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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

Wild Card/Monday -- 3.24.14 

I enjoyed the past three days in Portland with Amy Dearest and Okie Doke. Portland is at least two weeks ahead of us on the spring schedule. So I was able to help Okie Doke dig some weeds out of his plot in a community...

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Parting Shot -- 3.24.14 10 

U.S. President Barack Obama stops to view Rembrandt's "The Nightwatch" painting as he tours the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, earlier today. Obama is attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, which will form the backdrop for an emergency meeting of Group of Seven leaders...

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Unwinding At Bogus Basin

After covering more bloviating and harrumping than humanly possible, SR colleague Betsy Russell has headed to the mountains to get in some spring skiing. That's how she decompresses after a legislative session. Posts Betsy: "Boise’s non-profit ski resort is delivering the spring skiing this week,...

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CPD: 17 Weekend Vehicle Burglaries 

Coeur d’Alene Police Officers took seventeen auto burglary reports over the past weekend of March 21-23. The majority of the vehicles entered were parked in public places such as restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. These businesses are located on Ironwood Drive, Appleway Avenue, Canfield Avenue...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.24.14 18 

Time 2 Vote ... Friday Wright is thrown off his bull during the RodeoHouston Super Shootout Bull Riding event at Reliant Stadium Sunday in Houston. You write the cutline.(AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) Weekend Contest -- DFO, with 11 likes: Reagan Republican leaders Jeff...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.24.14

5:35 p.m. Driver of blue semi vehicle hauler swerving on H95/H53, Garwood. 5:34 p.m. Hit-and-run driver from Huetter/Prairie caught in Hayden Albertson's lot. 5:33 p.m. Road rager in pickup reckless, flipping other drivers off @ w/b I-90/MP 15 (Sherman Avenue). 5:28 p.m. ISP officer reports...

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Suspicious Device Shuts CdA Road 

Coeur d’Alene Police officers have closed access to the 1400 block of Lakeshore Drive, due to a possible small explosive device found on the beach. A homeowner reported finding the suspicious device as he was doing beach clean-up. The scene is stable at this time...

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Kim Golden, with North Idaho College���s Cardinal Connections, left, interviews the school���s Outdoor Pursuits program coordinator Jon Totten Friday during the first interview of the ���Stories of the Gathering Place��� project. (Shawn Gust/press)

PM Headlines -- 3.24.14

Kim Golden, with North Idaho College’s Cardinal Connections, left, interviews the school’s Outdoor Pursuits program coordinator Jon Totten Friday during the first interview of the “Stories of the Gathering Place” project. Story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust) Jobless report mixed bag/Brian Walker, Press...

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Mudslide: 8 Dead, Dozens Missing 

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo today, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. Story here....

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Offense Is In Eye Of The Offended 

When it comes to differences of opinions between cultures about whether a remark or image is insulting, I say the culture whose image is in question gets the bye. Let's take, for instance, this debate about whether American Indian mascots are offensive to American Indians....

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7 Blog: 'Noah' Not Literal Adaptation 24 

It's a simple description: “A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.” Only thing is, the man is called Noah. And the story that filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is telling comes from the Bible...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.24.14

Cindy snapped this photo from the east side of Tubbs Hill looking toward the floating green of the resort golf course, during a visit to Coeur d'Alene over the weekend. Play money/Fort Boise Muddling through life/End Notes Monday Miscellany/Slight Detour We've lost some good ones/Bay...

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Cowboy Hat Prize 

At the Kootenai County Reagan Republican luncheon last week, organization president Jeff Ward is shown with a cowboy hat that the group is raffling off to raise money for its victory fund. The hat, which has a value of about $200, has a size of...

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Big Al's Shuts Doors At Stateline

Due to an illness, Big Al's Country Club has shut it's doors for the final time last night. Not much else left at Stateline besides strippers and WalMart at this point, quite a comedown from its notoriously wild days of yesteryear -- Get Out! North...

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Herb At 76: 'Dude, Yer Old' 

Herb Huseland, via Facebook: Today is my 76th birthday. With my lifestyle, I have no idea why I lasted this long and hopefully longer, but hey, I'll take it as better than dying young. As I've aged, I don't have much flexibility, I was discharged...

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This KCRCC Isn't That KCRCC 17 

A post card prepared by Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens (KCRCC) political action committee. There's a lot of buzz this morning about a new political action committee that's tied to the Rally Right wing of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC). The new PAC?...

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On The Waterfront

Walking buddy Greg Lee & I checked out the trees along the Dike Road headed for the ax as part of a compromise plan to satisfy the Army Corps of Engineers. Remember? The core wanted to clear-cut all the trees along Rosenberry Drive to ensure...

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John: Widmyer Inherits Unhappy City 13 

JohnA (RE: Inlander: Widmyer top North Idaho elected official): She (Mayor Sandi Bloem) did right the ship from her predecessor and that was remarkable. But, Mayor Widmyer also inherited a large and unhappy resident base. No matter how anyone felt about the recall, those feelings...

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Campaigning At Lake City High 

A pickup promoting challenger Toby Schindelbeck's candidacy against state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, for the House District 4A (Coeur d'Alene) seat was parked at Lake City High Saturday. Ron Burgundy: Someone should teach the candidate Chico Shindlebeck that here in Idaho we don't like...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.24.14

11:01 a.m. Someone is threatening suicide @ Apperson Drive/Joanna Drive, CdA 10:59 a.m. Deputy en route to examine unattended fire @ 6000 block of E. Pineridge (Gotham Bay, Lake CdA). 10:27 a.m. Deputy reports controlled burn of 2-3 acres @ Richards/West Riverview, Spokane River. 10:18...

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Walkabout: Ban Dike Road Parking 

Walkabout (RE: Dike Road levee study results revealed): In the CDA Press article discussing the dike road tree removal and changes to parking three options were given: "Continue the parallel parking and add curbs and a sidewalk on the NIC side of the road, modify...

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Washington Mudslide Levels 30 Homes

A flag flies from a small church off the highway leading to the scene of a deadly mudslide this morning, near Oso, Wash. The search for survivors of the deadly mudslide grew Monday to include 108 names of people who were reported missing or were...

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Poll: Legislature Deserves An 'F' 

Weekend Poll: Gov. Butch Otter may consider the 2014 Legislature to be one of the smoothest ones ever. But Hucks Nation considered it one of the worst ever. Given 5 grade choices, a majority of Hucks Nation gave the Legislature a letter grade of "F."...

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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.