SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010

Weekend Wild Card 7.31-8.1 

Lots to do this weekend: Art on the Green, the Idaho 200, spending time near a body of water and a strech of sand. However you choose to spend your time, be safe, be well and be appreciative of every minute because August is arriving...

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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010


Huckster Happy Hour

Huckster Happy Hour @ Zola 14 

Discussions included: Long-fingered Larry, camping, weddings, Droids, dirt, toilet seats, politics, bbq, submarines, roasting goats, beets, beans, cauliflower, avocado allergies, cats, boys, girls, living in your mother's basement, online dating, Larry Craig, the Church of Satan, lips, bass-playing, Sheriff Rocky Watson, Dave Oliveria, Boise, Post...

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TGIF Wild Card 7.30.10 29 

Friday already? I was just getting into blog rhythm. Ah well, I know a perfect way to end the week: a Huckster Happy Hour at Zola, W. 22 Main Street, downtown, Spokane. A group of commenters and blurkers will be meeting @ 5 pm. All...

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More secret tax deals alleged in Idaho 

BOISE - Three more longtime senior employees of the Idaho State Tax Commission have come forward with sworn statements charging that secret tax deals were offered to those with political influence, and now Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, is offering to put her pending lawsuit over...

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San Francisco 49ers 2010 first round draft pick Mike Iupati stretches during NFL football practice at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, June 10, 2010. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Idaho's Iupati signs with 49ers 

San Francisco 49ers 2010 first round draft pick Mike Iupati stretches during NFL football practice at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, June 10, 2010.SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati have been practically joined at their rather large hips since becoming...

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Why pay when you can get movies for free? 

Libraries like this one in Cleveland are investing more money in DVDs and videos, and many people say they are turning to libraries for free movies and bypassing stores.Why rent the cow when you can borrow the milk for free? That seems to be the...

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Has Obama worn out his welcome on Capitol Hill? 14 

The moment has been long in coming, but it may finally have arrived. For the last year and a half, on issues including healthcare, financial regulation and climate change, Democrats in Congress have bent for President Obama. Liberals swallowed hard to accept compromises that fell...

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Kootenai Health has new CEO

Jon Ness, CEO, Kootenai HealthKootenai Health has named a Montana healthcare executive to replace longtime CEO Joe Morris, who is retiring.Jon Ness is the chief operating officer at Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organization. It includes a 272-bed hospital, employs 240 physicians and has...

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High Noon: Squirrel: It's what's for dinner 

Those who malign North Idaho residents as redneck-squirrel-eaters, may be surprised to learn that a London grocer plans to offer this delicacy.There's two schools of thought when it comes to squirrels. The first sees these back garden bandits as a nuisance. They view these rodents...

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Daily Poll results 

Should communities add fluoride to their water systems?55% (74) voters said yes, while 41% (56) said no. 4% (5) said dunno.I think the liklihood of Spokane/Cda area voters agreeing to fluoridation is pretty slim. How about you?

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EOB: Gwartney leaving Otter Administration

Mike Gwartney, Gov. Butch Otter's best friend and his right-hand man in his administration, serving without pay as the director of the Department of Administration, is retiring as of today, and his chief deputy, Teresa Luna, will take over his post on an interim basis....

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Labrador speaks at Fire Pelosi series 14 

Raul Labrador, the Republican nominee chosen by Idaho’s voters to retake Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, addressed a group of national Republicans at the “Fire Pelosi” Speaking Series. Labrador, speaking at the Republican National Committee headquarters, was asked to fill in for scheduled keynote speaker Congresswoman...

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NIC trustees endorse KTEC

During a special meeting July 28, the North Idaho College Board of Trustees signed a statement proclaiming its support of the Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) joint technical high school project developed by the Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts.The KTEC high school...

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Well that didn't last long 

Ellen DeGeneres won't be returning to "American Idol" next season. But Jennifer Lopez may soon be joining the "Idol" judges' table. As first reported this afternoon by Variety, DeGeneres' exit comes as Fox and producers FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment plot a massive "Idol" overhaul. DeGeneres...

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Idaho 200 

Last year, Jeff Fenton led the driver points standings for the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association heading into the Idaho 200 weekend at Stateline Speedway. (Photo courtesy of INSSA)For 11 years, Stateline Speedway has held the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 200. In the last three...

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Clinton's pricey nuptials 

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Imagine spending $250,000 on flowers. Or $20,000 on a cake. How does $15,000 to $20,000 for toilets sound?Sounds like the first Wedding of the Century.Wedding industry experts say that when Chelsea Clinton gets married Saturday at a private estate in upstate New...

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President Barack Obama signs emergency unemployment benefits legislation Thursday.  (Associated Press)

Republicans block small business lending bill 11 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's election-year jobs agenda suffered a new setback Thursday when Senate Republicans blocked a bill creating a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending for credit-starved small businesses.The fund would be available to community banks with less than $10...

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Anne Rice: A Christian no longer 13 

NEW YORK – Anne Rice has had a religious conversion: She's no longer a Christian."In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In...

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THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010


National Chili Dog Day Wild Card/ PM 7.29.10 15 

I'll pass on the chili dog. I over-indulged yesterday during Chocolate Milk Day. None the less, Thursday is always a good day to celebrate because we are that much closer to the weekend! Anticipation is a good thing. Unless you've been anticipating spectacular thunder storms...

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Is Rangel toast? 12 

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel leaves after making his statement on Capitol HillWASHINGTON – House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13 violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a cloud over his four-decade political career and raising...

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Art on the Green this weekend 

Art on the Green isn’t strictly visual art. It’s also flamenco dance, cotton candy and hip-hop “flash mobs.” More on those later. But first, let’s run the numbers on Coeur d’Alene’s annual arts extravaganza, just to give you an idea of the scope of this...

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Suing guidance counselors 

This was posted today on the Facebook page "Overheard in the Newsroom"“We should all get together and file a class action suit against all the guidance counselors who suggested a career in journalism.”And a young friend of mine on his FB page, bemoans the lack...

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