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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Mary Souza, Cory Jane English offer competing visions to represent Coeur d’Alene in state Senate

Mary Souza and Cory Jane English, candidates to represent Coeur d’Alene in the state Senate, disagree on many of the big issues facing Idaho.


Eye on Boise: Idaho legislators take turns wearing Barbieri’s colorful necktie

Fourth-term Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, has tried to carry on a tradition passed down to him from former Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, of wearing a different tie each …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Lawmakers put early-reading test back into Idaho state budget

Idaho lawmakers have come up with a new budget for the state superintendent of schools that includes the statewide rollout next year of a new version of the state’s reading …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Sen. Souza’s school board elections bill clears House, 50-18

Legislation to shift Idaho school board elections from May to November cleared the Idaho House on a 50-18 vote Tuesday and headed to the governor’s desk.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Mary Souza’s school board election bill clears Senate panel on party-line vote

Education would improve in Idaho if the state moved its school board elections from May to November, Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza told a Senate committee on Friday, to give …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Surveys show Idaho state pay still lags, but some lawmakers question the data

Idaho hasn’t lost any more ground, but its state employee compensation remains far below market rates, despite 3 percent merit raises approved last year, state lawmakers learned Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Idaho’s $70 million Medicaid transport contract to end early after disputes

A controversial $70 million state contract to drive Idaho Medicaid patients to non-emergency doctor and therapy appointments will end early, amid disputes between the state and the provider, Veyo, about …


Eye on Boise: Idaho Senate GOP leadership posts draw hopefuls

Leadership contests are taking shape in the Idaho Senate, as the departure of longtime Majority Leader Bart Davis prompts a ripple effect through the Senate GOP leadership.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza backs off bid to move school board votes to November general election

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza pulled her controversial school elections bill on Tuesday, which would have moved school board elections to the November general election alongside presidential and congressional races.


Huckleberries: ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ eat your heart out

Count Katrina Wright Swaim of Coeur d’Alene among the walking wounded who have slipped on slick surfaces, fallen and injured themselves. In Katrina’s case it could have been worse. She …


Senate panel rejects Souza’s bid to change Idaho school board elections

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza’s bid to change school board elections in Idaho failed Monday in the Senate Education Committee, which roundly rejected the idea.


Core testing boycott could endanger millions in funding for Idaho schools

Idaho school officials say a nascent movement among some anti-Common Core parents to boycott required annual student testing could endanger tens of millions in federal funding for the state’s cash-strapped …


Huckleberries: Smile when you say ‘Athol,’ friend

If you’re planning to move to Idaho, you should learn how to pronounce the names of towns, including Boise, Moscow, Kamiah, Weippe, Coeur d’Alene, and, of course, Athol. Otherwise, the …


Idaho Senate passes Sen. Mary Souza’s parent rights measure

BOISE – All Idaho school districts would have to allow parents to withdraw their children from any activity, class or program that the parents believe “impairs the parents’ firmly held …


Eye on Boise: Bill limiting kids’ use of tanning beds heads to governor

After years of debate, lawmakers have sent legislation limiting children’s use of artificial tanning beds to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk. HB 177 passed the Senate late last week on a …


Eye on Boise: Ruling means ‘reset’ for school broadband plan

Idaho lawmakers are scrambling after a judge reaffirmed last week that the state’s $60 million contract for a broadband network that links every Idaho high school was issued illegally. The …


North Idaho loses power in new Legislature

BOISE – When the Idaho Legislature convenes in January, it’ll have just one committee chairman from North Idaho: new House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri of Dalton Gardens. “I look …


Huckleberries: Andrew Whipple brings common sense to Central Committee

First, you need to know that Kootenai High (Harrison, Idaho) instructor Andrew Whipple served as an Idaho National Guard captain in Iraq from November 2004 until November 2005. Now, onward. …


Huckleberries: Domino’s Pizza offer doesn’t make the grade

That flier from Domino’s Pizza seeking teachers to deliver pizzas and serve as customer reps part time received mixed reviews in the Coeur d’Alene High teachers’ lounge last week. Coeur …


Coeur d’Alene moderates victorious in election

Coeur d’Alene voters passed over a slate of hard-line conservatives and elected moderate or left-leaning candidates for mayor and City Council on Tuesday. Business owner Steve Widmyer will take over …


Huckleberries: Former CdA resident hardly shy about how Hawaii ranks for retirees

Major John Chamness of the Salvation Army emails a business story from Hawaii about that MoneyRates.com study claiming Idaho is a better place to retire than the islands. John has …


Huckleberries: Tony Stewart, Steve Widmyer linked by near-fatal river mishap

It’s hard to imagine where the long struggle for human rights in North Idaho would have been without Tony Stewart. Yet the longtime Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations …


Huckleberries: Input on arming teachers neither ‘needless’ nor ‘divisive’

First, you should know that Mindy Cameron is a Lake Pend Oreille School District (Bonner County) trustee – and former editorial page editor of the Seattle Times. When she speaks, …


Huckleberries: Sending sky lantern aloft not welcome, on two fronts

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan Gookin has a message for whoever launched a sky lantern that landed, deflated, behind a rear car tire in his Fortgrounds ’hood: “Now if you and …


Huckleberries: CdA, nearing 125th, incorporated for 36 reasons

Coeur d’Alene water superintendent Jim Markley gave Huckleberries a heads-up that the City by the Lake is turning 125 this month – on Aug. 22 or Aug. 29, depending on …


Huckleberries: Black bear cub, local R’s share camera shyness

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, is accustomed to seeing moose, turkey, deer and bears while working at her “day job”: executive director for the Associated Logging Contractors. The association’s office is …


Recall backers hand in petitions

It’s truth time for organizers of a recall effort to replace Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of the City Council. Members of RecallCda delivered boxes of petitions signed by voters …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2012

RecallCda organizers deliver signatures

Organizers of an effort to recall Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and three city council members delivered boxes of petitions signed by voters to City Hall this morning.


Huckleberries: The family that opposes the recall together …

Mary Souza, an organizer of the Coeur d’Alene recall effort and bitter foe of Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Mike Kennedy, claims she’s enjoying good vi-vi-vibrations from the community. She …


Huckleberries: Clapping is a right in CdA, stomping a privilege

Contrary to what you may have heard, Sandi Bloem doesn’t have a no-clap rule for her council meetings. Her Sandiness was accused by detractor Mary Souza of not allowing applause …