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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011


John Bilsky, 58 (Bonner County Sheriff's Office)

Bonner County man shot

John Bilsky, 58 A Bonner County man was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after being shot during a neighbor dispute Wednesday, officials said today. Employees at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center said they could not release information on the condition of the victim, Richard Larson,...

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Sawla Children’s Home houses 38 children in northwest Ghana. The children range in age from 5 to 16.

Concert to benefit Children's Home 

Sawla Children’s Home houses 38 children in northwest Ghana. The children range in age from 5 to 16. When Enrique Henao returns to Spokane on Feb. 18 to play for the Children of Northwest Ghana Benefit Concert, it will be a homecoming of sorts. Though...

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While the average wedding continues to increase in value each year, some brides and grooms are being more conscientous about the impact of their big day on the world around them. This includes looking for ways to cut costs, doing without some extras like favors or traditional accents, or looking for ways to minimize guests' transportation costs. (Courtesy photo)

Free weddings 

COEUR d'ALENE - Couples thinking of tying the knot have an added incentive to seal the deal this Valentine's Day in Coeur d'Alene. The First Christian Church on Fourth Street is offering free nuptials Monday in its new wedding chapel. Rev. Al Holm will be...

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Like a fairy princess castle, the Spokane county Court House lights up the city's skyline. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane is BOLD 

This city has been called a lot of names over the years. But here’s a new one: Spokane is the boldest town in the United States. At least that’s the finding of a national survey commissioned by a major bourbon distiller. Apparently we were ranked...

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Students arrived for the first day of the new school year and found that the soda pop is gone from the vending machines at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo. Instead of soda, the machines only dispense ice tea and juice.
 (Los Angeles Times / The Spokesman-Review)

But it won't make you fat 13 

It’s not definitive proof of harm, but new research raises concern about diet soda. It suggests that people who drink it every day have higher risks for stroke and heart attack than those who drink no soda of any kind at all. The findings come...

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Idaho Congressman-elect Raul Labrador, left, and wife Becca in Washington, D.C. during the orientation for new members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Courtesy photo)

Labrador cracks birther joke at CPAC 95 

Freshman Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) brought birtherism to the stage at CPAC. Speaking this morning, Labrador alluded to the fact that he was born in Puerto Rico. That still makes him an American, though, he said. "And I do have the birth certificate to prove...

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Nullification bill moves on to full House 

The substitute motion, to send the nullification bill, HB 117, to the full House with no recommendation, failed on a 5-14 vote. The original motion, to send it to the House with a recommendation that it pass, then passed 14-5, though a couple of votes...

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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords, left, is shown with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. There are hints that astronaut Mark Kelly will take a shuttle into space in April. That would mean leaving his wounded wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to continue her rehab work without him for at least a few weeks. Scott Kelly, also an astronaut, said his brother would decide fairly soon whether to fly the space shuttle mission in April. (Office Of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford)

Good News: Giffords speaks 

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords, left, is shown with her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly Gabrielle Giffords’ simple request for a piece of toast for breakfast this week signaled a milestone in her recovery...

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McEuen Field forum 

The public is invited to comment tonight on a proposal to remake McEuen Field in Coeur d’Alene. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. at Woodland Middle School, 2101 St. Michelle Ave. The plan includes a proposal to remove the Third Street Boat Launch...

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He wasn't a firefighter 12 

CLARENCE, N.Y. – A married New York congressman accused of sending a shirtless photo of himself to a woman abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he regretted actions that had hurt his family and others. The gossip website Gawker reported Wednesday that Rep. Christopher Lee, a two-term...

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 Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the iPad in January.  (Associated Press)

Got the God app? 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Can your iPad or iPhone bring you closer to God? A new application for the devices aims to help Roman Catholics who haven’t been to the confessional booth in a while keep track of their sins, one Commandment at a time....

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Slicing $100 billion won't be easy 

WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders on Wednesday unveiled a wide swath of spending cuts but fell short of GOP promises to slice $100 billion, creating a political challenge for House Speaker John Boehner as he struggles to unite his majority in advance of next week’s...

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Idaho guard Jeff Ledbetter, left, scores over Utah State guard Pooh Williams during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Moscow. (Associated Press)

Idaho surprises Utah State 

Idaho guard Jeff Ledbetter, left, scores over Utah State guard Pooh Williams during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Moscow. MOSCOW, Idaho – They couldn’t be sure until the final 11 seconds. But once Brockeith Pane’s jumper sailed into the stands, ending a tumultuous...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

Panel passes tribal policing bill 

The House Judiciary Committee has voted 8-6 to send the tribal policing bill to the full House with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, voted with the majority in favor. “It was a safety issue,” she said. “Kootenai County has...

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Quote of the Day 

kamm: “How does the Legislature police itself while cutting the other budgets?” Christa Hazel: "They ask you to resign from committees when caught not paying taxes or when you didn’t pay the judgement owed for stealing timber from Idaho school children."

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Christina Crawford: "There are serious issues" 

Mike Kane, lobbyist for the Idaho Sheriffs Association, has proposed two amendments to the tribal policing bill. One would place everything under the purview of the local sheriff and prosecutor. The other would revoke POST certification of any tribal officer who cited a non-tribal member...

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Wild Card Wednesday 2.9.11 

So our youngest child got glasses this week. That makes 3 out of 4 kids who are blessed with their mother's myopia. I thought I was soooo smart to marry someone with 20/20 vision. Apparently, his Norwegian genetics were no match for my Scotch-Irish-German heritage...

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Mobster fugitive captured in rural Idaho 

AP – This 1994 photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Enrico Ponzo. MARSING, Idaho – To his neighbors, he was Jay Shaw, the guy with the vaguely New York accent. He was known for fixing computers, buying everything with cash, raising cows...

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The ten states running out of smart people 

There are several states in the U.S. that are losing the eduction race to most of the others. In the past decade, these states have declining math and reading scores, lower numbers of people with bachelor’s degrees, and comparatively fewer residents who hold white collar...

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Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn created this dining room for HGTV.com by updating mismatched flea market chairs with the same color spray paint and cushion fabric for a high-end look on a tight budget.  (Associated Press)

Bang for Your Buck coming to Spokane area 

Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn created this dining room for HGTV.com by updating mismatched flea market chairs with the same color spray paint and cushion fabric for a high-end look on a tight budget. Several Facebook friends posted this exciting news: HGTV Fans - Your...

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