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PM Scanner Traffic -- 2.22.11

5:39 p.m. Traffic lights on Hayden Avenue @ H41 aren't recycling. 5:30 p.m. Rathdrum area woman named Barbara reports UPS truck almost ran her off road. 5:13 p.m. Caller reports an injured animal on road @ 4th & Neider/CdA. 4:53 p.m. German shepherd is chasing...

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PM: NIC Wrestler Eyes National Title

North Idaho wrestler Jeremy Bommarito lifts his opponent during practice in Coeur d'Alene recently. NIC will compete in the NCJAA national championships on Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. Mike Vlahovich SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Public vote unlikely for McEuen...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 2.22.11 

A woman in a fur coat watches a sexy mannequin at a flee market in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on an icecold Tuesday. Temperatures went down minus 5 degrees Celsius, the forecast predicts sunny but cold weather for the next days. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Martin...

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Elevator Baby 

Patrick and Crystal Leming of Lecompton are pictured with their infant daughter Alyssa in their Lecompton, Kan., home on Monday. Alyssa was born in a Kansas hospital elevator Friday. (AP Photo/Journal-World, Nick Krug) Question: Were you or your children born somewhere other than a hospital?

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North Idaho Blogs -- 2.22.11

Here's another of Raymond Pert's "faceless photography." In his Kellogg Bloggin' post today, he has several black-and-white portraits under the heading: "Prayer." More here. Happy birthday, George & Abe/A Butterfly Moment Can you say "Rickets"?/Accidental Rabbit Trails Note to Congress -- work for free/Arch Druid...

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15 Inches Of Snow For Bonners Ferry 

Heavy snow has been falling in portions of North Idaho today with up to 15 inches measured in the Bonners Ferry area through about 1 p.m. At the same time, winter storm warnings were issued for Wednesday and Thursday for Northeast Washington and North Idaho...

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New Zealand Earthquake 12 

The Christchurch, New Zealand, suburb of Bexley is flooded following an earthquake, earlier today. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday Tuesday, killing and trapping dozens in one of the country's worst natural disasters. (AP/ New Zealand Herald photo: Mark...

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UI Poll: Ranchers Remain Popular 

Item: Poll shows ranchers are getting more popular, not less/Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman More Info: The University of Idaho poll found that 89 percent of Idaho residents approve of livestock grazing as a legitimate practice on public lands, and 85 percent support it as an...

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Ladybug! Ladybug! Fly Away Home 

A ladybug leaves a trail as it makes its way across a rain speckled window in Woolwich, Maine. With spring just around the corner, ladybugs are awakening and coming indoors. (AP file photo/Pat Wellenbach) Question: I spotted a ladybug in my upstairs bathroom over the...

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Legislature Unfriending Lots Of Folks 10 

If you're wealthy, straight, don't belong to a union and have no disabilities, the Idaho Legislature likes you. But if you take part in any social services, are gay or lesbian, have disabilities, belong to a union or live in the wrong area, most state...

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Concealed Weapons Sans Permits? 

Though no one appears to know when the first shot will be fired, law enforcement officials around the state are concerned about a looming proposal to change Idaho’s gun law. The proposal, which is supported by the National Rifle Association but has no lawmaker’s name...

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McEuen Field Public Vote Try Dies 

Mike Kennedy, chairman of the General Services Committee, told Huckleberries after today's meeting that the public vote issue for McEuen Field is dead. He said he discussed the matter with the city attorney's office. Unless Councilman Ron Edinger can prove that the matter wasn't properly...

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Montana Guv: Nullification unAmerican 13 

Gov. Brian Schweitzer, pictured, told fellow Democrats Monday that bills advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature to "nullify" federal laws in Montana are "anti-American" and do nothing to solve problems faced by the state. Schweitzer, speaking to a meeting of House Democrats, said if Montanans and...

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INW Headlines -- 2.22.11

The next megaload to travel east from the Port of Lewiston on U.S. Highway 12, weather permitting, will be a test load for ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil, to see if one of these bright-blue steel refinery structures built for the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada, would...

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Kennedy Panel Studies McEuen Vote 21 

A Berry Picker tells Huckleberries that approximately 60 people are attending a General Services Committee meeting re: a possible public vote on proposed McEuen Field changes that began at noon at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. The three-member committee is chaired by Councilman Mike Kennedy....

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Local Man Has George Washington Tie 

Bob Asbury of Liberty Lake, is a descendant of George Washington's brother Samuel Washington pictured in the portrait on the wall. Mike Prager's SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Question: Are you related to someone important?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 2.22.11

11:55 a.m. Jacob in security office reports drug pipe found in WalMart/Hayden parking lot. 11:50 a.m. EMTs are checking out man w/medical problem parked near KMC resource office. 11:34 a.m. 70YO man is unconscious after suffering heart problem @ doctor's office on Mullan/PF 11:01 a.m....

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House OKs Anti-Union Bills 

The House has voted 55-14 in favor of SB 1006, to ban project labor agreements in public works construction contracts, a measure strongly opposed by union workers; the Senate-passed bill now moves to the governor's desk. Backers, including House sponsor Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls,...

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IACI Bankrolls Otter/Luna Phone Call 

Thousands of Idahoans participated in a telephone town hall led by Gov. Butch Otter and other advocates of school reform. Monday night’s forum was paid for by the state’s largest business lobby, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. Otter was joined by the author...

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Poll: Thinking Less Of Denney 

Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation thinks less of House Speaker Lawerence Denney for his role in (mis)handling ethics problems involving Rep. Phil Hart's tax and timber problems. 85 of 92 respondents (92.4%) said they think less of Denney now than before the various ethics complaints...

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Senate R's To Mull Ed Bills In Private 

"She's supposed to go to kindergarten in the fall," said Olivia Rhodes' stepfather, Darren Thiesen, of Rathdrum, as Rhodes held her sign at the education rally in Coeur d'Alene on Monday. Hundreds gathered at Coeur d'Alene City Hall and marched to the Human Rights Education...

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Dennis: Luna Gets 'F' On PR Front 

I have a feeling that the anti-reform teachers, parents and children are rising up and Tom Luna is losing the PR war. The incredible lack of countering the highly successful anti-reform earned media coverage is potentially devastating to the Supe's plan. His and his staff's...

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Bill Bans Shackling Inmates In Labor 

An Idaho lawmaker wants to prohibit the restraint of female prisoners during child birth to protect the state from potential litigation. Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, says a dozen other states are considering similar legislation this year in the wake of a 2009 ruling in...

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Rep Wants EPA Out Of Silver Valley 

New Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, introduced her first bill today, 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 which chairman Tom...

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