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Comment Archives: stories: News & Comment: News

Re: “Fracking Idaho

Well, I just moved into a new home and right after our move-in a gas and oil rep showed up and stated that they are drilling in the area and would like my permission to take my minerals and we will be compensated. Wait so you will contaminate my well and risk my childrens health to drill? He says it is going to happen regardless and that if we don't sign in order to receive payments, they still proceed and the state just gets the money instead. We have no interest is signing and only a couple of our neighbors agree with us, so what steps can we take to fight this? We are next to a river, on a well, and a nice natural habitat. Apparently this has been in the works over the last year and we just happened to move in late in the game so we haven't had any say until this point.

Posted by ConcernedLandOwner on 12/19/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Money Men

In regard to the story, "Turned Away", it sounds as though there may have been an unlawful denial of housing under the Fair Housing Act based on the consumers' disabilities. Bonner County should have engaged in an interactive discussion with Mr. Boudousquie to determine if there was a way to accommodate the housing need of the persons with disabilities as well as the community needs. I hope that the County will do all that it can to meet the housing needs of persons with disabilities in their community and in Idaho.

Best,

Zoe Ann Olson
Executive Director
Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc.

Posted by Zoe Ann Olson on 12/19/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Game Changer

Chesney was a complete a-hole to his staff. Trust me, I know. But you are correct in your assessment of Jan.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by SpokaneCan on 12/19/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Game Changer

Jan simply doesn't belong there. She is arrogant, has no respect for her employees, makes too many assumptions about people, and doesn't have the background knowledge to be overseeing the departments. She doesn't deserve the credit for the changes that have been made - other than her willingness to fire people. Those changes were made by other staff from Verner's administration. She isn't a team builder or a good collaborator - her arrogance and lack of respect for others prevents it. Chesney was fired because he's not an a-hole to his staff. If you look at it closely, she's a lot like the mayor. No one enjoys working for either one of them and neither will tolerate anyone who doesn't agree with them. The only reason they want to be challenged is so they know who to fire.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SheNeedsToGo on 12/18/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Game Changer

Yes Jan Quintrall's hiring and firing practices in Spokane have been legendary for a very long time.



http://m.spokesman.com/stories/2006/sep/01/felon-works-business-bureau/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/24/unemployment-older-workers_n_1347438.html

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BRB on 12/18/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Game Changer

While Jan is far from innocent in how she manages people and handles things, she is correct in her judgments about how Chesney managed his department. He lacked the ability to communicate effectively with his staff, garnered little respect, and made many promises that his staff simply could not deliver on without breaking the law. The staff in that department is AMAZING and the cultural shift that many have seen was started before Chesney arrived. It was started by proactive STAFF who wanted to make things better.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by SpokaneCan on 12/18/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “More Than Skin Deep

What an unusual and wonderful gift, Jacque Gibson Kloehn. Now when Evelyn looks at that little heart scar she will only think of you.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brenda Lynn Martinson on 12/11/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Money Men

Condon- $170 K for Mayor, Nope. how about 100K a year and no other city official above that pay scale.

Posted by Mark Momb on 11/29/2014 at 5:02 AM

Re: “GU Shake-Up

"She expressed skepticism about their demand that any student found to have committed sexual assault be immediately expelled." WTF? ! ! ! ! ! ! !

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by #rapeculture on 11/28/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “'I Thought I Had Everything Under Control'

If you are suffering from depression, I recommend the http://destroydepression.com system.
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Posted by Ellie James on 11/25/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “'I Thought I Had Everything Under Control'

Congratulations on your hard-won success! Keep it up! I admire you for helping yourself and others deal with an incredibly difficult challenge. Bravo!

Posted by Andrea on 11/25/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “'It Just Felt Right'

Bless you. May you continue to find happiness and be an inspiration for others! Being true to oneself, no matter who one is, is the most courageous thing anyone could do.

Posted by Lorelei on 11/25/2014 at 1:10 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

Welcome to my life.

Posted by AmericanErrorist on 11/22/2014 at 2:29 AM

Re: “'It Just Felt Right'

I'm so proud of her. What an insperation.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mirm Stevens on 11/21/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

EdZuck, it was a good story to work on. Thank you.

Posted by Young.Kwak on 11/20/2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

Bandannas! One of Mark Richard's and the *legitimate business* community's concerns! That is so hilarious as to be a show stopper. Bandannas! My neighbor, graduate student and Master's candidate at a major university just left his house wearing a...bandanna! It's cold Mr. Richard -- maybe you haven't noticed that from your well-heated DSP office. Oh. And by the way, Spokane is a city. A municipality. Not a shopping mall. Yeesh.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by urbandweller on 11/19/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Money Men

"When you step off the edge of a cliff it is kinda hard to just walk away..." Should have refused the $7,000 increase in pay, me thinks?

Posted by schmidty on 11/18/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Fault Lines

It looks like the Stewarts and their minions were right.

Posted by Sir Knight on 11/17/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Jesus' Food Truck

Yay Jesus! Good job. God Bless.

Posted by Amanda Ruiz on 11/17/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “The Lives on the Bus

As a bus rider, I wouldn't want The Plaza to move. I love the central location. It does need to be cleaned up though. Not just the people who loiter, but in design as well. I try not to go inside because it's too dark and crowded. Certain areas outside don't smell that great, especially during the summer. Having said all of that, however, I think the STA does a good job keeping things secure. I've never felt unsafe at the Plaza.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael on 11/16/2014 at 11:17 AM

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