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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

Benewah Deputizes 5 Tribal Officers 

The long-running dispute between Benewah County and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe was partially resolved earlier this month. Sheriff Robert Kirts deputized five tribal police officers. The action came two months after an effort by the tribe to pass a state law that would give tribal…

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AM: Kenyan Seeks 4th Bloomsday 

Bloomsday elite athlete coordinator Jon Neill said out of the chute that the 35th edition of the 12-kilometer run will have to go far to top the world record-breaking performance in the 34th race. There’s plenty of reason, though, why Sunday’s race should make its…

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Labrador Backs Ryan's Budget Plan 34 

Rather than the evil effort to give more tax breaks to the wealthy while cutting services for the poor and elderly that opponents have portrayed it as, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, says the Republican budget proposal is actually an attempt to save the country from…

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Vestal: 'Stolen' Hotdog Baffles Jurors

Call it the great hot dog caper. Or maybe the greatly overblown hot dog caper would be more accurate. One day last December, Eastern Washington University student John Richardson got himself a German sausage at the self-serve counter at Mitchell’s IGA in Cheney. He ate…

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Spokane Mulls Bike Helmet Law 

Item: County considers bicycle helmet law: Panel to draft ordinance, plans public hearing/John Craig, SR More Info: County commissioners agreed Tuesday to consider a bicycle helmet ordinance. Users of skateboards, roller skates and scooters also might be required to wear helmets in unincorporated portions of…

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Obama Releases Live Birth Certificate 35 

President Obama released his original birth certificate Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding the issue had become a "sideshow." Obama's birth certificate. “We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do," said Obama. The surprise release follows recent and…

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NIC Mulls 'Free Speech Zone' 

Members of North Idaho College's board of trustees are considering creating a "free speech zone" at the school's campus, limiting potentially disruptive picketing, leafleting and other free speech activities to the designated zone. NIC Vice President for Student Services Sheldon Nord says that if approved,…

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Giffords To See Space Shuttle Launch

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has boarded a jet in Houston to travel to Florida to see her husband's space shuttle launch. Giffords chief of staff Pia Carusone confirmed to The Associated Press that she and the congresswoman have boarded a plane in Houston. She declined to…

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