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Post Falls Church To Honor Dead Vet

spokesman.com — St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church (4718 E. Horsehaven/Post Falls) is sponsoring a memorial service and a "Beer and Brats" fundraiser in honor of (World War II combat veteran Jim Ayers, pictured) from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Ayers, who was permanently disabled with a loss of hearing, died destitute recently. An anonymous ...
Oct 31, 2014

Post Falls church to stage fundraiser to cover funeral costs of destitute WW2 combat vet: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Raffee: 1st Results At 9:30 Tuesday

spokesman.com — The Kootenai County Clerk's Department will change its approach to tabulating votes Tuesday, with the goal of getting results out sooner. Deputy Clerk Pat Raffee said the goal of the Elections Department this time will be to get absentees and early votes out by 9:30 p.m. The department will try ...
Oct 31, 2014

#Kootenai Co Elections Dept predicts 1st results Tues @ 9:30, 2nd @ 11, 3rd @ 12:30 (after 2 rough elex past): spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — On her Facebook wall, state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, posts: "This post on Dave O's Huckleberries Online blog at the Spokesman Review reminds me that the twilight hours of campaign season can be filled with ugly and deceitful occurrences. As always, I've worked hard in each campaign to focus on ...

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Walkabout snapped this photos of trees leveled between Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive), along the western boundary of North Idaho College this week. Trees were cut and brush removed as part of a levee stabilization project. At one point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had declared that all the trees ...
Oct 31, 2014

Blog rdp @HucksOnline offers photo of tree-brush removal occurring near @NorthIdaho College-Spokane River area: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Space tourism rocket explosion kills pilot, injures another

spokesman.com — MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. The company founded by British billionaire Richard Branson would not say what happened other than that it was working with authorities to determine the cause of the "accident."
Oct 31, 2014

SpaceShipTwo crash has emotional impact on Burt Rutan, who founded ScaledComposites and designed SSOne.spokesman.com/stories/2014/o…

One of GOP campaign bus tour stops was a public charter school, where whole student body welcomed the candidates

spokesman.com — When the Idaho GOP campaign bus tour rolled into Gooding on Oct. 24, the students and staff at North Valley Academy Public Charter School were ready. The entire student body, in the colorful uniforms that are required at the patriotism-themed charter school, assembled on the lawn in front of the ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: 1 of GOP campaign bus tour stops was public charter school, during school day, with student body goo.gl/NIfCp6 #idpol

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — 12:01 a.m. CPD officer stopping in 100 block of N19th Street/CdA to follow up on eviction. 11:56 a.m. Driver of red 1990 Acura Integra reckless, speeding @ 100mph @ e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/Post Falls). 11:15 a.m. Abandoned bicycle found @ Govt Way/Hayden Avenue. 11:11 a.m. Undisclosed medical emergency reported @ ...

AdWatch: Otter's final campaign pitch is endorsement from Romney

spokesman.com — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a new campaign ad in the final days before the election, featuring former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsing him. Romney urges Idaho voters to “get out and vote,” and says, “What’s happening under Butch Otter ought to happen to every state, and you’re ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: AdWatch: Otter's final campaign pitch is Romney endorsement ad goo.gl/83IGXc #idpol

Breaking! Lake City Picks Hammond

spokesman.com — Jim Hammond, a former Idaho state senator who previously served as a city councilman, mayor and city administrator in Post Falls, has been named Coeur d’Alene city administrator. Hammond, 64, was selected from a nationwide pool of 64 candidates. He is expected to start his new position in November. “I ...
Oct 31, 2014

It's official ... former Idaho state senator #JimHammond is new Coeur d'Alene city administrator: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Kentucky No. 1 in AP poll; Zags open at No. 13

spokesman.com — The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, opinionator Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune offers jeers to ... Idaho Libertarian gubernatorial hopeful John Bujak: "He would rather spend $10,000 on his campaign than pay his child support. On Oct. 22, Bujak pleaded guilty to contempt of court for failing to ...

NIC Picks Architect For Tech Building

spokesman.com — The Coeur d’Alene-based firm Architects West has been chosen by a committee to design the $15 million, 100,000-square-foot North Idaho College Career Technical Education Facility in Rathdrum. Architects West was chosen out of six local and regional firms by a search committee comprised of NIC representatives, community members and NIC ...

Watch the full governor's debate...

spokesman.com — The full, 90-minute debate between Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian challenger John Bujak can be viewed online here. It was a lively and often heated debate that saw the candidates clash on an array of issues as Tuesday's election approaches. The debate, which was ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: Watch last night's full, heated governor's debate online goo.gl/LKMC7L #idpol #IdahoDebates

Balukoff: Analysis of Otter's schedule shows he's a 'part-time governor'

spokesman.com — A.J. Balukoff, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, has analyzed a year’s worth of incumbent GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s detailed calendars, and concluded that Otter is a “part-time governor,” working only 27 hours a week in 2013, or 32.8 if receptions and travel time are added in. “Gov. Otter ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: Otter campaign on ‘part-time governor’ charge: Otter is on duty 24/7, job is '24-hour calling' goo.gl/fSTZRa #idpol

Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: Balukoff: Analysis of Otter's schedule shows he's a 'part-time governor,' often not at work goo.gl/fSTZRa #idpol

Pastor: Rescind Anti-Bias Ordinance

spokesman.com — In an open letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, Pastor Paul Van Noy of Candlelight writes: The recent activities, information, and misinformation surrounding The Hitching Post have inspired tension here in our beautiful city - and across the country. Activity like this was anticipated when I made it clear ...

Jones named in guardianship dispute

spokesman.com — Jana Jones, the Democratic candidate for state superintendent of schools, has been named in a guardianship dispute with her brother-in-law, Idaho Education News reports today. The brother-in-law, Michael Von Jones of Twin Falls, charges that Jones and her husband convinced his parents to write off a loan made to the ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: EdNews: Jones named in guardianship dispute, brother-in-law's move termed 'smear' goo.gl/ayNVW6 #idpol

Nothing trivial about Saturday's game

spokesman.com — We are going to share some trivia with you today. Which is different than our usual column, in which we mainly share something trivial. Only one letter different, maybe, but we'll go with that. Read on. * Do you know USC and Washington State have played 71 football games since December of 1921, when the series began in Pasadena?
Oct 31, 2014

The game itself isn’t trivial but we do share some trivia on the USC/WSU football series. Yep, it’s our daily post. spokesman.com/blogs/sportsli…

Idaho guv debate most heated yet

spokesman.com — Idaho's final gubernatorial debate showcased the most heated exchanges yet between the candidates seeking the seat, the AP reports. GOP Gov. Butch Otter faced off against Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian candidate John Bujak. The three agreed on little, writes AP reporter Kimberlee Kruesi, and often interrupted the moderator and debate panel ...
Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: TimesNews: Otter on defensive on CCA in last debate goo.gl/eBrzUI #idpol

Oct 31, 2014

Eye on Boise: AP: Idaho guv debate most heated yet; full story goo.gl/eBrzUI #idpol

A night of lively political debates in Idaho...

spokesman.com — Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on tonight’s lieutenant governor debate, the only debate in the race between GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Democratic challenger Bert Marley. In the polite but pointed televised debate, Little and Marley outlined sharply differing views of how Idaho’s faring as it ...
Oct 30, 2014

Eye on Boise: A night of lively political debates in Idaho... goo.gl/cgJWob #idpol