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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

Boehner Becomes House Speaker 55 

Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, sealing newfound Republican power-sharing in Congress and drawing the curtain on the history-making Nancy Pelosi era at the helm. Cheers broke out among GOP lawmakers on the House floor on Wednesday as Boehner, a veteran lawmaker...

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30 Years Since Claude Dallas Killings 

An FBI agent escorts Claude Lafayette Dallas, wearing orange, from Riverside County Jail in Riverside, Calif., on March 9,1987, en route to a hearing in San Bernardino, Calif. Dallas was captured in Riverside, after a year on the run following his 1986 escape from the...

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Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Post Falls 12 

Item: Winning tickets for Mega Millions jackpot sold in Post Falls, Ephrata/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise More Info: One of two $190 million winning tickets in the Mega Millions Lottery was sold in Post Falls, Idaho lottery officials announced today, splitting the big $380 million...

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Starbucks Unveils Anniversary Logo 

Starbucks new 40-year anniversary logo is seen on a cup at right. Other cups bearing the company's logo from over the years, from left, 1971, 1987, and 1992, are also shown. Story here. (AP Photo/Starbucks) Question: Which Starbucks logo do you like best?

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Minivans Try To Shake Uncool Factor 

Could driving a minivan, the ultimate embodiment of the suburban family vehicle, ever be considered cool? The automakers are trying mightily to persuade us. In marketing campaigns featuring heavy-metal theme songs, rapping parents, secret agents in cat masks, pyrotechnics and even Godzilla, minivan makers are...

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Grant Wants To Be State Demo Chair 

Former congressional nominee Larry Grant says he's likely to run for Idaho Democratic Party chairman next month. Outgoing Chairman Keith Roark is not expected to seek another term. "What we Democrats need to do is get all back on the same page, dust ourselves off...

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DM: Some CdA GOPers Still Hate Raul 20 

I believe that there exists a small haven of GOP malcontents in Kootenai County (CdA) that has NEVER gotten over the fact that Raul Labrador won the Primary over a candidate supported by them. The long knives are not yet obvious, but the tips of...

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AM Headlines -- 1.5.11 

Lupe Cortes, left, a health promoter with the Quincy Community Health Clinic, looks at photos taken by Cristian Ramon as the pair document health issues in their community on March 26 at a trailer park in Quincy, Wash., as part of a project called Photovoice....

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KT: Prayers For Rep. Chadderdon 

RE: Rep. Marge Chadderdon faces cancer surgery/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise KT: Marge is of hardy stock and has the positive attitude in spades. I have a great deal of respect and affection for her and know that Julie will serve well in her mother's...

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Spencer: Hart Snagged Wrong Trees 40 

Larry Spencer: After doing some more research, I haven't found a requirement that the Idaho forest practice act requires that it be harmonized with the federal law, as I believed yesterday that it did. So my current take is that no, Hart was not legal...

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Pow-Farm: Butch Botched Wolf Issue 

Powder Farmer: I'm so friggin' tired of the rhetoric on both sides of the wolf issue, the hyberbole, ridiculous claims(250 lb non-native killing machine), never ending lawsuits, fundraising to sustain $200K executive positions (see DOW and EJ Form 990s, non-profit my arse). Otter's action wasn't...

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Bloggy: The End Is Near 

More dead birds falling from sky (Sweden, USA) more fish washing up dead (USA, Brazil). Something seriously bad is up. If you haven't made peace with your God, Spaceship, Oak Trees, Talking Chihuahua, Buddha, Justin Bieber doll - best do it quick. The Apocalypse is...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 1.4.11 17 

State Sen. Shawn Keough tweeted a photo of her packed vehicle this morning as she prepared to head to Boise for the 2011 legislative session. In other words, those who have the power to impose things on the rest of us are about to gather...

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Parting Shot -- 1.4.11

Lottery ticket sales operator Laura Szafranski hands a Mega Millions lottery ticket to a customer in Pittsburgh, on Tuesday. The Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot prize was estimated at $350 million at the time of the ticket sale shown. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Chadderdon Faces Cancer Surgery 

Update: Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d'Alene, will miss the first three weeks of the legislative session for cancer surgery, and her daughter, Julie, will fill in for her. “The first three weeks are the rules, which I can follow somewhat on the computer,” Chadderdon said...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.4.11 

5:54 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activity report for Jan. 3-4 here. 5:46 p.m. Lost man on Fernan Saddle has reached juncture of several USFS roads and has been told to stay put because rescuers are within 10 minutes of his location. 5:44 p.m. Hayden...

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PM: Eagles Ready To Move On 

A bald eagle lands near another in a tree above Lake Coeur d'Alene, to wait for a catch of kokanee on Tuesday in Coeur d'Alene. The birds will soon move on from the winter feeding stop in North Idaho. You can view 7 more wonderful...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 1.4.11 17 

After having a shave ice with family and friends President Barack Obama greets people waiting outside Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while on vacation with the first family in Kailua, Hawaii, Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Top Cutlines: 1. Moments after...

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Man Found Dead In Taco Bell Cooler 

A man was found dead inside a walk-in cooler at a Spokane Taco Bell on Monday, police said today. Richard Thomas, 42, apparently died after locking himself in the cooler at the restaurant at North Monroe Street and West Boone Avenue, but he does not...

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Bayview On New Year's Day 

At Bayview, Herb snapped this photo & reports: "This was taken around noon New Year's Day. There was so much steam coming off the lake that we got a couple of hours of lake effect snow, which set the existng snow to sparkling like a...

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Cis: Sad Christmas Cards 

When you get to be my age, some times Christmas cards aren’t so jolly … and I got such a card is one I got this year … They are from the family of a dear friend. A family who slightly knows you, but not...

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Boisean Faces Nightmare Foreclosure 

The American dream has turned into a nightmare for Donna Lee of West Boise. She pays her mortgage each month but is facing foreclosure anyway. When she bought her home from a developer, there was a clerical error on the deed of trust that shows...

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Tabasco Spill Blamed For Lewd Act 21 

Meet Rafael Escamilla. Arrested this week for allegedly masturbating while seated next to a teenage girl on an airplane flight, the 50-year-old suspect told police that he was actually massaging and itching himself because he had spilled Tabasco sauce on his penis. Escamilla’s unique explanation...

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Lewd Video Costs Commander Job 

U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors appears in one of a series of profanity-laced comedy sketches that were broadcast on the USS Enterprise via closed-circuit television. A top officer aboard a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier broadcast to his crew the series of sketches in which he uses...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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