WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

5 Suspected Of Vandalizing Ex's Stuff

Sheriff’s deputies Saturday identified, tracked and arrested four adults and a 15-year-old girl for a vandalism incident in which they spray-painted two vehicles and the house where the girl’s former boyfriend lived. Deputies Jeff Conway and Matt Gould said the paint caused thousands of dollars...

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Parting Shot -- 3.31.10 

Hares fight on a field near Frankfurt, central Germany, on a warm and sunny Thursday. Sinking temperatures and rain are forecasted for the next days all over Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.31.10 10 

KHQ has some photos of that avalanche near McCall that killed the two Palouse snowmobilers here and here. Also on Twitter, Avista Dan provides a link to an Avista report by Jessie Wuerst explaining the compensation for top execs after the hubbub he encountered here...

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Simpleton: Why Go To Idaho College? 17 

Simpleton: I wonder if there is anyone out there who can give me a little help. I was discussing college with my 16 year old and she announced that there was no way she was going to remain in Idaho once she graduates from high...

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Traffic moves north along U.S. Highway 93 past the Michael Haynes memorial highway sign located near the intersection of Highway 93 and State Highway 82 south of Kalispell, Mont., on March 17, 2010. March 2010 marks the one-year-anniversary of Trooper Haynes' death. A drunk driver traveling north in the wrong lane on U.S. Highway 93 just south of Kalispell while on duty struck trooper Haynes who died four days after the impact. (Lido Vizzutti / Flathead Beacon)

PM Headlines -- 3.31.10

Traffic moves north along U.S. Highway 93 past the Michael Haynes memorial highway sign located near the intersection of Highway 93 and State Highway 82 south of Kalispell, Mont. March 2010 marks the one-year-anniversary of Trooper Haynes' death. A drunk driver traveling north in the...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.31.10 11 

Flies surround a camel's face as an Egyptian Bedouin jockey looks on before the start of the Sharqeya Camel Race Festival on the outskirts of the city of Belbeis, Egypt, Tuesday. You write the cutline (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Top Cutlines:1. Abdul's camel, missing his last meal,...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 3/31.10 

4:53 p.m. A 17YO female w/a personality disorder who was reported missing from Joanne's Fabrics Tuesday afternoon has been found.4:48 p.m. Homeowner in 6900 block of Mt. Carroll/Dalton Gardens reports that a motor bike rider is harassing him by smiling as he rides by.4:12 p.m....

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County Invites KEA, After All 

"After worrying yesterday that we were being excluded from a “Community Development Forum” sponsored by the County Commissioners, we are pleased to say that got our invite emailed to us this morning. Evidently, a posting at Huckleberries Online alerted the County to its unfortunate oversight....

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OTV Previews New Restaurant Trifecta 

I grew up a 4 minute bike ride away from Ponderosa Springs Golf Course and spent much of my youth hiding in the bushes that cover the little creek that runs between it and French Gulch Road. The memories are generally fond, barring the time...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.31.10

At As The Lake Churns, Pecky Cox provides a photo of her "office" on -- or should I say "in"? -- Priest Lake.Trying times/Accidental Rabbit TrailsParsley and pit master/Bent's Beer GardenPalin Endorsement -- beware or blessing?/DogwalkMusingsScary times/From A Simple MindHappy bloodletting -- dialysis plus 6...

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Marge Fails To Get Pet License Again 

Another one, to benefit pets, didn’t make it this year - nor has it for the past three years. Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene, who has been working on the Idaho cares for pets plate idea for three years now, said, “I’m still working on...

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Ode To The Senate 

O Idaho Senate with your flourishesYour contemplative strengthHow the House has teeth so much sharperO Senate with your kind men and tough womenYou strut as if these endings were your makingWhy do you own acts so cruel? For in your faces lies a sadness, in...

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People line up for bread and bite-sized pronto pups Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the fourth Annual Men Who Cook For Women Who Wine event in the Hingham Community Center in Hingham, Mont. (Nikki Carlson / Havre Daily News)

Men Who Cook For Women Who Wine 

People line up for bread and bite-sized pronto pups Saturday at the fourth Annual Men Who Cook For Women Who Wine event in the Hingham Community Center in Hingham, Mont. (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Nikki Carlson)Question (for men): Are you a good cook? Is your...

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Brandt Endorses Labrador 10 

State Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, has received an endorsement in his race against Vaughn Ward for the right to face Democrat Walt Minnick in the November general election. The endorsement comes from Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt, who ran for the same seat in a...

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Have Tiara Will Travel 

"The Shepperd family cousins birthday traveling tiara is presented to each cousin upon marking their milestone 60th birthday," posts KerriT/More Main Street. "Those who've reached the mark add a charm before passing it along to the next. So far there's a garnet from Claudia, a...

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Avista Dan: A Nice Living, But ... 13 

Dan_at_Avista: There's a funny thing that happened a few years back when the government standardized how companies report compensation. You can see it in our proxy. It ends up being called total compensation, but factors in many things that don't actually go into that individual’s...

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Sandpoint Tea Partier On Letterman 

Pam Stout can check another New York institution off her list. The British-born president of the Sandpoint Tea Party, who last month was featured in an extensive New York Times piece about the tea party movement, faced off with David Letterman on the Late Show...

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High Noon: Low Voices & Anchorwomen 

If you watch enough news, you may start to think you're seeing double. Or triple. Or quadruple. It seems all TV newscasters are cut from the same cloth, from the way they dress to the way they talk. And, Rick from Clarkston emailed us with...

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A Trumpeter swan makes an awkward landing as it tries to miss a Canada Goose on a pond at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Tuesday March 30, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 3.31.10

A Trumpeter swan makes an awkward landing as it tries to miss a Canada Goose on a pond at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Tuesday. Read Becky Kramer's SR story re: birds staking claims to prime Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge territory here. (SR Photo: Christopher Anderson)Cartoon: Social...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 3.31.10

11:52 a.m. 2 twentysomething females are accusing each other of drug abuse in house near airport.11:45 a.m. A 2YO boy wasn't breathing for awhile after he was knocked unconscious in a fall from a sofa on 1900 block of Tumbleweed. He's now breathing.11:27 a.m. A...

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Your Utility $$$: Avista CEA Earns $3M 21 

Avista Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported today. Avista’s annual proxy lists earnings for the company’s top five executives. The proxy was filed this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Morris has held...

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HBO Poll: Legislature Gets An F 

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, HBO Nation, was disappointed in the 2010 Legislature, with 45 of 123 respondents 37% giving it an F grade, another 39 (32%) a D grade, and 11 (9%) an incomplete -- for a total of 78% who marked down failing grades. Other...

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Obama: Drill, Baby, Drill? 

President Obama on Wednesday described his proposal to open vast expanses of American coastlines to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, as a painful but necessary decision. He said that his plan to allow drilling along the Atlantic coastline,...

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Marc: Time To Consider Tax Hikes? 11 

A question for the next Idaho Legislature is how much more cutting can the state really stand? At some point, a 21st Century economy will require new investment and new thinking about a 21st Century education system. Good jobs require better schools and a trained...

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ABC News Coverage NIdaho Militia 20 

They are not police officers. They are not active-duty soldiers. But what a group of weekend warriors is doing with guns in the woods not far from the Canadian border is perfectly legal. "Nightline" visited a recent Saturday training session of the 21st Battalion of...

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