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Drowned teen was student at All Saints School - Sun, 07 Jul 2013 PST

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:05
Spokane teenager Mitchell Raymond drowned Saturday in a swimming accident at Blue Lake south of Coeur d’Alene. Divers removed his body Sunday.

Judge celebrates 50 years on the job - Sun, 07 Jul 2013 PST

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – From the Ruby Ridge standoff to tribal ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene, from Claude Dallas to Sami al-Hussayen, from mining damage in the Coeur d’Alene Basin to the death penalty trial of child-killer Joseph Duncan, one judge presided. That judge, U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, is now the longest-serving judge in Idaho history, marking 50 years on the bench, a milestone few judges achieve.

Eye on Boise: Total Idaho crime down, but violence up - Sun, 07 Jul 2013 PST

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Idaho’s crime rate dropped 1.5 percent in 2012, according to the new Crime in Idaho report, continuing a five-year decline, but the number of violent crimes – murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault – increased 5.2 percent. That was partly due to a 3.2 percent increase in aggravated assaults, which made up 77.4 percent of violent crimes. Idaho’s population increased 0.8 percent in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.

Three adults, two children injured in Rathdrum collision - Sat, 06 Jul 2013 PST

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:44
Five people were injured in a crash Friday afternoon at Idaho State Highway 53 and Ramsey Road in Rathdrum.

Rare rabies cure drives cost - Sat, 06 Jul 2013 PST

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:00
When Nicholle Joyce learned she’d been exposed to a rabid bat at a Spirit Lake home and she was nine days into the 10-day window for a lifesaving vaccine for the fatal disease, she did what her doctor’s office suggested – she went to the emergency room. The result: A $5,000 bill for her, and a matching one for her friend who was in the same bind. Joyce had insurance, but it had a $3,000 deductible and is only paying about $830. Her friend had none; Medicaid covered the shots for the friend’s 15-month-old son but not for the single mom who works as an aesthetician.

An appetite for weeds - Sat, 06 Jul 2013 PST

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 07:00
Seventy-five goats pushed past Reece Dobson as he opened the enclosure to a new area of pasture. Heads down, they tore into a thorny plant called prickly lettuce. Before they leave the enclosure, the goats will also munch their way through patches of spotted knapweed, dalmatian toadflax and other nonnative, invasive weeds.

Idaho records - Thu, 04 Jul 2013 PST

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 07:00
For 07-04-2013

Teacher who had kids mark faces will return - Thu, 04 Jul 2013 PST

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 07:00
DECLO, Idaho – A southern Idaho teacher who allowed her fourth-grade students to use markers to draw on the faces of six classmates who failed to meet their reading goals ...

Teen injured in Coeur d'Alene boating accident - Wed, 03 Jul 2013 PST

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 03:30
A 14-year-old girl was injured Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Coeur d'Alene Fourth of July road closures take effect tomorrow morning - Wed, 03 Jul 2013 PST

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:41
If you’re heading into Coeur d’Alene for Fourth of July celebrations, be aware of the following street closures for the parade and fireworks.

Idaho, Washington combat rise in metal theft - Wed, 03 Jul 2013 PST

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Metal thieves who steal from electrical substations and other utility installations in Idaho now face stiffer penalties, particularly if their pilfering interrupts service. And if the thieves are injured in the act, utilities now enjoy immunity from legal liability.

Corkill named to Idaho F&G Commission - Tue, 02 Jul 2013 PST

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 23:34
North Idaho lumber company owner Brad Corkill was appointed to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission by Gov. Butch Otter today, replacing Panhandle Commissioner Tony McDermott of Sagle, whose term ended June 30.

Colvilles celebrate $50 million hatchery - Tue, 02 Jul 2013 PST

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 07:00
BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Cheers went up when Colville tribal fisherman Mylan Williams hauled a 20-pound chinook out of the Columbia River with a dip net. Then hats came off in a show of respect. Tribal elders circled the fish and sang, honoring the salmon that gave up its life to feed the people.

Woman who died in climbing wall fall identified - Mon, 01 Jul 2013 PST

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 20:34
Police have identified the woman who fell off a Post Falls climbing wall and died on Friday as 37-year-old Megan C. Mitchell.

Post Falls motorist dead in car crash - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 21:07
A 71-year-old man is dead after his car careened over an embankment near St. Maries, Idaho.

Huckleberries: Steady stream of oddities preserves CdA’s image - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 07:00
A commenter on the Huckleberries Online blog who goes by the pseudonym “Sisyphus” contends that the image problems for the Coeur d’Alene area are cumulative. Many, of course, think of million-dollar waterfront property, pine-covered foothills and the floating green when they hear the name “Coeur d’Alene.” But others, says Sisyphus, wonder: Isn’t that the place where: 1. The old man lives who hit the black kid on the plane? 2. They had a KKK snowman with a noose? 3. The school trustee repeated a tasteless Obama joke? 4. They’re building a right-wing armed fortress? 5. They protested against Mexican food carts?

CdA boy will advocate for diabetes research in D.C. - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 07:00
Three years ago today, Carson Magee learned he had Type 1 diabetes – the “day that changed my life forever.” The 10-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy recalls it vividly: “The doctor walked into the room with tears in his eyes” to deliver the news, Magee said. At first, “I thought the shots I was getting in the hospital would cure me, but that didn’t happen.”

Idaho town will host quasi-military academy - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 07:00
PIERCE, Idaho – Shyam Bhardwaj was a third-generation grocer when he moved to this small Clearwater County community, but he’s a full-service entrepreneur at heart. Bhardwaj, whom locals refer to as Sammy, emigrated from India to New York 23 years ago. He purchased the S&S Family Foods store on Main Street in 2006.

Eye on Boise: Crapo, Risch oppose immigration bill - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch both voted against the landmark immigration reform bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week. “The triggers in this bill with regard to border security are not strong enough,” Crapo said.

Hart may face criminal charges - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Federal authorities may be laying the groundwork for criminal charges against tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart. In bankruptcy court documents, federal officials are charging that Hart lied under oath, concealed or destroyed records and attempted to “hinder, delay or defraud his creditors, including the Internal Revenue Service.”