Stapilus: Dorn Is No Cliff Lee 

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, pictured, (first elected not all that long ago, in 2008), evidently isn’t happy about his annual salary of $121,618. (Well, that was before he called it “a good salary,” maybe after rethinking his words.) Speaking to the House...

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Parting Shot -- 6.30.10 

A small fish hangs on the bill of an anhinga after the bird speared it, while fishing underwater in The Anhinga Trail section of Everglades National Park near Homestead, Fla., Wednesday. The anhinga is one of the best fresh water diving bird. It slips beneath...

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 6.30.10 19 

Silly me. I thought the day was extremely quiet, especially on Scanner Traffic ... then the Coeur d'Alene police find a little boy in diapers wandering along 3rd Street; a moose decides to go for a stroll in a Post Falls neighborhood, and a VW...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 6.30.10 

6:09 p.m. A baby is locked in a vehicle at Riverstone Starbucks.6:08 p.m. Officers are looking for male, w/white hat driving a red pickup, who left the scene of an accident w/a bicycle in 8800 block of Davis Circle/Hayden.6 p.m. Caller reports a wanted female...

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PM: Enlisting In Akey's Army 

"Willie came home from a week at the University of Idaho," posts Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "With him came some T-shirts for Mom and Dad. He gave me the yellow one and Bill, the Akey's Army shirt. After seeing an ad in this morning's paper for...

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Plane Crash Kills Reporters, 2 Others 

Four young western Montanans were found dead late Wednesday afternoon in the wreckage of the small plane they took on a weekend sightseeing flight. Dead are Sonny Kless and Brian Williams of Missoula, and Erika Hoefer and Melissa Weaver of Kalispell. A Border Patrol helicopter...

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Broadsword On Adam's RINO List 18 

I use the RINO label sparingly as I thin many people have overused it. With the recent defeats of Senators Schroeder and Coiner, the RINO herd has been culled. I don’t want to use the label as a mindless insult, so I have a fair...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 6.30.10 

Saturday, JeanC (aka Witch with a Gun) stopped at Plummer on the way to Coeur d'Alene to see the Veteran's memorial that the tribe has built. The statue was created by Colville artist Smoker Marchand. You can see more of Jean's photos here.Cars that go...

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IFF: Idaho Grads Need Remedial Help 10 

Almost a quarter of Idaho high school graduates attending Boise State University are so far behind on their English and math skills, they're required to take remedial courses to catch up. In some cases, more than half of the students from an Idaho high school...

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Montana Plane Crash Site Found

The small plane missing since Sunday with four people on board may have been found. According to spokeswoman Carey Cooley at 3 p.m.: “The Border Patrol about an hour ago did find a crash site matching the airplane’s description.” She said nobody was on the...

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Jewel: 'There's No Z In Boise' 

Pop singer Jewel recently made a concert stop in Boise last week. And, she certainly hit all the right notes while on stage for Boise residents. Fans got to hear all of her latest tunes, including a brand new song. The 36-year-old Grammy nominated artist...

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Mary Warns Of City Alcohol Tweak 12 

In her latest newsletter, Mary Souza takes aim at a slight change in city code which she fears makes it possible for Coeur d'Alene police to cite individuals who have alcoholic beverages, opened or unopened, on public property. Which, of course, would be a problem,...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.30.10 

Performance artist Jesse Phillips-Fein, left, and Elana Jaroff perform "SpilLover" Wednesday in New York's Times Square. During "SpilLover," created by artist Josephine Decker, six performance artists will spend a couple of hours during the next five days in all white, delicately balancing full buckets of...

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ACLU Protests MSU Graduation Speech 

Montana State University's lawyer says MSU-Northern officials don't have to apologize for inviting a Christian pastor to give the invocation and benediction at the school's graduation in May. The ACLU of Montana had filed a complaint and asked for an apology after some faculty members...

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Missoula Teens In New 'Twilight' Film

Like millions of teenagers across America, Jessi Stobart, Madi LePiane and Allison High were all atwitter this week as they waited for Tuesday's midnight premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the third film in the massively popular "Twilight" series. But if the trio of Missoula...

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H&W Starts Drug Abuse Study 

An official with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) confirmed Tuesday that the department has started work on a controversial drug abuser study commissioned earlier in the year by state lawmakers. The study, the official confirmed, will likely be completed well before the start...

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Best Of The INorthwest -- 6.30.10

A Mineral County Search and Rescue crew maneuvers on the lower Flathead River on Tuesday afternoon, in Dizon, Mont. At least four boats fitted with sonar equipment searched the river between the town of Dixon and the river’s confluence with the Clark Fork River, searching...

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High Noon: Speeding Ticket? No Thanks 

Timed for 4th of July weekend travel, the National Motorists Association Wednesday issued lists of the states where drivers are most, and least, likely to get tickets. Idaho came in at No. 44 among 51 contenders - the 50 states plus the District of Columbia....

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 6.30.10 

11:56 a.m. A wanted person who is facing bail of $500 is in the DMV office on Government Way/CdA.11:41 a.m. ISP officer has stopped to remove debris on I-90 @ M/P 21 (Blue Creek Bay).11:29 a.m. 2 dogs are fighting and biting people passing by....

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CPD Blues Confiscate Nazi Signs

As I mentioned in Scanner Traffic Tuesday, two neo-Nazis (including one with long hair and another in a tan Ford Explorer) put up swastika signs on utility poles along Highway 95, from Neider to Bosanko, yesterday afternoon. Sgt. Christie Wood responded to a HucksOnline inquiry...

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HBO Poll: Most Wear Bike Helmets

Tuesday's Poll: Most of you Merry Hucksters protect your gray matter by wearing helmets while riding a bike. 90 of 154 respondents (58%) said they wear helmets when riding a bike. 40 of 154 said they do not wear helmets while riding a bike. 24...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... that Coeur d'Alene Press Editor Mike Patrick yanked the weekly column by North Idaho College President Priscilla Bell, as a result of that dustup with the college over her pay. Seems Patrick was miffed when college spokesman John Martin complained mildly re: the accuracy...

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Larry King Plans To Bow Out 10 

Talk show host Larry King is shown on the set of his program " Larry King Live" at the CNN studios in Los Angeles earlier this year. King, who interviewed statesmen and stars from a prime-time perch at CNN for 25 years but has faded...

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Press: For Whom The Bell Tolls 

We're still stunned that at Bell's urging, the trustees put their seal of approval on the tax increase at the very first reading of the college's budget. Ron Vieselmeyer and Mic Armon, to their credit, opposed the tax hike. However, trustees did not offer so...

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