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Milestone Announcements August 31, 2014

Yahoo! News - August 31, 2014 - 12:09am
Paul and Mary Lou (Hamblet) Wilson, of Coeur d'Alene, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 19, 1954, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Missoula, Mont.

Sheriff: BearCat better fit for department

CdA Press - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
COEUR d'ALENE - Sheriff Ben Wolfinger explained the reason why his office purchased an expensive armored tactical vehicle when a nearby police agency has a similar truck his department can borrow.

Sea stories

CdA Press - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
If the Winona could talk, she could go on and on about stories at sea.

Festival fit for a lumberjack

CdA Press - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
ST. MARIES - Paul Bunyan Days visitors who are of legal drinking age usually get a kick out of knowing they can enjoy a beverage at the Blue Ox beer garden, humorously referred to as "the biggest topl

Lewiston dispatcher looks back at career - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
Lisa Prouty doesn’t like to be in the limelight, but for 28 years she has been the go-to person for people in distress. And she always has taken the call.

Rwanda survivor at Lewis-Clark State College aims to return home as social worker - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
LEWISTON – Epiphanie Muhayimana wants to help people who are suffering, and she hopes the education she is pursuing at Lewis-Clark State College will allow her do that. Muhayimana’s experience with suffering is immediate and personal. A native of Rwanda, she was 7 during the country’s genocide of the 1990s, old enough to recall terrifying moments most Americans can only imagine.

In brief: Labor Day holiday affects offices, services - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
Parking meters don’t have to be plugged in downtown Spokane on Monday and trash pickup will be delayed by the Labor Day holiday. City halls in Spokane, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Spokane Valley and other local cities will be closed, as will libraries, banks and the Spokane County Courthouse. The Spokane City Council meeting normally held on Mondays has been canceled.

Huckleberries: Only ‘right’ legislative examples need apply - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
You might be hot and bothered regarding recent dog shootings by police officers in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Valley. But the Kootenai County GOP isn’t. The local Elephants shot down a resolution offered by Precinct 52 Committeeman Bjorn Handeen, to better protect our four-legged BFFs. Bjorn recommended a law patterned after one in Colorado. During the lopsided debate against the resolution at the Central Committee on Tuesday, one detractor harrumphed – and I paraphrase – couldn’t you find a better example of a state law than one from (liberal) Colorado? Do you suppose Coloradans feel the same way about uberconservative Idaho? Speaking of dogs

Timing of Denney committee tour raises eyebrows - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
The Federal Lands Interim Committee, a joint legislative interim committee co-chaired by Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, and Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, has scheduled a seventh public hearing, this one in Sandpoint on Sept. 12. That’s in addition to the six already scheduled during the next two months, including Sept. 11 in Kamiah and St. Maries; Oct. 9 in Idaho Falls and Soda Springs; and Oct. 10 in Twin Falls and Hailey. The swing around the state already has prompted a “jeer” from the Lewiston Tribune’s editorial page that Denney “just happens to be making a series of statewide swings at taxpayer expense, right in the middle of campaign season, including stops next month in Kamiah and St. Maries.” Denney, former speaker of the House and current House resources chairman, is running for Idaho secretary of state; he faces Democrat Holli Woodings in the November election.

Current Conditions : 66.7F, Overcast - 9:20 PM PDT Aug. 30

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 9:20pm
Temperature: 66.7°F | Humidity: 64% | Pressure: 29.83in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NW | Wind Speed: 12.1mph

Saturday as of Aug. 30 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday - Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night as of Aug. 30 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Sunday as of Aug. 30 8:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday - Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Current Conditions : 72.7F, Clear - 5:50 PM PDT Aug. 30

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 5:50pm
Temperature: 72.7°F | Humidity: 35% | Pressure: 29.81in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 11.4mph

Toddler hit by suspected DUI driver in Kamiah - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

The Spokesman Review - August 30, 2014 - 4:19pm
A suspected impaired driver hit a 2-year-old child running across the street in Kamiah, Idaho, Friday evening, according to the Idaho State Police.

Current Conditions : 71.8F, Scattered Clouds - 2:10 PM PDT Aug. 30

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 2:10pm
Temperature: 71.8°F | Humidity: 40% | Pressure: 29.85in (Steady) | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 9.2mph

Saturday as of Aug. 30 2:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday - Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night as of Aug. 30 2:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday Night - Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday as of Aug. 30 2:00 PM PDT

Coeur d'Alene Weather Forecast - August 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday - Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Judge rules jail lease contract unconstitutional

Yahoo! News - August 30, 2014 - 11:16am
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has ruled that an agreement between Kootenai County and Rocky Mountain Corrections is unconstitutional, stalling plans for the county to lease a private jail to relieve prisoner overcrowding.