FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

TGIF Wild Card -- 1.31.14 

I'm not a Seattle Seahawk fan, but I'd like to see them win because a lot of you are. I want you to be happy when you return here on Monday morning. It should be a good game between to very good teams. I hope...

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Parting Shot -- 1.31.14 

Becky Lee, of Seattle, tries to position her Seahawks glasses so they will fit the Statue of Liberty while her friend takes a photo, Friday, in New York. The Seattle Seahawks will play the Broncos Sunday in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in...

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Preparing For Super Bowl Sunday 

Facebook Friend Val Hughes posts: I decided to shop this afternoon rather than tomorrow and I am glad! The grocery stores are already crowded with folks buying drinks and snacks for Sunday. At least today, the median age of shoppers was probably forty-ish. I bet...

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Ed Board Sets Guns-On-Campus Meet

Idaho’s State Board of Education has called a special meeting for Monday at 10:30 a.m. in regard to SB 1254, the guns-on-campus bill. The measure would pre-empt public colleges and universities in Idaho from regulating guns on campus, instead imposing a state law saying retired...

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Cutline Contest -- 1.31.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Addison Hobbs 6, reacts to a snow ball thrown by her dad, Blake, while playing in the snow during Winter Storm Leon on Tuesday in Auburn, Ala. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Opelika-Auburn News, Albert Cesare) Thursday Winner -- Pair...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.31.14

5:12 p.m. Post Falls female reports male pushed her male companion while they sat on apartment stair case. 5:07 p.m. Male on bicycle e/b from Post Falls liquor store shoplifted a bottle of vodka. 4:20 p.m. Red Volkswagon w/Washington plates reportedly going 20 mph over...

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PM Headlines -- 1.31.14

Jenn Na helps a customer at the Coffee Break stand, in Spokane Valley Jan. 22. The stand was targeted with an attempted arson and a spray-painted racial slur in the parking lot. It read "Go back to China." Fire investigators are planning to arrest Na...

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A Romp In The Snow 

If this photo of Kim Knerl's pooch romping in the snow in Hayden doesn't bring a smile to your face, you've been hanging out with too many cats. (Facebook photo: Kim Knerl)

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Regan, Vick In Fulcher's Corner 12 

Looks like Tea Party gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher has attracted some Kootenai County money for his campaign, which has raised $252,000 including a $100,000 loan to himself. From his campaign financial disclosure statements: Mary Souza of Coeur d'Alene, $300; Steve Vick of Dalton Gardens, $500;...

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Best Cookies Money Can Buy 

Jen Rude/A Butterfly Moment describes a conversation she heard in the hallway at her kindergarten yesterday: Mom of student: Mrs. Rude, we will bring cookies for the lemonade stand sale tomorrow. Jen: Okay! Great! Student: Mom, can I help you make the cookies?! Mom of...

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Arch Druid: Please Define 'RINO' 38 

I am not going to transcribe Larry Kettle’s letter today, 31 January 2014, “RINOS: The fewer, the merrier.” It is the typical diatribe that is actually not worth repeating. Instead, I am going to suggest a few things about what “RINO” has come to mean:...

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HBO Blogos: Red Kettles Raise $187K 

On her Facebook wall, Eden Irgens posts this photo from the local Salvation Army, which reports the Red Kettles raised a record $186,735.66 locally from more than 900 hours of bell ringing, another record. All the money goes to help the needy in Kootenai County....

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Wilhelm Named Top Post Falls Citizen 

Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson posts: "Big night for my friend and fellow city councilor Linda Wilhelm who was named Post Falls Citizen of the Year. Congratulations! — with Alan Wolfe, Linda Wilhelm, Betty Ann Henderson, Ron Jacobson and Joe Malloy." Story here.

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7th Grader Back w/Amphibian Bill

An Idaho seventh grader went toe-to-toe with the Senate’s majority leader on Friday – and won, reports Clark Corbin of Idaho Education News. Seventh-grader Ilah Hickman, who successfully got her bill introduced last year to make the Idaho Giant Salamander the official state amphibian but...

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Audit: Bad Transfers Cost Us $10.2M 

Inappropriate transfers by Treasurer Ron Crane's office have cost taxpayers $10.2 million so far, but the hit to public money could rise to $27 million, according to an audit that concludes Idaho's money manager overrode internal controls meant to help contain financial risks. Legislative auditors...

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Woodings Enters Sec Of State Race 10 

Rep. Holli Woodings, D-Boise, announced her candidacy for Idaho Secretary of State today, saying as a self-described “voting geek,” she’ll put her top emphasis on keeping Idaho’s election system open and fair, and “making sure that partisan interests do not have a place in that...

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Face-To-Face Meeting 

English bulldog Cassidy, left, 3, of Smithtown, N.Y., and French bulldog puppy Snowman, 12 weeks, of Boston, Ma., face each other during a news conference in New York today. The French bulldog has rocketed up the rankings to the nation's 11th most popular purebred after...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.31.14

12:06 p.m. CPD officer believes motorist stopped @ 600 block of Garden/CdA is wanted on warrant. 12:04 p.m. 70YO female @ Wendy's, 279 W. Canfield/CdA, may have suffered stroke. 11:55 a.m. North Idaho chapter of MADD has questions re: undisclosed legal case. 11:30 a.m. Coeur...

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DFO: What's Handeen's End Game? 13 

I've been trying to figure out what's Bjorn Handeen's game? He's a very nice guy. But his former ties to the Constitutionalist Party in the Great Lakes area and rightwing politics are known. That might explain why "moderate Republicans" (who were conservatives before the local...

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Mansfield: Otter's Camp Struggling? 15 

Dennis Manfield, who ran for Congress and lost to Butch Otter, believes the slap the governor took at opponent Russ Fulcher yesterday shows something is unnerving his camp: Otter doesn't bother with political slap-fests. In many ways he's always been above it. So this response...

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Jedidiah Settle left, and brother Jacob Settle try to stay warm while selling knives Thursday in front of Taj Groceries on 15th Street. The boys sell knives around the area to earn money for their family. (Gabe Green/press)

CPD Shut Down Knife-Selling Biz 

Jedidiah Settle left, and brother Jacob Settle try to stay warm while selling knives Thursday in front of Taj Groceries on 15th Street. The boys sell knives around the area to earn money for their family. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green) Coeur d'Alene city...

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Poll: Rather Put A Fork In My Eye 

Thursday Poll: The Polldaddy polling system was finicky for a good part of the day, so only 81 votes were registered for the Thursday poll. Of that total, 62 (76.54%) said they would rather "put a fork in my eye" than attend either the Reagan...

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NFL's Vikings Pick Akey For D Staff 

The Vikings have reached outside the NFL coaching circle to pluck a college talent for their ever-growing defensive staff. Multiple reports out of the whole Idaho media area say former Idaho head coach Robb Akey is moving to Mike Zimmer’s staff as defensive line coach,...

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Separated At Birth? 

Nick Offerman, the actor who plays Libertarian Parks & Recreation director Ron Swanson on the popular NBC sitcom. (AP file photo) Separated at Birth -- Actor Nick Offerman, who portrays Libertarian P&R Director Ron Swanson, above, from "Parks & Recreation" and Kootenai County GOP CC...

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GOP Chair: 'I Am Not Press Friendly' 

Snippet from Jeff Selle's report of Bjorn Handeen's Precinct 52 Republican luncheon Thursday: (Kootenai County GOP Chairman Neil Oliver) said the central committee is the place to air differences on political ideas, and by engaging the press, members are simply engaging in gossip. "I am...

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