THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011

Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.7.11 41 

Dustin Hurst, a staff writer for the Idaho Reporter and erstwhile Berry Picker, believes that today could be the last day for the dreadful 2011 Legislature. Quoth: "It looks like today will be our final day of the 2011 Legislative Session." Let's hope Dustin is...

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Shutdown Won't Stop Tax Deadline 

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms and tax day quickly approaching, the question for many is if they should still file their taxes. Experts have said the deadline to file your taxes will not change. Taxpayers are still responsible for filing and paying...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.8.11

5:23 p.m. 2 males in disabled vehicle @ I-90 & NW Blvd offramp are having altenator trouble. 5:06 p.m. Caller reports that a male named Craig pushed before leaving Hayden Library lot. 4:55 p.m. Jennifer reports to Post Falls police that someone stole cash from...

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PM Headlines -- 4.8.11 

Sen. Melinda Smyser, R-Parma, celebrates with colleagues on the floor of the Idaho Senate as the 2011 Idaho legislative session wrapped up this afternoon Boise. That's Sen. John Goedde over her right shoulder, grinning like a Cheshire cat. Goedde told Betsy Russell of Eye On...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.7.11 

A Bolivian squirrel monkey checks sunglasses with bitter apple smeared on them, to deter them from stealing visitors sunglasses, during a photocall at London Zoo in London, Thursday, April 7, 2011. The event was held Thursday as keepers decided to train the monkeys to stop...

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County S&R Firefighters To Don Bras 

Kootenai County Fire & Rescue firefighters and other local males will be showing their more feminine side when they take part in the first ever “Bras on Dudes” fashion show and auction to benefit this summer’s American Cancer Society Coeur d’Alene Relay For Life. The...

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2011 Legislature Wasn't A Yawner 21 

Representatives in the Idaho House of Representatives wrap up business on the floor before adjourning for the year at the Idaho Statehouse on Thursday in Boise. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski) Question: The 2011 Idaho Legislature wasn't a yawner, despite proof to the contrary...

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2 Lady Cards Named All-American 

Three North Idaho College athletes were recently honored as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Americans. Sophomore Tugce Canitez (pictured), a 6-2 forward/guard from Izmir, Turkey, was selected to the NJCAA All-American first team this year, after earning second team honors in 2010. She helped...

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Denney's Purity Purge Continues 10 

House Speaker Lawerence Denney's sudden moves to replace two committee chairmen - Reps. Leon Smith at Transportation and Tom Trail at Agriculture - announced quietly just as the House was adjourning, sent shock waves through the House. Denney said he made the move to enforce...

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North Idaho Delegation Kicks Back 

A North Idaho legislative delegation kicks back before packing their boxes to return home. I'm not exactly sure which delegation this is, probably District 3 or District 5 because the other 3 districts each have one female in them. Then, the delegate on the left...

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Kelly: Confessions Of A Hacker 

Today marks the opening of The Masters and I'll be glued to the "action". I just can't get enough of the hushed commentary of those seasoned announcers. I especially love the British guy, who would never in a million years talk trash about the game's...

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2011 Idaho Legislature Adjourns 

The gavel fell, and the House adjourned for the year at 2:21 p.m. “This has been a very difficult session,” said House Speaker Lawerence Denney. “I do apologize for the little scarf incident yesterday. I take responsibility for that. I don't want to make any...

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Are Your Allergies Worse This Year 

All these lovely spring showers are bringing serious discomfort to allergy sufferers around the valley. March was wetter than normal — precipitation was 2.25 inches, almost an inch above the normal amount. More water means more green growth, which means more pollen fills the air....

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TF Times-News Quotes Hucks Poll

In case you were wondering, Huckleberries Online isn't the only media entity in Idaho that believes the Idaho Legislature has given way to hysteria. The Twin Falls Times-News has, too. In fact, the TFTN editorialist today uses the results of a poll conducted here at...

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INW: Idaho Declares Wolf Emergency 

Ron Gillett, of Stanley, rallies a group of about 40 supporters of a Wolf Disaster Declaration Bill on the steps of the Idaho Capitol Building on Wednesday in Boise. Rep. Judy Boyle successfully sponsored a disaster emergency declaration that cleared the Idaho House on a...

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High Noon: Questions For An Author? 

"So," posts Cindy on her Facebook wall, "I and 6 other people are having lunch today with one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Berg. Her book on writing 'Escaping into the Open: the Art of Writing True' is inspirational and her novels are wonderful. But...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.7.11

11:57 a.m. 16YO male is in his room after hitting mother in face @ Carlisle & Stafford/CdA Place. 11:48 a.m. Blond-haired woman with pills is escorted from Silverwood RV Park by deputy. 11:12 a.m. Mike @ Silverwood RV Park reports a blond woman w/a pocket...

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No Nyuck-Nyuck-Nyuck? 11 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "My husband is pretty shaken up. Sam had a friend spend the night and he showed his buddy Derek's 3 Stooges DVD collection. It's a source of pride for my menfolk. "What are 3 Stooges?" asked his friend. "Why...

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Hucks Poll: Shut Down Government 

Wednesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation isn't concerned that the federal government may shut down Friday. 157 of 206 respondents (76.21%) aren't concerned. Only 44 of 206 (21.36%) are concerned. 5 of 206 (2.43%) are undecided. Abortion Poll: 128 of 146 respondents (87.67%) disagreed with the...

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GOP Solons Rush To Pay Party Bill 

Idaho lawmakers rushed through a bill to pay $100,000 to the Idaho Republican Party - to which 81 percent of them belong - in the final days of this year's legislative session, to cover the party's attorney fees in its successful primary election lawsuit against...

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Idaho GOP Undercuts Nonpartisanship 17 

In their hurry to ensure party purity, the Idaho Republican Party indirectly undercut the nonpartisan tradition of local government. Then, that probably was a part of the thinking of the Republican schemers of the Far Right wing who fought in court and through the Legislature...

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'Friends Of McEuen' Set Meeting 

Before you get all excited about that McEuen Field "meeting" scheduled for the Lake City Senior Center at 7 o'clock tonight, you need to know that the keynote speakers for the event are Tubbs Hill resident Julie Clark, and Kathy Sims daughter, Rita. In other...

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AM Headlines -- 4.7.11

A snowboarder hits the lifts at Schweitzer Mountain on Wednesday, taking advantage of the spring snow that hit the Inland Northwest. See Alison Boggs story on 2010-11 ski season. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Wednesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online April snow coats...

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