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News >  Idaho
July 26, 2012, midnight
Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County will be able to finish its new building in Post Falls and put away extra money for programs following a big fundraiser this week at the lakefront home of Duane and Lola Hagadone. The club raised $501,000 Tuesday night at an auction hosted by the hospitality and publishing magnate and his wife at their Casco Bay estate on Lake Coeur d’Alene. That pushed the fundraising well past the $1.3 million goal for the 10,000-square-foot building under construction next to the Post Falls Library.

News >  Spokane
July 21, 2012, midnight
Six weeks after announcing hydroplane racing would return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, organizers said Friday they need more time to line up sponsors for the Diamond Cup and have postponed it a year. The Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup hydroplane event planned for Labor Day weekend will be pushed back to the same weekend in 2013, said Doug Miller, Diamond Cup president. That gives organizers enough time to sign new sponsors and ensure logistics run smoothly, Miller said.

News >  Spokane
July 21, 2012, midnight
Three weeks after it was dedicated, and halfway through Sandpoint’s busy summer season, the much-anticipated Sand Creek Byway still isn’t open to traffic. The most expensive state highway project ever in Idaho, the two-mile shortcut around downtown Sandpoint looks ready to take on trucks and travelers. But the contractor is working on a few final details before the Idaho Transportation Department opens the new section of U.S. Highway 95.

News >  Idaho
July 20, 2012, 7:36 p.m.
Six weeks after announcing hydroplane racing would return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, organizers said Friday they need more time to line up sponsors for the Diamond Cup and have postponed it a year.

News >  Spokane
July 20, 2012, midnight
Work could begin as early as next spring on a major street realignment to relieve traffic congestion in downtown Sandpoint. The Idaho Transportation Board on Thursday voted to expedite the $7.5 million project, known as “The Curve.” The state will build a more direct, graceful route for U.S. 2 through the city’s core.

News >  Health
July 19, 2012, midnight
Rahim promptly stood on his new leg Wednesday, then strode confidently into the next room and up a ramp, awaiting final adjustments. More than two years after a land mine tore into his left leg, requiring amputation below the knee, the 11-year-old boy from southwest Afghanistan has a custom-made prosthesis to sustain the vigor of a typical adolescent.

News >  Spokane
July 18, 2012, midnight
We are drawn into the rivers and lakes to relax, explore, cool off. And every year, lives are lost in trade. Unseen hazards, poor swimmers and bad decisions add to the toll from drowning in the Spokane River, Lake Coeur d’Alene and other popular waters of the Inland Northwest.

News >  Spokane
July 14, 2012, midnight
Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart refused to answer many questions about his finances in a meeting Friday with creditors in his bankruptcy case. An attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and another representing the Idaho State Tax Commission grilled Hart about his business interests, income, assets and debts during a meeting conducted by the trustee in Hart’s Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing.

News >  Spokane
July 13, 2012, midnight
A group of North Idaho cycling enthusiasts is organizing a European-style bike ride around Lake Coeur d’Alene this fall. Coeur d’Fondo will include a 108-mile ride around the lake, plus three shorter rides, on Sept. 29. The event will dovetail with the downtown Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest celebration and raise funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation.

News >  Spokane
July 13, 2012, midnight
A North Idaho teenager pulled from the bottom of an old mill pond Wednesday remained in critical condition Thursday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. August (A.J.) Marksworth, 16, of Spirit Lake, was found unconscious in water about eight feet deep 5 to 10 minutes after he slipped under the surface of the lake’s mill pond late Wednesday afternoon.

News >  Idaho
July 12, 2012, 12:18 p.m.
A group of North Idaho cycling enthusiasts is organizing a European-style bike event around Lake Coeur d’Alene this fall.

News >  Idaho
July 11, 2012, 8:52 p.m.
A Coeur d’Alene music teacher won a house worth $255,000 this evening in the North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle.

News >  Idaho
July 11, 2012, 4:29 p.m.
People recreating at Fernan Lake east of downtown Coeur d’Alene are being advised to avoid a bloom of blue-green algae. The naturally occurring bacteria can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.

News >  Idaho
July 9, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
Strong thunderstorms are possible in parts of the Inland Northwest tonight, bringing strong winds, lightning and hail, the National Weather Service says.

News >  Spokane
June 5, 2012, midnight
A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children. Jay and Katrina Erickson, who attended Hillyard Baptist Church, were killed Saturday when the six-seat Cessna aircraft Jay was piloting crashed into the Zambezi River. Their daughters, 2-year-old Marina and 1-year-old Coral, had stayed behind at the Chitokoloki Mission Hospital where the couple worked.

News >  Spokane
May 26, 2012, midnight
Sarah Rieger remembers every detail of her ordeal. The moment the stolen SUV smashed into her as she crossed a New York City street. Her pelvis shattering. Intensive care, seven surgeries, eight months recovering in bed.

News >  Spokane
May 12, 2012, midnight
Much has changed since Gary Norton would climb into the cockpit of a World War II-era P-51 Mustang and perform loops and barrel rolls for spectators at his young theme park north of Coeur d’Alene. The air shows of those early years are no more, and Norton is content to chase details on the ground.

News >  Spokane
May 12, 2012, midnight
Visitors to Silverwood Theme Park often find the last thrill ride of the day is pulling out of the parking lot back onto Highway 95. For drivers leaving the park and headed south toward Coeur d’Alene, that hair-raising left turn across traffic will soon be only a memory.

News >  Business
May 8, 2012, midnight
Spokane-based Ambassadors Group has struck an agreement with a group of investors, averting a showdown over a third of the company’s board positions. Ambassadors, which promotes cultural-immersion trips for students, said Monday it reached a deal with investor group Lane Five Capital Management, which planned to run three candidates to replace departing board members.

News >  Business
April 28, 2012, midnight
Retail sales increased in most metro areas of Washington last year, but they declined in Spokane. Taxable retail sales in the city slid 1.2 percent in 2011, to $3.6 billion, the state Department of Revenue said Friday.

News >  Business
April 27, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
Retail sales increased in most metro areas of Washington last year, but they declined in Spokane. Taxable retail sales in the city slid 1.2 percent in 2011, to $3.6 billion, the state Department of Revenue said Friday.

News >  Business
April 18, 2012, midnight
The Community Indicators Initiative spearheaded by Eastern Washington University has expanded to include Kootenai County. The Kootenai County Indicators website – www.kootenai trends.org – is one of several created by EWU’s Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis.

News >  Spokane
April 6, 2012, midnight
The nation’s fastest-growing metro area between 2010 and 2011 was a mere two-hour drive from Spokane. The Tri-Cities area of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland grew an estimated 4.3 percent from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

News >  Business
April 5, 2012, 8:54 a.m.
The Tri-Cities in southeastern Washington was the nation’s fastest-growing metro area between 2010 and 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau said today.

News >  Business
April 3, 2012, 10:48 a.m.
Long-term unemployment benefits are being reduced sharply in Washington and Idaho. Later this month, most unemployed workers will be cut off after 73 weeks of long-term payments in Washington, the state announced today. That’s down from the 99 weeks now available – a reduction of six months.