WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
Bulldogs will be back in NCAAs
Both school levies approved
Kellogg ahead by comfortable margin; Wallace wins by eight votes
A2 By CHANSE WATSON and JOSH McDONALD Shoshone News-Press With all but one precinct reporting late Tuesday, both the Kellogg and Wallace school districts had supplemental levies approved by voters. Shoshone County voters in the Kellogg district cast 563 ballots in favor of the levy and 400 against as of 10 p.m., with the Kingston precinct yet to be counted. In Kootenai County, Kellogg school district residents voted 9-8 in favor of the levy. Kellogg School District superintendent Woody Woodford was very pleased the levy passed and was thankful to all the people who helped spread the word as well as those who came out and voted. ?We had so many people working so hard to make sure this passed,? said Woodford. ?This accounts for 33 percent of our yearly budget so to have this pass means a lot to the district. ?I would also like to thank everyone who voted and made their voice heard. It really does show how much the community pays attention to its schools.? The supplemental levy is a two-year proposal that calls for $2,680,000 for each year, totalling $5,360,000 for both years. It asks for $100,000 per year less than the previous supplemental levy, which was approved in 2014. Taxes for property valued at $100,000 would decrease approximately $19 a year with the proposed levy. The vote was much closer in the Wallace School District, which had 556 voters in favor of the new levy and 548 voters against it. Results are unofficial until certified by county officials. ?Local elections are where the votes count and I am very pleased that so many people in the communities got out and made their opinions known,? said WSD superintendent Bob Ranells. ?We can now move forward with the whole process.? The two-year supplemental levy in Wallace calls for $1,850,000 per year for a total of $3,700,000. It replaces an existing levy of $2 million per year. Under the new Wallace levy, taxes for property valued at $100,000 would decrease approximately $23 per year.
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Cruz wins statewide vote
BOISE (AP) ? Idaho was no small-potatoes for Ted Cruz after winning Tuesday?s Republican presidential primary in the Gem State. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, beat out Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich and added a seventh state to his win tally in the 2016 race for the White House. ?Idahoans are looking for more substance,? said state Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell. ?(Trump) tends to skim the issues. It?s harder for him to make those inroads in Idaho. We?ve been about conservatism for a lot longer than he has.? Cruz was clearly the leader shortly after polls closed and results began trickling in. It was too early as of 10:30 p.m. to know how many of Idaho?s 32 delegates would be divided up among the candidates. Voter turnout varied across the state as Idahoans turned to participate in a GOP presidential primary in
Silver Valley picks Trump
n In Tuesday?s local primary results, Donald Trump amassed just over 50 percent of the vote, while statewide winner Sen. Ted Cruz received 28 percent. They were followed locally by Senator Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent of the vote and Ohio Governor John Kasich who had 4.4 percent of the county?s vote. March, rather than in May. Last year, state lawmakers bumped up the primary after getting fed up with the GOP presidential nominee already being determined by the time Idaho Republicans cast their vote. However, the earlier date had some worried that turnout could be low, because Idaho GOP voters aren?t used to casting a ballot at this point in election season. Election workers at one site in Garden City said they had people waiting in line when the doors opened at 8 a.m. A polling location in Nampa called in extra workers after more voters than expected showed up early. But even with the wait, voters stuck around to make their choice. Tina McKnight, 43, a stay-at-home grandma in Nampa, said she supports Ted Cruz because she didn?t want Donald Trump doesn?t to win. ?(Trump) is too boisterous. He?s too negative. I haven?t heard any real things he says he?s going to do for the country or how he is going to do it for the country,? she said. ?It?s all name calling and bullying. I don?t want that as president. ? Meanwhile, a Boisebased radio station on Tuesday called out the Trump campaign?s Idaho website containing exact wording lifted from one of their stories. The Trump campaign used a 2012 Boise State Public Radio story containing information on where and how to vote. It also cited judicial races no longer taking see CRUZ, A7
Suspect in pastor?s shooting nabbed in Washington, D.C.
COEUR d?ALENE (AP) ? The man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding an Idaho pastor last weekend was arrested by U.S. Secret Service agents Tuesday after he allegedly threw items over the fence at the White House, police said. Meanwhile, Pastor Tim Remington, shot six times Sunday outside his church in Coeur d?Alene, has regained consciousness and is talking with his family, an associate said Tuesday. Coeur d?Alene Police Chief Lee White said Kyle Odom was arrested about 5:30 p.m. PST in Washington D.C., safely and without incident. ?I think everyone can breathe a good sigh Odom of relief that at least this part of the case has come to a conclusion,? White said. White said he was told Odom threw computer flash drives and other unidentified items over the fence. Hazardous materials and bomb teams were working to identify the other items, he said. Odom had been the subject of a search. White wasn?t certain how the 30-year-old suspect got to Washington but said police were able to determine that he had boarded a flight at the Boise Airport sometime on Monday. A former Marine from Coeur d?Alene, Odom is suspected of shooting Remington a day after Remington led the prayer at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Authorities say there?s no indication Remington?s appearance with Cruz had anything to do with the shooting, as they work to figure out what motivated the attack outside his church in broad daylight. ?However, it does appear that this was a pre-planned attack,? White said Monday. ?And I will tell you that some details surrounding Mr. Odom?s planning are disturbing.? He did not elaborate. Meanwhile, several news outlets in Spokane received letters on Tuesday that purported to be from Odom, Coeur d?Alene police Detective Jared Reneau said. The letters, postmarked Monday, contained references to President Obama, members of Congress, members of the Israeli government, and John Padula, outreach pastor for The Altar Church, where Remington is the senior pastor. ?It was extensive and it was disturbing to us,? White said of the manifesto. Earlier Tuesday, Padula said Remington, 55, regained consciousness Monday night in a Coeur d?Alene hospital. ?He?s whispering and talking to his family a little bit,? Padula said. ?He?s doing absolutely amazing. He gave me a thumb?s up last night when I went in.? Remington, who is married and has four children, has no feeling in his right arm, Padula said. Remington and his wife have been with The Altar Church for nearly two decades, and they have specialized in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, Padula said. The church has extensive programs, including in-patient rehabilitation, for addicts, Padula said.
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