AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID
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Idaho at 3 p.m.
BOOMING WASHINGTON CITY
SPOKANE, Wash. — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought just south of Spokane, near the Idaho border, where they are raising three children and 18 chickens. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 918 words. With AP Photos.
TWIN FALLS — As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases. The county prosecuting attorney’s office is on track to deal with an estimated 900 felony cases this year, nearly double what the office saw 10 years ago. Meanwhile, the Twin Falls jail population is exploding, in what Sheriff Tom Carter describes as a “crisis.” The 224-bed jail has housed as many as 270 inmates at a time over the past year; on July 18, the facility held 253, with 42 others scattered around to other jails across the state. An AP Member Exchange by Gretel Kauffman, The Times-News. SENT: 1750 words. With AP Photos.
FIRST LATINO JUDGE
NAMPA — As he looks back over what he’s accomplished in two-and-a-half decades as a judge, Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez is modest. He cites a saying in Spanish that translates to, “I contribute my grain of sand to the greater work.” Gutierrez, Idaho’s first Latino judge, plans to retire at the end of the year, largely for family reasons. Two of his nine grandchildren, ages 9 and 10, have a disease that will cause them suffering and limit their lifespan; his daughter has the adult version of the malady. An AP Member Exchange by Betsy Z. Russell. SENT: 2543 words. With AP Photos.
BODY RECOVERED-RIVER: Body of missing N. Idaho woman recovered from Snake River