An Idaho prison inmate says a doctor with the private medical care company Corizon Health told him to wash and reuse his disposable urinary catheters in a communal prison sink. Some inmate advocates say such complaints are common even though reusing the catheters can lead to health problems. The Idaho Department of Correction says the inmate’s claim is true. Corizon Health officials declined to speak about his case but say it’s their policy not to re-use disposable catheters.
The incumbent said he wants to see several development projects through to completion, while the challengers argue the six-member panel is not representing the entirety of Coeur d’Alene on major issues nor involving them enough in the policy-making process.
More budget cuts are anticipated at the University of Idaho as tuition revenue is estimated to drop $8 million by 2022, university officials said.
Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin says it’s his job to push for transparency. “I am the councilman who asks the tough questions,” he said. “I believe in transparency. I believe I represent the common people. My goal for my next term is we need to preserve the character and charm of the city.”
A couple was kicked out of a Shari’s restaurant in Lewiston Saturday after they dressed up as Indians and made war cries in the restaurant, sparking a viral online response defending the restaurant.
The tax on the November ballot would increase property taxes by 26 cents per $1,000 in assessed home value, which works out to an estimated $4.23 per month for a $300,000 home.
A ripple of apprehensive laughter spread through the audience, as Nampa school trustee Allison Westfall, playing the role of a fictional city council member, read her line: “This isn’t on the agenda tonight, but since we’re all together, let’s straighten out this budget issue.” Her fellow “council members” leaned in close.
Coeur d’Alene voters will choose between two women with long-time ties to Coeur d’Alene for a seat on City Council.
The University of Idaho has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a woman who said school officials told her to transfer to another campus if she didn’t want to continue attending classes with a student who sexually assaulted her. U.S. District Judge David Nye dismissed the case Thursday after attorneys on both sides told the court they’d reached a settlement to end the lawsuit.
The economic forces of construction and development that drive many North Idaho communities has come to a halt in Spirit Lake because of a basic public service: the sewers.
The Idaho State Police did not release the name of the man driving the truck or the woman, who was taken to Kootenai Health for treatment after the incident just before 7 p.m. Saturday.
State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has a healthy black bear population.
Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are likely to be eligible and sign up.
Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from the State Department of Education show that 184 teachers have changed school districts in Idaho since the 2014 school year. Many switched from a smaller district to a larger one where base pay salaries can run at least $4,000 higher.
Idaho’s 2.9% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in September for the third consecutive month.
Ward, who played Scut Farkus in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” is in Coeur d’Alene for the Lake City Comicon on Saturday.
Wanda Irish, who served two four-year terms as mayor of the small resort town of roughly 200 people, withdrew her name from the mayor’s race last month. That leaves only write-in candidates to head a government that has seen turmoil in the past few years tied to charges of intimidation and a defamation lawsuit tied to a Wi-Fi network name.
At the close of Idaho Sen. Jim Risch’s recent foreign policy speech in Boise, a Boise State University political science student asked him about climate change.