DFO: This keeps the North Idaho College Board of Trustees in good hands for two more years. Thoughts?
While walking barefoot through the house, I managed to impale my foot with a toothpick which sank itself almost an inch deep. Yes, this is my life --Trish Gannon, publisher of the River Journal, via Facebook.
Question: Can you think of a dumb way in which you hurt yourself in the last year?
- 11:58 a.m. Domestic dispute reported on Wesson/Athol.
- 11:09 a.m. 71YO female is in high degree of distress @ Garden Plaza Court/Post Falls.
- 10:58 a.m. Small child near disabled vehicle on I-90/Post Falls area is too close to passing traffic.
- 10:48 a.m. Vehicle is illegally speeding along Prairie Trail, from Atlas to Huetter.
- 10:45 a.m. Resident reports male lying on Tombstone, near Meyer/Rathdrum, but she doesn't want to check on him.
- 10:30 a.m. Male at Timberlake High/Spirit Lake is having issues with his older brother.
- 9:37 a.m. A drunk & disorderly male is causing problems @ Jiffy Stop, 502 W. Appleway/CdA.
- 9:30 a.m. Athol Elementary reports juvenile problem.
- 9:17 a.m. CPD officer is at south Coeur d'Alene High lot looking for hit-and-run vehicle.
- 9:15 a.m. Deputy is stopping @ Mallory Road/Rathdrum residence re: garnishment situation.
- 8:57 a.m. Driver of black pickup pulling trailer that turned from Honeysuckle onto H95 reckless.
- 8:33 a.m. 34YO female suffering general illness @ 2075 N Stagecoach/Post Falls.
At Daanen's Deli/Hayden last night, former Coeur d'Alene schools trustee Brent Regan, left, manned the computer, while anti-tax activist Sharon Culbreth whispered something to Bob Brooke, right. Newly elected legislator Don Cheatham has his back to the camera. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
At Daanen's Deli in Hayden, the Kootenai County Republican Party enjoyed a clean sweep of their local candidates Election Night. Among those in attendance were (from left): Coroner-elect Warren Keene, county GOP chairman Neil Oliver, campaign organizer Becky Funk and her husband and County Clerk Jim Brannon. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
Three new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Coeur d’Alene. In the wake of losing out on a $375,000 federal grant that would have funded the positions, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to use savings from a reduction in the contribution rate to the Firefighters Retirement Fund (FRF) to hire the officers. Calling it an “immediate need,” Mayor Steve Widmyer supported using $118,110 from the fund to pay for the new officers. The city will also use $59,055 it had budgeted as matching funds for the federal grant that it did not receive. The retirement funding will pay for the new officers from January through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2015. Other funding options will be sought to retain the officers beyond that periodKeith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.
Question: I wonder how Adams voted ...
- Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation wasn't happy with the projected 9:30 deadline set by the Kootenai County Elections Department for the first results on Election Night (although the 1st ones weren't actually provided until after 10:30 p.m.). 121 of 200 respondents (60.5%) said 9:30 was too long to wait for the first results in this high-tech age. 75 of 200 respondents (37.5%) didn't mind waiting. 4 (2%) were undecided.
- Today's Poll: Are you happy with the election results in Idaho?
Former Coeur d'Alene Airport manager Greg Delavan is comforted by Burt Rutan and Greg's son after a meeting Tuesday in which the Kootenai County Commissioners Dan Green and Todd Tondee stood by their decision to fire him. Story here. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)
- Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR
- Complete Kootenai County results/Press
- Avista reports slightly lower 3rd Q earnings/SR
- Spokane County voters favor GOP candidates/SR
- Lake City Playhouse is now The Modern Theatre/Press
- Mica-Kidd Island voters oust commissioner Shelton/Press
- Hauser corn maze owners claim victim was a volunteer/KREM
- Labrador: Senate takeover 'fantastic night for America/KTVB 7
- GOP governors group spent $1.2M on anti-Balukoff ads/Eye on Boise
Question: Can you get your mind around the title "State Sen. Mary Souza"?
... (and I was) the final tabulation by the Kootenai County Election Department was provided around 1:20 a.m.
Question: The clerk's office beat the self-imposed 2 a.m. Wednesday deadline for final tabulation by 40 minutes. But the 1st results weren't provided until 10:34 p.m. -- 64 minutes later than the self-imposed deadline. Is that OK with you?
"Thanks to everyone who helped with you time, money and encouragement. We offered an opportunity for better government but the vote was decisive. Despite their many complaints voters want more of the same" -- Jerry Shriner, Democratic candidate for Kootenai County commissioner, on his campaign Facebook page.
Question: It's hard to argue with logic that Kootenai County voters want Republican rule, although there are mixed signals in Coeur d'Alene (mayor/council in good hands, while two legislators were ringleaders of the unsuccessful recall effort). What gives? Is Kootenai County uber-con red? Or simply red?
In the New York Times, Michael D. Shear writes: "The full magnitude of the Republican Party’s success in reshaping the national political landscape at President Obama’s expense became clearer Wednesday morning as the party seemed headed toward an even longer list of electoral victories in Senate and governor races that had been too close to call before dawn. White House officials, waking to far deeper losses than they had expected in races across the country, announced that Mr. Obama would hold a news conference at 2:50 p.m. Eastern time to address the Republicans’ campaign victories and preview his response to the electorate’s punishing message. More here.
Question: What is life going to be like for President Obama during the last two years of his second term?
Democrat A.J. Balukoff concedes: "Late last night, I called Gov. Otter and congratulated him for his victory on Election Day, and I wished him all the best in his next term. I told the governor I would be honored to help in any way possible to make our state better, especially our education system. I urge the members of my party and all Idahoans to come together, through our common values, to pursue our shared goals, so that we may rise to the challenges before us. We ran a good race and we brought attention to some very important issues. And in the end, as a nation of free elections, we accept the decision of voters." More here.
Question: In Idaho Reports, blogger Melissa Davlin opines that Idaho Democrats should pay less attention to running -- and losing in statewide races -- and start rebuilding their political bench at the local level. (Click here) Thoughts?
Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra greets Gov. C.L "Butch" Otter during the Idaho GOP election night event at the Riverside Hotel in Boise Tuesday. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)Superintendent of Public Instruction DEM Jana Jones 211,291 49.3% REP Sherri Ybarra 217,014 50.7% Superintendent of Public Instruction (Kootenai County) Jana Jones (DEM) . . . . . . . . 13,468 37.46 Sherri Ybarra (REP) . . . . . . . 22,484 62.54 Total . . . . . . . . . 35,952
Question: Statewide, Ybarra won by about 6000 votes; in Kootenai County, she won by 9000. Thoughts?
Question: Why was this race relatively close?
- Complete Kootenai County courthouse election results here
Question: Is this the end of planning as we know it in Kootenai County?
Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter won a rare third term Tuesday over Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff after a hard-fought race, while the race for state superintendent of schools was too close to call all night, before finally resulting in a razor-thin victory Wednesday morning for first-time Republican candidate Sherri Ybarra over Democrat Jana Jones, a former chief deputy state superintendent. Ybarra, a political unknown who won a four-way GOP primary with just 28.7 percent of the vote, ran a stumbling campaign that lurched from one gaffe to the next. She acknowledged that her campaign website plagiarized material from her opponent’s. When news surfaced that she’d never voted in an Idaho election since moving to the state in 1996, she said she’s running for state superintendent, in part, to “repay” Idaho for that lapse in civic participation/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (AP photo)
Question: Can we officially say that anyone with an "R"after their name is unbeatable in statewide elective office?
OK, it's 12:40 & I'm headed home with 53% of the ballots counted and holding for the last hour. I'll stay up a little longer. But I doubt that you will. Most races are decided. The only ones that aren't involved the superintendent of public instruction where Sherri Ybarra apears to have the edge. And the House District 4 race where Rep. Kathy Sims is getting a stiff run from Democrat Anne Nesse. I'll see you back here around 8 in the morning ...