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Public defender John Adams terminated by Kootenai County

BOISE – Kootenai County commissioners voted to end a contract with longtime public defender John Adams three weeks after he made a harassment claim against a commissioner and two weeks …


County leaders offer ’12 budget

Kootenai County commissioners are proposing a 2012 budget almost $3 million higher than this year’s, but they say property taxes won’t increase because $4 million will be used from reserve …


Kootenai County cuts staff

Kootenai County has eliminated another 10 positions, bringing to 20 the number of staff reductions that have occurred since two new commissioners took office in January. The recent reductions in …


Kootenai, Spokane counties think big

What if: • Kootenai County’s free Citylink bus system connected with Spokane Transit Authority routes to allow commuters to travel back and forth across the state line?


Kootenai County commissioners reorganize departments

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners – with two newly elected members – recently cut 10 positions and reorganized some departments, resulting in savings estimated at $415,000 a year. Commissioner …


Huckleberries: Councilman feels echo of Tucson

The assassination attempt against congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., hit home for Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy. While going toward the St. Pius X Catholic Church altar to receive …


Last Democratic official in Kootenai County loses job

Kootenai County, already among the most conservative regions of the country, is about to lose its sole surviving Democratic elected county official. Longtime Kootenai County Clerk Dan English was defeated …


GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win …


Kootenai County Commission race

One race for Kootenai County commissioner took an unexpected twist when current Commissioner Elmer “Rick” Currie, who was defeated in a three-way Republican primary, announced his write-in candidacy for the …


New commissioners want restructuring vote

The two Republicans who won election to the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday appear to be philosophically aligned on at least two key issues facing the county. Dan …


Elected Kootenai commissioners align on some issues

The two Republicans who won election to the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners Tuesday appear to be philosophically aligned on at least two key issues facing the county.


Challengers oust incumbent Kootenai County commissioners

Two incumbent Kootenai County commissioners were ousted in the Republican primary Tuesday, in races that are winner-take-all because no Democrats entered.


Land-use plan tops issues in District 2 race

Land-use planning has surfaced as the most acrimonious issue in the District 2 race for the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners. Jai Nelson and Chris Fillios are running against commission …