THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 5/31/07

The longer days (in terms of daylight) are certainly welcome, but here's a sobering thought: The days will start getting shorter again three weeks from now. The summer solstice (June 21) will give us a good 16 hours of daylight, then we begin the gradual...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2007


War Casualty: Cataldo Soldier Killed in Iraq

A 23-year-old Cataldo man was killed Saturday in Iraq by a roadside bomb. Pfc. Charles B. Hester died in Baghdad after being wounded when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hester was in Baghdad with Fort Lewis's 2nd...

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Bayview Herb Rides Out Storm w/News Cap On

Item: North Idaho storm knocks out power, wreaks damage in Kootenai, Bonner counties/Spokesman-ReviewBayview Herb: Power back on in Bayview at about 8:00 pm. I was in Athol at the American Legion when the storm hit.I phoned Dave to tell him that several of us had...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007


Military Intelligence, or Censorship?

From David Carr/The New York Times: Since last year, the military’s embedding rules require that journalists obtain a signed consent from a wounded soldier before the image can be published. Images that put a face on the dead, that make them identifiable, are simply prohibited....

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Appeals Court: We're Not Blowing Smoke

Will there or won't there be smoke-filled skies above the Rathdrum Prairie this summer? The answer had been obscured by state and federal officials recently, but now the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has cleared the air. Today the court clarified its earlier decision...

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2007

A matter of respect

Digger has some interesting observations about funeral etiquette, in light of the large crowd attending Officer Lee Newbill's funeral Friday. Worth some discussion perhaps:I attended the funeral for fallen Moscow Police Officer Lee Newbill on Friday. I've now just been able to think of that...

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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2007


Wild Card/Saturday -- 5/26/07

Judging by the swell in Kootenai County traffic yesterday afternoon, I'm not sure anyone's still aound to post today. This is supposed to be the nicest day of the extended weekend, so you should at least step outside and take a deep breath, maybe go...

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2007

Welcome to North Idaho

From Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho: To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. On any given day I see bald eagles, herds of elk, moose in marshes, osprey, marmots, Canada geese ... just minutes from my front door. Recreational opportunities are...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

Wild Card/Thursday -- 5/24/07

I'm leaving you in Regional Editor Scott Maben's capable hands today. However, I know he's tied up with Leadership Coeur d'Alene. So, this Wild Card might represent most of the postings. Who knows? Mebbe we should turn Mommy Dearest loose on this blog. I'll be...

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Trout to hang up her robe

Linda Copple Trout has had enough. The Idaho Supreme Court justice, who is the high court's only woman, is stepping down. In an exclusive interview, she tells our Boise-based staff writer Betsy Russell there are a number of reasons why she's quitting, but a major...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007

Miners Come Out Into the Open

Ladies, here they are: The Men of Hecla Mining Company -- an entire year's worth, in fact. Business reporter Becky Kramer reports that the new Men of Hecla calendar features some familiar faces, including former Chairman Art Brown; Lucky Friday Mine manager Mike Dexter; and...

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TUBOB: The Zen of Hillbilly ...

Or How I Learned to Quit Raggin’ on North Idaho and Love Me Some Chipmunk ChiliThink of North Idaho and you think of many things – gleaming “Cigarette” style rocket boats thundering across emerald ringed lakes of nearly unspeakable sapphire beauty, rows of cottonwood trees...

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Another Community College on the Horizon

Proponents of a community college district in Canyon and Ada counties won a narrow victory in Tuesday’s election, buoyed by a strong absentee vote, The Idaho Statesman reports today. “It’s now time to put the college together and serve the community,” said Mike Reynoldson, Micron...

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007

Moscow Gunman Belonged to Aryan Nations

The man responsible for last weekend’s assault-rifle shooting in Moscow, Idaho, that left four people dead was a member of the Aryan Nations, law enforcement authorities confirmed this afternoon. Jason Hamilton’s ties to the Aryan Nations, a white supremacy group formerly based in North Idaho,...

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AM Hucks: Love Will Outlive Biker's Memorial

Motorcyclist Branden Benoy was fatally injured almost six years ago when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup at the intersection of Third Street and Locust Avenue (by French's Cleaners). At the time, Benoy, 24, was giving Krystal Ketterling a ride to work on his 1980...

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