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Two new Idaho GOP chair hopefuls emerge in two days

spokesman.com — Two new candidates for Idaho Republican Party chairman have emerged in the past two days: Cassia County Republican Chairman Douglas Pickett, and former Dick Cheney aide and three-year Idaho Falls resident Steve Yates. This comes as the party is headed to court in a lawsuit filed by its last elected ...

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — "I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy… By all indicators, I don't think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people" -- ...

Cedar Planks: Hot New Grilling Trend

spokesman.com — When you choose to spend your vacation in your hometown, it’s a choice to spend several days recognizing people around every corner and perfecting the art of the enthusiastic, “Oh! Hey! How ARE you?” when you can’t remember someone’s name. Growing up in rural North Idaho, you get to used ...

Labrador bill to ease '80s-era federal drug sentencing laws gaining support in D.C.

spokesman.com — Bipartisan legislation introduced last year by Idaho 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador and a bipartisan group of senators and representatives aimed at relaxing harsh 1980s-era federal drug sentencing laws is gaining support in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post editorialized strongly in favor of the measure today, and Labrador reported today ...
Jul 24, 2014

Eye on Boise: Labrador bill to ease '80s-era federal drug sentencing laws gaining support in D.C. goo.gl/aVNj4F

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — Alva Lucas holds Ireland, 3, his girlfriend, Gladys Wallin's granddaughter after their home was destroyed by falling trees during a windstorm on Wednesday, at Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in Chattaroy, Wash. "My car is gone and so is my home, but I made it out with what counts," he ...

Prairie Avenue Widening To Begin

spokesman.com — Traffic snarls are ahead on Prairie Avenue. The mile stretch along the busy east-west corridor from Huetter to Meyer will be closed Monday through Oct. 1 as the road is widened from two lanes to five. "Only emergency vehicles and residents in that area will be allowed access," said Lynn ...
Jul 24, 2014

Road Work: Prairie Ave from Huetter to Meyer will be shut for 2-plus months for widening: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… @cdapresscom

UI Recruit Gets Scholarship, Loses Dad

spokesman.com — When Jaden Gardner received a scholarship offer to play football for the the University of Idaho on June 18, it should have been one of the happiest, most thrilling days of his life. Instead, the 16-year-old linebacker was handed a sobering reminder that some things are more important than sports ...
Jul 24, 2014

Moving @mpdailynews story re: son of ex- @uidaho star who won football scholarship on day father unexpectedly died: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Prosecutor Clears School Trustees

spokesman.com — The Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office has determined that school board members in Coeur d'Alene did not violate the state's open meeting law. An investigation into a possible violation was initiated last spring in response to a March 27 complaint lodged with the prosecutor's office by citizen Mary Jo Finney. Finney, ...
Jul 24, 2014

Kootenai County prosecutor clear 3 #cda school trustees of claim by critic that they violated #openmeeting law: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014…

Huckleberries Online

spokesman.com — For every death row inmate Idaho executes, it has freed another on new evidence while an equal number died of illness - to say nothing of all the condemned people serving out life sentences thanks to successful appeals. What would you call that? Dysfunctional? Random? Since the death penalty was ...

Evening Adventure In Selle

spokesman.com — On her Facebook wall, Marianne Love/Slight Detour posts this photo of Mama Turkey & her offspring having an evening outing in the Selle Valley, near Sandpoint, earlier this week. The wonderful photo received 14 comments and 146 likes.
Jul 24, 2014

Viewtiful photo of Mama Turkey taking offspring for evening stroll in Idaho's #Selle Valley: spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014… pic.twitter.com/VWZt05cNUl

Senator: PTSD Made Me Plagiarize

Shock want to keep momentum rolling

spokesman.com — Spokane is trying to finish the regular season on a five-game winning streak, but it also wants to be healthy for the playoffs. Read more here about Spokane's approach to the regular-season finale at Portland on Saturday.
Jul 24, 2014

Shock juggling momentum, health entering regular-season finale: spokesman.com/blogs/sportsli…

CdA police take on dog encounter training

spokesman.com — Every officer in the Coeur d'Alene POlice Department is being required to watch a dog encounter training video from the U.S. Department of Justice, the police said this morning. The announcement follows a controversial incident in which a Coeur d'Alene officer shot and killed a black Labrador in a parked van earlier this month.
Jul 24, 2014

"Understanding dog behavior and having nonlethal options" will reduce lethal tragic incidents, CdA police chief says. spokesman.com/stories/2014/j…

Spreading the word about football season isn't new

spokesman.com — A GRIP ON SPORTS I kept up with the first day of the Pac-12 media event the old-fashioned way: by reading tweets. None of this new-fangled video streaming for me. No sir. Words - and an occasional picture - are what it is about. Read on.
Jul 24, 2014

If one day is good, I guess two days is twice as good. Right? Our daily post on Pac-12 media days. spokesman.com/blogs/sportsli…