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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

Edit: Will Idaho Defend Constitution? 

An Idaho Falls Post Register editorial points out how eager Idaho conservatives are to fight Obamacare as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. It then goes on to ask if those same conservatives are as eager to embrace uneven public school funding as a violation...

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Post Falls Hats Go To Kentucky Derby 

When the starting gate bell sounds at Churchill Downs next weekend, some 150 women in the crowd will be wearing the creations of Diane Siverson, a Post Falls hat-maker. Siverson, 64, became a milliner eight years ago, initially creating hats targeted to Red Hat Society...

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Where Everyone Knows Your Avatar 

Stebbijo: I agree with Stickman, it is nice to have a place to say something you feel. One of the reasons, I come back to HBO is because it is fun. I don’t want that element to be lost. I get tired of drowning in...

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Great Day ... For Ducks 

A pair of mallard ducks swim past a submerged park bench along the Centennial Trail on Upriver Drive in Spokane, Wash. The waters of the Spokane River have overtaken most of the trail. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Question: Do you get tired of the long...

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Kootenai Dems Told To Take Stand 

Liberals. Tree-huggers. Californians. Democrats in North Idaho are often outnumbered and called many things by Republicans, but there's a new label they're seeking in 2012: winners. Optimism ran high as 165 people packed the Coeur d'Alene Casino conference room Saturday evening for the Kootenai County...

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Court Blocks Hart's Dangerous Idea 

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, is a cartoonish figure with a dangerous idea. The tax scofflaw and public timber thief argued before the Idaho Supreme Court that he belonged to a privileged class - the 105 members of Idaho's Legislature. Arguing the government has no constitutional...

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Hucks: Ex-NFLer Runs For Congress 

It isn’t every day that a Dem congressional candidate in blood-red Idaho asks for support from a man who spoke at the 2008 GOP national convention on behalf of presidential candidate John McCain. And gets it. But Jimmy Farris is special to former Washington Redskins...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012

Weekend Wild Card -- 4.28-29.12 44 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Days 25-26: What a week! The work week ended with Stebbijo dreaming that DFO be frog-marched from a courtroom in handcuffs to the hoosegow as a result of the lawsuit by county GOP chair Tina Jacobson to discover the IDs of...

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Osama Killing Becomes Campaign Tool 25 

The killing of Osama bin Laden, first presented as a moment of national unity by President Barack Obama, has become something else: a political weapon. Obama's re-election campaign is portraying his risky decision to go after America's top enemy as a defining difference with his...

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Shawn Wright, 51, of  the west central neighborhood in Spokane, Wash., has been featured in a CDC a national educational campaign.   Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Diesease and Control Prevention (Courtesy Department / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Man Stars In Anti-Smoking Ads 

Shawn Wright, 51, of the west central neighborhood in Spokane, Wash., has been featured in a CDC a national educational campaign. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Diesease and Control Prevention. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Shawn Wright was a...

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Writer: Give The Kid The Baseball 

Say you are watching a baseball game and a player tosses a ball into the stands and you get the ball. What do you do? A couple in Texas is finding out the hard way that A LOT of people say you should give it...

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City Claims Hayes Violating Idaho Code 10 

Item: Cd'A seeks to stop suit: Letter alleges county clerk has violated Idaho Code/Maureen Dolan, CdA Press More here: The city of Coeur d'Alene has asked the county to back off from its decision to sue the city and its four elected officials who are...

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CdA AAUW To Offer Adult Spelling Bee 

Item: Under their spell: Adult bee will raise funds for women's education/Alecia Warren, CdA Press More here: Maxine Sullivan is painfully aware that common words are mispelled. Mispeled. Misspelled. But she thinks that might just be a way to garner funds for women's education. Sullivan,...

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An Assault On Wilderness? Maybe Not 

Who could argue with anything called the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act? Idaho Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador couldn’t. They were among the 273 House members who gave this bill bipartisan blessing earlier this month. They say the bill will preserve hunters’ and anglers’ access to...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

TGIF Wild Card -- 4.27.12 12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 24: It's nice to see Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley push back at County Clerk Cliff Hayes and County Prosecutor Barry McHugh, who say they're trying to clarify deadlines for the Coeur d'Alene recall (when the Secretary of State...

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Parting Shot 

A goose with an arrow through its head grazes near Rogers Lake on Friday in Old Lyme, Conn. Old Lyme assistant animal control officer Lizabeth Gode said the goose is still able to fly, which has made attempts at capturing the animal unsuccessful. (AP Photo/The...

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Manure-Deep In Child-Labor Debate 

"In the years when our family lived on a dairy," writes SR columnist Shawn Vestal, "there were times it felt like we were living in a giant cattle toilet. Thoughts of manure came wafting to me again this week, as farm groups and the rural...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.27.12

5:46 p.m. Caller from Windy Pines hears shots being fired for second day in wooded area @ Ramsey & Hanley/CdA. 5:32 p.m. 2 males dressed in black are in 600 block of Boekel/Hayden asking for work. 5:26 p.m. Caller reports to KCSD that someone has...

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PM: Tribe Treats Vets To Golf, Dinner 

Iraq war veterans of the Army National Guard, Jason Nelsen, left of Coeur d'Alene and Henry Carr of Hayden stood at attention during the opening ceremony of Operation Welcome Home at Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho on Thursday. All veterans of Operation Iraqi...

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Always A Fine Time To Drop A Line

Wayne Luiten, 45, of Spokane, Wash., found a dry spot above the flooded Centennial Trail, to drop a fishing line. The Spokane River has overtaken the trail and is nearing the road. Luiten says he likes the water this high. It makes it easier for...

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Court: Corp Must Defend Levee Policy 

Terry Harris, executive director of Kootenai Environmental Alliance, tweets breaking news: "A U.S. District Court in California has rejected the Army Corp of Engineers' efforts to dismiss a lawsuit over their levee vegetation policy. In a case practically identical to ours, the Corps will now...

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Reasonable R's Set Meet-&-Greet 

The North Idaho Political Action Committee has scheduled an open house to meet its endorsed candidates for the May 15 Republican primary. The event will take place 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Syringa Room at the Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn. Each candidate...

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Christa Reacts To Green Comment 12 

Christa Hazel speaks out re: the selection of James Purtee by Kootenai County commissioners as the new Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee: "Still surprised our elected county commissioner, Dan Green, last night stated in an open meeting that he was 'irritated at the enormous lobbying...

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