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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

Dennis: Where Are My Booking Photos? 

Anyway, I started wondering...where are my booking photos? Hey Larry Craig can't have all the memories, can he? And while we're on it, where are Butch Otter's booking photos? Remember when he was arrested for a DUI? But where are they? The Director of the…

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P.S. Otter Announces Re-Election Bid 

KerriT/More Main Street reports: "Idaho Governor Butch Otter was in Post Falls Wednesday morning to announce his re-election intentions at LCF Enterprises, Riverbend Commerce Park. He was introduced to the crowd by a talking robot, which was built and remotely operated by high school students."

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ABM: Beware Of Peeped-Up 5YOs 

As if coming back to school after spring break wasn't hard enough, it turns out that the day we came back is also the day after Easter. Less than 24 hours after a bunch of 5 year olds have hunted eggs in an adrenaline induced…

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PM Headlines -- 4.7.10 

In recognition of that check-passing the Coeur d'Alene Press shamelessly published of state Sen. Mike Jorgenson and failed council candidate Jim Brannon this morning, Huckleberries Online reached into its archives for this shot of Digger & Councilman MikeK from Blogfest 2010.Zag basketballers rank No. 9…

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A large crowd watches the parade route for 28 swans heading from their winter quarters to the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario on Sunday, April 4, 2010. The unique swan parade marks that spring has returned to the area. (Dave Chidley / The Canadian Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.7.10 10 

A large crowd watches the parade route for 28 swans heading from their winter quarters to the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario on Sunday. The unique swan parade marks that spring has returned to the area. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave…

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 4.7.10 

4:59 p.m. Caller reports that 3 boys, ages 8 to 11, are playing with firecrackers and a blow torch on 14th Avenue/Post Falls.4:28 p.m. Male who may have suffered a broken jaw said a male he didn't know hit him in the jaw at Albertson's…

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HBO Blogosphere -- 4.7.10 15 

At A Family Runs Through It, Idaho Dad reports that the first thing his kids do when they get to Grandma's house is ... read the funny papers.Peeped/A Butterfly MomentViolence does not a conservative make/Arch DruidCukes gone crazy/Bent's Beer GardenChild abuse in the church/From A…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.7.10 

We're halfway through the week -- and the Twitter Birds are doing an exceptional job at keeping Huckleberries HQ up to speed on breaking news. That's where I found the stories re: Betty McLain's passing and the IED device that the feds found at the…

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In this Monday, April 5, 2010 picture, a late afternoon rainbow appears briefly above Port Susan near Stanwood, Wash. (Frank Varga / Skagit Valley Herald)

Double Bow 

A late afternoon rainbow appears briefly above Port Susan near Stanwood, Wash., Monday. (AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Frank Varga)

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Hart, Harwood Are Conservative Lions 

At Adam's Blog, Adam Graham has released the 4th annual Idaho Conservative Scorecard for the Idaho House. Seven representatives scored 100% and stand as, what Adam calls, "Lions of conservatism." They include two of the most controversial North Idaho solons -- Phil Hart and Dick…

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Idaho Suit Draws Facebook Protest 

“Not Wasting Idaho Taxpayer Money on Ridiculous Lawsuits,” was formed within hours of Idaho joining 12 other states on March 23 in suing the United States to block the new health care law. The Facebook page has a photo of Gov. Butch Otter carrying a…

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Allred Pitches Health Care Alternative 

Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, today said he has a different plan from current GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s lawsuit challenging federal health care reform: He said if elected governor, he’d take advantage of a clause in the new law that lets states…

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Abigail Woodall, 9, has a hair-raising experience with a science display at Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Hundreds of children and their families spent part of their spring break at the science and nature museum. (Todd Sumlin / The Charlotte Observer)

Hair Raising Experience

Abigail Woodall, 9, has a hair-raising experience with a science display at Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday. Hundreds of children and their families spent part of their spring break at the science and nature museum. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin)Question: Have you ever…

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Press: Morgan Is A Dog's Best Friend 

Phil Morgan is a dog's best friend. We could add cats, rabbits, even snakes to that list. But after four years as executive director of Kootenai Humane Society, Morgan's trailblazing came to an abrupt end last week when his contract was terminated. As is so…

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Washington Extends Stud Season Again 

1:39 p.m. Tweet (from Washington Department of Transportation): "We have extended the studded tire deadline again b/c of snow and freezing temps. Now pushed back to April 17."DFO: For those keeping score at home ... I didn't switch to studded tires this weekend. Then, there…

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In this April 5, 2010 photo, a volunteer rakes fish towards shore on Lake Shetek, Minn.  Heavy snow starved aquatic vegetation over the winter, which kept the plants from producing oxygen. As a result, thousands of fish died. (Mark Steil / Minnesota Public Radio)

Raking A Stink 

A volunteer rakes fish towards shore on Lake Shetek, Minn, Monday. Heavy snow starved aquatic vegetation over the winter, which kept the plants from producing oxygen. As a result, thousands of fish died. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Mark Stell)DFO: I like prawns, lobster tails, an…

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Crump: Booking Photos Are Forever 

Lord willing, few of us will ever face a uniformed deputy sheriff standing behind a stationary camera at the county jail, ordering us to watch the birdie. Still, there’s something endlessly fascinating about police mug shots. Examine the accompanying photos of celebrities who have run…

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UI Golfer Mortellaro No. 9 In Nation 

At first glance, Kayla Mortellaro isn't intimidating at all. She's nice, funny and easy to be around. But put her on a golf course and it's a different story. She's still nice and funny, but she's also one of the best collegiate golfers in the…

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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2005 file photo, Jon Crandall of Coram, Mont., paddles his canoe across Lake McDonald  in Glacier National Park, Mont. Scientists said Wednesday, April 7, 2010 that Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt (Karen Nichols / Daily Inter Lake)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.7.10 

Jon Crandall of Coram, Mont., paddles his canoe across Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Mont. Scientists said today that Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind…

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Hi Noon: They Shoot Dogs Don't They? 16 

If you were following Scanner Traffic this morning, you know that an officer in the Post Falls area shot and wounded a stray dog that had run across the freeway. Animal control and police officers had tried to catch the dog for about a half…

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Michelle McKinney hugs her aunt, Jeanie Sanger, in Whitesville, W.Va. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 as they talked to reporters about McKinney's father and Sanger's brother, Benny Willingham, who was among those killed in an explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine. (Andrew Russell / Tribune Review)

In The News: Mine Explosion 11 

Michelle McKinney hugs her aunt, Jeanie Sanger, in Whitesville, W.Va. on Tuesday as they talked to reporters about McKinney's father and Sanger's brother, Benny Willingham, who was among those killed in an explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Andrew…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- Cop Shoots Dog 12 

11:59 a.m. Officer reports he shot the dog after it crossed the freeway (see 11:49 a.m. item). But didn't kill it. Officer: "He's running 3-legged now." The dog is pinned but hiding between the freeway & River City Lanes and Post Falls theater on Seltice…

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Archives: Jorgenson Backs Brannon 31 

This isn't the first time that Mike Jorgenson has come to the aid of Jim Brannon, if you recall. Here's a story from Betsy Russy from Nov. 4: “Idaho state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, says he “made a boo-boo” when he violated state campaign…

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HBO Poll: Don't Care re: Pope Age 

Tuesday Poll: 61 of 117 respondents (52%) said they don't care how old the Pope is because they're not Catholic. 34 of 117 (29%) respondents said the church shouldn't have a mandatory retirement age for popes. Another 17 of 117 (15%) said the church should…

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Feds Fess Up On IED @ Courthouse 

Federal authorities are investigating the discovery 10 days ago of an improvised explosive device found next to the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in downtown Spokane but had not alerted the public until today based upon a direct inquiry by The Spokesman-Review. The device was…

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