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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

ISP Doesn't Want To Arrest Protesters 

Partial statement from Lonnie Richards of ISP re: megaload protests: "The Idaho State Police fully recognizes, acknowledges and is sworn to uphold the constitution including an individuals 1st Amendment rights, and the Idaho State Police will not interfere with the rights of an individual to…

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High Noon: Reading Long Books 10 

On his Facebook wall, SR colleague Jim Kershner writes: "I just finished my summer reading project: "Les Miserables," all 1,463 pages of it. Yes, it was well worth it. I was actually sorry for it to end. But next time I'll tackle something easier, like…

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INW Headlines -- 8.30.11

A Montana Highway Patrol officer surveys the damage Sunday evening, after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train derailed just east of Havre, Mont. Two crew members were treated for injuries suffered in the derailment and released from the hospital. (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Pam…

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Anyone Have A Pepto Bismo?

A coyote finds a buffet of meadow voles in a field of freshly cut, swathed hay near the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Northeastern Washington. Outdoors editor Rich Landers watched the song dog cruise rows and effortlessly reach in with its snout to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.30.11

11:46 a.m. Someone is having trouble breathing at Grocery Outlet on Neider/CdA. 11:35 a.m. Someone has ruptured a gas line @ 2400 Silver Beach Road/CdA. 11:31 a.m. Distress alarm sounds from Idaho Independent Bank, 8882 Govt Way/Hayden. 11:24 a.m. Resident finds 2 pieces of mail…

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Yellowstone Rangers Search For Bear 

An Associated Press story reports that rangers are still searching for a grizzly bear that killed 59-year-old hiker John Wallace, of Chassell, Mich., last week along a trail about five miles from the nearest trailhead. Story here. A colleague recently returned from the Lake Louise…

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Hucks Poll: God Isn't In Quake, 'Cane 

Monday Poll: 112 of 148 respondents (75.68%) said that God doesn't send earthquakes, hurricanes, & other natural disasters to chastize politicians & countries for improper behavior. Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had joked that God sent an earthquake and Hurricane Irene to East Coast to wake…

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Fewer Idahoans Out Hunting Wolves 13 

Wolf season started without the hoopla surrounding the 2009 in Idaho. There are fewer people out hunting this year. As of Tuesday 7,774 resident tags and 571 non-resident tags have been sold. That compares to 25,744 resident tag in 2009 and 684 non resident tags.…

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Post Falls Landing Trustee Sale Set 

Parcels within Post Falls Landing, a project billed for years as a downtown-style community, are being sold at a trustee’s sale this December. The development, which includes a 142-slip marina and dozens of condos, is still largely unfinished. It sits on 33 acres just upstream…

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Judge Excuses Risch From Jury Duty 

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, spent Monday morning in the jury pool at the Ada County Courthouse. But when he explained his schedule to 4th District Judge Darla Williamson she excused him from serving. The Senate reconvenes next week and Risch said he told Williamson,…

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'Dancing' Unveils Celebrity Cast 

"Dancing with the Stars" reveals celebrity cast for its upcoming dance competition series: (back row from left) NBA player Ron Artest, actor David Arquette, actor and Iraq War veteran J.R. Martinez, TV personality Rob Kardashian, activist Chaz Bono; (seated from left) TV personalities Ricki Lake,…

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Godless Buses Roll Into Spokane 17 

"Are you good without God? Millions are." These words, superimposed over an image of blue sky and white clouds, appear on king-sized ads placed on the outsides of 11 Spokane Transit Authority buses. The ads will continue through September 25, which includes the run of…

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Griz Kill Exposes Anti-Rural Bigotry? 18 

Rural solidarity is clearly up against anti-rural bigotry in the continuing debate over federal prosecution of a north Idaho man who fatally shot one of three grizzly bears that wandered onto his property and allegedly posed an immediate threat to his children. The case remains…

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Meridian Athletes Face Pay To Play 

Jeremy Bergquist knew there was going to be a noticeable decline in the number of student-athletes at Meridian High School this year. As the school’s athletic director, Bergquist began projecting a lower turnout for sports after the Meridian School District announced it was implementing a…

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Adams Targets McEuen, City Pay 

(Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Steve) Adams said he would look into reducing city department head wages by 10 percent each, giving 5 percent back to city coffers and 5 percent to the "rank and file" employees. He said he would implement this first for…

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AM Headlines -- 8.30.11

Nathan Black, 22, of Post Falls, Idaho takes advantage of the beautiful weather while sailing his Dad's Sunfish at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls recently. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Monday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Cold front to drop temps to 70…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 8.30.11 

A worker tries to trap a squirrel on the field during the WPS championship soccer game between the Western New York Flash and the Philadelphia Independence in Rochester, N.Y., Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Dan Cappellazzo)

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Teachers Seek Better Pay In Wyoming 

Gary Dustin liked being a teacher in Jefferson Joint School District 251 and being a part of the community of Rigby in eastern Idaho. But he says he wanted to provide for his family, so the Rigby Junior High School teacher made the move to…

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Otter Seeks Funds For Hoffman's IFF? 

The Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell recounts a "database glitch" that landed a letter addressed to Secretary of State Ben Ysursa at her Boise home over the weekend, with Otter's contribution pitch for the advocacy group headed by lobbyist Wayne Hoffman, former spokesman for ex-GOP Rep. Bill…

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Hate Crime Suspect Faces Up To Life 

Item: Incident could lead to life sentence: Man issued $50K bond, no contact order for alleged hate crime/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A Coeur d'Alene man faces up to life in prison stemming from an alleged hate crime incident on Saturday. Joel T.…

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Wild Card/Monday -- 8.29.11 

Green flag is out for candidates to begin filing for mayor & City Council positions throughout Idaho. We already know three people who will run for Coeur d'Alene City Council: Dan Gookin (for open seat), Steve Adams (for incumbent John Bruning's seat), and Councilman Ron…

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Parting Shot -- 8.29.11 

Swiss tightrope artist Freddy Nock walks on a cable high above the Thunersee, the lake of Thun, near Leissigen in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland on Saturday. Due to winds and rain Nock later had to abort his attempt to cross the lake on the cable.…

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Obama Uncle Faces DUI Charge 

President Barack Obama's uncle was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Massachusetts, told police he planned to arrange bail through the White House and is being held without bail by federal immigration officials, authorities said Monday. Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week in…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.29.11 

5:10 p.m. A large rock is lying on the fog line near Alpine RV camp @ H95 & H53/Garwood. 5:09 p.m. A T-bone crash is blocking intersection of 12th & Syringa/CdA. 5:04 p.m. A wash-down of anti-freeze is needed after crash @ H53 & Mill/Rathdrum.…

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