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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

McHugh Wants 3rd Hate Crime Trial 

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said today that he will re-try two Coeur d’Alene brothers on malicious harassment charges. Frank J. Tankovich, 46, and William M. Tankovich, 49, will be tried on charges of conspiracy to commit malicious harassment and malicious harassment related to an…

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Most Ignore Tea Party Boise Survey 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and state Rep. Raul Labrador are the only major candidates among a field of 17 for federal office in Idaho to reply to the Tea Party Boise candidate survey. Notable for their absence are incumbent Reps. Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson…

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In this book cover image released by G.P. Putnam's Sons,  "I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood" by Dave Barry is shown. (G.p. Putnam's Sons)

Dave Barry Produces More Laughs 17 

In this book cover image released by G.P. Putnam's Sons, "I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood" by Dave Barry is shown. (AP Photo/G.P. Putnam's Sons)Question: Who's the funniest humor writer that you've read?

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Herb: Buttonhook To Reopen Soon 

The Buttonhook Inn Restaurant will open very soon, possibly this week-end, but for sure next. The lease is signed, we are looking for help in several areas and as soon as we are staffed, we'll be open. The Buttonhook for you that aren't familiar with…

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Dustin: Questions For Raul, Vaughn? 

Dustin Hurst/Idaho Reporter: I will be interviewing both Ward and Labrador tonight. Does anyone on HBO have anything they would like me to ask the two gentlemen?Question: Feel free to post questions you want Dustin to ask the GOP congressional candidates at tonight's debate in…

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Silverwood To Open This Weekend 

Silverwood Theme Park is offering discounted tickets of $19.88 this weekend as it opens for the season. Seems the regular price for adult tickets is $41.99. Season passes are $139.99. You can read all about prices and the park here.Question: How often do you go…

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NIC Cheerleader Can Handle Money 

Meet Carissa Kuchenski, a North Idaho College cheerleader, who's the cover girl of the latest Numerica magazine. Carissa talks about starting a checking account in 2007 and learning to budget because a lot of her classmates were spending their money on frivolous things. Quoth Carissa:…

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KCRR Prez: Quit 'Non-Issues' Already 10 

In the latest Kootenai County Reagan Republicans newsletter, president Jeff Ward lists the five top "non-issues" in the GOPrimary race between Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward:Labrador is an Immigration AttorneyWard's wife works for Fannie MaeWard campaign spreading text message rumorsLabrador supporter Sali called Ward a…

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Commissioners Mull Impact Fees

Item: Kootenai County to consider impact fees/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: After a year of retooling, Kootenai County is ready once again to consider impact fee-funded improvement projects to help taxing districts accommodate new growth. "If you go back and look at the amount…

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President Barack Obama, left, watches as Poet Maya Angelou, right, is escorted back to her seat after speaking during Dorothy Height's funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Seated with the president, from left are, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C. (Haraz Ghanbari / Associated Press)

The Political Sandbox -- 4.29.10 210 

President Barack Obama, left, watches as Poet Maya Angelou, right, is escorted back to her seat after speaking during Dorothy Height's funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington this morning. Story here. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari )Wild Card: You can comment on the life…

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HBO Poll: No To Monday 'Collaboration'

Wednesday Poll: 96 of 133 respondents (72%) said the Coeur d'Alene School District shouldn't schedule teachers to have an hour of collaboration first thing Monday mornings? Only 26 of 133 (19.5%) respondents agree with the proposal to start the school week with an hour of…

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Dennis: No Labrador Stuff On My Blog

"I saw some of the threads about Dennis the Blogger becoming Dennis the Press Secretary...and I thought you guys had some great points. Thanks for spending the time to even discuss the obvious conflict of using my blog as a "Labrador organ" ... (wow, that…

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Greatest UIdaho Football Player Ever? 

The Lewiston Tribune Online is running a poll to pick the best all-timer Idaho Vandal football player ever. The list of 21 includes: John Friesz, Ken Hobart, Mike Iupati, Jerry Kramer, Mark Schlereth, David Vobora, Wayne Walker, and Mark Yarno. I won't tell you which…

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Bent: No Need For GOPrimary Debate 

Bent: DFO, I would agree that incumbent candidates should debate in the general elections. But in the case of a primary election, Otter and Crapo are the incumbent candidates for their party, the assumption is the party already understands the incumbent positions clearly. Like it…

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MamaJD: Don't Need No 'Collaboration' 

MamaJD: Teachers currently practice collaboration on a scheduled basis. Privately, teachers I have spoken with will tell you that this is a system that does not need to be fixed. Collaboration currently takes place outside of school hours and DOES NOT IMPACT children or their…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

Get Out! & Sing Karaoke 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page, OrangeTV writes: "Wednesday is a good night for karaoke hopping with Jerry at Mik-n-Mac's, Yvonne at Icon, Marj at the Corner Bar and who-knows-who at the Shanty. If karaoke freaks you out, there's the big open jam…

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In this April 27, 2010 photo, Jerry Gilbert stands next to Big Jake, the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at nearly 6-foot-11, at the Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette, Wis. (Carrie Antilfinger / Associated Press)

Parting Shot -- 4.28.10 

Jerry Gilbert stands next to Big Jake, the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at nearly 6-foot-11, at the Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette, Wis., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)Question: Do you now or have you ever owned a horse? Tell us about it.

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 4/28/10 

I'm beginning to get into the flow w/Twitter -- not only my own posts (or tweets) but also the re-posting (re-tweeting) of links and items of interest from the many news sources I follow in the Inland Northwest. You'll now find a lot of things…

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Top Story: Parkside Bistro Battles On 20 

OrangeTV offers this update from Parkside Bistro owner Kevin: "There is some confusion about what is going on with the bistro and some facts. 1. I own the building and all fixtures. 2. I have looked at buying the land and doing a land swap…

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A couple of toddlers, Rintaro Doi, left, and Hiyori Tsuchiya, right, held by college sumo wrestlers, compete in the baby screaming contest, known as Naki Sumo (Crying Sumo), a traditional ritual performed as a prayer for the good health of children, at Senso-ji temple in Tokyo, Saturday, April 28, 2007. (Koji Sasahara / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 4.28.10 

A couple of toddlers, Rintaro Doi, left, and Hiyori Tsuchiya, right, held by college sumo wrestlers, compete in the baby screaming contest, known as Naki Sumo (Crying Sumo), a traditional ritual performed as a prayer for the good health of children, at Senso-ji temple in…

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Otter Skirts GOPrimary Debate 

Gov. Butch Otter today declined to participate in the gubernatorial debate, which will feature GOP challengers Rex Rammell and Sharon Ullman, and will take place on May 18. Otter, in a letter from his campaign manager, Debbie Field, said he objected to criteria limiting the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.28.10 

4:47 p.m. Caller reports a 13YO foster child who has been in detention for threatening to stab other children now is threatening to kill him.4:18 p.m. Caller reports 2 males, one w/a mustache, are trying to sell something on Julia.4:08 p.m. Officer reports railroad nails…

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Mansfield Joins Labrador Campaign 

State Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, looks to have a more lively campaign in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, as he announced Wednesday that he is bringing on blogger and political expert Dennis Mansfield to serve as his press secretary. Labrador’s campaign went silent for over a…

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April 26, 2010 - Roseburg, OR, USA-  Large spring Chinook salmon are seen through the viewing glass at the Winchester Dam fish ladder on the North Umpqua River near Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, April 26, 2010.  The fish ladder allows the ocean-going salmon to bypass the Winchester Dam on their way upstream to spawn in fresh water.  (Robin Loznak)

HucksOnline Best Of INW -- 4.28.10 

A small dog checks out large spring Chinook salmon are seen through the viewing glass at the Winchester Dam fish ladder on the North Umpqua River near Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, April 26, 2010. The fish ladder allows the ocean-going salmon to bypass the Winchester…

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