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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011


The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire.   (Courtesy Stewart / Courtesy of Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Tribe)

Human remains found in DeSmet fire

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire. Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s historic former...

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Steak, Mango and Avocado Salad (Jennifer Marx / The Spokesman-Review)

OTV: Exepensive Eats in North Idaho 11 

At Get Out North Idaho OTV says the Inlander's Cheap Eats issue was all well and good "but what about those times when you've got hundred dollar bills burning in your pocket like a bad rash and you're trying to impress the date you hired...

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Tuesday Wild Card 2.8.11 16 

So my husband comes home and says, "I just ordered a Roku box." I think, great we're having Japanese food and I don't have to cook. Wrong. I'm still not sure what it is, but it isn't edible. Apparently, in a few days my family...

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A medical marijuana patient inspects cannabis at Coffeeshop Blue Sky, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. The Oakland City Council has decided to endorse pot-growing facilities that would produce tons of marijuana and be taxed heavily.

Most Idahoans back medical marijuana 37 

BOISE - The respected Boise State University Public Policy Survey, a statewide poll that’s been conducted in the state for more than 20 years, yielded a surprising result Tuesday: 74 percent support for allowing “terminally and seriously ill patients to use and purchase marijuana for...

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 Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania, on Thursday to celebrate Epiphany, gathering around a fire and throwing corn into an icy river. (Associated Press)

Bad news in the cards for Romanian witches 

Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania BUCHAREST, Romania – There's more bad news in the cards for Romania's beleaguered witches. A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country's soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that...

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Under construction: Hagadone Event Center 

COEUR d'ALENE - Twenty-five years ago, the Coeur d'Alene Resort opened its doors to a hopeful public in a down economy. "Some have credited its opening to stimulating the region's economy," said Jerry Jaeger, co-owner and president of Hagadone Hospitality. "Perhaps history will repeat itself."...

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Idaho: More Independents than Republicans 45 

Idaho now has more independents than Republicans, according to the new Boise State University Public Policy Survey - the first time that result has been found in 20 years of surveys. The survey, which queried 525 adults between Nov. 18 and Jan. 8, found that...

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Create a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box to hold surprise notes telling your kids how much you love them. (Unknown Unknown / The Spokesman-Review)

Bomb threat: A lie for love

SANTIAGO, Chile – People are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before takeoff. Authorities say she phoned in a false bomb threat to keep her boyfriend from flying...

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses thousands Monday night at UI. (KEVIN QUINN)

Jesse Jackson at UI

The Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses thousands Monday night at UI. Freedom does not mean equality, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a packed house at the University of Idaho on Monday night. “We are all free, but we are becoming less equal every day,” the civil...

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Lip biting is a bad habit 

YAKIMA, Wash. — Prosecutors in Washington state have filed a felony assault charge against a woman accused of biting the lower lip off another woman at a Yakima nightclub. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 37-year-old Kaycee Mae Gonzales was arraigned Monday for the Jan. 23 attack...

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House Speaker Lawerence Denney, after introducing proposed changes in House ethics rules on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. The rules clarify that only House members - not just anyone - can file complaints, and add a clause for ethics violations that consist of "conduct unbecoming a member of the House." (Betsy Russell)

Ethics rule changes go to the House for vote 

House Speaker Lawerence Denney, after introducing proposed changes in House ethics rules on Tuesday. The rules clarify that only House members - not just anyone - can file complaints, and add a clause for ethics violations that consist of "conduct unbecoming a member of the...

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Bryan Fischer (The Spokesman-Review)

Fischer: Native Americans morally disqualified 96 

Bryan Fischer From Right Wing Watch: Bryan Fischer is back with another history lesson for us all - this one on how the Native Americans deserved to lose control of North America because "the superstition, savagery and sexual immorality" made them "morally disqualified from sovereign...

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More tax woes for Kootenai County 

COEUR d'ALENE - There's one more tax issue Kootenai County has to resolve. The county has been overpaid nearly $70,000 by the state in tax relief funds, said county Finance Director David McDowell on Monday. County staff made the discovery last fall, McDowell said, at...

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Idaho's invasive species sticker has been required since 2009 on all boats that launch in Idaho, to help fund a fight to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state's waterways. The stickers cost $5 for non-motorized craft, $10 for boats registered in Idaho, and $20 for boats registered elsewhere. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Gould: It's everybody's problem 

Idaho's program to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state has seen “encouraging” results, state Agriculture Director Celia Gould told JFAC this morning. Twenty inspection stations around the state operated for 19 weeks in the past year, and caught eight infested boats....

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With a nod to the 1950s, the state Department of Health has a campaign to fight flu that almost begs for mockery. (Courtesy State / Washington State Department of Health)

WashYourHandsington 

With a nod to the 1950s, the state Department of Health has a campaign to fight flu that almost begs for mockery. . OLYMPIA – The state Department of Health has a message for flu season: WashYourHandsington. The agency’s campaign reminding people to wash up,...

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Obama's not popular with Press readers 11 

In this recent unscientific online poll conducted by the Cda Press, readers were asked: “Is the U.S. in good hands with President Obama in charge?” More than 3,000 votes were cast. Here are the results: • Yes, 1,029 votes (30 percent) • No, 2,278 votes...

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