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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3.25.14 

On the way back from Hayden Lake, where I got a chipped tooth fixed this morning, I noticed 5 or 6 abortion protesters standing on the sidewalk outside the southern entrance to the Coeur d'Alene High students parking lot. They had signs. But there didn't...

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Parting Shot -- 3.25.14 

Technicians dangle from a series of ropes before polishing the underside glass at Grand Canyon Skywalk in Hualapai Reservation, Ariz. The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge on the Hualapai reservation aren’t easily accessible. The structure juts out 70 feet from...

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Court Docs Detail Gruesome Slayings 35 

Top Story Today: A 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his father and younger brother Monday night in Coeur d’Alene showed no remorse in an interview with investigators and told them he had contemplated and prepared for the brutal killings for months. Eldon G. Samuel III...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.25.14

5:21 p.m. Male in hoodie looking in vehicles at Garden Plaza Court/Post Falls. 5:15 p.m. Driver of classic vehicle w/hood down reports green Subaru hit him @ H95/Miles, Hayden, & left. 5:14 p.m. BOSS hit on possible stolen tan 1993 Mazda Protege @ I-90/Pleasantview, Post...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.25.14 11 

Time 2 Vote ... Rep. Clark Kauffman (R-Filer) shoots a rubber band on the floor of the Idaho House of Representatives on Thursday in Boise. You write the cutline. (AP/Statesman photo: Joe Jaszewski) Monday Winner -- ScooterMom, with 11 likes: Are you sure this isn't...

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PM Headlines -- 3.25.14

Winton Elementary 5th grader Tianna Wood worked to finish the practice SBAC, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. Idaho students got their first look at the state assessments intended to align with the new Common Core standards. (SR...

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Hoffman Disappointed w/Legislature 

Now that the Legislature has gone home, I am left with just one question: What the heck were they thinking regarding taxes and spending? This Legislature, with a supermajority of Republicans, had ample opportunity to dramatically cut taxes and keep spending in check. It did...

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Derby Dames Win 2nd Bout Of year

Bangergang Bambi, left, of the Snake Pit Derby Dames blocks a jammer from Cherry City (Salem, Ore.) during a bout won by the hometown Derby Dames last weekend. (Photo: Cheryl Nichols) The Snake Pit Derby Dames, returning for their fourth season of Women’s Flat Track...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.25.14

Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images captures the beauty of a sunset on Hayden Lake Monday evening. You can see more of Linda's terrific outdoors photography on her Facebook wall here. Amateur diagnosis/Slice Tools for radicals/Fort Boise Day 82: Bonsai/Eye on Shanghai Our age of apathy/Right Argument...

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Clerk, Treasurer Forums Thursday 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans will be hosting two forums for courthouse candidates at their noon luncheon Thursday at Fedora Pub & Grille, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene. The forums will be for the clerk's position and the treasurer's position. Appointed clerk Jim Brannon...

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City Hires Erickson As Spokesman 

Keith Erickson, pictured, has been named the city of Coeur d’Alene’s first full-time communications coordinator. Erickson has held the position as a contracted employee since last November. In his role with the city, Erickson will be responsible for coordinating community relations and public information through...

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St. Vincent's Issues Statement 

Executive Director Jeff Conroy (pictured) and board President Linda Mitchell of St. Vincent de Paul's issued the following statement moments ago re: the double slaying that occurred at one of the society's transitional houses last night: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Samuel family...

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Deadline Distraction 

On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posts: "Today's deadline distraction is courtesy of a pair of darling chickadees who are showing interest in the gourd bird house that Bert made. They're a challenge to photograph since they do a lot of darting to and fro...

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Jesse: Love Me Some AutoZone 

On his Facebook wall, SR photog buddy Jesse Tinsley posts: "When my wife's car started missing, I took it to Autozone and had them pull the codes. The young clerk found that it was a spark plug wire, sold me the wires and then replaced...

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Idaho #2 For Minimum Wage Jobs 

Idaho has slipped from first in the nation for its proportion of workers earning the minimum wage, to second after Tennessee, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Idaho’s percentage of workers earning the $7.25 per hour minimum dropped from 7.4...

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Girl Uses CPR To Save Grandfather 

On a Thursday at Riverside High School, Shelby Morgan learned CPR. That Friday, she learned how to use an automated external defibrillator, which can deliver a lifesaving shock to the heart. The following Monday, she saved her grandpa. A lot of other people saved Dick...

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UIdaho Teams Up With Google 

Due to recent declines in University of Idaho student enrollment, the University Communications and Marketing team paired with Google to attract attention to UI with strategically placed Internet advertisements, said Senior Director of Marketing Chris Cooney. “Google approached us last summer,” Cooney said. “They offered...

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Grim Process Of Finding Bodies Starts 

Flowers are left on debris next to a demolished home where a woman's body was found following a deadly mudslide on Tuesday in Arlington, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast...

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Trib: Otter Trips Over Constitution 

Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter has defended arming college students with concealed weapons in the name of the Constitution. "As elected officials, we have a sworn responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not only when doing so is easy, convenient...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.25.14

12:04 p.m. A couple reported as "suspicious" in Indian Meadows/CdA area have merely run out of gas. 11:55 a.m. Driver pulls over red vehicle, puts on flashers after caller reports erratic driving @ w/b I-90/MP 10. 11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for...

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Joker: Guns Needed At Parades 16 

"You people don't get it," comments Joker, tongue firmly cheeked. "Guns are totally necessary at a parade. I’ve got a dozen reasons to help Steve Adams win his case." 1. Property rights. I camp out for hours to get a great spot. The last thing...

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Randy: Time For Adams To Go 10 

Randy Myers, via Facebook: "Our city councilman Steve Adams proposes to eliminate a city ordinance that bans people from carrying firearms at festivals and parades in Cd'A. Our city council elections are non-partisan but Adams basically carries a far right Tea Party agenda as he...

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14YO Held In 2 Fatal CdA Shootings 

"This is such a tight knit group," said Dan Morgan on Tuesday, as he stood in front of the St.Vincent DePaul transitional home where a double homicide occurred on Monday night. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Police say two people have been killed in a shooting...

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CSD Addresses Double Slaying 

An email message sent from spokeswoman Laura Rumpler of the Coeur d'Alene School District to staff members this morning: "Everyone….since our school district is like one large family, we felt it is important to briefly share with you that the tragic shooting in Coeur d’Alene...

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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.