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KHQ: Hayden Lake Road Washout 

Mike Perry of KHQ has just tweeted that part of Hayden Lake Road has washed out from all the recent rains. (KHQ photo courtesy of Mike Perry) Update: Alison Boggs just heard from Road Sup0ervisor Joe Wuest of the Lakes Highway District that the washout…

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Study: Parental Drink Buds Harmful 

Parents who let their kids drink when supervised – because they think it's safer than an outright ban on underage drinking – may want to rethink their approach due to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Co-authored by University…

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Army Corps To Protect Hayden Dike 

High water levels have Kootenai County officials asking for help in protecting the dam on the southwest portion of Hayden Lake. Concerned about water lapping at the earthen dam, county officials have contacted the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is planning to take some…

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Cop: Steele Stoic re: Wife's 'Death'

Idaho State Police Trooper Jess Spike has notified families of about two dozen deaths in his career. Never has he seen a reaction as stoic as that of Edgar Steele at his Sagle-area home last June when Spike told him his wife, Cyndi Steele, had…

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INW Headlines -- 4.28.11

Work continues Wednesday at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley. The company says the expansion will result in at least 250 new jobs. Tom Sowa SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Cartoon: A political infestation/David Horsey, Seattle P-I Idaho prison chief discusses…

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High Noon: Barack Obama & Oprah 66 

Santa Fe: Why is the leader of this country and wife on Oprah in the first place? Didn’t he state yesterday regarding him producing the long form of his birth certificate that “there are more important things that need to be done”? Guess the appearance…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.28.11 

11:48 a.m. EMT is asking for 2nd ambulance to Lake City High for 2nd student who's semi alert & appears to have taken same substance (cough syrup) as student in 11:16 incident. 11:44 a.m. Dark sedan involved in hit-and-run @ H41 & I-90 i/s; victim…

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Dudes To Wear Bras For Cause 

Bras on Dudes is for a good cause ... Coeur d'Alene Relay for Life. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Fedora. Tickets are $25 for single and $40 for a couple. More here. Question (for guys): Would you wear a…

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Poll: Royal Budget Plan? No

Wednesday Poll: 95 of 174 respondents (54.6%) voted that they don't support Congressman Paul Ryan's proposal to rein in the federal budget. 75 of 174 respondents (43.1%) do. 4 were undecided. Today's Poll: How much of the royal wedding coverage do you plan to watch…

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RRepublicans Target School Elections 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans are targeting school board races now, as they plan a "Super Saturday" door-to-door campaign to support conservative Republicans in trustee elections in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. The RRepublicans will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Post Falls Super 1…

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AM Headlines -- 4.28.11

A construction workers guides a beam while a crane lowers it into place on the east end of the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho in Moscow on Tuesday. The work is part of a project to replace the wooden east wall of the…

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Melissa: Don't Say This To PG Woman 

If all goes according to plan, I’m 8 weeks from delivering my son. It’s my second, so I shouldn’t be surprised at the weird things people say to pregnant women. I was starting to think it was just me, so I checked around with some…

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Kellogg Reporter Rips Mine Coverage 

Seems Andie Tessler, a staff writer for the Shoshone News-Press two weeks out of journalism school, is "embarrassed" at the way the media has conducted themselves during coverage of the Lucky Friday Mine tragedy. In a News-Press column today, she said: "I have watched them…

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Luna Foes Hire Signature Gatherers 14 

Mike Lanza, chairman of Idahoans for Responsible Education Reform, says paid signature gatherers have joined volunteers to gather signatures to force a referendum on the three reform laws authored by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. Lanza said he doesn't know how many are working…

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Kevin: I'd Rather Death w/Oathers

The hyped-up wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a diversion. The histrionics over President Obama’s place of birth is a distraction. Oather-mania is harmless, and yeah, kind of charming. Birther-blather is malevolent. Cynical. Corrosive. The hubbub about the royal wedding is rooted not…

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Idaho Collective Bargaining Targeted 24 

Item: Idaho in line for union battle STATE of the UNION: Bill would prevent all public workers from collective bargaining, strikes/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The bill is SB 1124 and its purpose is to eliminate collective bargaining for all Idaho public employees.…

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Clark: A Quiz For 'Oathers'

We Americans just can’t get enough about the impending matrimonial union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. So to help feed your upper crust cravings, I have prepared a quiz designed to test your royal knowledge. Answer the following questions. We’ll do the scoring at…

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Are You Still Wild About Harry? 

Whoa, it's Harry Potter and the End of Our Childhood. Seriously, I challenge you to watch the new trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and not get chills. Go on, I dare you. The franchise, which has played out in theaters…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.27.11 19 

We need Marmitetoasty to check in today or tomorrow, to provide a Brit's perspective of the royal wedding. I'm sure some of you (65% according to polls) aren't as thrilled as you should be re: the scheduled nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I'm…

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S.F. Mulls Male Circumcision Ban 18 

Item: San Francisco male circumcision ban has enough signatures for ballot, backers say/San Francisco Examiner. More Info: The measure has gained nationwide attention since it was first reported six months ago, and is the latest much-talked about ban proposal to come out of San Francisco…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.27.11 

5:43 p.m. A possibly drunk woman is stumbling in the road in 1800 block of W. Garwood. 5:30 p.m. Caller has written down license numbers of all 4 vehicles parked in handicap spaces at Finucane Park/Hayden parking lot. 5:29 p.m. Josh reports that a toddler…

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PM Headlines -- 4.27.11

Sara Lindberg, right, of Bremerton tries to entice her son Cooper,1, with a cookie from one of the vendors at the Silverdale Farmer's Market which is open on Tuesdays from 11-4 p.m. in the parking lot between Silverdale Waterfront Park and the boat dock. (AP…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.27.11 

A bookmaker touts for trade on the pavement near to Westminster Abbey in London earlier today. Royal enthusiasts are camping out outside the Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton are due to get married on Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Top…

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