MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 1.26.15 

Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise is live-blogging testimony from the first day of hearings for "Add the Words" legislation this morning. The hearing began at 8 a.m. (MDT) and will conclude in a few minutes. The hearing will resume again at 5 (MDT) this afternoon and run through 8 p.m. You can find a link to Betsy's blog below.

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Parting Shot -- 1.26.15

Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin answers a question at a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game today in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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All 12 Cops Cleared In I-90 Shootout

All 12 police officers who fired their weapons in a freeway shootout with a heavily armed suspect in Post Falls last summer were justified in their actions, a North Idaho prosecutor has found. Six Coeur d’Alene police officers, three Post Falls police officers, two Kootenai...

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Add The Words Testimony Resumes

The second half of the Add the Words hearing began at 5 o'clock (MDT) and will continue until 8 p.m. There appears to be black-and-white lines among those who have testified for and against legislation calling for anti-bias laws to apply to gays. Betsy Russell live-blogs tonight's session. Links below.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

A researcher demonstrates how to extract venom from a snake to vacationing school children during a special daily presentation that runs through summer break in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Weekend Winner -- ThomG57, with 12 likes: "My wife told...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.26.15

3 people were hurt, including a 3YO child when a GMC driven by Devin Bischoff, 25, of Rathdrum, veered off U.S. 95/MP 422.8 (near Kidd Island Road) and rolled, at 12:28 p.m. Bischoff and passenger Sheena Freeman, 27, of Rathdrum, were ejected from the vehicle. Raysyn Bischoff, 3, of Rathdrum, was restrained but not in a car seat. The crash closed t

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Voter: Redman Ran For Wrong Office 

Earlier today, HucksOnline posted a mailer in which state Rep. Eric Redman extolled state sovereignty over federal Constitution, urged state takeover of federal lands, and elimination of the federal government from all state agencies and programs. Now, in an op-ed article, constituent Reid Harlocker of Hayden responds to Redman's radicalism.

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Add The Words Hearing Attracts 100s 

Nearly 500 people flocked to Idaho’s state Capitol on Monday to give heartfelt testimony both for and against a proposed law to ban discrimination against gays and transgender people in housing, employment and public accommodations. The hearing ran from 8-11:30 in the morning, and was...

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Nonini Wants PFPD Off Racing Case 

A North Idaho state senator is questioning why the Post Falls Police Department is investigating the “instant racing” machines in use at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls. Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, said today he thinks it’s fitting for the Idaho...

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Nonini Supports STEM Education 

Betsy reports that state Sen. Bob Nonini and House Education Chairman Reed DeMourdaunt are forming a STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) caucus to promote those disciplines in school. Nonini? I'm looking for a catch here. Nonini supporting public education? What will they think of next?

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Hudsons: Most Iconic Restaurant 

In Huffington Post Taste, Lee Breslouer reports on "The most iconic restaurant in every state (and DC)." Idaho winner? Hudson Hamburgers (circa 1907), of course. Breslouer writes: "Burgers and fries. That's the all-American meal. And you can't get it at Hudson's, because they don't serve...

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Cuss-tomer Isn't Always Right 

Post Falls Police Department report: Creepy cuss-tomer at G.W. Hunters earns all-expenses-paid, one-way trip to the cross-bar hotel after threatening to kill waitress, if her service wasn't good enough.

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SR News Quiz -- 1.25-30.2015

How much do you know about the New Horizons spacecraft, Idaho's official state amphibian, a young inventor from Spokane and other recent items in the news? Find out in the SR's Weekly News Quiz, where you could win movie tickets or a $50 gift card...

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GOP Resolution Targets Jurors 11 

A goofy resolution to be considered by the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee is based on the premise that government is passing all kinds of unconstitutional laws and, as a result of the proliferation of bad laws, all of us are likely to become felons. The resolution wants jurors to be more informed. Link to resolution below.

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On The Waterfront 

Don't tell Stickman, but city street workers are busy toppling trees along the Lake Coeur d'Alene side of the Dike Road this afternoon, from about North Idaho College's sand volleyball courts to the eastern edge of the campus. The road is blocked. I counted about 18 trees...

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Update: No Action On Delavan 

Update: Huckleberries hears ... that county commissioners met at 9:30 this morning to discuss reinstatement of airport manager Greg Delevan and immediately went into executive session. Only staff lawyers and commissioners are allowed in the meeting. Delavan remained in the waiting room. Several people from the North West Property Owners Alliance a

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Add The Words: 30 Spoke In AM 13 

You can read all 13 posts about the Add the Words hearing this morning live-blogged this morning by Betsy Russell of the SR's Eye on Boise blog. The hearing will resume at 5 this afternoon and continue until 8 tonight. 30 people have testified so far -- 13 in favor of the bill, 17 against.

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Road To Victory?

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson walks to the team bus as he arrives at Sky Harbor Airport for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday in Phoenix. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX next Sunday. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)

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Raul Helps Form Freedom Caucus 

In a news release, Congressman Raul Labrador reports that he has helped form the House Freedom Caucus from members of the House Republican Conference. The goal of the caucus is to "advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress." The caucus' founding members are...

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AM Headlines -- 1.26.15

AM Headlines features UIdaho looking for ways to boost enrollment + the plus side of Obamacare in Idaho + an update on flu deaths in Idaho (they're spiking) + another link to Betsy Russell's live-blogging of the Add the Words hearing.

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In Winter Fog 

The Bard of Sherman Avenue awoke to fog, like the rest of us in the Coeur d'Alene area this morning. Unlike most of us, he found the silver lining to our foggy morning.

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Meet Radical Rep. Redman 17 

Rep. Eric Redman, R-Spirit Lake, seems to share the same view of the federal gummint as most other legislators from Kootenai County. In a mailer to constituents this weekend, Redman declared that Idaho and the Idaho Constitution is sovereign over federal government. That Idaho needs...

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Poll: Just Say No To N-Waste

Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation doesn't support the continued flirtation between Gov. Butch Otter and the U.S. Department of Energy re: nuclear waste. Otter, of course, has given the OK to receive more spent fuel from the federal government. However, 144 of 190 respondents to the...

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