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TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

Ad: Allred Raps Otter On Ed, Taxes 

In his latest post, Kevin Richert/Idaho Statesman writes: "In his latest TV ad, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred conflates two of his main campaign talking points. He criticizes Republican Gov. Butch Otter for presiding over a $128 million budget cut to public schools, while pushing...

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Montana Official: Scrap Polling Places 20 

Montana's top election official wants to scrap polling places across the state in favor of an all-mail-ballot election, she said in Bozeman on Monday. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch outlined her plan Monday morning while helping Gallatin County election officials mail out more than 16,000...

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AD Refuses To Discuss Ticket Shortage 

Student ticket availability for the Nov. 12 football game against Boise State was scheduled to continue through Wednesday, but tickets were sold out by 4 p.m. Monday. Students were originally told they would be allotted their student ticket as well as the opportunity to buy...

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Izzit Just Me Or ... 

... does every online story in the Coeur d'Alene Press open up to paid advertising of quixotic Ron Nilson and his Sancho Panza, Robert Ketchum? I don't have a subscription for news -- if there's any -- behind the Brand X firewall. But I just...

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INW: Where The Buffalo Roam

A group of nearly 20 bison run into the corral during the annual roundup at the National Bison Range Tuesday, near Moiese, Mont. Nearly 400 bison were brought in for inspection on Monday and Tuesday. According the Outdoor Recreation Planner for the National Bison Range...

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Hi-Noon: Open House Stylin'? 

Yesterday, on her Facebook wall, Cindy wrote: "It's Open House night at Mt. Spokane High School and I am torn. Should I wear the tube top, jeans, high heels and home-monitoring ankle bracelet get-up, I wore last year? Or should I really frighten the teachers...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.5.10

11:14 a.m. A CPD Blue has stopped a black Escort in Denney's parking lot on 4th, after clocking the driver going 80 mph in 35 mph zone near 15th & Best.10:39 a.m. 4 males are fighting outside a four-plex @ 120 E. Borah (& Government...

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DOTC: We Could Learn From Catholics 

Dan of the County: Speaking of Pope kind of issues and processes, I was wondering about getting some new chimneys installed over at the District Court building so someone could send out some smoke signals to let us know how Judge Hosak's decision is coming...

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Minnick: Labrador Can't Change Facts

Facts are stubborn things. We may wish they are not true. We may find them distasteful. We may even be told that the facts themselves are not as they seem. But facts they are, and no amount of political spin or media misreporting can change...

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Linda & The Moose

I'm not sure where Linda Lantzy snapped this photo for Idaho Scenic Images. She writes on her Facebook wall: "Since this moose seemed rather cooperative, I took his picture. Nothing great ... landscape lenses are NOT wildlife lenses. And I stayed right by my Jeep."

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Hart Case Fractures Local Republicans 12 

Item: Republicans: Party has fracture: Members say Hart tax case has divided them/Nick Rotunno, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: As Rep. Phil Hart wrestles the IRS over tax discrepancies, the Kootenai County Republican Party has fractured, according to four party members who spoke to The Press...

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Breaking Up Isn't Hard To Do, By Text 

People depend on texting too much as a communication tool. Don't get me wrong, I admit that I do it too, but when texting becomes the whole communications toolbox as opposed to maybe the hammer or wrench, it might be an unhealthy dependence. Let's explore...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Americans 66 

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion. Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world...

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AM: Sheriff Joe Endorses Labrador 

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks with Raul Labrador, Republican candidate for Congress, at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on Monday. At a press conference prior to the annual Women in Red banquet, sponsored by the Kootenai County Republican Women's Federation, Arpaio endorsed Labrador's candidacy for Idaho's...

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Cindy: Best To You This AM? Bah! 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes that she's "has heard of people who wake before dawn and jump out of bed with a song in their heart and a smile on their face. I'm more of a roll-out-of-bed, trip-over the-cat, clutch-my-coffee-cup and mutter darkly kind...

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Ashley: BSU-UI Sellout Hurts Students 

RE: Boise State-Idaho football game sells outAshley: I've got my ticket (to the sold-out Boise State-Idaho game) so I'm not directly affected, but there are many many upset students tonight. Students who didn't get a chance to get their ticket(s) because they were stuck in...

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Nic: Phelps Slimes Christ's Name 

RE: Westboro Baptist Church: Coming to a high school near youNic: As a Christian, it saddens me that people like Fred Phelps can commit such ugly acts in the name of God. I'm heartbroken that he has set the stereotype of how much of the...

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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010

P.S.: Minnick Launches New Ad 11 

Rep. Walt Minnick has launched another TV ad criticizing Raul Labrador on the immigration issue. And this time, the Democratic incumbent solicits help from a Republican, who does the narration on Minnick's behalf/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.Question: Do you like this immigration attack ad...

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Wild Card/Monday -- 10.4.10 12 

We enter the new week less than a month from the 2010 general election when we'll learn whether the Democrats continue to control Congress, whether Democrat Walt Minnick will continue to represent the 1st District in Congress, and whether Ron Nilson & his Sancho Panza,...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.4.10 

5:25 p.m. 11YO boy named Victor who left Prairie Avenue Christian Center without permission earlier today remains missing. He may be with another boy. (1:27 p.m. item)4:56 p.m. A female who is complaining of pain to her head, neck, & back is still in her...

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PM Headlines -- 10.4.10 

About 180 students from area high schools are visiting North Idaho College Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 to take part in the Women in Science program. The program is designed to inspire young women to pursue careers in sciences and technology. Lake City High School...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.4.10 

Allan Palaganas lets his African " Emperor" scorpion crawl on his hand as he waits for the traditional blessing of the animals at the Malate Church in Manila, Philippines, to celebrate the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the animals...

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Idaho Debates Begin w/Luna, Olson

It’s debate season, with major debates set in the coming weeks in Idaho’s top political races, giving voters who tune in a chance to see and compare the candidates. The Idaho Debates, which have been sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho...

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