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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

High Noon: Road To Cancer Recovery 

Martha Zito knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed. When her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008, Zito became her caregiver. “I had to make all the appointments and take care of the details – the paperwork,” said Zito. “I was so busy,...

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Senate OKs 1st Of Luna's Bills 20-15 

Update: SB 1108 has passed the Senate on a rather close 20-15 vote, with bipartisan opposition. The Senate has now moved immediately to take up SB 1110, the teacher performance pay bill. “I've received more email on this bill than any other bill in my...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.24.11 

A form of summer transportation is covered winter snowfall in Coeur d'Alene Thursday after a 24-hour snowfall total of about a foot in the city by the lake. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Noonish: Mike Perry/KHQ tweets: "The winds are so strong near Hwy 41 they...

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Hucks Online: Concealed Weapons

Wednesday Poll: 110 of 177 respondents (62.2%) said they don't support legislation before the Idaho Legislature that would allow Idahoans to carry concealed weapons without permits. 66 of 177 (37.3%) support the bill. One person was undecided. Edgar Steele Poll: 60 of 90 respondents (66.7%)...

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Last Demo: Why So Anti-Union? 31 

Pro-union demonstrators show signs to passing drivers outside the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Ill., Thursday. About 30 Democratic members of the Indiana House of Representatives are staying at the hotel after fleeing Indianapolis this week to avoid voting on labor- and education-related legislation they oppose....

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John: Best Time To Overhaul McEuen 

JohnA: I think MikeK is right to defer the question of cost until the plan is more firmly in place. That said, there clearly has never been a better time to build. Public works contracts I’ve seen lately are coming in well below engineer’s estimates,...

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Libya Rebellion Gooses Gas Prices 

A local convenience store in Lawrence, Kan., had to improvise when fuel prices required more number two's than were on hand Thursday. Oil prices rose again Thursday as the rebellion in Libya appeared to have shut down even more oil production than previously estimated. (AP...

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Spokane, Tacoma Struggle For No. 2

What do you give someone when you’ve already given them the greatest present they’ll ever know? I ask because I lost a bet and have to pay off. I didn’t really lose the bet myself as much as I lost it on behalf of all...

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Adam: Fear, Loathing In Ed Reform 27 

The anti-education left has on its side, the powerful allies of fear and loathing of the unknown. Most voters know what a brick and mortar public school operating for a set number of periods with teachers in every classroom looks like. This whole online learning...

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K-12 Speaker Backs Luna Plans 10 

A man Newsweek once called America’s most influential baby boomer in education comes to the Idaho Statehouse Thursday to support online education and Idaho schools chief Tom Luna’s reform bills. Tom Vander Ark, pictured, who oversaw $3.5 billion in grants as head of the Bill...

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AM Headlines -- 2.24.11 

Coeur d'Alene's Carli Rosenthal (24) tries to get aournd the defense of Lewiston's Savannah Blinn (21) during a State Girls 5A Basketball Championship game between Lewiston Bengals and Coeur d'Alene Vikings at the Idaho Center in Nampa on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Rosenthal has committed to...

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Lowe Firing Costing $25K Per Month 

The firing of former state Transportation Director Pam Lowe, and defending the resulting wrongful-termination lawsuit, is costing Idaho about $25,000 a month, the Idaho Statesman reports today, with the state's legal bills for the outside lawyers it's hired to handle the case now at $257,913...

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Zags Face Gaels In WCC Showdown

A win over Saint Mary’s, which has lost only once at home, to Utah State last Saturday, and another over San Diego on Saturday would guarantee Gonzaga (19-9, 9-3) at least a share of title No. 11, trailing only UCLA’s 13-year run (1967-79, Pac-8/10) as...

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"It feels like December," said Ryan Jacobson as he brushed snow from his car in Browne's Addition Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 in Spokane. Nearly a foot of snow blanketed Spokane and Coeur d'Alene overnight. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Blizzard Dumps 11 Inches Of Snow 

After nearly a foot of snow blanketed the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas, the National Weather Service has another treat in store. A blizzard warning is in effect until noon today for most of the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas as well as Bonners Ferry,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 2.23.11 26 

I'd guess Councilman Ron Edinger is getting ready to run for re-election again, judging from the way he's been cozying up to the Reagan Republicans and OpenCDA crowd in the last few weeks. He's certainly making it harder for the aforementioned to run someone against...

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P.S. Jesus Statue Overlooks Whitefish 

Lyle Burke of Alberta, Canada poses with a statue of Jesus Christ near the top of Chair 2 at Big Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont., on Sunday. Passers-by have visited and had their photos taken with the iconic statue since it was first installed in...

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Boisean Begins Luna Recall Drive 22 

Some Idahoans are at the boiling point when it comes to education reform. But now an official petition calling for Idaho's school chief to step down is circulating. "Last night I scanned in the petition," said Nancy Berto, petition organizer. "I started emailing it to...

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Obama Drops Defense Of DOMA 

President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which has since 1996 banned federal recognition of same-sex unions. The announcement was made in a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to congressional leaders in relation...

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PM Headlines -- 2.23.11 

Don Sausser snapped this photo of the waterfront 15 minutes ago. He e-mails: "Near City docks, waning storm clouds are reflected in open water surrounded by a thin layer of ice." Snow snarling afternoon commute/Mike Prager, SR All Washington congressional districts to shrink/Jim Camden, SR...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.23.11 

Here's the whiteout scene that KHQ's Mike Perry ran into as he drove south on H95 from Coeur d'Alene a few minutes ago. 5:21 p.m. Java on Sherman reports an unwanted person in coffee shop. 5:15 p.m. Vehicles on slick hill along Kathleen Avenue are...

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Merit Pay Splits YouTube Star, IEA 

On Monday, Jonny Saunders, a student at Timberline High School in Boise, unleashed a powerful speech against education reform plans proposed by Superintendent Tom Luna, an address that has become a local YouTube hit, garnering more than 18,000 views in less than 48 hours on...

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Denney Cig Bill Angers Idaho Tribes 11 

The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs is meeting in the state Capitol today, and its members expressed strong concerns about the introduction of legislation today regarding tobacco taxes on reservations without any consultation with the tribes. “Nobody's ever talked to us, approached us,” said Chief...

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Kids Say The Darndest Things 

Toadman: Blame the snow on our three year old. Yesterday my wife said he stood at our window watching it try to snow, but not stick, and said: “HEY GOD! COULD YOU PLEASE LET IT SNOW ALL THE SNOW THERE IS?!” I may have to...

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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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