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FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

AM Headlines -- 1.4.13

A homeless man assembles a sandwich from food donated by a passing motorist Thursday under the freeway at Bernard Street. About 50 people living under a downtown Spokane bridge face eviction after the city announced it will enforce a ban against camping on public property....

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Boehner's Hapless Tea Party Foes 13 

Joshua Green/Bloomberg Business Week breaks down the Tea Party plot to replace House Speaker John Boehner, involving Raul Labrador, among others: Every few days, some Businessweek editor suggests that I write a post about why John Boehner would possibly want the job of House Speaker,...

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Family members console each other after arriving to the scene of a murder-suicide Thursday on Sheridan Avenue in Hayden. (Shawn Gust/press)

Murder-Suicide In Hayden 18 

Family members console each other after arriving to the scene of a murder-suicide Thursday on Sheridan Avenue in Hayden. According to authorities, Daryl R. Clark, 43, shot his wife, Tina, 48, to death and then killed himself. The couple leaves behind a young son who...

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Press: The Cost Of Confidence 10 

Here's a budget question for Coeur d'Alene officials: How much is the public's confidence worth? This question isn't aimed at any of myriad political targets. It's a question that addresses the bottom line not just of city finances, but of taxpayers' peace of mind in...

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Trib: Labrador Votes Against Bailout 

No one will ever say of Congressman Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, what Conservative Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson unleashed on Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Wednesday: "Rep. McMorris Rodgers' vote is inexplicable and disappointing. Raising taxes on job creators into the teeth of...

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Idaho Inmates Sue Beer Firms 18 

A former Bonner County imprisoned for killing a Priest Lake man is among a group of inmates filing suit against beer, wine and liquor manufacturers for causing their alcoholism and antisocial traits. Keith Allen Brown and four other inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution...

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Crapo Pleads Guilty To DWI 13 

Idaho Republican Sen. Michael Crapo has pleaded guilty to drunken driving charge in a Virginia court. Crapo pleaded guilty to a first-offense DWI today. The DWI charge is a misdemeanor under Virginia law. Prosecutors dropped a charge of failing to obey a traffic signal. Crapo...

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Cat Survives 80-Foot Fall 

Pam Robinson brings a stray cat to the Marion, Mass., Animal Hospital to have it checked. The cat had spent at least a week stuck in a Rochester, Mass., tree before plunging 80 feet to the ground. A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said Wednesday it's...

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Jacklin Seed To Close Doors 

The Jacklin Seed facility, one of Post Falls' oldest and most visible businesses with its operation along Interstate 90 near the state line, will shut down over the next three years, the J.R. Simplot Company announced on Thursday. Boise-based Simplot, which bought Jacklin Seed in...

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Christa: Trustees Endanger Park Use 26 

Christa Hazel: I am concerned about Person Field and the appearance, in my opinion, of the unwillingness on part of our school district to engage in any meaningful dialogue to find a mutually beneficial resolution. It is the School District, not the City, that is...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Wild Card/Thursday -- 1.3.13 

The weathercasters who predicted a milder winter than usual, with less snow than usual, are starting to look good for Winter 2012-13. (Anyone remember what Cliff Harris predicted?) We're more than halfway through the two toughest months of the year. And the days are getting...

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P.S. Where Antelope Don't Roam 

Antelope are face-to-face on opposite sides of the fence in Phillips County, in northeastern Montana. Remote cameras, installed by The Nature Conservancy of Montana at its 60,000-acre Matador Ranch in south Phillips County, are documenting barriers conventional fences pose to wildlife in a project meant...

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'Downton Abbey' Returns Sunday 

Many devotees of a British drama set in 1920 are peeved to find themselves behind the times. The hit series "Downton Abbey" makes its season premiere on PBS this Sunday, but it was September when those same episodes started airing in the U.K. That left...

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Utah School Tweaks Elvis Musical 

A parent who was "All Shook Up" about Elvis Presley songs in a high-school drama prompted educators to cancel the musical, deeming it too sexual. But the decision was reversed Thursday by administrators at the high school south of Salt Lake City. The administrators at...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.3.13

Police converge on a neighborhood in Hayden after an apparent murder-suicide this morning. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) 5:12 p.m. Out-of-state vehicle is facing wrong way & partly blocking H95/H53, Garwood. 4:55 p.m. Possible DUI driver in silver F150 pulling small trailer has pulled...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 1.3.13 

Dunno if Cindy will broom her firefighter interest momentarily for faux denim swim suit sighted by Kerri Thoreson at the Polar Bear Plunge Tuesday. But I thought I'd toss out the bait to see if Cindy's blurking. Building Night/Tumblewords Thursday this and that/Slight Detour Where...

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Sheriff Investigates Murder-Suicide 

Update: KCSD has released the identities of two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide this morning in Hayden: Daryl R. Clark, 43, and his wife, Tina M. Clark, 48, both of Hayden. Family notifications have been made. Autopsies on both will be conducted on Friday....

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Council Seeks Open Meet On Person 

From city of Coeur d'Alene spokeswoman Kristina Lyman re: the City Council meeting Tuesday night: Council voted to direct city staff to arrange a public, televised meeting between it and school district Trustees to work out details surrounding the acquisition of Person Field. In addition,...

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1st Day At New Sandy Hill In Books

A girl sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School after the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday. The Sandy Hook students started today in a new school, formerly called Chalk Hill School in Monroe. It was renamed Sandy...

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Tricksters Delivers Tasty CdA Brews 

As you wind through an industrial park on the west side of Coeur d’Alene, you might think your GPS or iPhone has forsaken you, leading you astray on your quest for one of the Inland Northwest’s newest breweries. But then you see the green sign...

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What Scares Us & Why It Isn't All Bad 

In its current issue, The Inlander asked a number of local people about fear, including Timberlake High principal Chris MacDougal, who responded: OK, I admit I am afraid of something: the future, if there is one, ha. I wake up too many nights, 2ish to...

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Slice: On The 5:53 AM No. 43 Bus 

I was riding the early bus in the first forward-facing seat. A girl got on just before downtown and sat in the center-facing seat directly in front of me. She might have been 18. Could have been 20. She proceeded to extract a compact from...

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SR Blogs rdp -- 1.3.13 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner posts: "Pat Cadagan received a Hostess fruitcake as a stocking-stuffer at Christmas. That's OK. He likes fruitcake. But he is in no hurry to eat this one. No need to rush, after all. The expiration date is in 2015."...

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Coeur d'Alene TV: Mike Vs. Tom 23 

Here's the clip of the exchange between Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Mike Kennedy and Coeur d'Alene School Board Chairman Tom Hamilton at last night's council meeting, courtesy of Coeur d'Alene TV Channel 19: In the comments section, Kim Knerl sez: "However, this was on Tom’s...

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