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TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2011

Hayden Gated Community Vandalized

Residents of Hayden's gated Forest Hills subdivision awoke Monday to find driveways and light poles tagged with white paint and symbols, including a Nazi swastika, an anarchy symbol, a penis drawing, and threats. Robert Drummond, of 1545 Pebblestone, found the swastika and three other drawings…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.2.11 

Post Falls Police Detective’s located endangered runaways Tina Jewell and Charity Jordan at WalMart in Post Falls after receiving an anonymous tip (see 12:49 & 1:12 p.m. items) -- Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release. 5:42 p.m. U.S. Bank, 6363 Govt Way/Hayden, reports woman is…

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PM News: Judge Rejects Salmon Plan

A Chinook Salmon passes the viewing window in the visitor center at Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore. A federal judge in Oregon ruled today that the Obama administration's attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon once again violates…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 8.2.11 16 

An unidentified man wears only a tie and socks as he participates in a performance art piece outside the New York Stock Exchange this morning in New York. For the five-minute piece, dozens of volunteers disrobed and acted out the motions of people at work.…

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Man In Bunny Suit Scares Idaho Falls 21 

Idaho Falls Police investigated a man in a bunny suit after neighbors reported him as a public nuisance for frightening children in their neighborhood on Monday. William Falkingham, 34, was advised by police not to wear his bunny suit in public. According to a report,…

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To A Baby Carrot In His Salad 

Oh tiny rootlet, orange and sweet, you nestle near the pickled beet; torn from your home and shipped by truck your life’s been full of lousy luck, and now through circumstance and fate you find yourself upon my plate; how sad this is the way…

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Stapilus: Incumbents Endangered 

The most remarkable thing about both the Republican and Democratic Idaho legislative redistricting plans is this: Both of them are willing to throw a lot of current legislators overboard, and by no means just those of the opposing party. By that, you have to mean…

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Wind Splits 'Shawshank' Oak Tree 

An oak tree outside Ohio's Malabar Farm State Park in north-central Ohio played a key role in the the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. The tree was hit Friday by straight-line winds that split it down its rotted middle and took out one side. (AP…

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California Challenges Corps Demand 

California environmentalists are fighting a situation similar to Coeur d'Alene's in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has arbitrarily demanded that viewtiful trees be removed from a dam. Terry Harris/KEA provides this language from the suit: "The Corps adopted a new standard requiring removal…

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Ullman: Greyhound Simulcasts? No! 

On her Facebook wall, Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman writes: "The Idaho Racing Commission confirms that Les Bois Park has never been licensed for live dog racing. That means that the simulcasting of greyhound racing (live dogs racing in other states being broadcast here in…

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Post Falls Family Fights Chicken Rules 

An Idaho family is fighting a city ordinance that regulates backyard chickens. The City of Post Falls slapped the Partington family with a warning for owning chickens. City leaders ordered the family to get rid of their chickens last week. Brian Partington told KREM 2…

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Noon: '91 Honda Accord Most Stolen 

The most-stolen car in Washington state last year was the 1991 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The top 10 most-stolen list contains cars and pickups from the 1991 to 1997 model years. The NICB says in a news release that older…

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INorthwest News -- 8.2.11

Matthew Sells, 12 Justin McDonald, 13 and Steve Jacobson, 13, wore dribbling glasses during drills at basketball camp at Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. The camp started on Monday and wrapped up on Friday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Spokane funeral director…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.2.11 

11:46 a.m. David has questions re: legal paddleboat age & lifejacket requirements. 11:39 a.m. Son believes his mother may be suffering stroke in 2100 block of Grant/PF. 11:32 a.m. Caller: Upper deck of e/b car carrier on I-90 @ M/P 24 (Wolf Lodge) is shifting…

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Hitchhikers Attack 66YO NI Woman 

Two 17-year-old hitchhikers attacked a 66-year-old North Idaho woman who stopped to help them last weekend in Bonner County, authorities say. Suspects Joseph J. Martin, of Denver, (left) and Marshall O. Dittrich, (bottom right) of Danville, Calif., had run away from a youth explorations program…

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Hucks Poll: No One Won Debt Fight 

Monday Poll: No one won the debt ceiling fight, according to Hucks Nation. 97 of 161 respondents (60.25%) took that position when asked who won the drawn-out fight that concluded today with the Senate approving the debt deal hammered out over the weekend. 22 of…

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Idaho Ranks No. 1 For Slow Internet 

Idaho was rated number one again and once again it’s not a victory, especially for a state striving to make its agriculture and high tech industries competitive. Idaho was ranked the slowest state for Internet connections by Pando Networks , a company that specializes in…

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Jamie Crawford To The Rescue 

Early Saturday morning at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Pend Oreille County Dispatchers took a 911 report of a van that was submerged in the Pend Oreille River. When Deputy Steve Beery arrived on scene he observed the vehicle was submerged about 40 feet from shore…

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'Bachelorette' Finds True Love? 

"Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert kisses J.P. Rosenbaum on the season finale of "The Bachelorette" in Fiji. Hebert chose the 34-year-old construction manager over winemaker Ben Flajnik from California in Monday's two-hour finale. (AP Photo/ABC, Matt Klitscher) Question: Why do so few of these couples from this…

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Senate OKs Debt Bill 74-26

Emergency legislation to allow the government to borrow more money passed the Senate Tuesday, with just hours to spare before the national debt was slated to hit its ceiling. The Senate vote was 74-26. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.…

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Bachmann Demands Biden Apology 20 

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin lambasted Vice President Joe Biden Monday night for negative comments he allegedly made about the Tea Party. Biden was reported by Politico on Monday to have agreed with an argument by Rep. Mike Doyle of…

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Henry: Being Personally Responsible 

I learned those two words (personal responsibility) as a child and continue to live by them on a daily basis. They are also two words that seem to be quickly escaping the vocabulary of most Americans. It's really not that hard of a concept to…

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Ohio University Top Party School 

Ohio University, set in an Appalachian town known for its rowdy Halloween bashes, has been named the nation’s No. 1 party school, pushing the University of Georgia down a slot in the 2011 Princeton Review survey released Monday. Ohio was No. 2 in last year’s…

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AM News -- 8.2.11 

Idaho Dad and his camera were on hand during a recent fundraiser staged by a local health clinic, called "Muddy Miles," a 2-mile fun run over a muddy obstacle course. Posts Idaho Dad in A Family Runs Through It: "I watched, while my kids ran…

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CdA Dike Road Decision Today 11 

The official OK for the city to begin yanking trees along Dike Road could come (today). The City Council is expected to green light the engineer department's mitigation proposal during its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the public library. While many…

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