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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Student Walkout Protests Luna Plan 12 

About 100 Boise High School students (pictured) are now gathered in the second-floor rotunda of the state capitol, where they're quietly doing their homework. It's part of walkouts at high schools across the state this morning in protest of the proposed school reform plan; the...

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Oscars Have A New King 

“The King’s Speech” was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors. Colin Firth, as stammering British ruler George VI in “The King’s...

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Winter Attracts Worst In Local Drivers 

Item: Getting There: Winter brings out the worst in local drivers/Mike Prager, SR More Info: It’s not as if this bad driving is without consequence. Ask the hundreds of people who were caught in backups Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Spokane and Post Falls. If...

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INW Headlines -- 2.28.11

Cassie Evans, 14, of Clackamas, Ore., competes in the floor exercise portion of the 2011 Great West Gym Fest held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on Friday. Several hundred gymnasts are in town for the event that runs through Sunday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Blustery...

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Silver Valley Rep: EPA's Work Done

New state Rep. Shannon McMillan (pictured), R-Silverton, introduced her first bill last week, but it’s actually from her son, Wallace attorney James McMillan. She told the House State Affairs Committee, “I would like to yield my time to my son to explain this further,” to...

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NIC's Jones Supercharges Evening 

There’s not much room for irony in wrestling – just you and the other guy, a mat, 7 minutes, will and fatigue. OK, not always 7 minutes. Sometimes 7 seconds. That’s all the time that elapsed from the moment Walker Clarke dared initiate the move...

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Popkey: Myopia Cost Teachers Union 

Item: Myopia kept Idaho Education Association from seeing big picture/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman More Info: Had the IEA paid attention to key Senate races, the outcome could well have been different. Two seats might have been saved — in Southeast Boise and Twin Falls. You...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Weekend Wild Card -- 2.26-27 23 

As expected, Gonzaga beat San Diego to tie Saint Mary's for the West Coast Conference championship, the Zags record 11th one in a row. Only UCLA has won more consecutive championships than the Zags -- 13 in a row in the old PAC-8. To make...

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Gonzaga's Sam Dower, left, picks up a loose ball as San Diego's Chris Gabriel, center, and Gonzaga's Marquise Carter, right, look on in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull / Associated Press)

Gonzaga 68, San Diego 31 

Gonzaga's Sam Dower, left, picks up a loose ball as San Diego's Chris Gabriel, center, and Gonzaga's Marquise Carter, right, look on in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game tonight in San Diego. Gonzaga and Saint Mary's both won Saturday night to...

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Clackamas Edges NIC For Wrestling Title 

Clackamas Community College won the team title with 109 points at the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association national wrestling tournament in Spokane. Clackamas held the top spot since early in the competition Friday, Feb. 25. There was only a one-point spread between Clackamas and...

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Vik Wrestlers Repeat As State Champions 

There are no game-winning field goals in wrestling, no buzzer-beating jump shots nor walk-off home runs. But on Saturday afternoon at the Idaho Center, Coeur d’Alene senior Caleb Davis got a chance to be the hero. As he and Caldwell senior Tim Hartwig took the...

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Nic: Not Much Besides Texas Roadhouse 47 

Bekah and I are fans of Texas Roadhouse and have been for several years. We considered it good news when they announced they were opening a Coeur d'Alene location. So far, they've yet to disappoint. It is our favorite new restaurant. Coeur d'Alene's newest eatery...

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A woman smokes a cigar at a gala dinner closing the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Cigar enthusiasts from around the world come to Cuba during the annual celebration to visit tobacco farms and factories and taste new cigar brands. (Javier Galeano / Associated Press)

Blowing Smoke 

A woman smokes a cigar at a gala dinner closing the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, Friday. Cigar enthusiasts from around the world come to Cuba during the annual celebration to visit tobacco farms and factories and taste new cigar brands. (AP Photo/Javier...

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Murf: Harwood Has A Future In Comedy 

It's nice to have a good laugh now and then - a real guffaw can change your outlook from gloomy to upbeat. Politicians use comedy to get the attention of voters, to relieve tension during legislative debate or to insult an opponent a la Don...

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Michael: Dems Put Unions First 56 

Who would have guessed that the New York City Sanitation Department union's work slowdown during the Great Blizzard of 2011 would set the high water mark for public sector union civic responsibility? Since then, public sector union behavior has only gone downhill. In Wisconsin, a...

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Marty: Hoffman Should Write A Check 

Funny, isn't it, how some of the biggest fiscal tightwads have no difficulty spending your tax dollars when it's something they want. This time, it's Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Last year, Hoffman bemoaned the Democratic Congress back-filling almost half of...

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Some Want To Preserve Class Size 

Idaho Republican senators are looking for ways to revise the centerpiece of Tom Luna’s education-reform package so class sizes can remain at their current level and local districts have more flexibility in spending their state dollars. Senate Bill 1113 passed out of the Senate Education...

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NIC In Hunt For National Wrestling Title 

There’s no place like home. Region 18 wrestlers discovered that on the first day of the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships being contested at the Spokane Convention Center. A sizeable crowd watched as North Idaho secured five All-Americans, four of them semifinalists, and...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

TGIF Wild Card -- 2.25.11 18 

I noticed last night that my wood pile was beginning to run a little low. This, after I'd felt somewhat satisfied earlier in the week that I'd perfectly calculated the amount of wood I needed to get through the week. The unexpected snow storm and...

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Parting Shot -- 2.25.11 

Matt Keennon, program director at AeroVironment, demonstrates a tiny, drone aircraft known as the "nano-hummingbird," during a briefing at the company's facility in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday. With a 6.5-inch wing span, the remote-controlled hummingbird plane weighs less than an AA battery and can fly...

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Charter School Waiting List Grows 13 

It seems more and more Idaho families want their children to attend charter schools as an alternative to public schools. According to figures provided by the Idaho Department of Education, the waiting list for charter schools has experienced large growth in recent years. In 2008,...

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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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