WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015


Hump Day Wild Card -- 1.28.15 23 

In an editorial today, the Coeur d'Alene Press announced that state Rep. Luke Malek and state Sen. Mary Souza will begin writing columns about their experience in the Idaho Legislature. They'll flipflop the columns. Luke launches the new feature with an op-ed column today about...

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On The Waterfront

Walking partner Greg Lee and I were forced to make two detours as we walked along the waterfront during the noon hour today, to avoid tree thinning on Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive). Street Department crews were running a chipper to dispose of tree limbs at...

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Panel OKs Friends of NRA License 

Idaho’s last NRA license plate was discontinued for lack of sales, but the National Rifle Association’s Boise lobbyist says that’s because the money from the sale of the specialty plates all went to Idaho road funding. A new proposed “Friends of the NRA” plate will...

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8 Couples To Launch 'War Bonds' 

Out of 36 couples featured in “War Bonds Love Stories From the Greatest Generation,” 12 couples are still living and loving. Of those 12 couples, eight have confirmed that they will attend the Book Launch on February 22 at Auntie’s Bookstore with another two, possibly...

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Lynch In Hot Water Again 

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks is in trouble again, not for what he said or didn't say to the Media this week, but for what he wore on his head. Read the latest on the ongoing Beastmode circus at the run up to the Super Bowl.

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Sunny Dispositions 

this photo of 3 little girls holding hands and laughing together on a warm winter's day in the Dakotas makes me smile. I hope it brightens your day.

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Day 3: 'Add The Words' Hearing 

The "Add the Words" hearing has ended for the morning but will resume at 3 (MDT) this afternoon. You can find links to Betsy Russell's live-blogging below. Also you should know this factoid: The salamander-hating trio of Kootenai County legislators serve (their word) on the House State Affairs Committee -- Barbieri, Cheatham & Sims.

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AG's Opinion RE: Add The Words 

From Idaho Statesman story: "The Idaho Attorney General's Office issued an opinion in the form of a letter dated Jan. 26 to Rep. Ilana Rubel stating that the proposed Add the Words bill would not force clergy to marry gay couples, nor would its passage...

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Idaho Racing Chief Lobbies Wyoming 

Idaho Racing Commission Director Frank Lamb told lawmakers last week that he is not a "cheerleader" for instant horse racing because his agency regulates the pari-mutuel betting system in Idaho. In his other job, though, Lamb is a cheerleader for instant racing. In addition to...

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AM Headlines -- 1.28.15 

AM Headlines today: Audit results in Athol embezzlement case released+Spokane police advertising for recruits+Liberty Lake ends pot moratorium+links to 6 more stories making the news this morning.

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

At their monthly meeting, the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee discussed the possibility of not handing out American flags at the 4th of July Parade in downtown Coeur d'Alene this year. Seems funds are tight this year. The Pachyderms also passed goofy informed-juror resolution.

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Poll: 'Add The Words' Won't Pass

Tuesday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation sez the 2015 Idaho Legislature won't pass "Add the Words" legislation thisyear. 120 of 167 respondents (71.86%) said the legislation won't pass. 28 of 167 respondents (16.77%) said the bill would pass this year. 16 (9.58%) were undecided....

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Cutline Contest -- 1.28.15 

People work to shovel snow-covered cars out in Boston's Charlestown section this morning, one day after a blizzard dumped about two feet of snow in the city. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Tuesday Winner -- SLFisher, with 7 likes: "Hey, guys! Watch me...

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Main Street: Props To Athol Mayor 

Columnist Kerri Thoreson of the Coeur d'Alene Press has a new hero -- new Athol Mayor Darla Kuhman, who took on the power structure of her small town to prove that the city clerk was a thief. Darla's investigation led to charges and a guilty plea from the clerk who admitted stealing more than $400,000.

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Fearful Legislators Harm Public 

SR columnist Shawn Vestal says that the paranoia and fear shown by Kootenai County legislators in opposing the salamander bill spills over into other issues. As a result, legislators like Rep. Kathy Sims, Don Cheatham & Vito Barbieri are doing more harm than good for their constituents.

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Mitt's Mormonism Attracts $$$ 

Online columnist Chris Carlson comments that Mitt Romney faces huge obstacles in a possible run for the presidency in 2016. But one major thing in his favor is his Mormon ties. The LDS church's favorite son will be able to raise $1 billion if he decides to run again.

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Above Normal Temps Thru Feb. 8 

“I just moved here from Flint, Michigan,” R.J. Bryant of Rathdrum said as he strummed his guitar at Coeur d’Alene City Beach, taking advantage of the 50-degree weather on Monday. (Photo: Kathy Plonka) A series of storms packing mild, moist air from the subtropical waters...

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Wolf Shooter Rejects Deal 

Forrest Mize, who shot a wolf on Rathdrum Mountain to protect his dogs, has rejected a deal offered by the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office. He'd rather face trial than plead guilty and accept a small fine. He reasons that it'll be hard to find a jury in North Idaho who will find him guilty.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 1.27.15 

I'm delighted that someone of Betsy Russell's caliber represents The Spokesman-Review in Boise. She's a one-woman dynamo. Her live-blogging of the emotional "Add the Words" hearings of the last two days underscore what a value she is to this newspaper and to the state of...

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Parting Shot -- 1.27.15 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Freedom Summit Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Palin has ignited the social media by saying she's interested in running for president in 2016. Story here. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Question: Do you expect to see Sarah Palin run...

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