PHOTO BLOG: Back to the future baseball

During a baseball game last week I made a photo that was eerily familiar. I remember one of my earliest assignments with the Times-News was covering a baseball game where the batter was hit by a pitch. I dug through my archive from 2009 and sure enough, there it was. As I compared the two images several things stuck out: It was the same team and the same jersey number. The ballpark was also the same, as was the lens I used to get the shot. I guess if you do this job long enough at one paper things, like this are bound to happen.

Bid to vote on betting machines at tracks sparks dispute

BOISE — Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing the petition, a claim the tribe denies.

Olympic women monument could head to Sun Valley City

KETCHUM (AP) — An Idaho man is looking for a permanent home for a monument honoring south-central Idaho’s six female Olympians.

Idaho’s Armstrong wins third straight Olympic women’s time trial

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kristin Armstrong had just put together another golden effort in an Olympic time trial, this time slicing through driving wind and rain, when her 5-year-old son approached her at the finish.