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Firefighting costs continue to eat into Forest Service management budget, while disaster funding bill languishes...

spokesman.com — A new report out today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that costs allocated to fighting wildfires have grown from 16 percent of the U.S. Forest Service’s overall budget in 1995 to 42 percent today. “This has led to substantial cuts in other areas of the Forest Service budget, ...
Aug 20, 2014

Eye on Boise: Firefighting costs continue to eat into FS management budget, while disaster funding bill languishes goo.gl/Cax6OB

CdA Charter Academy posts state's top SAT scores

spokesman.com — Idaho students’ scores on the SAT are out, and Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert reports that the top scores in the state came at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, which had an average score among its juniors taking the test of 1,818. The statewide average was 1,363, a mark matched ...
Aug 20, 2014

Eye on Boise: EdNews: CdA Charter Academy posts state's top SAT scores goo.gl/R0zSLS @KevinRichert

Spokane roofing company owner alleges cybersquatting by rival

spokesman.com — Two Spokane roofing competitors have ended up in court, wrangling over the ownership of the website SpokaneCommercialRoofing.com. Les Ludtke, owner of Spokane Commercial Roofing, is suing competitor Jeffrey Sitton, saying Sitton "cybersquatted" his website name, SpokaneCommercialRoofing.com, and caused his business financial harm. Sitton, a Liberty Lake resident and member of that city's planning commission, owns Spokane Roofing Company.
Aug 20, 2014

If you're unaware of cybersquatting (and it can cost you...) here's SR's story on a Spokane case & how to prevent it: ow.ly/AxwTo