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Child support bill brings New York Times to North Idaho

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 10:37am
Taryn Thompson, the former Press reporter and mom who recently used social media to challenge Idaho's lawmakers' decision affecting child support enforcement, was one of several local residents featur

Officer who shot Pasco man had earlier saved him from fire

Huckleberries Blog - April 22, 2015 - 10:30am

Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who in another case had pleaded with police to kill him, was sitting on the ground in January in a meth-induced trance near the fire when Officer Adam Wright found him, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press under public records requests.

Weeks later, Wright and two other officers shot Zambrano-Montes after he had been throwing rocks in a busy intersection. Video footage that showed the man running away, then turning around with arms outstretched just as police unloaded, prompted months of protests. He was the third person killed by Pasco officers within six months.

Thieves steal from vet's grave

Huckleberries Blog - April 22, 2015 - 10:00am

Orville Clouse walks through Riverside Memorial Park almost every day. He worked there for almost 50 years.

Since 2014, he has devoted his time to the spot where his grandson, Justin Clouse, is buried. Justin served in Afghanistan and was killed by friendly fire.

His family still struggles to cope with his loss and Monday they suffered another setback. They saw the memorial they have built around his tombstone had been disturbed by thieves.

"It's just devastating that people would come and rob his grave after he gave his life for them," said Orville. Read more. KREM

What kind of people steal from grave sites?

Dalton deer relocation program

Huckleberries Blog - April 22, 2015 - 9:32am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game required the city to wrap up the work at the end of March.

The city captured eight does and two bucks in its pilot program, said City Council President Steve Roberge.

"I wish we would have gotten more," he said Tuesday.

Still, it was a good first season, he said. With eight does gone - all capable of producing two to three fawns - that removes a lot of deer from the city, he said.

"It'll make a difference this year," Roberge said. "I'm very happy with the result. David Cole, CdA Press

Two views of Islam in Idaho

Huckleberries Blog - April 22, 2015 - 8:30am

Hadian, a Christian pastor from Chattaroy, Wash. and former Muslim, downplayed his role in helping kill child support enforcement legislation in Idaho and instead focused on his criticisms of Islam, which he claimed is a “a culture of death” that, among other things, he said requires submission and teaches its followers that martyrdom is the only way to salvation. He also had plenty of scorn to heap on the news media.

Outside, a group of protesters held signs with slogans including “Stand up for Tolerance and Child Welfare,” “I choose children over fear” and “Idaho’s kids need food, not ideology.” You can read Davlin’s full post here.

Meanwhile, more than 400 miles to the south, I attended a much different event this evening: A “peace feast” at a Boise restaurant at which an equal number of Idaho Muslims and non-Muslims shared dinner and a low-key presentation about Islam. Betsy Russell, EOB

Remembering Tom; services scheduled for crash victims

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 8:30am
COEUR d'ALENE - On Monday, Orofino Mayor Ryan Smathers was still trying to shake off the shock he felt at the news of Tom McTevia's death.

Wednesday as of Apr. 22 8:29 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 8:29am
Wednesday - Sunny. High 61F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night as of Apr. 22 8:29 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 8:29am
Wednesday Night - Mainly clear skies. Low 34F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday as of Apr. 22 8:29 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 8:29am
Thursday - Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

First measles case reported in Spokane County in 21 years

Huckleberries Blog - April 22, 2015 - 8:00am

Spokane Regional Health District officials say they don’t believe the person has traveled outside Spokane County.
The adult wasn’t vaccinated, according to the health district.

The district is urging people to review their immunization status.

The Spokane case is not related to a large national outbreak linked to Disneyland, which was declared over last week.

The person who was diagnosed with measles visited the following locations; people who were at those locations could possibly be exposed to measles:

April 12, 3-11 p.m., Qdoba – 901 S. Grand, Spokane, WA 99202

April 13, 1-6 p.m., North Park Racquet and Athletic Club – 8121 N. Division, Spokane, WA 99208

April 15, 3:45-7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Urgent Care – 5904 N. Division, Spokane 99208

April 16 and 17, 9:45 p.m. - 5 a.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital - Emergency Department – 5633 N Lidgerwood, Spokane, WA 99208

April 19, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital - Emergency Department -5633 N Lidgerwood, Spokane, WA 99208

Read more.

Current Conditions : 45.7F, Overcast - 6:59 AM PDT Apr. 22

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 6:59am
Temperature: 45.7°F | Humidity: 61% | Pressure: 29.96in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 2.7mph

Wednesday as of Apr. 22 5:28 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 5:28am
Wednesday - Partly cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night as of Apr. 22 5:28 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 5:28am
Wednesday Night - Clear to partly cloudy. Low 34F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday as of Apr. 22 5:28 AM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 5:28am
Thursday - Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Current Conditions : 49.6F, Mostly Cloudy - 3:22 AM PDT Apr. 22

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - April 22, 2015 - 3:22am
Temperature: 49.6°F | Humidity: 67% | Pressure: 29.87in (Steady) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 1.1mph

Building support, brick by brick

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Supporters of Winton Elementary in Coeur d'Alene have a chance to forge a permanent connection with the school.

Hayden teen seeks 100th medal at Jiu Jitsu tourney

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Hayden resident Isaac Lawrence, 13, heads to Boise this weekend for the Northwest Submission Challenge where he can win his 100th tournament placement medal in Jiu Jitsu.

Randles part of world robotics event

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Rohnin Randles said being invited to be a student ambassador at the FIRST Robotics World Competition in St. Louis is a "once in a lifetime" experience.

Cowboy Ball raises more than $70,000 to support fairgrounds

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - The fourth annual Cowboy Ball fundraiser, hosted by the North Idaho Fair and Rodeo Foundation, raised $73,455 on April 10.

Fugitive of the Week

CdA Press - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Denver Leroy Winn.