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CdA superintendent tapped for Western Washington district - Wed, 08 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 03:30
Coeur d’Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman will leave at the end of June to take the job of interim superintendent of a school district in Western Washington.

State sues former lawmaker over workers’ insurance - Tue, 07 May 2013 PST

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 14:09
COEUR D’ALENE — The Idaho Industrial Commission has filed a lawsuit against a former state lawmaker from northern Idaho over unpaid workers’ compensation insurance. The lawsuit filed in 1st District ...

Otter woos gun makers to set up shop in Idaho - Tue, 07 May 2013 PST

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants more guns and ammo produced in his state. Otter, a Republican, has sent letters to 79 firearms makers and ammunition producers in 28 states promoting the benefits of relocating to Idaho. He also declared May “2nd Amendment Protection Month” statewide.

Warm weather triggers snow melt, rising streams - Mon, 06 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:05
The National Weather Service today is warning that a week of warm and sunny weather could trigger rapid rises on rivers and streams in the Inland Northwest.

Otter to gun, ammo makers: Move to Idaho - Mon, 06 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 16:20
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a push to attract gun and ammunition manufacturers to relocate to his state, sending pitch letters to 79 of them in 28 states and proclaiming May as “2nd Amendment Protection Month” in Idaho.

ATV riding partners separate, both crash - Mon, 06 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 15:58
Two men riding ATVs together in Kootenai County early this morning were injured in separate crashes after losing each other, the Sheriff's office said.

Getting There: Idaho dust storms snarl traffic, lead to crashes - Mon, 06 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:00
Idaho State Police and the Department of Transportation reacted last week to back-to-back dust storms that led to injuries and vehicle damage in the southern part of the state. Officers said being caught in a dust storm requires drivers to take precautionary action to avoid being hurt.

Dairy education planned after abuse - Mon, 06 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:00
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – More education for dairy employees on animal welfare is planned following an undercover video at a south-central Idaho dairy showing mistreatment of animals, an associate professor ...

Doctors group questions North Idaho’s racist past - Sun, 05 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – North Idaho’s reputation as a haven for white supremacists, deserved or not, likely won’t be an impediment for a doctors group booking a conference here in 2015. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported the Western Orthopaedic Association has recommended selecting Coeur d’Alene for its summer conference in two years.

Labrador carries independence to D.C. - Sun, 05 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 07:00
WASHINGTON – While speaking to Latino voters in Boise about a decade ago, Raul Labrador caught the eye of Idaho’s highest-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives. The audience was captivated by Labrador, an immigration lawyer fluent in Spanish, and former state House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet recalls pulling the charismatic speaker aside to explore his interest in running for a seat in the Idaho Legislature.

Huckleberries: Tourism tip omits CdA’s construction disarray - Sun, 05 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 07:00
In her article “Idaho one cool destination at one cool price,” Clara Bosonetto of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touts cheap air rates in getting from Atlanta to Boise ($266 round trip). And said this about Coeur d’Alene: “A 7-hour drive north of Boise is Lake Coeur d’Alene, created by glaciers and today an international resort destination with the town of Coeur d’Alene on its north shore and resorts nestled along 135 miles of shoreline. An ideal region for avid birdwatchers – Lake Coeur d’Alene has the largest nesting population of osprey in the western United States.” Chamber types are glad she didn’t mention that the southern edge of downtown Coeur d’Alene is torn up this year. Or anything about Aryans.

Eye on Boise: Pretty quiet on fundraising front, but Crapo’s war chest deep - Sun, 05 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Idaho’s four-member congressional delegation didn’t do a ton of fundraising during the first quarter of this year, what with it not being an election year and all. But the numbers do yield some intriguing trends, including that Sen. Mike Crapo has, by far, the biggest campaign war chest. Crapo, who’s not up for re-election for another four years, had about $3.3 million in the bank at the end of the reporting period in April, compared to $259,523 for Sen. Jim Risch, who’s already announced he’s seeking re-election next year; $235,433 for 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador; and $71,826 for 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson.

Sunday brings warmest Bloomsday in 9 years - Fri, 03 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 18:40
If the weatherman is correct, Sunday will be Spokane's warmest Bloomsday in nine years.

CdA schools superintendent finalist for West Side district - Thu, 02 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 03:14
Coeur d’Alene schools Superintendent Hazel Bauman is a finalist to lead a Western Washington school district, the Coeur d’Alene School District announced today.

Yellow Lab credited with saving Yorkie from hawk - Thu, 02 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 15:59
POST FALLS — A Post Falls yellow Lab named Dakota is being credited with rescuing a 7-pound Yorkshire terrier named Cory from a hawk. Steve Groves says Dakota on Tuesday ...

Juliaetta truck driver dies in crash - Thu, 02 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:06
SANTA, Idaho — Authorities say a 19-year-old Juliaetta man died after the log truck he was driving on Tuesday afternoon left the roadway and overturned.

Dry winter increases wildfire risk - Thu, 02 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Two small but unseasonably early fires burning in northern California’s wine country and another wind-whipped blaze farther south likely are harbingers of a nasty summer fire season across ...

Five cabins face ‘conflict bids’ - Wed, 01 May 2013 PST

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Four cabin owners on state-owned, leased land at Priest Lake, and one at Payette Lake, could lose their lake homes this fall after drawing competitive bids for their leases. Five so-called “conflict bids” were filed by deadline Tuesday. If the current owners lose in the bidding process, the high bidders would have to immediately pay them for the appraised value of their homes.

Four Priest Lake cabin owners face competitive bids for properties - Tue, 30 Apr 2013 PST

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 23:53
BOISE – Four cabin owners on state-owned, leased land at Priest Lake, and one at Payette Lake, could lose their lake homes this fall after drawing competitive bids for their leases.

Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care - Tue, 30 Apr 2013 PST

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:38
BOISE — Three medical marijuana advocates from southwest Idaho say their children were placed into state foster care after law enforcement searched their home and found marijuana.