Thursday, April 22, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Reservations about policing, how to prune a bear

Posted on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Cross-deputizing back to cross purposes Six weeks after the Idaho Legislature told Benewah County to reach an agreement on unified policing with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the county has produced a document significantly different than the one everybody thought they agreed to back in early March. The tribe is cross, legislators disappointed.

Medical Lake outraged by Pine Lodge memo When the state announced earlier this month that the only women's prison in Eastern Washington was being shut down, officials cited the overwhelming cuts needed to balance the budget. But an internal memo from the head of the Department of Corrections announcing immediate funds to construct a new women's prison in western Washington is shaking up locals who are losing jobs.

CDA stumped by grisly bear attack Vandals with pruning saws tried to take down Woodrow B. Grizz, a 7-foot bear statue carved from a dead Ponderosa pine, before eventually giving up. Grrr.

Gates Sr. pushes for state income tax on wealthy couples. Hmmm... Listen in as Northwest Public Radio correspondents discuss the elder Gates' call for taxing couples making more than $400,000. Critics see the beginnings of a slippery slope.

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