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Post Falls Library screens documentary "Bully"

The Community Library Network at Post Falls hopes to create a community dialog by screening the film "Bully" on Friday, May 17th.

The award-winning documentary looks at bullying in American schools. Due to intense thematic material, disturbing content and strong language the film is rated PG-13. Following to screening, Hannah Masters, an anti-bullying advocate, will lead a discussion using material provided by the Bully Project, a national movement to stop bullying. 

In addition to the film, there are about 100 anti-bullying posters created by Post Falls High School art students are on display at the library. Students were asked to create the posters as part of an art class assignment. The posters have messages like "Be Loud for the Silent", "Bully Free Zone", and "It Starts With Me".

The event is free and no registration is required. For more information contact the Post Falls Library at (208) 773-1506.

"Bully" at the Post Falls Library, Friday, May 17th, 6 to 8:30pm.

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Upcoming events with CDA School District

Upcoming events with CDA School District

The Coeur d'Alene School District is hosting two special events next week for students and parents. The family friendly health fair will provide information and resources for a health life style and the cyberbullying parent info night aims to educate parents on the transition of bullying from the halls to the web.

The Second Annual Middle School Health Fair will be Monday, May 20th. The event is geared toward students in grades in 6-12 and their families. There will be nutrition specialists, fitness clubs, insurance agencies, medical professionals, make-up and hygiene professionals, and violence prevention professionals there as well as the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office. 

Students can receive immunization if they are accompanied by a parent and have their immunization records. There will be drawings and door prizes and the school district nutrition services department will sell dinner and other concessions. 

Construction puts crunch on Coeur d'Alene parking

The City of Coeur d'Alene is opening new lots to avoid a parking crunch come Memorial Day weekend, and nobody understands how important parking is in Coeur d'Alene, like Sandra Gunn, owner of Coeur d'Alene Olive Oil and Marie Widmyer, owner of Marmalade, a woman's clothing boutique.

"Coming down a one way street, the wrong way, they can't wrap their heard around how to get here," said Widmyer.

Their businesses sit right on the edge of the new construction for the McEuen Park remodel.

"You kinda have to do a round-about, you can't come directly down the street," said Gunn.

With the busy summer months quickly approaching Coeur d'Alene set aside new parking lots to replace the 400 parking spaces lost due to construction. The lots are ready however signage directing traffic hasn't been put up yet.

"Yeah, signage is key. That should be up pretty quickly, yeah. Like now," said Gunn.

"You almost need it before you need it so that it trains them," said Widmyer.

The city set aside a graded parking lot near Memorial field just off Northwest Blvd. It's free and if you don't want to walk a shuttle will run every 20 minutes on busier days.

"Ready, Set, Wear It!" life jacket event aims to set world record

"Ready, Set, Wear It!" life jacket event aims to set world record

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is kicking off National Safe Boating Week with an attempt to set the world record for the most life jackets worn. "Ready, Set, Wear It!" will take place Saturday, May 18th.

Idaho Boating Safety Class students will gather at the Kootenai County Search and Rescue building to model different types and varieties of personal floatation devices. It is part of a year long effort by the North American Safe Boating Campaign to promote safe and responsible boating. 

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 84 percent of boaters who drowned in 2011 were not wearing life jackets. 

"Each year, as many as 500 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their life jackets," said Virgil Chambers, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. "New life jackets on the market today make it easier than ever for a boater to have fun and stay safe on the water."

"Ready, Set, Wear It!" will promote the newer, more versatile life jackets and show that there are more comfortable options than the giant, orange, cumbersome life jackets of your youth. 

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Plummer-Worley submits levy vote

For the first time in 20 years the Plummer-Worley School District will submit a supplemental levy to voters. The district says they are requesting the levy because of decreasing state and federal funding in conjunction with increasing expenses. 

Over the last seven years the district's general funds have decreased by $1.6 million. Because of this there have been $1.3 million in staffing cuts. If the levy passes the district will use it to keep existing staff, keep full-time kindergarten, provide required courses, replace school safety equipment, and to replace obsolete text books.

Because of funding cuts, the district was unable to offer band and art classes this year. District officials say that if the levy does not pass that some athletics will have to be cut as well. The levy election will be on May 21, for more information visit the district website http://www.pwsd44.com.

Coeur d'Alene Police reviewing cold case disappearances

One of the most scenic and popular locations in Coeur d'Alene ? Tubbs Hill ? will always have the shadow of a cold case it. Twenty-seven years later though police still believe someone out there knows something that can help find two women.

Disappearing without a trace is impossible. There's always a clue, a person of interest or a hint that in hindsight will reveal what happened to a missing person. But for nearly three decades now, that's never been the case for Deborah Jean Swanson and Sally Anne Stone.

"We have vowed that we will never give up hope, we will keep looking," Sergeant Christie Wood with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department said.

Every year, Wood tries to dredge up clues in this very cold case. She's hoping interest in the recent story out of Ohio, where three missing women were found alive in a home near where they were abducted, will lead to a break in Swanson and Stone's case.

"The Ohio women are in the news and we certainly hope that spurs the public interest to remember back in 1986 what did they see? What did they know? Was there somebody suspicious?" Wood said.

"Race the Joe" is a Go

Jet boat races are a go for St. Maries Idaho. 'Race the Joe' jet boat committee members received an email confirming the United States Coast Guard is confident it will issue a permit for the race scheduled for May 17 through 19 on the St. Joe River in St. Maries.

The race was in jeopardy after a small group of people requested an environmental impact statement weeks before the race date. That statement usually takes 135 days to complete.

"I think the small towns like this look at little events such as the jet boat races to drive people, tourism, into the community," said St. Maries grocery store owner Brian McGregor.

The permit will allow the board to obtain race insurance. Without insurance the race would not have been sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. There was concern about the impact the boats would have on eagles in the area.