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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

R-Minus-4 Wild Card -- 3.10.14 

4 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): I've got Karen Carpenter on the mind this morning -- you know, "Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down." Actually, I don't know if I'm up...

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Parting Shot -- 3.10.14 

Victor Peralta poses for a picture during the 10th annual Buenos Aires Tattoo Show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday. The Tattoo Show is one of the largest events in Latin America dedicated to art. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Boomers Fuel Motorcycle Boom 

Motorcyclists have their own gang: baby boomers. On a nice, sunny day this spring, when you hear a bike rev, it’s more likely to be an older white man who is a doctor or lawyer, not a young rebel outlaw with skull tattoos and a...

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Man Held In Bombing, Fam Apologizes 

A Bonners Ferry man was ordered held on $300,000 bond Monday in a case involving a pipe bomb exploding at a home early Sunday, injuring two other men. Allen Jeffery Avery, also known as Allen Jeffery Stafford, faces charges of unlawful use of a destructive...

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PM Headlines -- 3.10.14

Saint Mary's Gaels forward Danielle Mauldin, left, and Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Haiden Palmer (3) chase a loose ball during the first half of a WCC tournament semifinal woman's college basketball game earlier today in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won to advance to the tournament finals. See...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.10.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Miami Marlins center fielder Joe Benson chases a ball as it is hit off a real estate advertisement on an outfield wall for an RBI-double by Houston Astros' J.D. Martinez during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game...

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Update: 'Kate' Will Ride Again 

“Kate” will ride again. The popular bronze statue stolen from a Coeur d’Alene park in January – and assumed sold for scrap – has been found, dirty and dinged but still in one piece. David Clemons, the Coeur d’Alene artist behind the nostalgic depiction of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.10.14

Check & Go Armed Robbery: At about 10:50 a.m. today, Post Falls officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Check & Go, 740 N Cecil Road, No. 114 Post Falls. PFPD news release here. 5:33 p.m. Caller reports balding male in Subaru...

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North Idaho Legislative Filings 

Here's updated legislative filings for North Idaho: Legislative District 1 -- Senate: incumbent Shawn Keough, R, Sandpoint; House 1A: Heather Scott, R, Blanchard, and Stephen Snedden, R, Sandpoint; House 1B: Bob Vickaryous, D, Bonners Ferry, Sage Dixon, R, Ponderay, and incumbent George Eskridge, R, Dover....

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Zombies ♥ Katniss Everdeen 

With a DVD of "Ender's Game" in hand, I approached the checkout counter of Hastings last evening to ask if any copies of "Catching Fire" had been turned in. Sometimes, you can get a hot movie up front when they're all checked out on the...

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E-Zine: Don't Send Grads To Idaho 

The Fiscal Times, a Washington D.C.-based online publication, is scolding Idaho for passage of its guns-on-campus bill. Under the headline “Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Child to An Idaho College,” Fiscal Times Managing Editor Maureen Mackey blogged: “If your children attend or visit these schools,...

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Blue Mondays

She often felt sorrow that they were not fun days, for one-seventh of life is made up of Mondays. The Bard of Sherman Avenue Photo: Wikipedia

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.10.14 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner posts, "Oddly, this look never caught on." (Illustration: https://lustlovelose.wordpress.com) Please help/Bay Views Hairy moments/Slight Detour Christian's house/Faithful Geek Level 2 stupidity/Right Argument Signs of spring/From A Simple Mind Latest Idaho election filings/The EDge Craving lobster chowder/Writing North Idaho Day...

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Prom Dress Swap Saves Money 

Josie Birchmier, center, gets help from Lisa Galster-Gilder, as Ashley Bull, left to right, Kaye Girard and Blazie Gilder during a prom dress swap Saturday at Troy High School. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Dean Hare) Weight bars and exercise equipment provided hanging space for dozens...

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Can't Wait Until It Opens 

"Does anyone know when the Whole Foods store on 95 in Coeur d'Alene is gonna open? I think anything you buy there should be tax free -- just the granola in me talkin'" -- Facebook Friend Dave Chamberlain. Anyone?

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Coeur d'Alene Curlers Want You 

There is good news if the recent 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics got anyone pumped to try curling. On Wednesday, the Coeur d'Alene Curling Club is offering up its Learn to Curl event at the Frontier Ice Arena. "Once you figure out how to throw the...

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Op-Ed: NIC League Switch Good Move 

Tuesday's column by Jack McNeel surmised that NIC's best option for its athletics is to take the ball and go home. What a stunning miscalculation to think shutting down a program for any length of time is beneficial. The SMU Mustang football program is a...

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Sandpoint Publisher Adapts, Grows 

Chris Bessler of Keokee publishing talked about his business in Sandpoint recently. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Chris Bessler grew up loving books. “We lived out in the sticks near Glide, Ore., a little logging town between Interstate 5 and Crater Lake,” Bessler said. “We didn’t...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.10.14

11:58 a.m. 95YO female on Lenora Lane/CdA complaining of general weakness. 11:46 a.m. 26YO Post Falls mother made suicidal comments before driving 2005 Chevy Impala to CdA. 11:26 a.m. CPD is seeking stolen white 1995 Chevy pickup w/Chevy emblem on front grill & USMC sticker...

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House Targets Homeowner Exemption 

The House has voted to remove the indexing of the homeowner’s exemption from property taxes, instead setting it at a fixed maximum level of $90,000 or 50 percent of home value, whichever is less. In 2006, the Legislature raised the exemption from its previous cap...

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Denney's Past Comes Into Focus 10 

Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney, who is running for Secretary of State, was involved in a conflict that sparked accusations of theft, private work done on state time, political retribution, state contracts that benefited his family, undeclared conflict of interest and more – all involving...

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Poll: Nothing Wrong With Affiliation 

Weekend Poll: 2/3s of Hucks Nation see nothing wrong with Democrat, Libertarian and Constitution Party partisans affiliating with the GOP to vote in the closed GOPrimary this spring. 130 of 194 respondents (67.01%) saw nothing wrong with the cross-over (because the GOPrimary often decides winners...

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Fulcher Wants Special Gun Privilege 18 

Led by Sen. Russ Fulcher, who is running for governor, and Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, a divided Senate State Affairs Committee this morning voted to dump House-passed legislation to remove lawmakers’ special privilege to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Siddoway said, “We are...

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AM Headlines -- 3.10.14

Gonzaga's David Stockton, right, puts up the winning shot with 1.4 seconds left on the clock against Santa Clara's Denzel Johnson in the second half of a quarterfinal West Coast Conference NCAA college basketball tournament game on Saturday in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 77-75. Below,...

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Rural Bar Fires Spark Questions 

The scene of A&P's Bar and Grill fire in Sandpoint earlier this winter. (Courtesy photo) Six bars in mostly remote towns in the Inland Northwest have been destroyed by fire in the past 10 months, but there’s no interstate fire reporting system in place that...

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Huckleberries Online

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.