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Athol: Finding An Embezzler

Huckleberries Blog - January 23, 2015 - 8:18am

For Athol Mayor Darla Kuhman, the past year has been nothing short of surreal. Kuhman, who was elected to the Athol City Council in 2013, quickly found herself moving from the position of councilwoman to interim mayor when Mayor Lanny Spurlock took ill and eventually succumbed to his illness. When Spurlock, 76, passed away, the city council voted Kuhman into the office. That's when she started to find evidence supporting her suspicion that something was a little fishy at City Hall - she didn't know it then, but she was looking at an embezzlement scheme. Kuhman said as a councilwoman she asked the mayor and city clerk for information regarding the city's finances and was told that was not her responsibility/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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Breeding Like Rabbits

Huckleberries Blog - January 23, 2015 - 8:04am

Joe Heller/Hellertoons

Friday as of Jan. 23 7:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 7:00am
Friday - Overcast with rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Friday Night as of Jan. 23 7:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 7:00am
Friday Night - Overcast with rain. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Saturday as of Jan. 23 7:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 7:00am
Saturday - Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Rules, Rules and more Rules!

District 4 Senator Mary Souza - January 23, 2015 - 6:31am

The binders of Rules for my committees: Judiciary & Rules, Education, Agriculture

Technical reading! Each rule is pages long.

Rules are very important, and they set Idaho apart from most other states. We are in the second week of the session and all of our committees are examining big binders of rules. What are rules and why are we  working diligently on them?

Rules are the way that new laws are actually implemented.  After the legislature passes a bill, and the Governor signs it, the bill is sent to the appropriate state department.  So, a new education law would go to the Idaho Dept. of Ed. to have rules of implementation created, or a dairy law would go to the Dept. of Agriculture, etc.  All the laws passed last session now have pending rules which need to be reviewed and approved by the legislative committees that heard the bills last year, so we can determine if the original intent of the legislation is being honored. The rules are technical, detailed language, and each one is often many pages long.  In addition, there are also pages of updates or corrections to existing rules.

What’s very important is that Idaho is one of only a few states in which the legislature has the power of review and approval over the rules.  This creates a balance of power between the Legislative branch of government and the Executive branch, where the state’s departments are under the direction of the Governor.  We’ve been finding some interesting things tucked in the rules; close reading is essential!


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Legals January 23, 2015

Yahoo! News - January 23, 2015 - 5:03am
Notice of Trustee's Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today's date: December 18, 2014 File No.: 7023.108842 Sale date and time (local time): April 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM Sale location: La Quinta Inn & Suites - Coeur d'Alene, 333 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, Auction.com Room Property address: 2209 North 12th Street Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., an ...

Current Conditions : 35.2F, Rain - 4:45 AM PST Jan. 23

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 4:45am
Temperature: 35.2°F | Humidity: 87% | Pressure: 30.47in (Steady) | Conditions: Rain | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 2.2mph

Records - Coeur d'Alene Press: Public Records

Yahoo! News - January 23, 2015 - 1:44am
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Ballet Cd'A dances circles around the competition

Yahoo! News - January 23, 2015 - 1:38am
Isaac Sanders, Elliana Kirk (middle) and Chelsea Thronson pose for a photo in the Ballet Coeur d’Alene studio. The trio performed well during the Youth America Grand Prix in Seattle, which took place Jan. 9-11.

Friday as of Jan. 23 1:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 1:00am
Friday - Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Friday Night as of Jan. 23 1:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 1:00am
Friday Night - Overcast with rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Saturday as of Jan. 23 1:00 AM PST

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - January 23, 2015 - 1:00am
Saturday - Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Nightlife - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 PST

Yahoo! News - January 23, 2015 - 12:22am
Aftermath Classic rock/’80s hair rock. Today and Saturday, 9 p.m., Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 407 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Bass Drum Of Death Rock. With Blackwater Prophet and Stucco. Tuesday, 8 p.m., The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. $10/advance; $12/door.

Youth musicians, CdA symphony salute movies - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 PST

Yahoo! News - January 23, 2015 - 12:21am
The Coeur d’Alene Symphony is borrowing from the silver screen for its first concert of 2015, with songs from movies including “Frozen” and “The Hobbit.” This year the members of the Coeur d’Alene Youth Orchestra will perform with the symphony, and the St. George’s School Chorus will provide vocals for “Mamma Mia” and “Skyfall.”

‘Instant racing’ machines draw ire of Idaho lawmakers - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 PST

The Spokesman Review - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers expressed deep concern Thursday about “instant racing” betting machines that have been installed in Post Falls, Idaho Falls and the Boise area. The machines, which resemble slot machines, were made possible by legislation passed two years ago authorizing betting on “historical” horse races.

Right to Life march planned Saturday

CdA Press - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
The local Right to Life chapter will host a "commemorative march and rally" on Saturday in Coeur d'Alene.

SeaPerch program creates waves of imagination

CdA Press - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - With precision and diligence, Ethan Thompson placed a motor in a thruster housing, but not before smearing it with a goopy tan substance.

It's good to hear ... so turn it down

CdA Press - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
POST FALLS - Now hear this: Two Post Falls Middle School students are finalists in a national video contest.

Lack of pay = lack of leadership

CdA Press - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has lost eight patrol deputies to better-paying law enforcement jobs in Spokane since August 2013.