Kootenai County, IDCoeur d'Alene Press

Housing — where it is, where it could be

A regional study hopes to get to the crux of a housing crisis plaguing the Panhandle, and participating researchers plan to ask Kootenai County residents for their two cents. During the July Regional Housing & Growth Issues Partnership advisory group meeting Monday, Maggie Lyons with the Panhandle Affordable Housing Alliance updated members on the study's progress.
Washington StateFOX 28 Spokane

Washington State Department of Health reviewing new CDC mask guidance

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is reviewing the new masking guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, the CDC reversed their recommendations on masks saying even vaccinated people should wear them indoors. According to the CDC, the seven day case rate...
Pinehurst, IDShoshone News Press

Pinehurst Water District issues a few rules

PINEHURST — As ongoing drought issues continue to grip the region, area water districts are tightening up across the Silver Valley. It was reported a few weeks ago that customers of the East Shoshone Water District were being asked to be conservative in their water use — a sentiment echoed by their fellow districts in the area.
Rathdrum, IDCoeur d'Alene Press

Rathdrum advances transparency agenda

RATHDRUM — Rathdrum officials recently decided they would no longer televise City Council or Planning & Zoning meetings on Zoom. That prompted vocal concern from citizens about the council’s motives. But never fear: Transparency is here. On Monday, the city reversed its position. “Effective immediately, we will begin live broadcasting...

Hocker returns to Idaho to lead Coeur d’Alene

Shon Hocker is coming to Coeur d’Alene from North Dakota, but he is far from new to Idaho. After nearly 15 years away, Hocker has returned to the state where he started his career in education, taking the position of superintendent in north Idaho’s largest district. “It was time to...
Spokane, WAThe Spokesman-Review

Spokane’s housing boom outstripping nation’s record pace

While home prices are rising at a record-breaking pace nationwide, Spokane is outpacing that trend as demand continues to outstrip supply of available properties on the market. DeedClaim, an online deed preparation service, recently ranked Spokane 20th out of cities nationwide for the greatest housing shortage. The site analyzed