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Newborn left at Spokane fire station

Huckleberries Blog - February 3, 2016 - 8:19am

The baby girl was just a few hours old when her mother brought her to Spokane Fire Department Station 8. The woman, in her late 20s, had given birth at home Monday morning, she told firefighters. A friend tied the umbilical cord. With five other children, the woman didn’t think she could take care of the baby, so she handed her off to the firefighters Monday afternoon. “It was pretty smooth,” said fire Lt. Dan Awbery, who was on shift at the station. It’s the first time Brian Schaeffer, the city’s assistant fire chief, can recall someone using Washington’s safe-haven law to leave a baby at a Spokane fire station. The law, passed in 2002, allows a parent to leave a newborn who’s less than 3 days old with staff at a hospital or fire station, no questions asked/Rachel Alexander, SR. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with the concept of Washington's safe-haven law?

Wiedenhoff to challenge Barbieri

Huckleberries Blog - February 3, 2016 - 8:15am

Fritz Wiedenhoff has announced he will challenge incumbent Rep. Vito Barbieri, R- Dalton Gardens, for the Republican nomination for Legislative District 2, seat A. “I am a conservative Republican coupled with a strong passion for public service as well as serving the community,” he said in a press release. “I believe these, among other qualities, uniquely position me to properly represent the 2nd District of Kootenai County.” Wiedenhoff said legislators who become obstructionist do not help move the state forward. He said if he is elected he will focus on effectiveness, education and jobs/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Can you name the Democrat who has announced for Barbieri's House seat?

Ammon Bundy defiant behind bars

Huckleberries Blog - February 3, 2016 - 8:12am

The jailed leader of an armed group that took over an Oregon wildlife preserve struck a defiant tone Tuesday while again urging four holdouts to leave, saying local residents should control the federally owned property and U.S. officials do not belong there. Ammon Bundy said the FBI and Oregon State Police surrounding Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are leading an “armed occupation,” words typically reserved for the ranchers and others that launched the standoff on Jan. 2. He said the refuge “belongs to the people,” according to a statement read by his attorney. “I am requesting that the remaining protesters go home now so their lives are not taken,” Bundy’s statement said/Associated Press. More here.

Thoughts?

The ego has landed

Huckleberries Blog - February 3, 2016 - 8:07am

Nick Anderson/Houston Chronicle

Current Conditions : 19.6F, Overcast - 6:14 AM PST Feb. 3

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 6:14am
Temperature: 19.6°F | Humidity: 82% | Pressure: 30.24in ( Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Winter Weather Advisory - Expires: 4:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 4:12am
Winter Weather Advisory for Kootenai County in effect until 4:00 AM PST on February 04, 2016

Today as of Feb. 3 3:04 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 3:04am
Today - Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight as of Feb. 3 3:04 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 3:04am
Tonight - Snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows around 30. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Thursday as of Feb. 3 3:04 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 3:04am
Thursday - Cloudy. A chance of snow through the day. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Snow level 2500 feet in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Current Conditions : 19.9F, Overcast - 2:59 AM PST Feb. 3

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 3, 2016 - 2:59am
Temperature: 19.9°F | Humidity: 83% | Pressure: 30.22in ( Falling) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

WITH causes positive ripples for veterans and kids

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE — It's been less than a year since Wellness Incentive to Health (WITH) Performance launched a pilot wellness program to serve veterans.

Wiedenhoff seeks Barbieri’s state house seat

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE — Fritz Wiedenhoff has announced he will challenge incumbent Rep. Vito Barbieri, R- Dalton Gardens, for the Republican nomination for Legislative District 2, seat A.

Where’s Wally?

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
ROSE LAKE — Eric Ross Wiksten has been at the University of Southern California since August while recovering from an emergency liver and kidney transplant.

Addressing the ‘wicked’ wildfire problem

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
New partnerships are desperately needed to tackle the "wicked problem" of wildfires, a team of University of Idaho researchers wrote in a report.

Bill would ensure ORV sticker funds stay local

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
A proposal introduced to the Idaho Legislature on Tuesday would let off-road vehicle sticker fee funds return to the county of the riders' choice rather than be distributed by the state.

Man dies on Lookout Pass

CdA Press - February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
A 61-year-old Butte, Mont., man died on Interstate 90 on snowy Lookout Pass on Monday afternoon after pulling over to perform maintenance on his semi trailer.

Current Conditions : 22.3F, Clear - 11:15 PM PST Feb. 2

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 2, 2016 - 11:15pm
Temperature: 22.3°F | Humidity: 84% | Pressure: 30.20in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph

Rest of Tonight as of Feb. 2 7:31 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 2, 2016 - 7:31pm
Rest of Tonight - Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Light wind.

Wednesday as of Feb. 2 7:31 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 2, 2016 - 7:31pm
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of snow through the day. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Wednesday Night as of Feb. 2 7:31 PM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - February 2, 2016 - 7:31pm
Wednesday Night - Snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Lows around 30. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.