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Third drive-thru robbery ends in chase, search

spokesman.com — Police detained a man and a woman after the third drive-thru robbery in three days Thursday evening, but say they're not sure if the man they caught is the one who committed the most recent robbery at the Shadle McDonald's. "I believe there is one more person of interest we are looking for," said Spokane Police Lt.
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Shawn Vestal: Commissioner’s records request adds fuel to flare-up over planning

spokesman.com — Public records laws are important tools for citizens to use in the battle against government secrecy and power. Anyone who has ever used them is familiar with occasional stonewalling and foot-dragging from public officials - just as they are familiar with the occasional harassing, burdensome requests to agencies from gadflies and journalists.
Spokane Co. should make Commissioner Al French write out public records requests in long hand. By himself. ow.ly/vUymL #Seriously

Sabonis signs with Gonzaga

spokesman.com — Domantas Sabonis, the 17-year-old son of former Portland Trail Blazer center Arvydas Sabonis, has signed with Gonzaga. Article here. It's a big get for the Zags, who bolstered their frontcourt and added a highly skilled forward to go with Przemek Karnowski, Kyle Wiltjer and Angel Nunez. As GU's release indicates, ...

Otter Suffers Farm Injury

spokesman.com — Though he turns 72 on May 3, Gov. Butch Otter hasn’t slowed the rough-and-tumble lifestyle he began growing up on a Canyon County farm. This week, he’s nursing a strained back injured Sunday in a ranch wreck in Star. Otter is building a storage room in his barn. “I lifted ...

Former Idaho boxing champ Kenny Keene wins $1K a week for a year from state lottery

spokesman.com — Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A former professional boxer from Idaho who made a name for himself as the "Emmett Eliminator" by smashing his way through the cruiserweight division can add another title: lottery winner. Idaho Lottery officials announced Thursday that Kenny Keene ...
Eye on Boise: AP: Former Idaho boxing champ Kenny Keene wins $1K a week for a year from the state lottery goo.gl/8XJPmx

Former Rep. Trail named new AARP state president

spokesman.com — Former longtime state Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, has been named the new state president of the Idaho AARP. Trail, who served 16 years in the House and is the former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has been an AARP member for 24 years, the seniors group said. He’ll now ...
Eye on Boise: Former Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, named new AARP state president goo.gl/TTX3C2 #idpol

Not a hero: Rancher's federal land grab all about greed, arrogance

spokesman.com — PUBLIC LANDS - Washington State Rep. Larry Shea has ridden out of his Spokane Valley district on his white horse to save us from the overpowering federal government as he stands in lock-step with a Nevada rancher who's stolen more than $1 million in grazing favors from public land.

Edit: Is This The Way To Hire Judges?

spokesman.com — By the time voters go to the polls May 20, they will face eight judicial election campaigns - including Boise attorney William (Breck) Seiniger's challenge to Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton, and in north central Idaho, former 2nd District Judge John Bradbury's run against 2nd District Court Judge Jeff Brudie.

New McEuen Splash Pad Passes Test

spokesman.com — An otherwise gray and drizzly day was dealt a splash of satisfaction on Thursday when a Patrick Cancilla of NW Playground Equipment flipped a multitude of gauges that brought the new splash pad at McEuen Park to life. “Working with water can be tricky,” Cancilla said as he adjusted pressure ...

Extra day offered for lower Columbia spring chinook fishing

spokesman.com — FISHING - Anglers will have one more day - Saturday (April 19) - to fish for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River prior to an updated assessment of the run size. The chinook fishery will be open to boat and bank fishing from Buoy 10 upriver to Rooster Rock.