*More snow-going ahead for drivers: With up to 4 more inches in forecast, new storm promises to keep roads slick/Jody Lawrence-Turner, Spokesman-Review -- Looks like another night by the fireplace reading the race of J.K. Rowling's "The Half-Blood Prince." Hat Tip: Mike Kennedy, for the loan of the book.
*St. Maries WWII veteran scouted for Gen. Patton/Ralph Bartholdt, St. Maries Gazette-Record -- Dan Hammes' Gazette has been running a nice weekly series on WWII veterans. God bless the vets, everyone.
*Kootenai County sales tax drops half-cent: Property tax relief also ends/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review -- Anyone with any bright ideas re: how we're going to pay for the next county jail expansion?
*Triumph Over Hate: Task force to present new exhibit; institute plans open house/Bill Buley, Coeur d'Alene Press -- Stormin' Norman Gissel, Tony and the gang are still fighting their important fight.
*Pressure mounts for open sessions: Citizens organization doesn't want legislators to close committee hearings/Christopher Smith, Associated Press -- Ya know, we should count the number of our Repub solons who participate in closed meetings next session, and hold them accountable in the primaries and general election next year. This practice would stop if GOP solons, including ours, began saying, no more secrecy.