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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2011


Monday Wild Card/ 8.22.11 

On Friday's wild card and on his facebook page Herb Huseland shared what he's been up to this weekend. He took his neighbor, Yvonne Wallis, to the UW Medical Center in Seattle for surgery. Wallis, you may remember, was one of the victims of a…

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Phishing for Idahoans 

Idahoans increasingly are being targeted in a “phishing” scam in which people receive calls that claim to come from their bank, suggest that their account has been compromised, and ask the victim to provide information to reactivate the card. The Idaho Attorney General's office today…

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In this photo provided by the Oregon State Police, a marijuana growing operation is shown in in Northeast Oregon on Friday, June 17, 2011. Oregon State Police said a raid in Wallowa County found more than 91,000 plants in a ravine with extensive terracing. Miles of plastic irrigation tubing was also found, along with weapons, food and supplies at campsites that could support growers for weeks.  ((AP photo/Oregon State Police))

Pullman ponders pot planting 

In this photo provided by the Oregon State Police, a marijuana growing operation is shown in in Northeast Oregon on Friday, June 17, 2011. PULLMAN – The Pullman City Council will discuss medical marijuana and the possible regulation of newly approved “community gardens” at its…

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Missouri teacher sues over Facebook law 

A Missouri teacher has sued the state over a new law that prevents teachers from contacting their students over the Internet, arguing that it will make it illegal for her to chat with her own child over Facebook. The law, which has been nicknamed the…

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High school students scream on the Corkscrew roller coaster at Silverwood Theme Park in 2009. (File)

Silverwood honored for Corkscrew preservation 

High school students scream on the Corkscrew roller coaster at Silverwood Theme Park in 2009. When Corkscrew first opened at Knott's Berry Farm in 1975, it achieved two things of historical significance. Corkscrew was not only the first modern inverting coaster in the world, but…

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in July in Pataskala, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Romney's CA home to get bigger 12 

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million California beachfront mansion. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the nominal front-runner for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, is planning to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot home facing the Pacific Ocean…

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Oversexed Oregon 

Dating site OkCupid has tapped into their data to determine which cities across the U.S. have the most promiscuous residents. By analyzing how many people have profiles with "Casual Sex" marked as a type of relationship they're looking for and then tallying where those users…

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Crowds fill the boardwalk at the Coeur d’Alene Resort on Saturday during the annual Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show. Lovingly preserved and restored classics gleamed in the sun as vintage hydroplanes roared past on the lake. (Jesse Tinsley)

Hydros, Harleys and Hot Rods, oh my! 

Crowds fill the boardwalk at the Coeur d’Alene Resort on Saturday during the annual Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show. Jesse Tinsley SR photo On the water, the vintage hydroplanes move forward fast, but their existence is steeped in the past. Inland Northwest residents caught a…

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Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. (Rich Landers)

Bowhunter: Lighted arrow nocks a no-brainer 

Jim Sutton of Spokane displays arrows with lighted nocks, which he believes should be allowed for hunting in Washington. A Spokane sportsman says the state should consider his bright idea for reducing the number of deer and elk wasted by archery hunters. “Allowing lighted nocks…

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Alison Cassem and her husband, Bruce, check out used bikes Friday at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane Valley. (Dan Pelle)

High Noon: Hog Wild 

Alison Cassem and her husband, Bruce, check out used bikes Friday at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane Valley. The new Lone Wolf Harley-Davison megastore in Spokane Valley is more than a motorcycle dealership. It’s a regional hub for Harley riders and fans, said Beth Ernst,…

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Airport dropping some fees 

Airline passengers annoyed by add-on fees will be pleased that Spokane International Airport is listening. Passenger surveys in recent years have shown that people who fly, many of whom are business travelers, want free wireless access at the airport. Starting today, laptop users will get…

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President Barack Obama visits Midwestern states next week on a three-day bus tour. (Associated Press)

Obama: Recession Unlikely 

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama insisted the U.S. is not in danger of falling into another recession, but acknowledged in a televised interview aired Sunday that his re-election will hinge on the economy. In the interview with CBS News taped last week – after a…

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On Sunday, rafters, kayakers and canoeists protest the proposal to build docks along the Spokane River. (Dan Pelle)

Floating protest 

On Sunday, rafters, kayakers and canoeists protest the proposal to build docks along the Spokane River. The mood was better than anticipated when more than two dozen kayakers, canoeists and rafters set out from Plantes Ferry Park to protest 30 private docks proposed for the…

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Burger King CEO John W. Chidsey, background center, watches as “The King” – the mascot of Burger King Corp. – arrives at the New York Stock Exchange in New York in 2006. (Associated Press)

The King is dead 

Burger King CEO John W. Chidsey, background center, watches as “The King” – the mascot of Burger King Corp. – arrives at the New York Stock Exchange in New York in 2006. PORTLAND – The King is dead, but the burger lives on. Burger King…

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What if redistricting fails?

BOISE – Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission appeared to move toward compromise last week, but after weeks of partisan impasse, it’s worth asking: What happens if the commission fails to agree by its September deadline? “My personal opinion is the Supreme Court would recognize the constitutional…

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Cda Press: Tribe gambling with credibility 

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe believes it was unfairly stung by a Press report published last weekend, then circulated widely by other media. The story detailed how the tribe no longer makes public disclosure of its gifts to educational entities in and around the reservation. According…

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Padraig Harrington, of Ireland,  uses one of his wood covers to aid with his arm position while practicing on the driving range during the Pro-Am of the Wyndham Championship,  at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. (Joseph Rodriguez / News & Record)

APhoto of the day 

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, uses one of his wood covers to aid with his arm position while practicing on the driving range during the Pro-Am of the Wyndham Championship, at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Slow day for the cutline…

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JeanieS: Illness no excuse 18 

JeanieSpokane on Sandra Martinson pleads guilty on August 21 at 4:24 p.m. Sorry - it bugs me when people use an illness as “punishment enough” (e.g., “Sandy’s already been sentenced, by a Judge much higher than Fred Gibler, via confinement to a body ravaged by…

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Your vote stops here 

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Kootenai County clerk says city halls in the county aren’t secure enough to house absentee ballots so anyone wanting to cast such a ballot early and in person in future elections will have to do so at the Kootenai…

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Green

Kootenai County offers 2012 budget 

Green Kootenai County commissioners are proposing a 2012 budget almost $3 million higher than this year’s, but they say property taxes won’t increase because $4 million will be used from reserve funds. Several county reserve funds have risen to levels well beyond what is needed,…

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People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Moammar Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early today. (Associated Press)

Gadhafi defense collapses 

People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Moammar Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early today. BENGHAZI, Libya – The long, brutal reign of Col. Moammar Gadhafi appeared to collapse Sunday as rebels swept into Tripoli,…

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