SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012

Lake City Police Kill Man In Shootout 20 

Update: The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Christian Nicholas Buquet also known as Christian Nicholas Mallon, 19 of Hayden. Story/photo here. Update: The man shot in the chest by the suspect was identified as Frank James, 30, of Coeur d'Alene. Coeur d'Alene...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

Weekend Wild Card -- 9.29-30.12 21 

Our great late summer/fall has continued for so long that I've decided to forgive KXLY's Kris Crocker and other Spokane TV weathercasters for the lousy weather they brought us through June. Now if they'll only give us another easy winter to go with this fine...

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Walters: Ending A Hunting Tradition 12 

I killed a deer last weekend. I peered down the sights of my Ancient Nord Bow and released a few Orcish arrows at the animal in the plains near Whiterun. And with that, the little Skyrim computer game popup told me my archery skill level...

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Mary Lou Reed: Stop The Luna-cy 21 

Idaho voters: Beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Or a bridge for sale. As a goal, “school reform” has a sweet, honeyed sound that makes you want to believe someone’s come up with a better way to give kids a good start toward a...

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PM Headlines -- 9.28.12 

Ryan Lamb takes a break from eating his banana Thursday as he glances up to inspect the branches of a 55-year-old oak tree in the front yard of Tom Jacobson's Coeur d'Alene home. Lamb and his first grade class from Sorensen Magnet Elementary School visited...

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Black Lagoon Tat Leads To Capture 

Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release on capture of armed robbery suspect: At 11:20 am today Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives acting on a tip responded to 724 N. 7th St and contacted a female known to be the girlfriend of robbery suspect Christopher Michael Hastings....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.28.12

5:51 p.m. Caller reports 2 people fighting @ 4th & Wallace; one has a knife. 5:41 p.m. Girl has black eye, bandaged face in brown Cutlass @ Post Falls WalMart East. 5:35 p.m. Muffler lying on I-90, east of M/P 7 (H41/PF). 5:14 p.m. Couple...

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Study: Sharing Housework Hazardous 

Divorce rates are far higher among "modern" couples who share the housework than in those where the woman does the lion's share of the chores, a Norwegian study has found. In what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report...

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Size Matters In These Trucks 

Kerri Thoreson, Coeur d'Alene Press columnist/Post Falls city councilwoman (shown in photo), Facebooks: "So how big were some of those trucks at the 2012 Mine Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center? This 260-ton piece of equipment is in the $5 million price range. And...

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Washington Case Upsets Malek 

Republican Luke Malek, who is running for the Coeur d'Alene House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Marge Chadderdon, is upset by the way a Washington state inspetor is treating a Hayden painter who advertised on CraigsList. In part, he wrote the following to Washington...

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Poll: Hucks Nation Beer Neutral 

Thursday Poll: There aren't many beer drinkers among Hucks Nation. That, are this is a very politically neutral place. In a poll re: beer and politics, 51 of 131 respondents (38.93%) said they don't prefer beer. 31 of 131 respondents (23.66%) said they prefer wine....

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Because You Asked ... 

A HucksOnline blurker wonders about the tax questions involving North Idaho College that we've been discussing here. He’s wondering how people know what their tax bill will be already since only the assessments have been completed so far. He called the countyl tax office and...

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Stapilus: Sims' House Seat In Play 16 

In mid-June, as the clock wound down on the failed recall attempt against Mayor Sandi Bloem & three council members, state Rep.Kathy Sims was still trying to get signatures for recall petitions. Now she'd like to have another term in the Idaho House to fight...

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GOP Congresswomen More Feminine? 

A pair of UCLA researchers says partisanship is all in the face. Dubbing it the “Michele Bachmann effect,” their study of the women of Congress finds that Republicans are more likely than Democrats to have stereotypically feminine facial features. The study’s author, Colleen Carpinella, said...

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$9.19: Washington Minimum Wage 

Washington state's minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour. The Department of Labor & Industries said Friday the new rules will go into effect in January. Washington is already the state with the highest minimum wage in the country. Washington voters approved...

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348 & Counting Sign FB PYPetition

Adam Graves online petition to support Primary Years Programme in Hayden Meadows Elementary now has 348 signatures. The names will be presented to the Coeur d'Alene School Board, which will discuss and maybe vote on a proposal to eliminate the popular program when it meets...

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Extend Child Sex Crime Limitations? 

It happens every time a victim of child sexual abuse wins a lawsuit: the cries that these people are only in it for the money. Only in it for the money. Only in it for the money. It’s a club wielded by those whose moral...

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Going Strong At 100 10 

A man plays the accordion as French centenarian Robert Marchand, born on Nov. 26, 1911, attempts to establish a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km, at the outdoor Velodrome track of Lyon, central France earlier today. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) Question: Do you think...

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Ex-Dem Exec Pushes Luna Laws 

The latest campaign commercial in the fight over whether to repeal Idaho's controversial school reform laws is running statewide, including in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene market. John Foster, a lobbyist and political consultant who's behind the new “Parents for Education Reform” PAC that's running the ad,...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.28.12

11:45 a.m. Cable or power lines down across H97 @ Corskie House Bed & Breakfast/Harrison. 11:13 a.m. Officer asks dispatch to see if fire department can decide if hanging wires are "hot." 11:07 a.m. Truck has hit low-hanging cable or power line near Post Falls...

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DFO: NIC Trustees Work Magic 13 

In a candidate profile in the Coeur d'Alene Press Thursday, North Idaho College challenger Paul Matthews was quoted as saying: "In her last term alone, she led the Board in more than doubling the tax levy rate! By contrast, I know that every tax rise...

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Fondo Coming To Downtown CdA  

What is a Fondo? It may sound like a car or something you eat but for Coeur d'Alene, its a giant bike race that's gaining national attention. On Saturday, September 29, cyclists will fill the streets of downtown Coeur d'Alene for the 1st annual Coeur...

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AM: Rather: 'Rapid Is All The Rage'

Dan Rather talks with members of the local media as part of the Edward R. Murrow Symposium on Thursday in Pullman. Rather received the 2012 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. Story here. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare) Idaho Reports/Sherry Adkins, SR Boise replacement ref back...

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Scouts Focus On Easton Upgrade 

Camp Easton Boy Scouts of America has circulated an email to supporters, Scouts and contributors in lieu of the decision to end negotiations with Discovery Land Co. for the Lake Coeur d'Alene site. It reads in part: We are now focused on upgrading the current...

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