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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Sandpoint veteran killed, wife injured on way to Veterans Day dinner

An Idaho veteran died and his wife was seriously injured in a car crash that occurred while they were driving to a Veterans Day dinner in Sandpoint, according to a …

A Grip on Sports: No matter what food you like to pair with your Thursday, it’s comforting to know the football weekend isn’t that far away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you ever wondered which day is the hardest to come up with a main subject in the online column world, it’s Thursday. Always Thursday. …

Tracking antenna set up along Salmon, Lemhi rivers to spy on baby chinook

Elaborate riverbank antennas appeared this fall along the Salmon and Lemhi rivers as part of a study to learn where juvenile chinook salmon like to hang their hats before heading …

A Grip on Sports: It’s OK to miss a lot following your local college football team, but it’s better when it wins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the sun sets on one college season, it’s rising on another. And that’s a little disconcerting – and tiring.

8-year-old Sandpoint girl shatters Idaho catch-and-release record

An 8-year-old Idaho girl obliterated a state catch-and-release record last month while fishing with her family at Lake Pend Oreille.

Spokane County looks to mirror, modify Kootenai County crisis center model

The need for Spokane County residents in crisis to travel to Kootenai County could lessen, as Spokane is in the process of creating a mental health crisis stabilization unit of …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

‘They call it their happy place’: Indoor petting zoo draws animal lovers to Coeur d’Alene

Big Red’s Barn doesn’t look all that big from the outside, but inside, there’s an entire animal kingdom waiting to be petted and fed in pens just behind a couple …

A Grip on Sports: Sure, there are college basketball games today, but football isn’t ready to yield the spotlight for a while

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone ready for Saturday’s huge college football games? And for Alabama vs. LSU? Or Minnesota facing Penn State? It’s that type of day, what with …

Lawmakers consider shifting resources from audits to budgets

A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho’s only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Hecla, union reach tentative deal to end Lucky Friday mine strike

Hecla Mining Co. and more than 200 union workers have reached a tentative deal to end a two-year strike at the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho.

A Grip on Sports: For one night anyway, the Cougars show Kyle Smith isn’t afraid to dig deep to earn a win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You might have heard some creaking late last night. Some shuffling of boxes. Maybe a “where is that darn thing” or two. If you were …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Idaho governor asks agencies to cut budgets

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has asked most state agencies to trim their current budgets by 1% and prepare for more cuts in the coming year. The Idaho Press reports Little …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Westbound police chase down Eastbound I-90 ends with wanted man’s arrest

After failing to appear in court, a suspect charged with stalking led Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase on Interstate 90 before being arrested.

A Grip on Sports: As Washington State begins its basketball season, don’t ever forget it can take a while to change a program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. It’s Thursday, right? Is “Cheers” still on? Of course not. Even if it were, it would probably be on Netflix or Hulu and …

A Grip on Sports: Opening night can lead to some jitters – especially for college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No subject pops out this morning as being one of those crucial, must-cover themes of the day. Unless, maybe, it’s the possible angst among local …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Incumbents, Christie Wood win seats on Coeur d’Alene City Council

Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Lawsuit planned after giant forest project OK’d in Idaho

A giant forest project in Idaho rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is on again, and an environmental group says it violates the court’s orders and will …

A Grip on Sports: Election Day is a key benchmark … It’s when college hoops kicks in for real

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few thoughts on this election day that have nothing whatsoever to do with any candidates or issues. However, if you didn’t get …

Man dies in mobile home fire north of Garwood

A man died in a mobile home fire north of Garwood near Highway 95 Monday morning, KHQ reported.

A Grip on Sports: Saturday’s local college football results brought a lot of smiles

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were three college football games in the area Saturday. And the three local teams all won fairly easily. Today, the regional professional football team …

Inmate says he was told to wash, reuse disposable catheters

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. …

Eye on Boise: Fulcher shirks interview, reporter

The newest member of Idaho’s congressional delegation, GOP 1st District Rep. Russ Fulcher, has been in office just 10 months.

A Grip on Sports: You could spend your Saturday flying around the Inland Northwest watching college football, but you would probably have to actually fly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to watch all the area’s college football teams today? Even with the Cougars taking the weekend off, you would need a really tricked up …

CdA Councilman Dan English draws challengers Tom Morgan, Lacey Moen for seat

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 …

University of Idaho deficit expected to increase to $22M

More budget cuts are anticipated at the University of Idaho as tuition revenue is estimated to drop $8 million by 2022, university officials said.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

CdA council incumbent Gookin says he demands answers, while challenger Pereira says he’s ineffective

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 …

A Grip on Sports: There’s nothing scary about college basketball season except, maybe, there is too much in the way of sweet stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We know how today will end, with hands full of candy bars as Spider-men and Wonder Women skip through the neighborhood, almost indecipherable under layers …

A Grip on Sports: There will be a Game Seven in the World Series tonight and the Sounders will play for an MLS trophy down the road

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we crest the hill, headed for the weekend, let’s take some time out to cover a whole bunch of bumps in the road, shall …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Shari’s Restaurant in Lewiston kicks out couple dressed as Native Americans and making war cries

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Hayden property tax increase would more than double number of deputies on patrol

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 …