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26 Employers hiring at Post Falls job fair

26 Employers hiring at Post Falls job fair

The Idaho Department of Labor is hosting a hiring event at their Kootenai County office next Thursday, August 13.

The even runs from 10 am to noon at the office on 600 N. Thornton St. in Post Falls.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and be prepared to fill out applications and be interviewed.

Companies participating in the event include:

Coeur d'Alene announces Lee White as new police chief

Coeur d'Alene announces Lee White as new police chief

The city of Coeur d'Alene has announced their choice for new chief of police – Lee R. White, currently an assistant police chief in Mesa, Arizona, will assume the post on September 2.

“The biggest thing I'm planning on doing is going on a listening tour,” White said Thursday. “I want to listen to the community and to the officers and open the lines of communication and basically find out how the police department can better serve the community and the residents of Coeur d'Alene.”

White was one of 74 candidates from across the country who applied for the job. During his police career he worked in or supervised nearly every area of police work, making his way through the ranks of the Mesa Police Department from patrol officer to assistant chief.

He also oversaw the department's $157 million budget and was responsible for members of the investigations bureau. He holds a BS in criminal justice from Arizona State University and a Master's Degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Idaho election results by county

Idaho election results by county

Benewah

State Senator District 5

  • John Carlson (R) - 579
  • Dan Schmidt (D) – 216

State Representative, Position A, District 5

  • Lucinda Agidus (R) - 612
  • Paulette Jordan (D) – 213

State Represenative, Position B, District 5

  • Caroline Troy (R) - 537
  • James Minser (D) - 145

 

Bonner

State Senator District 1

  • Shawn Keough (R) – 2,413
  • Laura Bry (D) – 387

State Representative, Position A, District1

Riverside corridor planning underway in Coeur d'Alene

Riverside corridor planning underway in Coeur d'Alene

Planning has officially started on a project that will guide the gradual transformation of a six-mile stretch of land along the Spokane River from Independence Point in downtown Coeur d'Alene west to Huetter Road.

During a kickoff meeting on Monday, a diverse group of land planners, engineers, architects and city officials met to discuss a wide range of possibilities for the corridor.

A master plan being developed by Welch Comer Engineers of Coeur d'Alene could involve recreational, commercial and private development uses, as well as numerous opportunities to secure public access to the Spokane River, including the development of trails and parks along the water and expansion of Riverstone Park.

Avista recap and thanks for Saturday storm

Avista recap and thanks for Saturday storm

Avista once again is expressing their gratefulness for customer patience and support after recovering from the second major storm in just two weeks.

It took only three days to restore power to all 48,000 customers impacted by the August 2 storm, which rolled across the inland northwest just six days after the July 23 storm. The last storm resulted in the worst damage to the system since an ice storm in 1996.

“It's an amazing achievement to restore power to all of our customers within a matter of days following the one-two punch we received from Mother Nature,” said Avista Utilities President Dennis Vermillion. “Given the magnitude of damage from these back-to-back storms, I have the deepest respect for all of our employees who were involved in restoration efforts, especially our Avista crews and the contract crews who worked tirelessly in the heat to turn on the lights and get the air conditioning and fans blowing for our customers.”

National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out Against Crime

It's National Night Out and we've put together a list of celebrations in and around your neighborhood.

National Night Out began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Check out the list below to see what's going on in your neck of the woods:

 

Kootenai County, Idaho – Hayden City Park 8930 N. Government Way

  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Entertainment
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • Giveaways
  • Crime Prevention and Safety Information

 

Moscow, Idaho – Eastside Marketplate 1420 S. Blaine St.

Working 4 you: Is your news feed biased?

Working 4 you: Is your news feed biased?

As the crisis in Gaza and Israel plays out, the world is paying attention online. That's where most of us get our information, and it could be influencing how we view the conflict.

Many of us see the world through an internet filter and that can be dangerous when it comes to forming opinions about major issues such as the conflict in the Middle East.

If you use Facebook, for example, your news is processed through a filter of things you are most likely to "like." It may keep you engaged with the story, but you will only be fed information that agrees with your point of view or that of your friends.

And Facebook isn't the only company that uses these algorithms to filter you news feed.

Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble," has warned about the dangers of internet customization. He points out that a Google search of a country or conflict will yield completely different results for different users, dependent upon what they have viewed in the past.

Yahoo News also personalizes stories to fit what the company believes is the user's perspective.