FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011

Mike Mahon Wild Card -- 9.30.11 

Two co-workers have been in the CdA bureau of the SR longer than I have -- Mike Mahon or circulation (about 5 years longer) and Greg Lee (2 weeks longer). After today, that number drops to one. Mahon has taken early retirement and ends his...

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Parting Shot -- 9.30.11

A man prepares to take pictures of his son in front of a straw figure, that stands by the roadside near the town of Molodechno, 70 km (46 miles) north-west of Minsk, Belarus, Friday. Satw figures are installed to mark the agricultural holiday of the...

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WA Minimum Wage Up To $9.04 

Washington state’s minimum wage will rise to $9.04 next year, keeping it as the highest hourly rate in the nation. That’s a 37-cent-an-hour increase, which is based on a change to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, according to the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.11 

6:01 p.m. Man w/broken colonoscopy bag is drinking outside Kootenai Health, 566 W. Prairie. 5:59 p.m. 35YO disorderly man in baseball cap has fallen behind Dave Smith Motors & can't get up. 5:44 p.m. CPD Blue is planning to cite vehicle illegally parked in CdA...

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PM Headlines -- 9.30.11

Chet Robertson, a range rider in the Big Hole Valley in Montana, keeps an eye on the cattle and an ear out for wolves. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society via The Billings Gazette) Hate crime alleged at Spokane 7-Eleven/SR Washington minimum wage rising to $9.04/SR Expect...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.30.11 

Gov. Jerry Brown makes it clear to KABC-TV reporter Nannette Miranda that he was not going to talk about his package of pension changes following a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday. Brown, who had been talking about the upcoming prison realignment, said he...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 9.30.11 

A week ago, Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images decided to test out her new 8mm lens at Palouse Falls on the way to the Tri-City area. Linda: "8mm is overkill, but I don't plan on using it for landscapes anyways. My 16 doesn't allow for the...

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Rays, Rangers Kick Off MLB Playoffs 

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach, left, celebrates his three-run home run with Ben Zobrist (18) and Casey Kotchman, right, as Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli (25) prepares for the next pitch during the third inning of Game 1 in baseball's American League division series...

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Egan: Sometimes, The Bear Gets You 28 

“You should not hike alone without bear spray,” a ranger says. This is more imperative than suggestive. “The bears are active right now. They’ve re-colonized areas where they used to roam.” Wyoming has about 600 grizzlies. I tell her I’ve never hiked with bear spray,...

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Vik Coach, AD To Visit Moscow 

Re: Moscow High footballers concerned about homecoming game against No. 1 Coeur d'Alene Greg Lee/SR provides the latest on Moscow's reluctance to play Coeur d'Alene in next Friday's Vik Homecoming Game: Coeur d'Alene AD Todd Gilkey is going to Moscow Saturday am to meet with...

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Judge Rules Against IEA In Ed Reform

Fourth District Judge Timothy Hansen has ruled against the Idaho Education Association, upholding the constitutionality of SB 1108, the piece of state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's “Students Come First” three-part school reform package that limits teachers' collective bargaining rights, ends an early-retirement incentive program...

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Female Skydivers Set Jump Record

Living with a chronic auto-immune disease like lupus can feel like free falling through a medical minefield. Pain, frustration and fear are natural reactions while holding onto hope for more effective treatment and an eventual cure. Hope is one reason Spokane’s Cindy Stroup leaped from...

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Girl Friday: Unaffiliated & Proud

GirlFridayCDA: Just curious … is there some rule that says you HAVE to be affiliated with a specific party to run for office? Seems to me the party lines are so blurred and muddled anymore what difference does it really make…unless you don’t really pay...

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Stebbijo: Ban Cigs, Taters, Too 

Stebbijo: I think the city should ban cigarettes for sale. While they are at it, they should also ban potatoes and cheese. Then, everyone will be so happy! However, when this happens you cannot clap about it because clapping is also banned. If you are...

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RRepub: Amber Is A Contendah 

Reagan Repub: By the way, Amber Copeland was the real suprise of the Pachyderm debate. She made one heck of a introduction to North Idaho politics. Even with nerves, she was articulate, informed, personable and funny. I did not think she would be a factor...

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High Noon: McGee's Weird Allowance 14 

Republican Sen. John McGee lives 26 miles from Boise but takes a per diem payment of some $6,000 extra from taxpayers for a second residence -- even though he lives with his parents in their Boise home during the session. Another Idaho Republican, Sen. Curt...

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INW: Spokane Protesters Get Boot 

Protester Jessica McPhail, tearfully tears down signage, ordered by the Spokane Police Department, at the corner of Riverside and Monroe, near the Spokane Club this morning in Spokane. Occupy Spokane, the two-day-old action in solidarity with the two-week-old Occupy Wall Street protest against economic injustice,...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 22 

... that, when questioned, Councilman John Bruning told the Pachyderm Club that he is a Democrat. But council candidate Amber Copeland refused to state which party she belonged to. In the comments section, Amber writes: "What I said was that city council is a nonpartisan...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.11 

11:51 a.m. Resident @ H53 & Atlas/Rathdrum have found a sick kitten. 11:43 a.m. Speeding brown Honda in Post Falls area has hit a curb & lost a hubcap. 11:33 a.m. James isn't sure whether cat lying @ Hayden & Chateau is dead or alive....

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LCHS Charging K-12 Fans More? 

A Berry Picker just received this email from Lake City High (note the boldface item): LCHS is Pre-selling tickets for the FB game Friday night for the Post Falls Game in the office. ALL K-8 students not accompanied by a parent will be charged $10....

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CdA Council Meetings: Clap Or Not? 13 

Update: Mayor Bloem tells HucksOnline that she has no rule against clapping at Coeur d'Alene council meetings. However, she does insist at "emotionally charged" meetings that the audience refrain from clapping, stomping its feet, and other outbursts. Quoth: "It distracts from what the council is...

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Moscow Concerned About CdA Game 14 

There had been talk in the Moscow community about the possibility of canceling or forfeiting the school's October 7th game against Coeur d’Alene. KREM 2’s Chris Nguyen spoke with Moscow Principal Bob Celebrezze today. Celebrezze was adamant that a forfeit had not been discussed, but...

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Coeur d'Alene Viks No. 8 In West 

Orbusmax provides HucksOnline with another reason why Moscow has gotten cold feet re: the homecoming game at Coeur d'Alene High next Friday. The Viks are ranked No. 8 high school football team in the West by USA Today: 1. Servite, Anaheim, Calif. (4-0) 2. Bellevue,...

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New Joint Chiefs Chairman Sworn In

New Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, kisses his wife Deanie Dempsey after being sworn during a 'Change of Office' Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ceremony today at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Hucks Poll: Detroit Vs. Milwaukee 

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation has spoken. It wants to see the Detroit Tigers play the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 World Series. In an 8-way vote, Hucks Nation favored Milwaukee (16.67%) and Detroit (16.05%), followed by Philadelphia (14.2%), Arizona & Texas (both 12.96%), New York...

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