THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

Wild Card/Thursday -- 3.5.15 

I was reading through the "recent comments" thread before heading home, to make sure everyone was behaving. In doing so, I was amused, challenged and pleased with the quality of comments on this blog. I can say why some consider the comments thread to be the cherry on top of this cyber sundae ...

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Parting Shot -- 3.5.15

Horses eat during a press visit set up by a circus workers union to show animals from local circuses that have recently gone out of business in Tizayuca, Hildalgo, earlier today. A December law banning circus animals has yet to go into effect, but circus...

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Yogurt Shop Balks At Service Dog 

A Coeur d'Alene woman is taking action after a local yogurt shop refused to serve her because she'd brought her service dog into the business. KXLY's Grace Ditzler reports on the situation, detailing what a business can & cannot do when faced with a service dog.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.5.15

PM Scanner Traffic for Thursday (19 items + AM Scanner Traffic link) includes some dogs stuck on a cliff about 35 feet above Lake Coeur d'Alene Drive and the eastern end of the Centennial Trail ...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 17 

Hundreds of sheep block traffic on Centennial Way as they cross over I-84 Wednesday in Caldwell. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller) Wednesday Winner -- JohnA, with six likes: "After that speech, Ben, I'll never say you're 'Not a yahoo' ever again."...

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KCSO Changes Office Hours

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will be changing the operating hours of the administration office’s lobby to the public. Effective Monday, the KCSO lobby will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, Concealed Weapon Permits (CWP) will only be processed from 9 a.m....

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Gun Rightists Plan Spokane Protest

Gun rights activists from across the nation have announced their intentions to demonstrate in front of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse Friday in support of an Iraq War veteran arrested for possessing an assault rifle there about a week ago. Anthony Bosworth was taken...

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Kids' Gun Deaths Not Accidental 

At Slate online mag, Justin Peters say gun deaths involving children pulling the trigger aren't accidental. And that custodial adults in the home should be prosecuted for them. This comment is worth posting in view of local shootings involving children with guns ...

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Otter: 'I See (N-waste) Possibilities' 

Let's see ... who do we trust here re: N-waste shipments? Butch Otter, who messed up prisongate & broadbandgate? Or the two best governors of the last 30 years in Idaho, including Phil Batt, who hammered out the deal to get rid of nuclear waste? Game, set, match, Cecil & Phil ...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 3.5.15 

Our daily blog roundup includes: Pecky Cox's bird's-eye view of Priest Lake+War Bonds remembers WW2 veteran father+Simple Mind celebrates her 10th blogiversary+Grip on Sports celebrates final weekend of high school hoops ...

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IACI Puts LaBeau On Leave 

The board of Idaho’s most influential business lobby changed course today and placed its president on leave for sending a profanity-laden email that criticized a state senator’s position on taxes and suggested retaliating against him “just to be” difficult. The board of the Idaho Association...

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How The Other 1% Lives 

During a kayak ride on the Spokane River, Keith Boe photographed the "Amway House" near Black Rock Park/Post Falls. In a June 10, 2010, column about the house being listed for sale for $20 million, the SR's Shawn Vestal wrote: "Looking for a bigger home?...

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On The Waterfront -- 3.5.15

During my walk along the waterfront today, I saw (or heard): That Coeur d'Alene Street Department crews are almost finished with their grading of the Dike Road slopes at the western end of the project. The work was scheduled to end by Feb. 28. But...

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LDS-Backed Anti-Bias Law Advances 

By unanimous vote, a Utah Senate committee advanced a trailblazing bill Thursday that would bar housing and employment discrimination against the LGBT community statewide while also carving out narrow religious-liberty protections. SB296 — endorsed by the LDS Church and gay-advocacy groups — is a compromise...

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$393M School Election Looms

Across the state, a high-stakes school election day looms on Tuesday. How high are the stakes? There are at least $393.3 million in bond issues and school levies on the ballot next week. And this may not be a complete figure — but Idaho Education...

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Student: Bekken Sought Sex Photos 

A female college student told a Coeur d’Alene police detective that she received financial aid money in exchange for giving photos of a sexual nature to former North Idaho College financial aid director Joseph M. Bekken. Bekken already is facing five felony charges in his...

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F&G Suspends Wolf People License

State officials have suspended the commercial license of a North Idaho company that exhibits 23 live wolves for among other things, violating a requirement that people can’t touch the wolves. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported today that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game...

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School Board Supports Levy 10 

On her Facebook wall, Coeur d'Alene School Board Chairwoman Christa Hazel (second from right) posts this photo of the five trustees supporting the coming levy election. The post includes the information: "Our School Board encourages all patrons to educate themselves about the upcoming Levy &...

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Yesteryear: Playland Pier 

From Old School Coeur d'Alene, Kimi Coles provides this Ross hall photo of the old Playland Pier at what is now Independence Point, east of Coeur d'Alene's City Beach. Of special interest is the boy on the bike at the lefthand edge of the photo....

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1 Year Ago: Council OKs Project 

What were we discussing at Huckleberries Online on March 5, 2014? One of the top stories was council OK of an approximate $950K project to convert Front Avenue, between 2nd & 3rd streets into a walking mall. I like the change. It's safer now. Also, the project included conversion of parking area to grass in front of Hagadone HQ ...

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AM Headlines -- 3.5.15

AM Headlines includes remembrances for homeless artist who was run over by city truck Tuesday+Wolf People exhibition suspended+2 former guvs threaten suit if Otter goes ahead w/N-waste pact+neighbors oppose proposed Silverwood area development ...

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