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February 22nd, 2015


Drop in federal road funding compounds Idaho's problems

February 22, 2015

BOISE (AP) — Total highway spending in Idaho has dropped nearly 20 percent in recent years, a dip that has compounded the state's road funding problems and added urgency for lawmakers seeking a solution.
One of the major reasons for the drop is an 8 percent decline in federal money. The state received $321 million in federal road funding in 2010. By 2013, that number had fallen to $295 million.
The reduction mirrors a national trend in which decreasing federal dollars have stalled road upkeep across the country, according to a review of data from The Associated Press.

February 21st


Idaho man works wonders with wood

February 21, 2015

COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — Imagine a world where items normally made of metal are fashioned out of wood - airplane engines, Ferris wheels, logging chains, Geneva drive gear mechanisms, maritime pulleys, pendulum systems within grandfather clocks.
Throw in mischievous puzzles, functional and fashionable home decor and unique pieces of art and you would see a world created by Ray Gotz.
"I just like to make stuff," the 88-year-old Coeur d'Alene resident said.

February 20th

Percy wins "Dancing with your stars"

February 21, 2015

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 9 Surprising Facts About The Oscars

February 20, 2015

February 18th

Family still hopes to find missing service dog

February 19, 2015

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Winter begs for stew. Try a simple and speedy veggie tagine

February 18, 2015

By AARTI SEQUEIRA
Associated Press

A brimming pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the gray, bone-chilling days of winter. Simmering merrily away on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, encouraging anyone who walks through the front door that they are finally home.

And given that it's made in a huge pot, it's an antidote to loneliness. It begs to be shared with your neighbors!

Truck Crashed into building

February 18, 2015

Morning News — Bob Hudson
Blackfoot Police and an Idaho State Police trooper begin an investigation into why a pickup truck crashed into a building near Kesler's Market on Wednesday. Check back later for more information.

February 17th

Dancing with Our Stars coming Friday

February 18, 2015

Dancing With The "Blackfoot" Stars contestants have met their dance partner and are in the midst of intense rehearsals this week in preparation for the final show on Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).

February 16th

Gay marriage rulings spur Idaho impeachment resolution

February 16, 2015

BOISE (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that Congress impeach judges who fail to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins introduced the non-binding resolution Monday to the Idaho House State Affairs Committee.
The committee voted to introduce the resolution, with four Democrats opposed.
Shepherd says that federal judges are adjudicating against the intent of U.S. Constitution, focusing primarily on the multiple rulings that gay marriage bans are illegal.

February 15th

Community calendar

February 15, 2015

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• AARP Tax aide from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center, 20 E. Pacific St. Service continues each Mon. through Apr. 13, also every Tue. Wed. and Thur. from 5:30-8 p.m.

feb 17
• Community Dinner Table will serve a hot meal for those in need at Jason Lee Methodist Church, 168 S. University Ave, from 5-6:30 p.m. No charge, no ID’s, no dress code; nothing but good food and fellowship. For more information call 785-3611.
• Early voting for these supplemental levies open on Tuesday, Feb 17, in the county clerk’s office in the Bingham County Courthouse.

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