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Sea-Tac Area Cafe Bans TSA Agents 15 

Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List. "We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren't allowed...

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Steve: You Should Stay In Bed

When I was 5, I used to run with scissors. When I was 10, I sledded — with the sled pointing in the wrong direction — down Red Hill in Pocatello. When I was 15, I drove a Volkswagen Beetle whose floorboards had rusted away....

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Steele's Lawyer Wants Trial Moved 

Edgar Steele's lawyers want his murder-for-hire trial moved to Wyoming. A change of venue request filed by Robert McAllister and Gary Amendola cites “negative pre-trial publicity” that will hinder finding an impartial jury in North Idaho. The lawyers say ongoing news coverage, including the release...

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INW Headlines -- 2.23.11

A tractor-trailer sits in the ditch at the scene of an accident on U.S. Highway 95 about three miles north of Moscow Tuesday, after a snowstorm hit the region. No one was injured in the accident. Scanner Traffic is picking up numerous crashes & rollovers...

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High Noon: Lefse, Anyone? 16 

On her Facebook wall, Taryn Hecker-Thompson writes that her mother-in-law will be teaching her how to make lefse this afternoon -- and that she's frantically cleaning the house before the cleaning lady shows up because she doesn't want Phil's mom to see the current mess...

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Raul Labrador's Ritzy Meeting Flier 26 

As you know, Congressman Raul Labrador is death on taxes and spending. Yet, as one Coeur d'Alene resident points out to Huckleberries Online, he used his franking privileges to send out an impressive flier inviting Coeur d'Alene area residents to his town hall in the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.23.11

12:05 a.m. A child was injured at Harrison Elementary when he ran into the monkey bars. 12:03 a.m. Roy @ 4855 Ohio Match reports someone purporting to be a Microsoft technician called to ask him turn on his business computer. 11:51 a.m. An elderly woman...

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DanG On McEuen: Show Me The $$$ 

Dan Gookin: Even so, the big nut in the McEuen fruitcake is the cost. The public has a right to know how much it will be paying, not only for the whole enchilada but (as Mr. Edinger mentioned over and over yesterday) the maintenance and...

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An Egyptian Baby Named Facebook 

A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl "Facebook" Jamal Ibrahim (his name.) The girl's family, friends, and...

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Poll: Taser Cop Didn't Deserve Firing

Tuesday Poll: 90 of 163 respondents (55.2%) voted that former Post Falls police officer Ian Johnson shouldn't have been fired for pretending to use a Taser on a friend while on duty. 61 of 163 respondents (37.4%) support the firing. 12 were undecided. Today's Question:...

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Lindsay Lohan Faces Theft Charge 

Lindsay Lohan is surrounded by photographers as she leaves Los Angeles Superior Court on earlier today. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday he would sentence her to jail if she accepted a plea deal from prosecutors to avoid trial...

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Kerri: 5 Years Later ... Life Is Good 

Five years ago tomorrow I received two coronary arterial stents at Kootenai Heart Center. I was 53 years old. February is Heart Health Month but every month it's important to listen to your heart. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of...

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Moscow Prepares For Hamptonfest 

As the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival approaches, businesses in Moscow are preparing for the mass amount of people who will be in town. The University of Idaho ticket office is continuing to sell tickets and has almost sold out for Friday nights show. "Tickets...

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Reed: Law Prohibits McEuen Vote 14 

In a 9-page report presented to the General Services Committee Tuesday, attorney Scott Reed argues that state law prohibits the City Council for asking for a public vote on proposed McEuen Field changes. Writes Reed: "The McEuen Park Plan is an administrative action, not legislative,...

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Dennis: Murdered For Sharing Bibles 25 

As I read the reports of the four American citizens who were brutally shot and killed yesterday by Somali pirates, I had to stop and ask the question of myself in the title, above. What would I give my life for? These Christians gave their...

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AM Headlines -- 2.23.11 

Only five years after opening a convention center expansion, the Spokane Public Facilities District is pressing ahead with another expansion. This one would cost $60 miiion. Jonathan Brunt SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Snow,...

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NI Guitarist Has Stars In His Eyes

Caden Davis steps off the stage as the crowd cheers. The singer/guitarist, along with his band, are at the end of a particularly aggressive set: AC/DC, Ted Nugent, ZZ Top, plus an original or two thrown in for good measure.They've traveled to Smelterville to play...

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Marty: Luna Guilty Of Political Fraud 

mid all the weekend revelations about Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna's effort to create a multimillion-dollar market for his friends in the online education industry is something hiding in plain sight: Luna didn't just concoct eliminating 770 teaching jobs, crowding more kids into smaller classes...

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White House Grill Switches Sign 24 

Raci at White House Grill would rather switch than fight. Now that he's received considerable publicity for posting the sign on his building that originally said: "Do to boredom, Obama, etc., we need your money," he has changed his sign. You can see what it...

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Kevin: The Year Of The Protest 

There is, at least, one good thing about the contentious and difficult 2011 legislative session. On the issues that matter most, Idahoans are the most engaged. On Saturday, about 1,000 Idahoans gathered at the Statehouse to protest cuts to Medicaid, one of 17 rallies held...

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Harwood Targets Megaload Lawsuits 

Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, has introduced legislation requiring anyone who files a lawsuit against a transportation project on state highways to post a bond equal to 5 percent of the value of the items being hauled, and if the plaintiffs lose the lawsuit, the...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 2.22.11 

Idaho Reporter has been watching the views on that 10-minute YouTube video in which Timberline High student Jonny Sanders of Boise schools Superintendent Tom Luna on this education "reform" ideas. The video has received 8383 views and counting. You can see it here. Now, for...

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'Desperate Housewives' Desperate

Oh, let me count the ways I used to be a fan of "Desperate Housewives." That's right - past tense. After tonight's episode, I quit. I have watched every episode three or four times. I have bonded to Terry Hatcher, as Susan. I have related...

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