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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

County Clerk's Office Touts Changes 10 

Item: Adding accountability: All of county clerk office's 83 employees now punching clock to start, end shift/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The Kootenai County Clerk's Office has made more strides in tweaking operations to boost accountability and protect every dollar handled, said Clerk…

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The R's & The D's

They won't ban drivers who text And health care reform makes them vexed. Their right is to farm Their students they arm Your budget is what they'll cut next. Objections don't stick in their throats Nor loss after loss get their goats Rather than cut…

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Spite Replaces Good Government 

Now let’s see if we understand this correctly: For 52 of the 57 Republican members of the Idaho House of Representatives, poking a finger in the eye of opposition Democrats is more important than helping disabled children with special needs get access to early intervention…

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Top Avista Officials Rake In Coins 

Item: Avista officers making more: SEC filing details greater compensation, stock awards received/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Total compensation rose for Avista Corp.'s top executive officers in 2010 compared with the year earlier, according to the company's annual proxy statement filed on Thursday…

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AM: Inmates Cut Firewood For Poor

Joshua Arps, left, and Jaycen Ness works on a pile of wood, turning it into firewood for low-income people in Spokane Thursday at the Airway Heights Correctional Center. The program puts minimum security prisoners to work cleaning up downed trees and turning it into firewood…

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Modesto Bee Pulls Plug On Bloggers 

As the first quarter of 2011 comes to a close, so, too, does the era of unlimited blogging on The hive. For about the last five years, we've allowed registered users of modbee.com to set up blogs and write about whatever topics they chose. We…

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Vestal: Fox's Stossel Short On Facts

Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so good? “My whole life, everywhere, going to elementary school, going to middle school, going to…

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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.