Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.7.15 

I plan to catch as much of the Coeur d'Alene City Council debates as I can late this afternoon in the Coeur d'Alene Library Community Room, before a 7 o'clock personal obligation forces me away. It'll be interesting to listen to the exchange between Ron...

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Coeur d'Alene firefighters battle a small blaze on Tubbs Hill Tuesday afternoon. The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department is back on the scene this morning to check out smoke coming from the burn site. (Coeur d'Alene Fire Department / Courtesy Photo)

AM Scanner Traffic -- 10.7.15 

Another day, another grass fire on Tubbs Hill. Coeur d'Alene Fire Department just got the call to check out smoke coming from the iconic hill in downtown Coeur d'Alene. That's the top story on AM Scanner Traffic this AM (14 items & counting) ...

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Council votes to pay more legal fees 

Stop me if you've heard this one before: "It took less than 5 minutes today for the state’s Constitutional Defense Council (the governor, the Attorney General, the speaker of the House and the president pro-tem of the Senate) to vote to pay the state’s latest bill for attorney fees for the other side in a court case the state lost.

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Shelby Rognstad is shown in photo posted on his "Shelby Rognstad for mayor of Sandpoint" Facebook page.

Robo-call ad attacks mayor candidate 

A "childish" robo-call ad attacking Sandpoint mayor candidate Shelby Rognstad is creating a stir. In the ad (audio provided below) a male voice claims Rognstad is running for mayor because he needs a paycheck & that Sandpoint needs a real leader, "not a feminized male SHELBY (yelled in a high falsetto voice)." See how low you can go below.

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In memory of solitary veteran 

In her Main Street column today in the Coeur d'Alene Press, Kerri Thoreson pays homage to Robert Parkinson, 46, the homeless veteran who died in a camp site fire between Potlatch Hill and Fernan Hill on the east side of Coeur d'Alene last week.

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A Coeur d'Alene firefighter deals with a hot spot after the blaze on Tubbs Hill was knocked down Tuesday PM. The fire department returned to Tubbs Hill this AM when smoke began appearing again. Also, the fire department, in conjunction with community groups, has decided to build an 1,100-foot access road to enable it to better fight fires on the hill, which are getting more frequent. (Coeur d'Alene Fire Department / Courtesy Photo)

AM Headlines -- 10.7.15

AM Headlines for Wednesday includes: City Council forum today/Press, Firefighters control Tubbs Hill blaze/Press, City to build Tubbs Hill access road/CdA Today, Avista to install pipeline under Spokane River/Press, 'Instant racing' machines shut down in Wyoming/EOBoise, Hunters, anglers must stop at Idaho check stations/Outdoors ...

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Quotable Quote -- Ron Burgundy

"His mistake was moving here and running for office without knowing the difference between urban renewal and urban meyer" -- Ron Burgundy re: City Council candidate Toby Schindelbeck, who is an opponent of local urban renewal efforts.

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Gun tragedies bring lame excuses 

In an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News today, Devin Rokyta comments that he's tired of writing the same editorial after another senseless mass murder in a school/movie house/church/military base, etc. Nothing seems to be getting done to address this epidemic. Rokyta disagrees with the NRA notion that more guns mean more safety.

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Raul ain't callin', Mike ain't pickin' up 

In his Lewiston Tribune editorial this AM, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase spotlights the animosity between Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador. The two haven't talked to each other in six months. Marty's conclusion? What's one more spat among the warring U.S. House of Representatives, even among those from same state.

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CdA to build Tubbs Hill access road 

In Coeur d'Alene Today, Amy Ferguson reports that the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department has developed a plan to build an 1,100-foot access road onto Tubbs Hill, to provide the department with a better ability to fight the increasing number of fires on the lakeshore treasure. (Question: Anyone out there opposed to this idea?)

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Edinger miffed at foe's tactics 29 

In the statement made to the Coeur d'Alene Press, challenger Toby Schindelbeck said he knows that Ron Edinger is a registered Republican -- and blamed the misprint that Edinger's a registered Democrat on a helper. Schindelbeck said he should have proofed the text of his attack mailer more closely. What do you think?

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Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater artistic director Jadd Davis, center, listens to Jenny Twitchell, left, and Aubrey Shimek Davis during a rehearsal for the musical “Living Through the Fire.” CST commissioned the musical, which will be presented at local schools. (Kathy Plonka/SR photo)

1910 fire sparks new musical 

Jadd Davis, artistic director for the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, is back from a late-summer break to present "Living through the Fire," a new play based of "Big Ed" Pulaska, the hero of the 1910 fire who saved his crew by leading them to shelter in an old mine tunnel.

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Hazel addresses dance dress code 

Shoulders have been shown before at Coeur d'Alene School District dances, and Board of Trustees Chair Christa Hazel wants to make sure dress code policy reflects that. During a regular meeting of the board on Monday night, Hazel introduced a proposed change to the district's dress code regarding what types of dresses girls can wear to dances.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.6.15 

Randy Stapilus and Chris Carlson dropped by Huckleberries HQ Monday PM to push Chris' new book, "Eye on the Caribou," and chat about politics. Stapilus, former political reporter for the Idaho Statesman, and Carlson, former press secretary for former governor Cecil Andrus, have forgotten more about Idaho politics than you & I will ever know.

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Parting Shot -- 10.6.15

Kuo-ling Liao, also known as Angel Star Love from Cincinnati, Ohio, wears costume wings as she waits to join a crowd in Central Park, gathered to form a human peace sign to remember John Lennon and attempt a Guinness world record today in New York.

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Stickman: Voting for Dan English 

In a comment, Stickman say: "People vote for who they want to. I doubt many friends of mine would listen to my political views. But, that said, I'm sure going to vote for him. I think he's the best man for the job." (Question: Do people ask you for advice re: how to vote?)

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In a photo provided by the University of Mississippi, civil rights pioneer James Meredith holds his hand to his heart during the singing of the national anthem at a ceremony dedicating a civil rights memorial on the campus, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Oxford, Miss. The monument features a statue of Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the University. (AP Photo/The University of Mississippi, Nathan Latil)

Civil rights icon to headline confab 

James Meredith, an icon of the civil rights movement and an Air Force veteran, will visit Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Lewiston for a three-day “Walk the Talk” conference starting Oct. 16 at North Idaho College. Meredith, 82, became the first black student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi in 1962.

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Ex-Magistrate Craig Kosonen, 78, RIP 

Craig Kosonen, 78, a former 1st District Court magistrate and long-time local attorney, originally from Wallace, died at Kootenai Medical Center last Thursday, a few days shy of his 79th birthday. David Bond/Wallace Street Journal posted Kosonen's obituary information from Bell Tower Funeral Home on Bond's Facebook wall.

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Adams says he kept his promises 17 

In a flier being circulated on his behalf, Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams says he has kept his campaign promises from the 2011 municipal election: "I believe a promise made is a promise kept and I have the record to prove it." Among the...

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CdA council forum Wednesday 

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s CDA TV Committee is sponsoring a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Library Community Room. This forum is for Coeur d’Alene council candidates: Edinger & Schindelbeck for Seat #1; Adams, English & MacNeil for Seat #5.

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