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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

AM: River Queen Ready To Cruise

Sam Landrum, owner of Lake City Marine Service, talked about his work on the River Queen cruise boat in Post Falls on Thursday. The boat, which is owned by Red Lion Hotels, is a replica of a Mississippi Sternwheeler. Landrum was able to repair the…

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'Trashy' Public Art To Be Removed 

Jagger Black, age 7, of Moses Lake, Wash., plays on the dinosaur bone sculpture in Riverfront Park Wednesday. The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department plans to remove and demolish the sculpture because it has developed cracks and is considered unsafe. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)\ When…

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Luna 'Reform' To Face Referendum 

With Gov. Butch Otter set to sign Senate Bill 1184 into law this morning, parents, educators, and community leaders will file a preliminary petition with the Secretary of State’s office today to overturn the law via Idaho’s referendum process. Organizers will gather in the Idaho…

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SR: Idaho Abortion Law Legally Shaky 

Idaho is among several states where the fetal-pain strategy is being carried out. The Nebraska Legislature passed such a law last year and the governor signed it. Kansas passed one recently, and it awaits the governor’s signature. The Idaho attorney general’s office issued an opinion…

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Elton John To Sing To Sold-Out Arena 

The Inland Northwest has enjoyed a long and happy relationship with Elton John. At least, John should be happy with it, from a box-office standpoint. His show tonight at the Spokane Arena sold all 11,000 tickets in three days. And that includes the seats behind…

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Knife Incidents Lead To Task Force

Item: Task force to target student conduct: Knife incidents accelerate plans to tighten policies/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Though plans for tackling these issues have been in the works since earlier this year, Bauman decided to step up the timeline for action based on parent…

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Government Shutdown Looms Today 64 

With hours to go before a threatened U.S. government shutdown, Republican and Democratic leaders remained deadlocked over federal support for Planned Parenthood and other spending as they narrowed their differences over the size of proposed budget cuts. President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to reach…

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Imported Measles Put US Kids @ Risk

Talk about measly souvenirs. Some American children are returning home from trips abroad not with a snow globe or silly t-shirt but with a nasty case of measles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating seven recent cases of "imported" measles among kids…

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