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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Letter: Too Many Apartments In CdA 

Is anyone paying attention to what is happening on the western side of Cd’A? Who is allowing (city or county?) developers to build row after row of apartments, which, in five to 10 years, will have all of the charm of a ghetto? Even Riverstone...

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IFF: Fed Funding Order Is A Big Deal 

Gov. Butch Otter’s March executive order is probably the most important public policy action of the last few months. What? You didn’t hear about it? Maybe that’s because the order got nearly zero media attention. It’s perplexing why that is. The order calls for state...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014

Wild Card/Thursday -- 3.27.14 

I might drop by my second straight Reagan Republican luncheon today, to hear the debates between Jim Brannon and Don Pischner for county clerk and Lori Thomas and Steve Matheson for county treasurer. I haven't seen Don in years, since he was a state legislator....

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Parting Shot -- 3.27.14 

A Dayton fan holds a sign during the first half in a regional semifinal game against Stanford at the NCAA college basketball tournament today in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Question: When did you last have your eyes checked? Moi? In January.

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Bauman Quits Central Kitsap Job 

Citing health reasons, former Coeur d'Alene schools chief Hazel Bauman has resigned from her position as superintendent of the Central Kitsap School District. The western Washington district announced Tuesday that the school board there accepted Bauman's resignation on Monday. “This is a terrific district and...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.27.14 

5:18 p.m. Caller along Government Way/Hayden reports possibly finding human scalp in desk drawer. 5:05 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report March 26-27 here. 4:53 p.m. Vehicles are swerving to miss large piece of metal @ w/b I-90/MP 10 (west of NW Blvd). 4:46...

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PM Headlines -- 3.27.14 

Dan English, the former Kootenai County clerk who affiliated with the Idaho GOP to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May, casts a furtive look around after he was greeted warmly by President Jeff Ward at the noon luncheon of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans:...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.27.14 

Time 2 Vote ... U.S. first lady Michelle Obama practices tai chi with students at Chengdu No.7 High School in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province. Obama's weeklong trip to China has included opportunities to try out tai-chi, walk the Great Wall and feed the...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.27.14 

Post Councilwoman KerriT: "Well that was quite a hail storm that just passed over Post Falls." 'Things shouldn't be so hard'/End Notes Day 86: Evening commute/Eye on Shanghai Obamacare -- dumb & dumber/Dogwalk Musings 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' get new look/7 Blog A bit more...

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OTV: My Coeur d'Alene In 1980s 

There’s really no point in even trying to gloss it up. Compared to now, Coeur d’Alene in the early 80’s was a rat hole. A handful of now long-gone troublemakers who smeared our beautiful town with an ugly reputation were just beginning their public antics...

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Solons Partly Fulfill Task Force Goals 

Lawmakers embarked on the 2014 session with a clear mandate from educators, stakeholders and Gov. Butch Otter: implement a set of 20 reform recommendations. The 74-day session, the shortest in a decade, has come and gone – with legislators making partial progress on 13 recommendations...

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Treasurer: Thomas Vs. Matheson 

Kootenai County treasurer candidate Steve Matheson shakes hands with state Senate candidate Mary Souza at the Reagan Republicans luncheon at Fedora today. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) The Reagan Republicans also hosted a debate for county treasurer between Deputy Treasurer Lori Thomas and Steve Matheson: Lori Thomas:...

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North Idaho's Best Rural Restaurant 

Inlander readers picked the Snake Pit in Enaville as best rural North Idaho restaurant. Many of you dined there while Joe Peak was handling the spatula and drinks. (Inlander photo) There's a whole lot of history in the Enaville Resort, better known as the Snake...

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Smoke On The Water Set For McEuen 

Nothing beats a barbecue on a hot August weekend, except for maybe 20 to 30 barbecues on a hot August weekend. That's what Kim Stearns and Greg Prado are planning this summer on Aug. 23 and 24. They are organizing a professionally sanctioned barbecue competition...

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Debate: Brannon Vs. Pischner 16 

Former four-term legislator Don Pischner responds to a question from President Jeff Ward of the Reagan Republicans during his debate with appointed county Clerk Jim Brannon at a noon luncheon today at Fedora. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) I attended the debate between appointed County Clerk Jim...

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Stylin'

Iowa State's Dustin Hogue warms up during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament earlier today in New York. Iowa will play Connecticut in a regional semifinal on Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Question: Do you have a favorite to win the NCAA Tournament among...

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Doc: Otter Is Lesser Of 2 Evils 

Doctor Watson (RE: JenniferL: Any real passion for Otter?): Otter is a joke, but Fulcher is an ideologue. Look at how much damage Risch did in his short time as governor. Fulcher is too big of a risk, especially with the lunatic fringe already running...

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Fund Set Up For Victims' Relatives

A fund has been set up to help a young man and woman attend the funerals of their brother and father, who were killed Monday night in Coeur d’Alene, allegedly by another brother. People interested in helping Anthony Samuel, and his sister, Kymberle Tull, of...

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Quotable Quote 

Butch Otter is like Elvis in the '70's or Henry Ford in the '30's and '40's -- did a great job earlier in his career but didn't know when to quit when he was ahead -- Shoshone Conservative. Question: Butch did a great job earlier...

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HBO's 10 Commandments 

Joker asks: Are these the HBO commandments? 1. Thou shalt not question DFO. 2. Thou shalt have “thoughts.” 3. Thou shalt not mock DFO for promoting the things/people he supports 4. Thou shalt not point out when DFO commits blog overkill or makes mistakes. 5....

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Superintendents Grade Legislature 

When it comes to grading the 2014 legislative session, the five candidates for state schools superintendent are all over the bell curve: Republican John Eynon gave the session a “C” — for failing to address concerns over Idaho Core Standards and for following Gov. Butch...

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Heavy Laden 

A bee with pollen on its legs approaches cherry blossoms in Postdam, eastern Germany, earlier today. (AP Photo/: Ralf Hirschberger)

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Woman Who Took Dog -- Hero? Thief? 

A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet theft, lying to police and obstructing justice. Camp said she saved the partially blind blue...

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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.





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