Monday, February 22, 2016

Nevada caucuses, local bus fares, a phone scam and other news you need to know

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 7:50 AM

• THIS WEEK: Local laughs, twangy tunes and a whole lotta roller derby
FILM: Chattaroy ark seekers' film nominated for a Crystal Seal Dove Award
FOR FUN: Escape rooms are in — check out these local perplexing puzzles

• Republican candidates turn attention to Nevada
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio try to position themselves as the anyone-but-Trump alternative.

• The search for a WSU president narrowed to eight finalists
click to enlarge The late Elson Floyd
The late Elson Floyd

A decision is expected in April. (KXLY) The university has been searching for a new president since Elson Floyd died of cancer in June.

• Kootenai County sheriff warns of a possible phone scam
The callers say they are raising money for local search and rescue efforts. (KHQ)

• The STA is considering raising rates
A hearing on the rate increase — bumping fares from $1.50 to $2 — has been scheduled for June 16 at 1:30 pm at 1230 W. Boone Ave. (SR, behind pay wall)

• The FBI director on the need to unlock San Bernardino terrorist's phone
“We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist’s passcode without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking a decade to guess correctly,” the director said. Watch the video below:

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