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Poll: Should City Pay MikeK Legal Bills? 

In one of those "Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day" moments, Dan Gookin of OpenCDA.com comments today that the city of Coeur d'Alene should foot Councilman Mike Kennedy's legal bills. Quote: "Like him or not, Mr. Kennedy bore the brunt of the...

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Baby Dies, Sitter Faces Murder Count 

From KHQ: 3-year-old Cohen Johnson has died at Sacred Heart Medical Center from head injuries he sustained after being shoved to the ground. The babysitter, 25 year-old Amanda Skogen, who allegedly shoved Cohen after he urinated on himself and on a piece of furniture, has...

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Parting Shot -- 10.8.10 10 

Sen. Patty Murray, left, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Maria Cantwell wave to the crowd as they arrive at the campaign rally in support of Murray at the University of Washington Tacoma Friday in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler)Question: Would...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 10.8.10 17 

It looks like the CAVErs have moved on to another target, now that Mike Kennedy, Dan English, Deedie Beard, et al, have been vindicated by Judge Charles Hosack. Prosecutor Barry McHugh now is in their keyboard cross-hairs for not dealing with all the corruption in...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.8.10

5:27 p.m. Bartender is concerned re: welfare of elderly female who left Chillers and is being followed by a male on 18th Street/CdA.4:04 p.m. Landlord reports that a tenant pointed a loaded hunting rifle at him when he asked for rent money in 8400 block...

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PM: Elton Guilty Of Harassment Counts 

On the Washington State campus this week, students were preparing for the invasion of the Oregon Ducks by breaking out an old video game. We'll see how's hunting whom in Pullman Saturday. Story here. And: Photo: Washington State University Facebook page.Elton guilty of misdemeanor harassment...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.8.10 

The March page of a 2011 calendar created for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 58th birthday on Thursday shows a girl with her name and a sign saying "Vladimir Vladimirovich, "You put out the forest fires, but I'm still burning!" referring to Russian Premier Putin's...

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Dogwalk: Social Media Lacks Real News

The evening broadcasts have been deteriorating for some time now. I often wonder how people get their news if they aren't armed to the teeth with computers and all the variations thereof. I don't have any of those fancy gadgets, just my computer and I...

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Vixens To Lace 'Em Up Vs. TV Rollers

You regulars from the Boise area will get a chance to see the Snake Pit Venomous Vixens in action against the Treasure Valley Rollergirls B Team at Qwest Arena Saturday night. All the information about the bout is above. It's a double header, featuring the...

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Kendra: I Need Voting Help 

Kendramama: Hey, all you political mavens out there, I need some advice. … I would like to vote this year, but after hemming and hawing for too long, I believe my only option now left is to mail in this absentee/ vote-by-mail ballot that is...

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Wanted: Tips For Wine-Tasting Novice 

Cindy's taking a wine-tasting junket to The Dalles, Ore. She sent this Facebook note to me: "As you can see by my status update and photo I'm part of a media junket, touring vineyards and wineries in The Dalles, Hood River area. I'm a wine...

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I Don't Like My Gal Looking @ Barkeep

Among the Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report nuggets was this little piece of gold from the Iron Horse that was recorded by CPD Blue at 2:14 a.m. Sunday: "Officers responded to a battery call at the Iron Horse reference a 28 year old male who...

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Tribe Gets $11.8M For Medical Center 

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe today received $11.8 million in federal funding to build a new medical center in Plummer. The Tribe anticipates the Benewah Medical Center will open in fall 2012. The project will go out to bid in December, and construction will start next...

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OTC: Don't Wear Uggs & Sweatpants 

"Ladies, it is that time of year. UGGs with sweatpants are not OK. That is all I have to say, you've had your warning" -- Dara, UI Argonaut Off The Cuff column.Question: What "fashion statement" do you most dislike seeing women wear?

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NW: Where Have All The Hippies Gone? 

In a liberal oasis like Missoula, the question “What is a hippie?” should be as easy to answer as “Got yer elk yet?” Missoula’s always been known, especially to other, more conservative parts of the state, i.e., everywhere else, as Montana’s hippie enclave, a granola...

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NIC Students Set Trustee Forum

Associated Students of North Idaho College is hosting a board of trustees candidate forum at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room. The one-hour forum will consist of timed answers to questions gathered from student input followed...

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INW: Colville Mayor Sues WalMart 

Grin-win situation: Holy Family Catholic School first-grader Nathan Lassiter, 6, smiles big during picture day at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)Colville mayor sues WalMart for making him work on Sundays/KHQJohn Clark, lawyer for Spokane's working class, dies/Thomas Clouse, SRLabrador...

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High Noon: Cosmo Eyes UI Student 

University of Idaho law student, Luke Howarth, a Cosmopolitan magazine's Bachelor Blowout contest slips out of the grasp of a defender while playing flag-football with friends on Thursday on UI's campus in Moscow. See Shawn Vestal's column here. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland)Question: On a scale...

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.8.10

12:02 p.m. A female reports that a male in a black hoodie stole her bike from the Post Falls Library 15 minutes ago.12:01 p.m. Caller is looking for a bicyclist that she saw hit by a silver vehicle w/Washington plates on Ironwood & Government Way....

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Deseret News Ignores Gay Protest

Gay rights activist Thomas Hutchings of Salt Lake City sits on the sidewalk near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' temple Thursday in Salt Lake City. The demonstration Thursday night was a response to remarks from a church leader that homosexuality is an...

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Labrador Brings Ruby Ridge Into Race 17 

Rep. Walt Minnick's latest TV ad is sparking a new round of controversy. Republican challenger Raul Labrador fired back this morning with a scathing news release attacking Minnick's messenger: retired U.S. Marshal Mike Johnson. The release centers on Johnson's role as marshal during the 1992...

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Letter: Rasmussen 'Nefariously' Snipes 

Since the primary, Mr. Jorgenson has acted like a wounded bull. Mr. Rasmussen is much more subtle, but far more destructive with his nefarious sniping on blogs. Mr. Roetter lost his central committeeman's seat, but retained his role on the exec. board as the State...

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Some Pumpkin 

South Dakota farmer Kevin Marsh stands next to his 1,674-pound pumpkin near Parker. To his right, his daughters Maddie and Autumn sit on a 1,536-pound pumpkin he grew. (AP Photo/Kevin Marsh)Question: What letter grade would you give your garden this year? Why?

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KerriT: E-mail Me This 

On Facebook, KerriT gets on her soap box to state: "Does anyone else get impatient with people who do not have or use email as one of their forms of communication? Multi-tasking and catching up at odd times of the day, I find it frustrating...

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Huckleberries Online

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.