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Dead animal investigation continues

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
POST FALLS - Police on Thursday said no suspects have emerged in the bizarre case where a dead animal was left on a Post Falls boy's bed on Tuesday night.

Additional charge filed in falcon beating case

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - An additional charge has been filed in the case of a Hauser woman accused of attacking a hunter's falcon.

Heat advisory issued for Kootenai County

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory on Thursday, as did the Kootenai County Emergency Management Department.

Cities to present free movies in parks tonight

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
The Post Falls and Spirit Lake police and parks departments will present free movies in city parks tonight at 8:30.

'Adapt and overcome' say Ironman professionals

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - With knowing glances and quiet chuckles, Andy Potts, Heather Wurtele and Trevor Wurtele described trials and tribulations they endured on their journeys to Ironman fame.

An IQ test under heated conditions

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
It's going to get hotter than hell this weekend.

Residents back East Sherman upgrades

CdA Press - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - After two public workshops, a clearer picture is coming together for plans to revitalize the East Sherman area.

Man facing lawsuit and child sex trafficking charge works for developer Harley Douglass - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 PST

The Spokesman Review - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
Mike Sackett, the Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in the nation’s highest court and plans to plead guilty to attempted child sex trafficking, remains employed by Spokane developer Harley Douglass ahead of his sentencing while allegedly failing to pay area contractors a half-million dollars for work in North Idaho. Sackett is scheduled to plead guilty in August to one count of attempted child sex trafficking stemming from an undercover Homeland Security Department investigation in October 2013 in North Dakota.

Rebuilt Winton school in Coeur d’Alene boasts night-and-day improvements - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 PST

The Spokesman Review - June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
The playground is in, the lockers are up and the maple flooring is down in the gymnasium. It even has that new-school smell.

Friday as of Jun. 25 11:47 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 11:47pm
Friday - Sunny. High 98F. Winds light and variable.

Friday Night as of Jun. 25 11:47 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 11:47pm
Friday Night - Clear. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.

Saturday as of Jun. 25 11:47 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 11:47pm
Saturday - Sunny. High 103F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Current Conditions : 72.0F, Clear - 9:26 PM PDT Jun. 25

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 9:26pm
Temperature: 72.0°F | Humidity: 37% | Pressure: 30.08in (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Current Conditions : 84.6F, Clear - 6:14 PM PDT Jun. 25

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 6:14pm
Temperature: 84.6°F | Humidity: 24% | Pressure: 30.08in (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Thursday as of Jun. 25 5:50 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
Thursday - Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.

Thursday Night as of Jun. 25 5:50 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
Thursday Night - Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds light and variable.

Friday as of Jun. 25 5:50 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - June 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
Friday - Sunny. High 98F. Winds light and variable.

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.25.15

Huckleberries Blog - June 25, 2015 - 5:20pm

Every year, I plant something new in my garden, simply to watch it grown -- and to see what it looks like. This year? Tomatillos. My son-in-law introduced me to the tomatillo/hot pepper/chilantro trifecta to encourage me to make my own salsa. The tomatillos and chilantro are doing swell in the June heat. Peppers? Not so much. Can you use tomatillos for anything else but salsa. That'll be the question I ponder as I try to avoiod the heat this weekend. Now for today's Wild Card ...

Parting Shot -- 6.25.15

Huckleberries Blog - June 25, 2015 - 5:11pm

Karl-Anthony Towns hugs friends and family after the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him with the first pick during the NBA basketball draft this afternoon in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Wide Gaps In Idaho Teacher Pay

Huckleberries Blog - June 25, 2015 - 5:02pm

When it comes to paying and keeping teachers, there are wide gaps between Idaho’s haves and have-nots. Idaho’s new five-year plan to boost teacher pay will not solve this problem. In fact, it could even get worse. The $125 million career ladder law is designed to narrow the teacher pay gap between Idaho and neighboring states. Within Idaho, teacher salaries are set locally, and results vary widely from district to district. Some districts rank high because they have retained a more experienced and better-educated faculty. Some districts can pay more because they have the property tax base to do it. Some pay more in order to compete with neighboring schools/Kevin Richert, IDEDNews.org. More here.

Average teacher salaries in Kootenai County:

  • Coeur d'Alene Charter: $50,860
  • Coeur d'Alene School District: $49,559
  • Lakeland School District: $48,060
  • Post Falls School District: $47,222
  • Kootenai School District: $44,808