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Long-stalled CdA development’s startup a good sign - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 PST

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 07:00
This may be one of the clearest signs yet the housing market is recovering in the Inland Northwest: A patch of Coeur d’Alene hillside poised for new homes for eight years is finally under construction. Streets, sidewalks and utilities were put in back in 2005, but the 75-lot subdivision has sat unfinished. And that didn’t go unnoticed, given the property faces Interstate 90 just west of the Northwest Boulevard-Ramsey Road exit.

Groups offer reward for info on missing grizzly - Sun, 16 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 22:52
Two conservation groups are offering to pay $6,500 in reward for information leading to the arrest and a conviction in the case of a grizzly bear killed near the Idaho-Montana ...

Accused seat slasher denies Schweitzer’s allegations - Sun, 16 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 22:49
A man accused in a lawsuit of slashing dozens of chair lift seat cushions at a northern Idaho ski resort is denying the allegations and claims instead he’s the target ...

Pollsters find broad support for immigration bill - Sun, 16 Jun 2013 PST

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – A new statewide poll shows Idaho voters strongly in support of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill now being debated in the U.S. Senate, with 67 percent saying they support the bill, 75 percent saying they back a path to citizenship that includes tough requirements and 89 percent saying the United States should fix its immigration system this year. Both of Idaho’s senators have opposed the bill in the two procedural votes taken on it thus far. GOP Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo were among just 15 senators that opposed allowing debate to start on the bill. Now, the Senate is debating various possible amendments.

Third bat tests positive for rabies in North Idaho - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 21:52
North Idaho’s third rabid bat within a month was caught this week in Coeur d’Alene by a family’s pet dog, prompting Panhandle Health District officials to remind people not to handle bats and to make sure their pets’ rabies vaccinations are up to date.

CdA woman files lawsuit over data collection - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 07:00
A Coeur d’Alene woman has filed a federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama and top national security officials, contending that collection of information about her Verizon cellphone use violates the law and the Constitution. Her attorneys are Idaho state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, a former deputy Kootenai County prosecutor, and Peter J. Smith IV of Lukins and Annis, who is the woman’s husband.

IRS gets clear path for Hart foreclosure - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service to foreclose on former state Rep. Phil Hart’s North Idaho home. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge ruled last week that Hart, a Republican from Athol, was still the true owner of the log home and that his attempt to transfer the property to a trust was ineffective. The judge also said Hart couldn’t claim a “head of household” tax exemption because he had no dependents at the time.

Batt chides Idaho for not raising gas tax - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt on Thursday urged Idahoans to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is destroying the system generations of Idahoans built. His message came as the Idaho Transportation Department’s headquarters was renamed for him. Lawmakers in attendance said he’s right, and current Gov. Butch Otter said it’s an issue Idaho will be hearing more about soon.

Former Gov. Batt urges Idahoans to fund roads - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:33
Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt urged Idahoans Thursday to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is destroying the system generations of Idahoans built.

IRS gets go-ahead to foreclose on Hart's log home - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:44
A federal judge has cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service to foreclose on former state Rep. Phil Hart's North Idaho home over years of unpaid taxes.

Man shot by Idaho State Police trooper identified - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:08
The man shot by an Idaho State Police trooper on Lookout Pass Wednesday has been identified.

CdA woman sues over federal phone surveillance - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 20:53
A Coeur d’Alene woman has filed a federal lawsuit against President Obama and top national security officials, contending that collection of information about her Verizon cell phone use violates the law and the Constitution.

Hydroplane group says it has funds to stage races - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:03
The races are a go, say the architects of the return of hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer.

Idaho records - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 07:00
For 06-13-2013

Idaho trooper kills man during struggle for gun - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 07:00
LOOKOUT PASS – An Idaho State Police trooper shot and killed a man during a struggle over a handgun Wednesday along Interstate 90 just west of the Idaho-Montana state line. The trooper, whose name has not been released, was not injured in the confrontation that took place around noon, said Lt. Stuart Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. A Shoshone County sheriff’s deputy also was present.

Idaho schools superintendent dismisses adding counselors - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers are unhappy that the state’s schools superintendent has resisted moves to add more school counselors. More counselors equals more students continuing their education at colleges or trade schools, they say.

Idaho state trooper shoots, kills man on I-90 - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 PST

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:12
An Idaho State Police trooper shot and killed a man during a struggle over a handgun today along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass, just west of the Idaho-Montana state line.

Lawmakers bemoan Idaho's shortage of school counselors - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 PST

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 20:29
Idaho lawmakers are unhappy that the state’s schools superintendent has resisted moves to add more school counselors to help boost the number of students going on to higher education.

North Idaho murder trial under way - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 PST

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:18
COEUR D’ALENE — The murder trial has begun for a North Idaho man charged in connection with the death of his girlfriend on Christmas day.

Afternoon cold front to stir wind gusts - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 PST

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:45
A dry cold front is forecast for the Inland Northwest later today, which is expected to bring an increase in gusty winds and a chance of blowing dust.