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News >  Idaho
Nov. 30, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
A report of an armed man, possibly a hunter, set off a series of school security alerts Wednesday morning in Rathdrum.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
The Hagadone Corp. plans a “mega marine center” with expansion next year of its boat sales and service operation on Blackwell Island in Coeur d’Alene.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 10, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Providence Health & Services is telling employees it will eliminate some positions in the next two months as the not-for-profit health system copes with falling revenue from reimbursement rates not keeping pace with the rising cost of care.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 10, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
New charges were filed Thursday against the man accused of killing William "Bo" Kirk in North Idaho last month.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 9, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Running on little sleep after a trade mission to China followed by Tuesday’s election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was buoyant Wednesday about a Donald Trump presidency, the state’s open-for-business economy and plans to better prepare its workforce.

Nov. 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Idaho is an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The state shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, made even friendlier Tuesday with victories for looser marijuana laws in Nevada and Montana.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 8, 2016, 11:26 p.m.
Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger appeared poised to win re-election Tuesday as he jumped to a big lead in early results over challenger Tina Kunishige of Coeur d’Alene. Wolfinger had 79 percent of the vote in the first returns released late Tuesday night.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 7, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
David E. Hutto admitted to investigators he was present when William “Bo” Kirk was killed on Oct. 22, according to court testimony unsealed by a judge Monday.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 6, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
A man shot himself in the chest outside a Post Falls megachurch Sunday while hundreds of worshipers were on lockdown inside a nearby building.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m.
Dr. Stanley Toelle’s money flowed freely to support the lifestyle of his Las Vegas wife, Loren. In a court statement, she says he had no idea she was involved in a multistate drug trafficking and money laundering enterprise that distrubuted heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone pills in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Missoula and other cities.

News >  Idaho
Nov. 3, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Voters have waited in long lines all week at the Kootenai County elections office to cast early ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 1, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
A Hayden man in federal custody on a weapons violation resides at the home searched by police Friday in connection with the William “Bo” Kirk homicide, records show.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 31, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police arrested two 19-year-old men and three juveniles over the weekend on various charges relating to an attempt to scare people with weapons in a “purge,” evoking the 2013 dystopian horror film “The Purge.”

News >  Idaho
Oct. 31, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene city officials have determined that the city’s Veterans Bell in McEuen Park was fractured on accident, not from an act of vandalism.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 27, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Over 18,000 single-family homes in the Spokane-Spokane Valley area are at high risk of damage from wildfire, with more than half of those rated at extreme risk. It would cost an estimated $4.2 billion to replace those homes.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 26, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Officials confirmed Wednesday that the body found near Hayden Creek on Tuesday is Coeur d’Alene father and X-ray technician William “Bo” Kirk.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 25, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Police are puzzled by the suspicious disappearance Saturday of a Coeur d’Alene man after he left his job as an X-ray technician at a Post Falls hospital.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 25, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
A Hayden man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter for causing a head-on collision last year that killed a Spokane man and his two young daughters.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 24, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Shasta Groene, who was kidnapped from her North Idaho home by serial killer Joseph Edward Duncan in May 2005, has started a

News >  Spokane
Oct. 23, 2016, 7 a.m.
The $75 million sale of Spokane-based etailz Inc. announced last week was in the works for months, but the owners had to keep it quiet. Last Monday after the close of the stock market, the 190-some employees of the e-commerce and marketing company gathered to hear about the acquisition by Trans World Entertainment Corp., a New York-based retailer specializing in video, music, pop culture and electronics products.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 20, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Tryg Fortun has been skiing Silver Mountain for many years and loves the resort. Loves it so much, in fact, the Seattle-area businessman has bought the Kellogg ski destination.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Linda and David Jacquot have spent this year preparing to open a coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene with a unique mission. G.I. Java will double as a place for veterans to get together and talk about their struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other war-related trauma, substance abuse and other issues.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 14, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Where else to stage a frightening hazardous materials scenario than at Scarywood? The Halloween makeover at Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho will serve as the setting Tuesday for a major training exercise led by the Idaho National Guard’s 101st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.

News >  Spokane
Oct. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Shoppers are finding some real bargains in the food aisles these days thanks to abundant harvests and cheap energy. Prices on many commodities, from poultry and beef to coffee and eggs, are down sharply, helping cut grocery bills. But don’t expect to pay less for eating out. Falling food prices are doing little to lower restaurant expenses.

News >  Idaho
Oct. 13, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg is getting a new owner. Jeld-Wen Holdings Inc., which has owned the resort for 20 years, is selling the North Idaho property for $5 million, according to a recent filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. The buyer wasn’t disclosed in the Sept. 12 filing.