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FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

S&G: Dip In Lake CdA Leads To Jail 

A woman was placed in mental health protective custody by police after she was found screaming for help in Lake Coeur d’Alene about 2:30 this morning. Officers used a boat to rescue the woman, who was about 700 feet from shore at Coeur d’Alene City…

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Brannon Speaks, Trial Date Vacated 17 

In stories re: Jim Brannon's Election Lawsuit Without End Amen, the Coeur d'Alene Press serves a purpose in providing Brannon statements re: the latest activity. Today, the Press has a story re: Judge Simpson's decision to reduce Brannon's bond (which was mentioned here yesterday). It…

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Still Safe To Travel To Mexico? 14 

"Drug-related violence in cities south of the United States-Mexico border has caused the U.S. State Department to issue a travel warning for Mexico -- but did you know most of Mexico is as safe as ever? Our government is actually advising against visiting very specific…

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Joblessness Falls In Boise, CdA, Idaho 

Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March to 9.4 percent as 2,700 people found work, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. That’s the first time the jobless rate has declined in more than two and a half years, but it remains close to a…

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In this Thursday, April 1, 2010 photo, Honey the reindeer, left, keeps a close eye on her newly born calf  at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of the year. (John Wagner / Fairbanks Daily News-miner)

HBO's Inland Northwest -- 4.2.10

Honey the reindeer, left, keeps a close eye on her newly born calf at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Alaska, Thursday. The 17-pound male, whose name will be determined by submitted suggestions, is the first reindeer birth of…

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Worst Winter Mountain Pass? 

At KREM2, Tim Lewis tweets: "I'm glad I drove to Seattle (extended Easter weekend) after the shows last night (thanks Tom Sherry). Snoqualmie Pass is a mess today!" I've never driven over Snoqualmie Pass in the snow. But I've had some white knuckle times with…

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 4.2.10 

11:56 a.m. A 12YO female in CdA reported to her mother that her father beat her last night and won't allow her to use the phone.11:25 a.m. A male w/a dragon on the back of his jacket threatened to get a female worker in an…

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I-Blue: Conservatives Should Be Happy 

Over the last two years, the legislature has cut the state's budget by around 20%. One fifth. That's a real reduction in government, especially since the state's population has continued to grow. Conservatives must be ecstatic. And no new general taxes. Of course, there are…

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Otter, Allred React To Rasmussen Poll 

Allred campaign spokesman Shea Andersen said, “I can’t say I’m surprised that in late March a robo-poll might pick up opposition to a Democratic opponent to Butch Otter. I don’t consider it much of a reflection on Keith and his candidacy as I do maybe…

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Extremists Demand Guvs Resign 

A domestic extremist group has sent letters to more than 30 U.S. governors demanding they resign, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said in an intelligence note. The note, dated Monday, said the letters told the governors to vacate their posts within three…

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Jacob Johnston, of Topeka, Kan., stands with Tea Party protesters outside the Kansas Statehouse Friday, April 2, 2010, in Topeka, Kan. (Orlin Wagner / Associated Press)

Political Sandbox -- 4.2.10 12 

Jacob Johnston, of Topeka, Kan., stands with Tea Party protesters outside the Kansas Statehouse this morning in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Do you think the Tea Party movement is beginning to get new respect from the national media, now that the New York Times has…

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KXLY: Woman Rescued From Lake 

Coeur d'Alene police we're called to Lake Coeur d'Alene early Friday morning on reports of a woman screaming in the water. Officers arrived on scene and found a woman in the water about 700 feet off of city beach. Officers encouraged the woman to swim…

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Otter Continues To Court Washington 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter continues to “court” Washington businesses, sending personal letters to their owners that suggest they should move to the Gem State. That’s fair, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Thursday, because the Evergreen State makes similar overtures to businesses in other states, including…

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Rebekah Daniels, 19 of Chehalis, Wa., reads "Why You Think the Way We Do" by the light of a 2nd floor window, April 1, 2010 in the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library on the Whitworth University campus.  Says Daniels, "This is a new spot (to read) so I won't get distracted, but I'm still part of the outdoors. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

AM Headlines -- 4.2.10

Rebekah Daniels, 19 of Chehalis, Wa., reads "Why You Think the Way We Do" by the light of a 2nd floor window in the Harriet Cheney Cowles Memorial Library on the Whitworth University campus. Says Daniels, "This is a new spot (to read) so I…

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Humane Society Fires Head Dogcatcher 

Item: Kootenai Human Society fires executive director: Board president says it was 'mutual solution of some contract'/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: "We're just looking forward to the future," (President Andy Smith) said. "Mr. Morgan's knowledge has had a dramatic effect on our community and…

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Palouse Avalanche Victims RIP

Bruning Funeral Home in Whitman County is handling arrangements for the two men who died in that avalanche near McCall this week. You can read about Darin Dwayne Felton, 44, of Colfax, and Matthew Leroy Cochran, 44, Colfax here and here.

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J-Mac: Elias, Donny Daniels? Huge

JimmyMAC: Hey DFO, Two huge GU stories you might not have caught in the past 48 hours. #1. Elias Harris declared he is coming back. #2. Few and Co. knocked it out of the park and lured Donny Daniels away from UCLA. Huge huge huge…

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A Christian pilgrim holds a cross as he stands on a rooftop overlooking the Via Dolorosa, the "Way of Suffering," tracing Jesus' final steps, during a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 2, 2010. Christians are marking the solemn period of Easter. (Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press)

In His Steps 

Christian pilgrim holds a cross as he stands on a rooftop overlooking the Via Dolorosa, the "Way of Suffering," tracing Jesus' final steps, during a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday. Christians are marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Also:…

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GhostDuck: Still A 'Major' To Me 

GhostDuck: Unlike other branches of service, the Marine Corps is unique in its effect of “Once a Marine, always a Marine”. Vaughn Ward chooses not use the term Major, in his reference towards himself. I myself am a Marine Veteran, and amongst other Marines, I…

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Sam: Pay Less Mind To OpenCHRG 16 

Sam: I definitely don't want to bash, but I think all of us (EVERY.SINGLE.ONE) have a predisposition to certain things that we have strong reactions to. In some cases, it's the scary smell of improperly-cooked brussel sprouts that might turn someone off from that delicious…

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THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010

J-MAC Woo-Hoos Texas Roadhouse 

JimmyMAC: The reviews: Big kudo's for the steaks, pulled pork and sides (except the fries). Ribs are darn tasty as well, but a little charred. I personally like them a little charred but i'm just reporting back based on EVERYONE's review. With that said, the…

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Joseph Maine, then 22, witnessed the one-car accident at 32nd and Ray, April 1, 2010, and raced to the scene with a car jack to assist the father and three children trapped in the car. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Parting Shot -- 4.1.10 

Joseph Maine, 22, witnessed the one-car accident at 32nd Ray today and raced to the scene with a car jack to assist the father and 3 children trapped in the car. Thomas Clouse's SR story and more photos here. (SR Photo: Dan Pelle)Question: Have you…

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April Fool's Wild Card -- 4.1.10 15 

Chris @ Treasured Valley announced this morning via Twitter that he's closing down his blog as we know it. I've asked back via Twitter that I hope he's pulling an April Fool's joke. Quote from his announcement: "The time has come to move on other…

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