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Nra Official Says Tough Talk Gets Attention

Tough times call for strong language. That's how the NRA's top lobbyist defends the group's letter calling some federal agents "jack-booted government thugs." "I think sometimes the rhetoric is necessary to make a point," said Tanya Metaksa, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "You can whisper into the darkness, but when nobody listens, you raise the level of your voice."
News >  Idaho

Councilman To Be Spirit Lake Mayor

A four-year veteran of the City Council of Spirit Lake, Idaho, will serve as acting mayor after the unexpected resignation last week of Mayor Paul Korman. Council President Bob Street said Sunday he'll serve as mayor until the council decides how to fill the post. Korman's term lasts through the end of the year.
News >  Idaho

Fledgling Fire District Gets First Station

Eighteen months of hard work by volunteer firefighters like Bob Tjossem has allowed the East Side Fire District to reach the end of the rainbow with an open house Saturday at its first fire station. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Idaho

Hayden Residents Worried About Sewer Costs $2.1 Million Project Planned To Replace More Than 400 Septic Tanks Over Aquifer

Some people grumbled, but most of the 45 residents who showed up at a meeting Tuesday seemed resigned to paying their share of a proposed $2.1 million sewer project. "I don't like it. We're retired people," said Nadine Stendner, who has lived in Hayden since 1983. "Now they're socking it to us. But the government says we've got to protect the aquifer."
News >  Nation/World

Wildfire Jumps Lines Near Kellogg Reinforcements Summoned As Blaze Scorches 20 Acres Above Italian Gulch

Firefighters called in a helicopter, bulldozer and reinforcements Monday, after a blaze jumped fire lines and slowly fanned out over 20 acres of brushy timber above Italian Gulch. "We thought we had it last night, but it's about doubled in size," said Gary Darrington, assistant fire warden with the Idaho Department of Lands. He said the fire, which was moving away from Kellogg, wasn't likely to burn any structures.
News >  Nation/World

Teen Dies, Four Hurt As Van Rolls Into Ravine Five Teens Were Ejected From Vehicle In The Wreck, Which Took Place Near A Popular Party Spot

One teenager was killed and another seriously injured Saturday night when the van in which they were riding veered into a ravine near a popular party spot. All five of the teens in the van were ejected as it rolled eight to 10 times down a ravine at Signal Point Mountain, Idaho State Police said. Police, who expect to file charges in the crash, said the teens apparently had been drinking.