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Benewah County Sheriff Bob Kirts testifies Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee, opposing the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's tribal policing legislation. (Betsy Russell)

Sheriff Kirts: They can call it anything they want 

Benewah County Sheriff Bob Kirts testifies Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee, opposing the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's tribal policing legislation. Benewah County Sheriff Robert Kirts just told the House Judiciary Committee, “The bottom line of this issue is Idaho citizens' rights. Are you willing to...

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Lessons from Lindsay? 16 

LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to charge Lindsay Lohan with felony grand theft of a $2,500 necklace reported stolen from a jewelry store last month – the most serious count the actress has faced in more than three years of trouble with...

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Patriot Act renewal shot down in House 35 

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House on Tuesday failed to pass a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act favored by GOP leaders, an unexpected political setback that shows the difficulty the party faces in keeping control of their new majority, with its legion of tea...

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Lily Neal  stands beside the figure she posed for when she was nine months pregnant. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)

When are you due? Oops! 

Lily Neal stands beside the figure she posed for when she was nine months pregnant. Associated Press photos DEAR MISS MANNERS: A client came in for tax season. We only see each other once a year. Anyway, in she came for her appointment; I came...

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Out for a winter walk: “The sidewalks are slippery,” said Lawrence Bradford, of Coeur d’Alene, as he walked along Fifth Street on Tuesday. (Kathy Plonka)

Winter Walk 

Out for a winter walk: “The sidewalks are slippery,” said Lawrence Bradford, of Coeur d’Alene, as he walked along Fifth Street on Tuesday. My favorite form of exercise is going on a brisk 3-4 mile walk through my neighborhood. But not in the slippery snow...

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Idaho DWF says drug testing not worth the cost 

Last year, the Idaho Legislature approved a resolution ordering the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to undertake a study of how to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs as a way to save money on social program spending. The report is out and lawmakers...

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Sam's Club vodka (Sam's Club)

Liquor sampling at Farmer's Markets 

OLYMPIA – Locally distilled liquor could be bought at farmers markets along with organic tomatoes and handmade candles under a plan being considered by the Legislature. And customers in state liquor stores would be able to taste test some pricey or exotic brands before buying...

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President Barack Obama gets a kiss from first lady Michelle Obama after he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

Obama Quits 20 

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has finally done what millions of fellow Americans are still struggling to achieve – he’s given up smoking. “Yes, he has,” his wife, Michelle, said Tuesday at the White House when asked whether he had conquered a nicotine habit that...

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Dakota Taylor, a kindergartener at Fernan Elementary, writes her name on her whiteboard during class Wednesday. She is one of a growing number of Coeur d'Alene children taking part in extended-day kindergarten. 
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Cutting kindergarten 26 

Dakota Taylor, a kindergartener at Fernan Elementary, writes her name on her whiteboard during class. COEUR d'ALENE - Proposed legislation that would remove public kindergarten as an option for the majority of Idaho 5-year-olds has area school officials shaking their heads. A bill introduced Tuesday...

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NIC, Walsh to offer online degrees 

North Idaho College students will be able to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in business from Walsh College in Michigan, the two schools announced Tuesday. The Idaho students will be able to transfer up to 82 credits toward a bachelor’s degree offered online by...

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood walk to a train in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, heading to Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

Obama's high-speed rail plan 32 

Vice President Joe Biden, right, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood walk to a train in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, heading to Philadelphia. WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011


The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire.   (Courtesy Stewart / Courtesy of Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Tribe)

Human remains found in DeSmet fire

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Sisters Building was destroyed in an early-morning fire on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in DeSmet, Idaho. Tribal police are currently investigating the cause of the fire. Authorities have discovered human remains in the rubble of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s historic former...

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Steak, Mango and Avocado Salad (Jennifer Marx / The Spokesman-Review)

OTV: Exepensive Eats in North Idaho 11 

At Get Out North Idaho OTV says the Inlander's Cheap Eats issue was all well and good "but what about those times when you've got hundred dollar bills burning in your pocket like a bad rash and you're trying to impress the date you hired...

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Tuesday Wild Card 2.8.11 16 

So my husband comes home and says, "I just ordered a Roku box." I think, great we're having Japanese food and I don't have to cook. Wrong. I'm still not sure what it is, but it isn't edible. Apparently, in a few days my family...

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A medical marijuana patient inspects cannabis at Coffeeshop Blue Sky, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. The Oakland City Council has decided to endorse pot-growing facilities that would produce tons of marijuana and be taxed heavily.

Most Idahoans back medical marijuana 37 

BOISE - The respected Boise State University Public Policy Survey, a statewide poll that’s been conducted in the state for more than 20 years, yielded a surprising result Tuesday: 74 percent support for allowing “terminally and seriously ill patients to use and purchase marijuana for...

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 Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania, on Thursday to celebrate Epiphany, gathering around a fire and throwing corn into an icy river. (Associated Press)

Bad news in the cards for Romanian witches 

Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania BUCHAREST, Romania – There's more bad news in the cards for Romania's beleaguered witches. A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country's soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that...

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Under construction: Hagadone Event Center 

COEUR d'ALENE - Twenty-five years ago, the Coeur d'Alene Resort opened its doors to a hopeful public in a down economy. "Some have credited its opening to stimulating the region's economy," said Jerry Jaeger, co-owner and president of Hagadone Hospitality. "Perhaps history will repeat itself."...

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Idaho: More Independents than Republicans 45 

Idaho now has more independents than Republicans, according to the new Boise State University Public Policy Survey - the first time that result has been found in 20 years of surveys. The survey, which queried 525 adults between Nov. 18 and Jan. 8, found that...

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Create a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box to hold surprise notes telling your kids how much you love them. (Unknown Unknown / The Spokesman-Review)

Bomb threat: A lie for love

SANTIAGO, Chile – People are capable of doing many things for love. What Grace Guajardo did forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane moments before takeoff. Authorities say she phoned in a false bomb threat to keep her boyfriend from flying...

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses thousands Monday night at UI. (KEVIN QUINN)

Jesse Jackson at UI

The Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses thousands Monday night at UI. Freedom does not mean equality, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a packed house at the University of Idaho on Monday night. “We are all free, but we are becoming less equal every day,” the civil...

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