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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Ada County Woman Wins $1M Raffle 

Ada County resident Hilda Floyd is the latest grand prize winner in the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. Floyd claimed her check at a ceremony with Idaho Lottery officials at the store where the ticket was sold, the Maverik at 2516 W. Karcher Road. The winning number…

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No. 2 Oregon Hikes Minimum Wage 

Oregon boasts the second highest minimum wage in the country. Washington state leads the nation with a 2011 minimum wage of $8.67 an hour. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries mandates a minimum wage increase from $8.40 an hour to $8.50 an hour for…

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2 Hucksters Among Top Under 40s 10 

OK, this is more than a month after the fact, but I didn't see it until one of my new Facebook Friends posted it on his wall today -- the Top 30 under (age) 40 in the local area, as designated by North Idaho Business…

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INorthwest Roundup -- 1.4.11 

Two photographers take photos from the lower falls bridge against a backdrop of Multnomah Falls and large icicles as frigid temperatures assault the area near Bridal Veil, Ore., today. A chance of snow or freezing rain is expected in the Columbia River Gorge, where the…

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High Noon: Mega Millions On The Line 14 

The clock is ticking down to the Mega Millions jackpot drawing Tuesday worth an estimated $330 million. The cash option is a staggering $208.3 million. The game is similar to Powerball — players try to win by matching five regular numbers plus the "Mega ball."…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.4.11 

KXLY offers this photo of the Post Falls High dryer that caught fire this morning, sending students home for the day. KXLY news site here. Noonish: A w/b Greyhound bus is broken down along I-90 @ M/P 30 (4th of July Pass). EMTS are also…

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Hucks Poll: No To 2011 Resolutions

Monday Poll: Most of you don't make New Year's resolutions. 64 of 98 respondents (65%) said they don't make such resolutions, while 27 of 98 (28%) said they do. 7 respondents didn't realize that we'd enter a new year. Today's Poll: Do the 7-9 Seattle…

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Health District Omits Abstinence 

A new website published by the Central District Health Department (CDH) – a public health entity serving the Treasure Valley – to educate teens on sex and methods of contraception is missing something that Internet pages for other reproductive health clinics aren’t. The site, dubbed…

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'True Grit' Getting Decent Reviews 

Jeff Bridges, left, and Hailee Steinfeld are shown in a scene from "True Grit.." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures) Question: Jeff Bridges is getting good reviews for his role as Rooster Cogburn in the remake of "True Grit." Can you think of another actor who held his…

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Dennis: Labrador's Learning Curve

This week Raul Labrador will raise his right hand and swear an oath to the United States of America. Upon the completion of that oath, the "-elect" will drop from "Congressman" and Raul Labrador will be hurled into a world the daily duties of of…

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MikeK: CPD Blue Rescues Wife, Kids 

MikeK: Locally speaking, thanks to CdA Police Officer Speer who helped my beloved bride when our 15-year old GMC Suburban died on her in the middle of Ramsey Road with toddlers aplenty in the car. He stayed until I got there (and beyond) while we…

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Sho-Con: Has Butch Sold Out? 

Shoshone Conservative: I've always wondered what happened to Otter in the last few years - as Congressman, he (along with Larry Craig, too, actually) was couragous in speaking out against the abuses of the Patriot Act (being the only Republican besides Ron Paul to vote…

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Hart Pays 2009 Income Tax Late 

Item: Hart averts another tax fight: Lawmaker months late filing 2009 return/Betsy Z. Russell, SR More Info: Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart narrowly avoided a court order over the holidays when he belatedly filed his 2009 state income tax return three days before Christmas.…

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CdA To Vote On Downtown Bar Laws 

The City of Coeur D'Alene is scheduled to vote on three ordinances Tuesday night that would help curb drunken brawls and gun fights in the Lake City. "I've seen a lot of things in Coeur D'Alene, a lot of fights," explained Jacob McDonald who met…

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Henry: Be It Resolved ... 

The resolutions I set this year are much more attainable and, at least in my opinion, better for me in the long run. First, I'm going to make a conscious effort to eliminate much of my outstanding debt in the coming year. When I sat…

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AM Headlines -- 1.4.11

Elizabeth Miller, 9, checks out the view near the top of the climbing wall at the Salvation Army Kroc Center recently. She participated in the Holiday School's Out Day Camp at the center in Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins Monday Scanner…

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Plea Deal In Case Of Abused Twins? 

Item: Offer on the table: Possible plea deal could dismiss one of two counts against mother of neglected twins/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A pretrial settlement offer is on the table in Elisabeth C. Crossley's case that, if accepted by the court, would…

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Hayes Picks Raffee As Chief Deputy 

Item: Hayes picks new official: Raffee to be next Kootenai County chief deputy clerk/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Pat Raffee, former executive director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, has been named as the next Kootenai County chief deputy clerk. Raffee was…

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 1.3.11 

Your Huckleberry Hound survived the holidays in fine fashion, enjoying a week-long visit from Amy Dearest and a new Kindle that my wife provided under the tree. Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who brought the Hucks Online express into station with a record 2.6 million page-views (2,595,456…

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Parting Shot -- 1.3.11 

Brian Pomerantz runs through Coeur d'Alene today. He is a four-time marathon runner and plans to compete in the Spokane River Run in April. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review: Kathy Plonka) Question: Do you do any exercise or training outside during the winter?

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At Least 20,000 Sledders Hurt Yearly 

Item: Study: Sledding injures thousands of kids every year/Justin Corr, KTVB More Info: An analysis of emergency rooms by the Center on Injury Research and Policy says that kids and teens account for at least 20,000 sledding injuries per year in the United States. And…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.3.11 

5:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activity report for Jan. 2-3 here. 5:24 p.m. Father is chasing 18YO son s/b on H95 toward NW Blvd bridge after son tried to choke him. 5:17 p.m. Mother reports a loose dog bit her 2YO boy in the…

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PM: Otter Sworn In To Second Term 

Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter is sworn in by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge during a private ceremony for his second term at the Statehouse in Boise today. Eye On Boise coverage here, and: Idaho Statesman story here. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski)…

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