THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.31.14 14 

Goodness! Betsy Russell is on vacation. And Dan Popkey has jumped ship. Who is minding the store while the mischievous Idaho politicians plot in their back rooms? We're at the mercy of the dysfunctional politicians who couldn't even conduct a convention properly. Woe is us....

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Parting Shot -- 7.31.14 

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland earlier today. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Woman Swims Pend Oreille In 20 Hrs 

A Massachusetts woman made history on Lake Pend Oreille on Thursday when she completed a 43-mile swim around 4 p.m. It took Elaine Howley 20 hours and 25 minutes to make the journey from end-to-end of the Lake Pend Oreille. Howley dived into the water...

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Review: Uva Trattoria -- 2 Thumbs Up 

People sometimes talk about this particular building at the corner of 4th and Appleway in CdA as if it's had a zillion occupants throughout its history, but the story is actually surprisngly brief. Built in 1984, it was Godfather's Pizza for 20 years (and OMG...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.31.14

PFPD Facebook: Kal’s Auto Sales, located on Seltice Way in Post Falls, reported that two vehicles had been burglarized sometime between 8:50 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday. The male suspect pictured below was wearing darker shorts and a light-colored t-shirt with an unknown design on...

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PM Headlines -- 7.31.14

Matt "Batman" Cutter, 20, braves high temperatures in his rubber-hooded crime fighter outfit in downtown Spokane. Cutter was on his way to Riverfront Park to entertain children at a Shriners gathering Wednesday. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Rodeo queen charged w/embezzlement/KTVB Food bank shelves are empty/Cynthia...

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Malloy: The New Press Secretary 

Popkey will become a “real” press secretary the first time he has to write a news release, or commentary, that defends a position contrary to Popkey’s personal views. In this case, it could be a monthly occurrence. The hiring of Popkey provides some adjustments for...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 7.31.14 

In her post below, "The heat goes on," Marianne Love/Slight Detour includes several photos of her fine garden, including this one of a growing pumpkin. The heat goes on/Slight Detour Have August eve traditions?/Slice The new press secretary/Chuck Malloy Remember summer bedtime/End Notes SportsLink: Is...

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Boundary Co Inmate Hangs Himself

A Boundary County Jail inmate hanged himself in his cell sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. On Wednesday, David Lee Ericson of Boundary County was arrested in Bonners Ferry on an outstanding warrant from Bonner County. according to the Boundary County Sheriff's Department. Also, he...

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USA Cat-Dog Divide Leans ... Dog 11 

We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat...

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HucksOnline Temp: 96 Degrees

It's 96 degrees right now in the land of the Huckleberries, which is suppose to be the max temperature today. But not to worry. Weather.com sez it's suppose to feel like 92 degrees. Whatever that means. 14% humidity, 5-10 mph winds. Low tonight: 60, with...

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Guns On Campus For Oklahoma, Too? 

Two Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing to have college students and faculty carrying firearms, a move they said would enhance safety on campuses but university presidents said is an unnecessary plan that could cause chaos. The state legislators said this week they want to end a...

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A Spring Chorus

Don Sausser snapped this photo of "Allium Spring Chorus" last night at McEuen Park. "Allium" is the latest public art work to grace the upgraded McEuen Park.

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Yakety Yak, Don't Talk Back 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy posts: "Caught up with a couple who have been married 68 years. Wife says, "I hate to do all the talking, but he won't, so I HAVE to!" Husband just grins." Question: Who does most of the talking in your...

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Idaho College 'Go On' Rate Only 52% 41 

Idaho’s go-on rate apparently is going downward. That’s the startling, sobering message from the latest round of numbers from the National Student Clearinghouse. Just under 52 percent of Idaho’s 2013 high school graduates have enrolled in two- or four-year college, according to the current clearinghouse...

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Nugent Responds To Lost Casino Gig 22 

At WorldNetDaily, controversial rocker Ted Nugent responds to the recent cancellation of his concert at the Coeur d'Alene Casino: They say that if you’re taking flak, you must be over the target. Well, lo and behold, the old Motorcity guitarslayer is not only directly over...

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Soaking Up Rays 

People sunbathe on the jetty of the Nice harbour, southeastern France today. Temperatures in the area rose to 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Question: With all the cautions related to skin cancer, do you spend much time soaking up rays in the summer...

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IFF: Idaho's In An Awkward Spot 

A federal appeals court ruling issued last week puts Idaho in a bit of an awkward spot when it comes to the state insurance exchange that the Legislature and Gov. Butch Otter opted to create in 2013. If the ruling stands on appeal at the...

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City Launches Online Poll 

Screen shot of new online poll for city of Coeur d'Alene, which goes live Friday. Tell us what you think! A new online service encourages city residents to take a simple poll on important city issues, events, services and programs in the community. It will...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.31.14 

11:56 a.m. Female @ assisted living place @ 52 N. Ceder (& Seltice Way) unconscious, not breathing. 11:46 a.m. PFPD officer locates possible stolen Washington vehicle @ Qemiln Park boat launch. 11:31 a.m. Yellow lab is locked in Pontiac Grand Am at Trading Company/Post Falls...

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AM: Flagpole Painter Recuperates

Flagpole painter Warren Hinrichs, 73, holds his dog Stitch and rests up at home in Spokane on Wednesday. He started climbing and painting flagpoles and water towers more than 50 years ago with his dad, Bill Hinrichs, seen in many photos in his home office....

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Poll: Labrador's Gain, Idaho's Loss 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation said decision by Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman to become Congressman Raul Labrador's spokesman was: "Labrador's gain, Idaho's loss." 40 of 141 respondents (28.37%) voted that way. 31 of 141 (21.99%) said Popkey joined Labrador's staff because...

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Adler: Why Did Popkey Jump? 

Talk about role reversal. For the past 30 years, Dan Popkey, the widely admired, prize-winning political reporter for the Idaho Statesman, who often led coverage of some of the state's biggest political stories, suddenly found himself the subject of one when he announced his resignation...

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