FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.1-2.2014 19 

It looks like we'll be dealing with another winter's blast this weekend, cold and windy today giving way to a bunch of snow Sunday and Monday morning. Oh joy. Well all the wintry weather in February has us caught up on the snow pack. And...

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Parting Shot -- 2.28.14

California Towing tow truck driver Fernando Silva high steps his way through a flooded area of Valley Blvd. east of Mt. Vernon Avenue to get to a vehicle stuck in flood waters in Colton, Calif., today. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread...

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R-Minus-14 Wild Card -- 2.28.14 12 

14 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): For the 2nd time this month, I received a call from a sibling to say that a male cousin has died. I haven't been close to the...

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Idaho Shoots 23 Wolves By Chopper 12 

Idaho Fish and Game, in cooperation with the USDA Wildlife Services, killed 23 gray wolves from a helicopter near the Idaho-Montana border during February in an effort to relieve predation on the struggling elk herds in the remote Lolo Zone. The agency said in a...

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Closed Primary Concerns Otter 

Gov. Butch Otter said his campaign is taking steps to boost voter turnout as he faces his first closed Republican primary after winning 11 of 12 open contests in a political career spanning 42 years. “On May 20 when you go in (to the polling...

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Cutline Contest -- 2.28.14 

Time 2 Vote ... An unidentifed guest wears stockings ornated with Eiffel Towers after Dior's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris on Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Thursday Winner -- Flatlander, with 7 likes: And the Oscar nominees for the...

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Quotable Quote  16 

"My signature today reflects my confidence in their desire to responsibly act in the best interest of the animals on which that livelihood depends," Otter wrote in a statement. "No animals rights organization cares more or has more at stake than Idaho farmers and ranchers...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.28.14

4:46 p.m. 54YO Bonner County man, armed with shotgun, told gun shop he wants to make 7 deputies disappear. 4:37 p.m. Officer needs help transporting arrested person from Azteca/Riverstone to jail. 4:36 p.m. Suspicious male reported on CityLink bus @ Govt Way/Prairie Avenue, Hayden. 3:49...

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PM Headlines -- 2.28.14

Damage to an apartment complex on the 4200 block of Crown Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. Story here. (SR photo: Becky Kramer) Schweitzer to extend ski season thru April 13/Outdoors Idaho kills 23 wolves from helicopter in Lolo Zone/Outdoors Op-Ed: What's the rush on higher speeds?/Dave...

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I'm Voting For 'None Of The Above' 

It would be perfect if a write-in candidate were to win the GOP primary this year. I might do the clothespin Republican thing just to write-in "None of the above" -- Uncle Bob. Question: Don't you wish "none of the above" was an option in...

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7 Blog: 10 Reasons To Miss 'Non-Stop' 

The old saw is that dying is easy but comedy is hard. That may be so, but unintentional comedy is as easy as it comes. I was reminded of that fact while attending a late-night screening Thursday of “Non-Stop.” Billed as an action/mystery/thriller, “Non-Stop” is...

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Campus Guns: GOP In Lock Step 17 

After a more than seven-hour hearing today, the House State Affairs Committee has voted 11-3 in favor of SB 1254, the guns-on-campus bill, sending it to the full House for debate and possible final passage. Close to 50 people testified on the bill today, the...

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Fulcher Question's Otter's Priorities 

An op-ed piece in the Coeur d'Alene Press by state Sen. Russ Fulcher, who is running for governor against Butch Otter in the GOPrimary: Governor Otter, usually silent during the legislative session, recently sent an opinion piece to Idaho's newspapers encouraging lawmakers to focus on...

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Zag Women Win Another Title, Too 

Gonzaga's starters react from the bench as the pull away from the University of Portland during a college basketball game last week at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. The Gonzaga women's basketball team won its 10th straight West Coast Conference title last night by beating...

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Mercy For Animals Criticizes Otter 

Governor Otter has failed Idaho and the American people. By signing this (ag-gag) bill into law, he has sided with those who seek to keep Idaho's corrupt factory farming practices hidden from public view and created a safe haven for animal abuse and other criminal...

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Cindy: Hey, Return The Cart 10 

Ran late this morning on account of I had to ticket a bunch of NON-CART-RETURNERS in the Albertson's parking lot -- Cindy Facebooks. Question: Do you return shopping carts to the appropriate areas after removing groceries? Every time?

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On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Theodor Seuss Geisel commemorative postage stamp. Dr. Seuss, who introduced countless children to the joys of reading. The official first day of issue ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. PDT, March 2, at the Geisel Library, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

HBO Blogosphere -- 2.28.14 

Paul Turner/The Slice blog provides a reminder that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 110 years ago Sunday (Source: http://voices.washingtonpost.com) Sustained notes/End Note Day 59: JIA/Eye on Shanghai Day After: Pacific Tigers/SportsLink 10 reasons not to see 'Non-Stop'/7 Blog Outline: Tech contract controversies/EDge California's American flag...

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Otter Signs 'Ag-Gag' Bill 

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a bill threatening people who secretly film animal abuse at Idaho's agricultural facilities with jail and fines. Otter inked the new law Friday, two days after it cleared its final hurdle in the House. Otter, a rancher, said the measure...

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Watch Your Step 

Miami Marlins third base coach Brett Butler stands on a step in the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday in Jupiter, Fla. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Question: Is Nike your tennis shoe brand of...

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Burning Log Triggered CdA Fire

Coeur d’Alene Police and Fire investigators have determined the apartment fire that occurred this morning in the 4200 block of Crown Ave. was accidental. A log rolled out of the fire place and ignited the carpet and furniture. A 28 year-old male and a 29...

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Retro: Time To Break Up Avista? 

Retro (Avista's profits up 42%): Perhaps it would help if Avista were broken up into separate gas and electric companies. There is no "natural monopoly' between gas and electric. On the contrary, gas has more in common with water and sewer since they all involve...

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No Absolute Freedom In Constitution 

It’s amazing how gun-rights advocates seemingly forget the meaning of opening paragraph of the United States Constitution. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general...

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What's Wrong With Being Fat? 

Let’s just stop with the fat jokes and fat shaming already. This past week was the 27th annual National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and while not everyone struggles with an eating disorder and not all of us know of someone who does … we can...

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6 Tips For Winning Office Oscar Poll 

Hoping to come out the big winner Sunday night in your Oscar pool? It’s not as easy as it sounds. Picking the winners for the big categories -- best film, director, actor, actress -- that’s one thing. There is no shortage of expert predictions for...

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Risking Life & Limb 

On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posted earlier this week: "Took a break from words on deadline to accompany Aaron Luna Kxly to the Third (South) Channel dam at Q'emiln Park for a story that will air at 5 and/or 6 p.m. tonight on KXLY...

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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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