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Preservationists Want Lynching Mural

July 7, 2015 - 1:18pm

Preservation Idaho, the state’s leading historic preservation group, has sent a letter to University of Idaho officials asking them not to cover two historic murals depicting the lynching of a Native American man in the former Ada County Courthouse when it reopens as the new Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center later this summer, with occupants including the UI College of Law and some operations of the Idaho Supreme Court. “Idahoans have not destroyed the sites of the Bear River Massacre, the Minidoka Internment Camp, or Massacre Rocks State Park,” said the letter from the group’s president, Paula Benson. “We deplore what happened at the sites but we acknowledge them so that we may reflect and learn from past mistakes”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Should the lynching murals be covered?

Fire Slows, Bayview Meeting Tonight

July 7, 2015 - 1:10pm

There will be a community meeting in Bayview Tuesday night to discuss the progress made in fighting the Cape Horn Fire. The meeting will be at the Bayview Community Center at 8:00 p.m. at 20298 Perimeter Road. Firefighters reported minimal growth of the fire Monday evening into Tuesday morning. The current size of the fire is still sitting at 2,000 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain, which is slowing progress, but firefighters are continuing to attack from the air and water. Highway 54 is closed at Farragut State Park Visitor Venter and Perimeter Road is closed at Sallee Creek Road for public safety/KHQ. More here.

Sheriff Hunting For Abuser Of 2 Puppies

July 7, 2015 - 11:58am

The Kootenai County sheriff is seeking public assistance in finding the person responsible for abusing and abandoning two puppies in Worley on Saturday night. A witness saw someone throw a white pillowcase out of the window of a black, possibly diesel, passenger-type truck, a news release from the sheriff’s office said. The witness found the pillowcase to be zip-tied closed and found a male and female puppy inside. Both puppies were covered in ticks. One had several cuts and appeared to have a broken back left leg (pictured, left). An animal control officer found that the puppies were about three months old/SR. More here.

Is US Now A Soccer Nation?

July 7, 2015 - 11:53am

United States teammates, from left to right, Morgan Brian (14), Tobin Heath (17), Alex Morgan (13), Lauren Holiday (12), Carli Lloyd (10) and Ali Krieger (11) celebrate after Lloyd's second goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sunday. The USA crushed Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Question: Has the United States finally become a soccer nation?

AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.7.15

July 7, 2015 - 11:51am
  • 11:53 a.m. Fire alarm sounding at Wells Fargo Bank, 301 E. Sherman Ave/CdA.
  • 11:29 a.m. ISP officer asks dispatch to contact ITD re: large chunks of tire on road @ H95/Garwood Road.
  • 11:08 a.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ 300 block of Bay St/Post Falls.
  • 11:02 a.m. Fire official reports grease fire at Post Falls Capones is out.
  • 11:01 a.m. Possible shoplifter has left Grocery Outlet & is walking along Fruitland Lane/Neider Ave, CdA. Store worker was told by customer that the man had stolen something. Employee saw male discard something on the ground.
  • 10:57 a.m. Employees of Post Falls Capones, 315 N. Ross Point Road, have tried unsuccessfully to extinguish a grease fire in kitchen. But the fire flares every time the frier is uncovered. Capones has been evacuated.
  • 10:49 a.m. Cape Horn fireman asks another: "Are you letting people go to the north shore?" And is told bluntly: "No!"
  • 10:42 a.m. A large chunk of wood is lying on H95 in the Silverwood Theme Park area/Athol.
  • 10:25 a.m. Officer tells fellow cop to tell woman's husband that she's OK after crash; she's now @ Gerber Collision Center, b/n Napa Auto Parts & Denneys, along 4th St/CdA.
  • 10:15 a.m. Cape Horn resident wants to return to home, where his 3 birds haven't been fed for 3 days.
  • 9:36 a.m. Possible stroke reported @ 5600 block of W. Stark St/Spirit Lake.
  • 8:34 a.m. Someone may be suffering a stroke @ 2200 block of W. H53/Rathdrum.
  • 8:17 a.m. Abandoned vehicle reported @ 1906 E. Park Lane/Post Falls.
  • 8:16 a.m. Cape Horn resident wants to know if he can retrieve his pets. He was in town when residents told to evacuate -- and he hasn't been able to get back home. Fire official asks: "How far up Cape Horn?"
  • 8:13 a.m. A silver VW Passat is disabled @ e/b I-90/MP 22 (H97).

Cosby Testified That He Drugged Young Women

July 7, 2015 - 11:48am

In this Nov. 6, 2013, AP file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden, in New York.

The entertainer Bill Cosby testified 10 years ago that he had obtained Quaaludes in the 1970s to give to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, according to a court document unsealed on Monday. It was an acknowledgment, the first to become public and in Mr. Cosby’s own words, that he viewed powerful, sedating drugs as a part of his sexual encounters with women. The disclosure was contained in a court record unsealed by a federal judge in Philadelphia, part of a case brought in 2005 by Andrea Constand, a staff member with the basketball program at Temple University, Mr. Cosby’s alma mater. Ms. Constand accused Mr. Cosby of drugging and molesting her in a case that was later settled/New York Times. More here.

Question: Is there anything funny about comedian Bill Cosby any more?

 

Poll: Thank Goodness For AC

July 7, 2015 - 11:17am
  • Monday Poll: Most of Hucks Nation has air conditioning and isn't suffering through the hot summer of 2015. 142 of 251 respondents (56.57%) said they have air conditioning. 46 of 251 respondents (18.33%) said they were getting by with "fans, fans and outdoor shade." Others said: 25 (9.96%) are doing a lot of swimming; 17 (6.77%) said they aren't coping; 12 (4.78%) said they are visiting businesses with air conditioning; and 9 (3.59%) marked "other."
  • Today's Poll: How do you view the Confederate flag?