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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.25.11 

5:29 p.m. Water is "shooting everywhere" from a burst pipe at Albertson's on Ironwood/CdA. 5:13 p.m. ISP officer is about to stop a red Ford Bronco w/o plates @ e/b I-90 & M/P 8 (Huetter). 5:09 p.m. Caller reports vehicle burglary in 900 block of...

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INW/PM Headlines -- 2.25.11

"On Saturday prep wrestlers were dueling it out on the mats at Lakeland High School for state berths when the unthinkable happened," writes Kerri Thoreson in her weekly Main Street column. "A freak accident during a match left Coeur d'Alene High School junior E.G. Lunceford...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.25.11 10 

To jeers of "Shame!" yelled by the Assembly Democrats, Assembly Republicans, foreground, immediately walk out of the chamber after cutting off debate and voting to pass the budget repair bill at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., early this morning. You write the cutline. (AP...

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North Idaho Blogs -- 2.25.11

The blogmistress at Live, Love, Laugh, Hope has a tonic for everyone out there who's suffering cabin fever. She focus her comments and camera on looking for beauty during the recent gray days we've experienced. And found enough that she was sad to see one...

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Spring (Training) Has Sprung 

Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Cole Gillespie grabs a line drive by San Francisco Giants' Mark DeRosa during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Friday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Question: Which Major League Baseball team is your favorite?

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Idaho No. 2 Most Conservative State 

Mississippi is the most conservative state in the nation, a new Gallup poll finds. According to the study, 50.5 percent of the state's residents identify themselves as holding conservative political beliefs, the first time that a state has gone over 50 percent and the highest...

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Hecla May Pay $263M For Pollution 

Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene Basin into a Superfund site, company officials said today. Under the proposal, Hecla would pay $263.4 million over...

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Marble Lake

On her As The Lake Churns, Pecky Cox provides this photo & others taken this morning on Priest Lake's Kalispell Bay. E-mails Pecky: "Windstorm two nights ago brought pieces of ice to this area.Cold temperatures froze the lake, again." You can see more photos of...

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Vickie's Hunch: IEA Will Sue 

On her blog today, Editor Vickie Holbrook of the Idaho Press-Tribune/Nampa raised an interesting question: "When Idaho Education Association President Sherri Wood visited with the Idaho Press-Tribune editorial board a couple of weeks ago, she dropped the words, "Idaho's constitutional duty" to provide education. Listen...

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Judge Denies Steele Venue Change 

A federal judge in Idaho has denied a request by defense lawyers to move a murder-for-hire trial to Wyoming. While Edgar Steele’s case has received media attention, lawyers Robert McAllister and Gary Amendola have not shown that the area is “saturated” with prejudicial publicity about...

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Another Idaho Powerball Millionaire?

The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that one ticket from Wednesday's $154.8 million Powerball draw matched all five “white ball” numbers, but not the Powerball, and the player purchased the PowerPlay multiplier making it worth an automatic $1,000,000. The winning numbers are: 29, 32, 36, 39,...

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AWOL Pistons, Ex-Zag Daye Miss Bus 

A number of Detroit Pistons were rumored to be leaving the team around the trade deadline, but not like this. Tracy McGrady, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton and Chris Wilcox missed the team's shootaround Friday morning before that night's game against the Sixers in Philadelphia, and...

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High Noon: Worse Than 'Dracula'? 14 

On his Facebook wall, SR colleague Joe Butler drew attention to one of the arguments made this morning in the Senate State Affairs hearing about unilateral "nullification" of federal health care reform. According to Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise, pro-nullificaiton speaker Thomas Rogers of Nampa told...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.25.11 

11:44 a.m. Unconscious person reported @ Wyoming & Sundler/Hayden. 11:02 a.m. Traffic light stuck on red in south turn lane of Greensferry onto Seltice Way/Post Falls. 10:53 a.m. A 3-vehicle crash w/injuries is blocking NW Blvd in front of CDA Bank (Park). 10:42 a.m. A...

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White House Owner Meant No Harm 51 

Raci Erdem called a few minutes ago to say that he meant absolutely nothing offense with the sign he posted to announce new Sunday hours for his White House/Post Falls restaurant: "Due to Boredom, Obama, Etc., we need your money." Raci (pronounced Rah-gee) told Huckleberries...

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Rolling Out The Red Carpet 

Workers from American Turf and Carpet roll out the red carpet at the Kadak Theatre in Los Angeles, Wednesday. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd annual Academy Awards Sunday. Story here. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Question: Who do you want to see win...

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Hucks Poll: Unions Get Nod

Thursday Poll: 141 of 302 respondents (46.7%) said they are pro-union. 127 of 302 (42.1%) said they were anti-union. 19 respondents (9.6%) said they didn't care one way or the other. 5 were undecided. Today's Poll: Does downtown Coeur d'Alene have too many watering holes?

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'Obamacare' Vote Disappoints Vick 

State Sen. Steve Vick, R-Hayden Lake, tweets: "HB 117 Hearing, Opting out of Obamacare: I am terribly disappointed to tell you that the bill died on a voice vote in committee today. But I ask you today to remember the words of noted abolitionist Wendell...

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'Nullification' Dies In Senate Panel 14 

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, moved to send HB 117, the health care nullification bill, to the full Senate with a recommendation that it “do pass.” “I do believe that we as the states do have this right,” Fulcher said. “I believe that we must act.”...

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Kelcie: I Don't Enjoy Being A Girl 

Why is it that companies take advantage of essential materials for life? I don't want to sound whiny, but it seems especially targeted toward female products. Have you ever seen the price of a quality bra? And I could buy a whole meal at Applebee's...

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Student Sues For Not Making Team 33 

Item: Student sues coaches, Lakeland: Senior claims he didn't have fair shot at making hoops team/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A Lakeland High senior has filed a tort claim against the Lakeland School District, claiming two boys' basketball coaches caused him "emotional distress"...

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Marty: Jeers To Rep. Dick Harwood 

JEERS ... to Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St.Maries. Bet you expected public officials to look after your rights. Not so. Harwood would rather defend multinational oil companies. Case in point: the megaloads. There's every reason to question unprecedented large, wide, tall and heavy rolling roadblocks of...

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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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