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FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

Nic: The Emasculating Father 

Nic/Faithful Geek tells of a close encounter with an angry father at Burger King: There are a few other families here too. An older lady with her grown daughter and grandkids. A mom entertaining two boys while they are out of school for winter vacation....

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Caught In The Ice 13 

Passengers from the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy trapped in the ice 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, walk around the ice. Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by...

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Bedke Wonders Why Wages Worst 

Idaho has the worst wages in the nation. The Famous Potatoes state ranks 50th for average annual wage, per-capita income and wage increases since 2007. It also has the greatest percentage of minimum-wage workers in America. After hearing those figures Thursday as they reviewed Idaho’s...

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CrossFit Owner Is 'Maximum Warrior'

Former Marine Corps special forces and current CrossFit Coeur d'Alene owner Derek Hutchison won the fourth season of the online TV reality series competition "Maximum Warrior." "The most memorable part was just being with the other guys and getting to know them," said Hutchison, who...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Gonzaga 73, St. Marys 51

Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (24) struggles for a rebound with Saint Mary's' Matt Hodgson, center right, and Beau Levesque (15) at the McCarthey Athletic Center tonight. Karnowski finished the game with 15 points. At left is Gonzaga's Drew Barham (43). The Zags dismantled the visiting Gaels...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 1.2.14 

If you're looking for something to do that's fun and free, you might want to take a walk on the boardwalk after sundown. Mrs. O & I and relatives did just that New Year's afternoon and evening. We walked around the boardwalk as the lights...

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Parting Shot -- 1.2.4 

On his Facebook wall, Kim Knerl provides another look at how New Year's began for a whole lotta fun-loving loons who wanted to take a dip in the frigid waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene off Sanders Beach.

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Nonini, Henderson Designate Subs 

When the Idaho Legislature convenes on Monday, it’ll have two unaccustomed faces in its midst: Two North Idaho legislators have designated substitutes to fill in for them for the first week or two of the session due to health concerns. Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene,...

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ISP Ready To Nab Colorado Pot 

In Colorado, people were waiting in line up to three hours to get into the nation's first legal recreational pot shops New Year's Day. It's being called the modern world's first fully legal marijuana industry, no doctor's note required, and it's being watched closely. Now...

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Cutline Contest -- 1.2.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Two-month-old Jack Hsi takes a nap sheltered in his baby carrier while snow falls in Boston this morning. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the Boston area. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Weekend Winner -- Kim...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.2.14

5:21 p.m. Pedestrian not seriously hurt after being hit by vehicle @ 4th/Wallace, CdA. 5:07 p.m. Possible road rage incident occurring @ Ramsey Road/Appleway, CdA. 5:06 p.m. Male threw credit cards at female as she was entering Post Falls park from nearby trailer court. 4:50...

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PM: Rotary Lands Naming Rights 

McEuen Park’s Harbor House, rapidly taking shape near the base of Tubbs Hill in downtown Coeur d’Alene, will officially be called the “Coeur d’Alene Rotary Clubs’ Harbor House” when the park opens later this spring. Community business leaders representing all three of the city’s Rotary...

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CdA Resort Liquor License Suspended 18 

Most Coeur d’Alene Resort bars and restaurants will be closed Friday through Tuesday due to an Idaho liquor law violation. The five-day suspension of the resort’s liquor license stems from an Idaho State Police compliance operation last April. A bartender at Splash, a resort sports...

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Judge Green Lights Boise Panhandling 12 

Boise’s anti-panhandling ordinance, which was to take effect today, has been blocked in part by a federal judge. KBOI2 News reports that U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge cited the First Amendment in his 17-page ruling today. “Freedom of speech may be the most important right...

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Megaload On Track To Leave Idaho

On Tuesday, a security officer walks past the megaload while at a stopping point outside of Arco, about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls. Idaho Transportation Department officials say the 45-ton shipment of oil production equipment is drawing close to the Montana border and could...

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An Injured Dog Tale That Ends Well 

Christmas Eve the Bonners Ferry Police Department received a call regarding an injured dog on the Kootenai River Bridge. By the time the Police Cruiser arrived on the scene, two local girls, Crystal Martin and Michelle Colaianni had picked up the dog to transport it...

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Meaningful 2014 Anniversaries 

Among the anniversaries I will celebrate this year: 10 years of blogging at HBO (Feb 16) 30 years in Coeur d'Alene (September) 30 years with Spokesman-Review (Sept. 9) 44 years of newspapering (June) 39 years of marriage (June 21) 37 years in Inland Northwest (June...

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HBO Blog Rdp -- 1.2.14 

At Slight Detour, Marianne Love posts: "Two days in a row----the last day of 2013 and the first of 2014, my sisters and I drove to Bayview and Farragut Park. On the last day of 2013, we dined at the Captains Table on taco salad...

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Data: Young People Leaving Idaho 

The latest driver’s license data suggests more 20-somethings are leaving Idaho than ever before. The net loss of Idahoans aged 21-30 last year was 149. The data show 11,530 young people moved to Idaho from other states in 2012, while 11,679 left. The Idaho Department...

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Pullups Tax Female Marine Recruits 42 

This Feb. 21, 2013 file photo shows female recruits at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File) More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect...

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A Friend In Need 

A friend is someone who will help you move. A best friend is someone who will help you move a body -- Sisyphus, with tongue firmly cheeked. Question: At 64, I'm still fully capable of helping friends move heavy stuff. But I wonder, as I...

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SR News Quiz -- 12.28.13-1.2.14

A Hayden reader snagged the door prize of 2 free movie tickets offered as part of the SR weekly News Quiz last week. You don't have to be an expert on current events to win our weekly news quiz, but it can't hurt. All entrants...

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Bad Ideas Shouldn't Trigger Recalls 

The Moscow Pullman Daily News targets the attempted recall of Pend Oreille School Board Chairman Steve Youngdahl in the following editorial this morning: Recall elections are becoming more and more a part of American "democracy." Instead of graciously accepting defeat and the public's will, losing...

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Edit: Robertson Ducky w/Boss Denney 

If you liked the way Lawerence (Boss) Denney, R-Midvale, drove your Idaho House of Representatives during his tenure as speaker, you'll flip over the way he runs your elections if he becomes the next secretary of state. If you vote Republican the way Denney wants...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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