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Urban Renewal Agencies Get $10.8M 37 

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes has released figures showing the amount of incremental tax dollars which will be flowing to urban renewal agencies this year. $10,780,449 will be diverted from 18 different taxing entities, and will flow to four urban renewal agencies instead. Totals by…

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Edit: Teachers Accept Table Scraps 

Rather than trigger staffing cuts, some districts will launch efforts to raise local property taxes to compensate for the lost state dollars. So far, many voters across Idaho have gone along with the idea, rather than shortchange their students' opportunities. That's a matter of choice,…

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AM: NAACP Head Marches In Spokane

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner greets NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous before the "Demand Justice and Promote Peace Rally" in Spokane on Sunday. Story here. (SR photo: J. Bart Rayniak) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR More cold rain arriving today/Mike Prager, SR Huckleberries: Hagadone's guests…

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Teachers, Workers Rallies Set Today 

The Idaho legislative session is coming to an end, and part of the send-off today includes a hearing on the issue of the tobacco tax and a rally focused on workers' rights. Idaho House Democrats are holding the hearing on the possibility of raising the…

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SR: NAACP Head Visit Fosters Talk

Benjamin Todd Jealous, head of the NAACP, (led a march in Spokane Sunday) to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. After the walk from Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to Riverfront Park, he (delivered) a speech. For some, his appearance…

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Neely: Men Don't Feel Gender Bias 

Last weekend Spokane audiences left the silliest portrayal of ’70s-era gender bias, the Broadway touring version of “9 to 5,” with Dolly Parton ditties stuck in their heads. During the week, fans of AMC’s “Mad Men” learned that the smartest depiction of ’60s-era cultural bias…

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Senate Panel OKs Nullification Jr. 

HB 298, the bill that's being referred to as the “grandson of nullification,” has passed the Senate State Affairs Committee on a rather unenthusiastic, divided voice vote. Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens; Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation; and a citizen who…

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Post Falls Girl Killed In Accident

A 17-year-old Post Falls girl was killed in a single-car accident on Seltice Way early this morning. At 3 a.m., Hannah M. Rhoades was eastbound on Seltice Way, east of Spokane Street near Post Street, when she failed to negotiate a curve in her 1991…

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Weekend Wild Card -- 4.2-3-11 24 

When you're a Mariners' fan, you jump on any glimmer of hope you get. Last night, the M's looked like a different team than they did last year. in 2010, if the Mariners had fallen behind 2-0 in the first inning as they did last…

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No Work Should Be Beneath You Today 

In October 2007, Julie Evans, a Spokane finance professional, landed her dream job with a building-materials company. She worked as a controller, and took on information technology duties as well. A year later, the economy crumbled. Two years later, the company sold out to a…

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Boot Camp For Dropouts In Offing 

Item: Senate to tackle boot camp bill: Military style school would be available to dropouts, at-risk teens/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: "It's about getting dropouts back into school and getting high school diplomas for them," said Sen. John Goedde, the Coeur d'Alene Republican…

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NAACP Leader To March In Spokane 

The head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization will lead a march in Spokane on Sunday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed April 4, 1968. Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of…

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Solons Want To Declare Wolf Emergency 

Wolf-fearing lawmakers want Idaho to declare a disaster emergency that could include enlisting local law enforcement officers to help eradicate packs of the predators. Rep. Judy Boyle from west-central Idaho, one of Idaho's most active wolf opponents, told a hastily organized meeting of the House…

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Skydivers make their way to the ground at the Perris Valley Airport one day after the deaths of two skydivers in Perris, Calif. Patrick James McGowan, a skydiving instructor who had made more than 17,000 jumps, and Christopher David Stasky died Thursday, March 31, 2011 when their parachutes collided and deflated and they plunged 200 to 300 feet to the ground of Perris Valley Airport, a popular skydiving destination in Riverside County. (Frank Bellino / The Press-enterprise)

Skydivers Take To Air After Tragedy 

Skydivers make their way to the ground at the Perris Valley Airport one day after the deaths of two skydivers in Perris, Calif. Patrick James McGowan, a skydiving instructor who had made more than 17,000 jumps, and Christopher David Stasky died Thursday when their parachutes…

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Calorie Counts Next Up On Menu 

Item: Calorie counts next up on menu: Proposal would require chains to post numbers/Tribune Washington Bureau More Info: In the latest attempt to gain ground against the nation’s epidemic of obesity, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules Friday that require restaurant and fast-food chains…

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Afghan Mob Kills 7 After Koran Burning 17 

The burning of the Muslim holy book by a Florida pastor last week went largely unnoticed in the U.S. But it enraged a mob that stormed U.N. offices in a normally placid area of Afghanistan, an outbreak of violence that also signaled broadening anti-American sentiment…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.1.11 12 

On her Twitter account, Melissa Luck of KXLY tweets that she hates April Fool's Day. The Twitter format with 140 characters didn't provide space for her to explain. But I sorta understand what she means. I'm not a fan of April Fool's Day either. I…

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P.S. M's Open Season In Oakland

In this 2010 file photo, Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez is kicked in the head by catcher Rob Johnson after the two chased a bunt from Baltimore’s Cesar Izturis in the fifth inning. Hernandez finished the game. Johnson is no longer with the club. But…

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Spokane Deputy Cited In CdA DUI 18 

Update: The lead firearms instructor for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last weekend in Coeur d’Alene. Deputy Daniel Knight, 42, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 and 0.188 during breath tests administered after his arrest early Sunday. The…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.1.11 

5:07 p.m. Business at 912 Northwest Boulevard reports a disorderly male on premises. 4:52 p.m. Caller reports wife bitten by dog for 2nde time @ Walker & Miles/Hayden. 4:51 p.m. A 3-vehicle, noninjury accident is blocking H95 & Hanley/CdA. 4:30 p.m. Caller has questions re:…

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PM: House OKs 3rd Luna 'Reform' Bill 

House Rep. Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon, argues for passing the third pillar of public schools chief Tom Luna's education reforms earlier today in Boise. Rep. Jeff Nesset, R-Lewiston, looks on during better than two hours of debate. Read Betsy Russell's complete coverage of the debate, which…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.1.11 16 

Model show creations by David & Alexander during Moscow Fashion Week in Moscow, Russai, Thursday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Top Cutlines: 1. Ever since that Egyptian Cobra bit me on the head at the Bronx Zoo everyone looks at me funny --…

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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.

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