Monday Dec 9
Objections filed against Idaho, Mont. forest plans
Hundreds of pages of objections by 60 individuals or organizations have been filed against a U.S. Forest Service draft management plan concerning two national forests with borders stretching into northern Idaho and northwestern Montana.
Monday Dec 9
Hundreds of Doctors Withdraw from Idaho Health Care Network
An Idaho health care network has lost influence and bargaining-power in the wake of Coeur d'Alene-based Kootenai Health Medical Center pulling all of its physicians out of the plan.
N. Idaho commissioners oppose wilderness plan
Bonner County commissioners in northern Idaho are urging the U.S. Forest Service not to designate any more lands as potential federally protected wilderness in the Kootenai and Panhandle national forests.
Idaho groups object Panhandle forest plan
A coalition of environmental groups says wilderness recommendations in a management plan for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest leave out key areas that should be designated as wilderness.
Family friend says N. Idaho lawmaker hospitalized
Lorna Finman tells the Coeur d'Alene Press that Nonini was admitted last week to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene due to complications from the flu.
Idaho Sen. Bob Nonini Hospitalized
Today's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Nonini's family is asking for privacy "so the senator can get the rest he needs to heal."