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‘Perfect the way they are’
April 22, 2024 1:07 a.m.

‘Perfect the way they are’

Community walks for autism acceptance

The sounds of laughter and upbeat music filled the air as more than 200 people, including many people with autism and their loved ones, gathered Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for the Walk for Autism Acceptance.

Cd’A celebrates Earth Day
April 21, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Cd’A celebrates Earth Day

Clear skies, blooming trees and Tubbs Hill standing in the distance were testaments to the beauty of Coeur d’Alene — and reminders of why the environment is worth protecting.

NIC trustees hire accreditation attorney
April 19, 2024 1:09 a.m.

NIC trustees hire accreditation attorney

North Idaho College trustees hired another attorney Thursday night, this time to “assist NIC across the finish line” of returning to good standing with its accreditor.

Safe Passage: Here for survivors
April 19, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Safe Passage: Here for survivors

Two in five women and one in five men in Idaho have experienced sexual violence during their lifetime, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Skeet club celebrates winter league
April 18, 2024 1 a.m.

Skeet club celebrates winter league

About 100 people gathered April 13 at the Hayden Lake Eagles Club for the 2024 Coeur d’Alene Skeet and Trap Club winter league awards banquet.

Deputy, K-9 involved in crash
April 17, 2024 12:19 p.m.

Deputy, K-9 involved in crash

A sheriff’s deputy ran into a power pole early this Wednesday after colliding with a passenger car, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.

April 16, 2024 1 a.m.

Supreme Court lets Idaho enforce youth transgender care ban

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Idaho may enforce a ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the matter proceed.

NIC trustees examine governance problems
April 13, 2024 1:08 a.m.

NIC trustees examine governance problems

North Idaho College trustees examined how behavior at public meetings has contributed to the governance problems at the center the show-cause sanction issued by its accreditor.

Cd’A teen pleads not guilty to providing support to ISIS
April 11, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Cd’A teen pleads not guilty to providing support to ISIS

Trial set for May 28

Trial set for May 28

NIC hit with another ratings downgrade
April 11, 2024 1:05 a.m.

NIC hit with another ratings downgrade

Moody’s Investor Service has again downgraded North Idaho College’s issuer and revenue bond ratings, an action that affects about $8.4 million in rated debt.

Cd’A teen with ISIS ties pleads not guilty
April 10, 2024 11:41 a.m.

Cd’A teen with ISIS ties pleads not guilty

The 18-year-old Coeur d’Alene resident accused of planning to attack local churches on behalf of ISIS pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday morning.

Cd’A teen with ISIS ties to appear in court
April 10, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Cd’A teen with ISIS ties to appear in court

Had plan to attack churches on Sunday

The 18-year-old Coeur d’Alene resident accused of planning to attack local churches with a machete, fire and guns on behalf of ISIS is expected to make his first appearance in federal court today.

Feds: Man allegedly planned to attack local churches
April 9, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Feds: Man allegedly planned to attack local churches

Cd’A man tried to provide support, resources to ISIS

Authorities arrested an 18-year-old Coeur d’Alene man who had allegedly “pledged his allegiance to ISIS” and planned to attack people at local churches using guns, knives and fire, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

'Find the bad guy'
April 9, 2024 1:07 a.m.

'Find the bad guy'

New deputies sworn in

Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris smiled Monday morning as he looked out at a crowd of new deputies and their families.

Commissioner candidates sound off
April 7, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Commissioner candidates sound off

Growth, taxes, spending key issues

Growth, infrastructure and funding for emergency services were hot topics when all four candidates for the District 1 addressed the North Idaho Federated Republican Women at Seasons of Coeur d’Alene.

Assessor no-show at solid waste fee meeting
April 5, 2024 1 a.m.

Assessor no-show at solid waste fee meeting

How Kootenai County will handle solid waste fees in the future remains in question, after assessor Béla Kovacs declared his office won’t administer the fees any longer and he did not attend a special meeting Thursday to discuss the matter.

April 4, 2024 1 a.m.

Bail revoked for man charged with child abuse

A man accused of attempting to strangle his son is back in jail after his bail was revoked.

Man jailed for shooting horses
April 3, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Man jailed for shooting horses

A man who shot two horses, killing one, reportedly in retaliation for a neighbor shooting his dog must spend time in jail and pay more than $7,000 in restitution.

Assessor won’t administer solid waste fees
April 2, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Assessor won’t administer solid waste fees

Says it falls under commissioners' authority

After solid waste fees were not assessed for thousands of Kootenai County properties in 2023, assessor Béla Kovacs said administering the fees isn’t his office’s responsibility.

‘Sing with a good heart’
April 2, 2024 1:06 a.m.

‘Sing with a good heart’

Drummers kick off American Indian Heritage Week at NIC

Drummers kick off American Indian Heritage Week at NIC

‘Celebrations of Christ’
March 31, 2024 1:08 a.m.

‘Celebrations of Christ’

North Idaho’s faithful observe Easter

In a manner of speaking, Christians celebrate throughout the year. That’s how Dan Deuel, senior pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Coeur d’Alene, looks at it.

Highway 54 tree clearing underway
March 30, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Highway 54 tree clearing underway

Tree clearing along Highway 54 en route to Bayview is meant to improve the roadway’s safety, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

March 30, 2024 1 a.m.

ITD halts plans to reconfigure stretch of Highway 54

The Idaho Transportation Department has halted plans to reconfigure a 3.5 mile stretch of the four-lane section of U.S. Highway 95 from Athol to Farragut State Park into a two-lane facility with a continuous left center turn lane.

NIC athletics budget may reach $6.2 million
March 28, 2024 1:07 a.m.

NIC athletics budget may reach $6.2 million

North Idaho College’s athletics budget could jump from $2.2 million in 2024 to $6.2 million in 2025 due to full scholarships for student athletes and additional travel costs associated with NIC’s return to the National Junior College Athletic Association.

March 27, 2024 1 a.m.

Children’s Village will get COVID-19 rescue funds

After overcoming setbacks and delays, Children’s Village will receive the $291,000 in federal COVID-19 rescue funds that were approved by Kootenai County in 2022.

Prosecutor’s office gets $100K for expert witnesses
March 23, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Prosecutor’s office gets $100K for expert witnesses

Kootenai County commissioners unanimously approved a $100,000 request from the prosecutor’s office to spend on expert witnesses.

March 22, 2024 1 a.m.

Man fined for illegal possession of bighorn sheep

A man has lost his hunting license for two years and must pay more than $11,000 in penalties and restitution after DNA testing revealed the bighorn sheep he claimed to have salvaged as roadkill in Idaho was really harvested illegally in Montana.

Idaho wolf trapping cut over threat to grizzlies
March 21, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Idaho wolf trapping cut over threat to grizzlies

Idaho’s wolf trapping and snaring season will be shortened by a federal court ruling, which found that grizzly bears, protected under the Endangered Species Act, could be injured or killed by the devices.

Former ISP trooper convicted of murder
March 20, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Former ISP trooper convicted of murder

Daniel Howard will remain in custody until sentencing

Jurors convicted a former Idaho State Police trooper of second degree murder and felony domestic battery in the death of his wife.

Jury to begin murder trial deliberations
March 19, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Jury to begin murder trial deliberations

After both sides presented closing arguments Monday, jurors are poised to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Daniel Howard, a former Idaho State Police trooper accused of killing his wife three years ago.

Former trooper on trial for murder arrested at airport
March 17, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Former trooper on trial for murder arrested at airport

Howard extradited to Kootenai County, jailed

Man charged after Post Falls K-9’s death
March 16, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Man charged after Post Falls K-9’s death

The owner of a Bonner County kennel is facing criminal charges after five dogs died in overheated conditions at his facility last summer, including a Post Falls Police Department K9.

Primary candidates file
March 16, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Primary candidates file

The deadline to file for the May 21 primary election has passed.

Medical examiner testifies in murder trial
March 15, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Medical examiner testifies in murder trial

The former medical examiner who performed Kendy Howard’s autopsy stands by his opinion that she died from a gunshot wound.

Body was moved, blood spatter expert says
March 14, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Body was moved, blood spatter expert says

Kendy Howard’s body was “significantly moved” after her death, a blood spatter expert said in court.

Body camera footage shown in murder trial
March 13, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Body camera footage shown in murder trial

The night his wife died, Daniel Howard told police he believed she shot herself because he wanted a home she planned to buy in her hometown to be liquidated as part of their impending divorce.

Experts testify in Howard murder trial
March 12, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Experts testify in Howard murder trial

Daniel Howard’s DNA wasn’t found on the gun that shot his wife three years ago, a forensic scientist testified.

Doctor: Death scene was staged
March 9, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Doctor: Death scene was staged

Kendy Howard’s death “bears the hallmarks of a staged crime scene,” doctors said in court Friday.

Murder trial continues for ex-ISP trooper
March 8, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Murder trial continues for ex-ISP trooper

Kendy Howard was a loving mother and grandmother.

Athol woman didn’t die from gunshot, medical examiner says
March 7, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Athol woman didn’t die from gunshot, medical examiner says

Police and death investigators said Kendy Howard’s death appeared suspicious from the beginning.

‘She was scared to death’: Friends testify in murder trial
March 6, 2024 1:09 a.m.

‘She was scared to death’: Friends testify in murder trial

People close to the late Kendy Howard told jurors she was scared of her husband but looking forward to a new life without him in the days before her death.

Murder trial for former ISP trooper begins
March 5, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Murder trial for former ISP trooper begins

A former Idaho State Police trooper is on trial for allegedly killing his wife three years ago.

Trump wins Idaho Republican caucuses
March 3, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Trump wins Idaho Republican caucuses

Kootenai County Republicans voted overwhelmingly for Trump

Kootenai County Republicans voted overwhelmingly for Trump

NIC remains on show-cause status
March 2, 2024 1 a.m.

NIC remains on show-cause status

North Idaho College remains accredited, though it will continue to operate under a show-cause sanction until spring 2025.

Prosecutor comments on Spirit Lake shooting
March 1, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Prosecutor comments on Spirit Lake shooting

The blind Spirit Lake woman fatally shot by police after firing her own weapon last year sustained nine gunshot wounds, according to a news released published Thursday by Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Stan Mortensen.

Assessor to correct errors
March 1, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Assessor to correct errors

Commissioners directed Kootenai County Assessor Béla Kovacs to correct more than 100 parcels whose property owners were undercharged on their taxes due to an assessor’s office error.

Assessor seeks to correct property roll errors
February 28, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Assessor seeks to correct property roll errors

Kootenai County Assessor Béla has asked commissioners to correct errors on the property roll before a statutory deadline.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law
February 27, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law

North Idaho lawmakers were split on bill

Cd’A Tribe makes 10-year deal with feds
February 26, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Cd’A Tribe makes 10-year deal with feds

Agreement will address salmon recovery

Rumpler sues North Idaho College, trustees
February 24, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Rumpler sues North Idaho College, trustees

Laura Rumpler, North Idaho College’s former chief communications officer, is suing the college, alleging trustees violated the terms of her employment contract and Idaho’s employment laws and deprived her of due process rights.