Members of the Kennel Club vie for attention when the ESPNU cameras go live for the pregame show Wednesday before the Gonzaga/Washington State game at Gonzaga University. Jim Meehan blogs about the game in Sportslink here.
1. Wendell Sinn pleaded not guilty to murder charges in Pend Oreille County district court on Thursday. Sinn has been accused of killing an Eastern Washington University student by tying him to the back of a truck and prompting the driver to take off/KXLY.com. More here
3. Eye On Boise: Young victim Shasta Groene won’t have to testify in federal court against Joseph Duncan, under an agreement reached by both sides in the case. More here
3. Serial Montana poacher Philip Mark Payton received only probation despite illegally harvesting animals for more than 15 years/Missoulilan. More here
4. News Roundup: North Idaho mom facing vehicular homicide charge for daughter’s death/KXLY; Butte doctor fired for bringing gun into hospital/Missoulian; Deputy, suspect injured in shooting near Kooskia/KXLY; Shoppers crossing Canada border for better deals/Spokesman-Review; Boise State plans to replace blue turf — with more blue turf/Idaho Statesman; and UI plans to revamp Kibbie Dome/Idaho Statesman.
5. Blogosphere: Cougs slow game down to beat Zags/ex-Zag Brian Michaelson (Gonzaga Blog); Seattle Times writer sticks to salmon story/Rocky Barker; Why my old neighbors suck/The Unbearable Bobness of Being; Supremes: No right to court-appointed divorce lawyer/Eye On Olympia; and SR publisher named to transition team, not told/Pendulum.
6. IMHO: Cougs real deal in unreal week/John Blanchette, Spokesman-Review; Indian fuel tax deal will save time, money, headaches/Spokesman-Review; Didn’t take long for Verner to break promises/Doug Clark, Spokesman-Review; Sen. Craig detached from practical solutions/Larry LaRocco, New West Boise; and Rebecca Mack makes city council play/Frank Sennett, Hard 7.
Orbusmax Special: Yakima council boots anti-tax activist Eyman from meeting here.