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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

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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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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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

Officer involved shooting in North Idaho 

A police pursuit erupted in gunfire north of Coeur d’Alene Monday in what investigators are calling an officer-involved shooting. Details were sketchy late Monday, but authorities confirmed two people from a fleeing vehicle were taken to Kootenai Medical Center with unspecified injuries after the shooting....

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson testifies Jan. 19 in a lawsuit alleging that he and his son had threatened a conservative minister. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

More sick than mean 

MOSCOW, Idaho — Whoever left a backpack bomb on the route of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march last month “was more sick than mean,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday. “We must address the issues that drive us to sickness.” The civil rights...

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Monday Wild Card 2.7.11 10 

I know folks like to tease DFO about his 211 vactation days. But honestly, this is the FIRST vacation he's had all year! The blogfather arrived safely in Florida, and yesterday told me he was preparing to go armadillo hunting. Of course, he hadn't had...

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Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammates after Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.

Parting Shot: Celebration 

Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammates after Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. ARLINGTON, Texas – Absolutely no need to bring up Ol’ What’s His Name ever again. Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl championship quarterback in his own right. And he’s the...

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Spokane's Howard Street received designted bike lanes recently, part of ongoing efforts to improve safety and accessibility to cyclists.  (Courtesy City of Spokane)

Pro-cycling efforts making progress 

Spokane's Howard Street received designted bike lanes recently, part of ongoing efforts to improve safety and accessibility to cyclists. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene aren’t quite Portland when it comes to bike lanes, trails and parking, but they are making progress on the road to making...

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Kootenai County ready for change? 

The structure of Kootenai County government could face a major overhaul in the next couple of years. With two newly elected commissioners and commissioner Chairman Todd Tondee ready to change the status quo, the three officials are taking a fresh look at restructuring county government....

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Green Bay Packers' Andrew Quarless kisses the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (Betsy Russell)

Luna: People riled up 11 

State schools Supt. Tom Luna pitches his education reform legislation to the Senate Education Committee on Monday, at the first of four days of hearings on the two-bill package. There's been “an organized attempt to get people riled up” over his school reform plan, state...

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 Facebook.com's mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg, smiles at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Teen Crisis: Parents on Facebook 10 

It’s become an increasingly familiar cry among teens and young adults: “(NUTS)! – my parents are on Facebook!” As the world’s biggest social-networking site continues to grow, parents are joining – and invariably asking the kids to include them in their circle of online friends....

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Twitter tries to turn tweets to cash 10 

SAN FRANCISCO — On “The Tonight Show,” Conan O’Brien used to get big laughs for mocking Twitter as an egotistical stream of mundane updates from celebrities. But when he got bounced from his late-night gig at NBC, O’Brien could no longer take to the airwaves...

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A raccoon peers out from his home in a  hole in a tree in Moreland Hills, Ohio on Saturday, May. 15, 2010. (Amy Sancetta / Associated Press)

Raccoon ends wrestlers’ season 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A raccoon has ended a North Dakota team’s bid for a fourth consecutive regional championship in high school wrestling. The Carrington High School team was pulled from Saturday’s tournament when officials discovered the athletes had been exposed to a live raccoon....

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This undated photo provided by West Elm shows square wood trays for TV dining.   (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

High Noon: TV Dinners 

This undated photo provided by West Elm shows square wood trays for TV dining. In a way, Super Bowl Sunday is a festive celebration of one of America’s beloved bad habits. No, not football – eating in front of the TV. Studies suggest chowing down...

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HBO Poll Results

Results of Friday's poll : Do you agree with the decision by House Ethics Committee to dismiss ethics charges against Rep. Phil Hart? A whopping 83.25% (159 votes) said No, Hart should be dismissed from Legislature. 8.9% (17) said Yes, Hart has lost 2 key...

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AOL to buy Huffington Post 

NEW YORK – Online company AOL Inc. is buying highly trafficked website Huffington Post in a $315-million deal that represents a big bet on the future of online news. The acquisition, which will put Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington in charge of all AOL content,...

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He got the girl but lost his car 

COEUR d'ALENE - The bad news is a Coeur d'Alene man's car was stolen. The good news is he was able to acquire a very detailed physical description of the alleged thief. The 60-year-old man told police he was out drinking at Club 41 bar,...

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Ronda DiGiorgio jokes with Trent Wright, an auto dealership lobbyist, and Rep. Stephen Hartgen, from Twin Falls, during lunchtime on Jan. 27 in the Legislative Dining Room in Boise.

Lunch with Luna or noshing with Nonini 

Ronda DiGiorgio jokes with Trent Wright, an auto dealership lobbyist, and Rep. Stephen Hartgen, from Twin Falls, during lunchtime on Jan. 27 in the Legislative Dining Room in Boise. BOISE – Small signs sometimes signal big changes. Such is the case with the 8-by-11-inch “Open...

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