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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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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.26.11 31 

For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking of those two wunnerful years in Lewiston (1982-84) weatherwise. It was the only time in my 34-year sojourn in the Northwest that I enjoyed nice weather in February. I still recall the shock I had after…

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Parting Shot -- 4.26.11 

A petunia is seen through a raindrop falling off a leaf in a garden in Overland Park, Kan., Monday. Widespread rains were falling across much of the midwest causing flood warnings across several states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Cindy: A Shiny Bullet & Thou 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of a one-sided conversation with her son, Zack, who stated after school: "Look what this girl at school gave me! A 22 caliber bullet! Isn't it shiny? She also gave me crayons-- cuz I wanted crayons." Comments Cindy: "Courtship…

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Stebbijo: Royal Wedding? Yes! 

The royal wedding is almost upon us! After it is over, we will have another 3 months of critiques to listen to and watch. I confess, I am a sucker for this kind of stuff, I can hardly wait as I am looking forward to…

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PM: Miner Pete Marek, 53, RIP 

Jerome High School sophomore Nick Greenlea works on a program called PLATO courseware at the school in preparation for taking the Idaho Standards Achievement Test’s language portion in Jerome on Monday. A school that fails to meet Annual Yearly Progress requirements under the federal No…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.26.11 

A newly hatched baby Olive Ridley turtle wades to enter the sea, past a human footprint at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district, about 140 kilometers away from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneshwar, India, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.26.11

5:52 p.m. A 10YO girl is alone and crying in a black vehicle parked near Post Falls Subway. 5:33 p.m. Woman on Lancaster has questions re: a son-in-law's friend taking an old motorcycle that had been on her place for last 2 years. 5:31 p.m.…

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NI Blogs: Laughing Dog Goes Canada 

.” What Fred (Colby, co-owner of Laughing Dog Brewery of Sandpoint) was most excited about though was the expansion of the brewery that would be happening soon with the addition of five more fermenter’s. When I asked him if that had anything to do with…

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Herb: Deer-Vs-Car Charges Dropped 

Herb Huseland/Bay Views: The woman cited for “Inattentive driving,” for allowing a deer to hit the side of her car has been reprieved. A sergeant from ISP called me yesterday to announce the charge was in the process of being dismissed. He did ask that…

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GOP Budget Cutters Face Turbulence 

Jim Callahan, 52, of Orlando, raises a sign during a town hall meeting held by Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., in Orlando, Fla., earlier today. Congressional Republicans are getting mixed reviews as they pitch their budget plan to constituents back home. Webster faced heckling, boos and…

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Former Dropout Celebrates GED 

While others were living out their high school years attending prom and going to homecoming football games, Shannon Derby, pictured, was just struggling to fit in. Derby’s family moved a lot making high school a challenge for the teenager, who attended 10 different schools by…

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'Seasons Of Coeur d'Alene' To Open 

On his Facebook wall, OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho reports this news: "Seasons of Coeur d'Alene" is the name of the new eatery & lounge opening in Cd'A in the remodeled former location of the Cd'A Brewpub. Opens in June. "Seasons of Coeur d'Alene"? They might…

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Taryn: Beware Of The Old Codgers 

On her Facebook wall, former SR buddy Taryn Hecker-Thompson tells of seeing a Spokane news crew filming an "old codger" with a snow blower across the street. When I asked Taryn, with concern, how she defined "old codger," she replied: "It is someone over 80…

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LCDC Covers AC-DC Songs w/Twist

Imagine if LCDC actually covered ACDC songs with their own Coeur d’Alene twist. Here’s the first album with 12 tracks: Back in Financial Black You taxed me all night long Dirty Deeds Done for Dirt but not Cheap It’s a Long way to the Top…

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INW: Say 'Cheese', Wolverine 

A wolverine is shown in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon, captured on film April 13 by an automatic trail camera set out by researcher Audrey Magoun. Numbering only about 300 in the U.S., the wolverine is protected in Oregon as a state threatened species.…

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High Noon: The Other Kate Middleton 

Kate Middleton, who shares the same name with the future bride of Prince William, poses with her bicycle outside Boston in Concord, Mass., earlier today. Recently, Facebook accused the Boston Middleton of being an impostor and deleted her account. Various media reporters also keep showing…

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Rumorama ... Dike Road In Trouble?

I've received 2 emails this morning from concerned sources that the Dike Road on Hayden Lake might be in danger. One writes: "I have heard, on fairly reliable authority, that the Corps of Engineers has said that the dike next to Honeysuckle Beach is super…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.26.11

11:57 a.m. Patrol officer reports street sign @ 19th & Montana/CdA has been turned. 11:54 a.m. Someone has been hurt in a fall at the food bank @ 4144 Industrial Loop/CdA. 11:14 a.m. An injury accident is reported in parking lot of Burger King on…

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PostCard Finally Lands In Post Falls 

"I mailed about a dozen postcards from the post box outside the Royal Academy of the Arts in downtown London on April 7," posts Kerri Thoreson on her Facebook wall. "Just heard that one arrived here in Post Falls today. 19 days to make it…

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Adam: Insult To Conspiracy Theories 18 

To say that the theory that President Obama was not born in Hawaii is a conspiracy theory is an insult to conspiracy theorists. The JFK assassination theorists at least have some probable explanation to cover most of their bases. People who challenged whether the death…

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End Notes: Goodbye, Phoebe Snow 

It was 1974. My heart had been broken for the first time at age 19, and I sometimes babysat my niece, Nichole, and I'd put on Phoebe Snow's new self-titled album with its sad and haunting single “Poetry Man” and pace the living room of…

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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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