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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

CdA Man Charged w/Child Enticement

1st reported at 3:40 p.m. on Huckleberries PM Scanner Traffic A Coeur d'Alene man who offered a grandmother money for her granddaughters in the 1000 block of Third Street in Coeur d'Alene was arrested and charged with attempted child enticing, disturbing the peace and attempted…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 6.1.11 13 

I'm already replacing tomato plants that couldn't withstand the constant rain of May. Mebbe I'll wait until this weekend to see if predicted 70-80 degree temperatures will stay around for a bit. The rest of the warm-weather veggies -- bell peppers, eggplants, zucchini, yellow squash,…

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Parting Shot -- 6.1.11

A adult black bear runs through Tualatin Elementary School yard earlier today in Tualatin, Ore. Police in Tualatin, just south of Portland, tracked the bear roaming in a wooded area near the elementary school. The bear was later caught near the school. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Family Motto: You Get What You Get 

I don't know if this one belongs to Cindy or to her friend Jill Barville. But it seemed like a nice conversation starter for late in the afternoon: "When our oldest son started preschool, his teacher told the class: 'You get what you get and…

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Olson Named New CdA High Principal 

Warren Olson will take the helm of the Viking ship at Coeur d’Alene High School, according to a Coeur d'Alene School District announcement this afternoon. Olson brings years of administrative and leadership experience to his new role of Principal at CHS. Now principal at Fernan…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.1.11 

5:50 p.m. Trailer evacuated @ Maple & Wyoming/Hayden due to strong smell of electrical burning. 5:44 p.m. Caller from disabled vehicle reports losing wheel & drive line on I-90 @ 4th of July Pass. 5:12 p.m. Caller reports man dragged a girl to red pickup…

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PM Headlines -- 6.1.11

In covering a state championship track meet last week, Colin Mulvany/Snaps & Frames came across this fellow who collapsed at the finish line of his 4X4 relay race. "Some of the photos I take defy a journalism category," writes Colin. "Sometimes it is just a…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 6.1.11 15 

Donald Trump makes a point as he walks with former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in New York City as they make their way to a scheduled meeting Tuesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Top Cutline: 1. Unable to Trump his appeal, the…

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Welcome To KCCD ... Now Scram! 12 

A Berry Picker spotted two pieces of paper pasted outside the old P&Z office in the Kootenai County Courthouse. The first piece of paper that the county agency has a new name: "Kootenai County Community Development." On the paper below is this bureaucratic statement of…

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NIdaho Blogs -- 6.1.11 

Taryn Hecker-Thompson and hubby, Phil, were driving on the back roads of Farragut State Park when they got stuck behind a very slow-moving crowd of llama cart people. Explains Taryn: "It was a while before we could pass because one of the llamas was acting…

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Otter To Campaign Against Referenda 14 

Idaho Gov. Otter vowed today to personally campaign against the voter referendum to overturn this year's school reform legislation, even as the tally of Idahoans signing petitions to place the measures on the ballot hit the 65,000 mark - nearly 20,000 more than the number…

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Dad Shot w/Arrow For Grounding Kid 11 

A Washington state man remained in serious condition after police said his 15-year-old daughter shot him with an arrow for taking her cell phone away.Police told ABC News the arrow struck the torso of the 35-year-old father, who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in…

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CdA Driver Almost Hits Cop, Arrested

A dozing driver nearly crashed into an off-duty Spokane police officer Tuesday evening, the Spokane Valley Police Department said today. Clarence R. Keesler, 49, of Coeur d'Alene, was arrested for misdemeanor reckless driving and making false statements after allegedly telling Spokane Valley police he was…

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Carlson: Rebuild Teton Dam Or Not? 

Thirty-five years ago this week the Teton Dam in eastern Idaho catastrophically collapsed on June 5, 1976, causing the deaths of 11 people, millions of dollars in damages as well as displacing hundreds from their homes and ruining thousands of acres of productive cropland. Governor…

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Stickman: Tubbs Hill Is Safe 

Stickman: I was actually sitting in the park when the five youts ran by. I should have gotten their plate number, but it was dark and it happened so quick. I have been watching over this side of the hill for a very long time…

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Obama Retreats From Wilderness Plan 

The Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection, the Associated Press reports. In a memo today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his agency will not designate any of…

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Crump: Don't Expect Hug From Me 

I’m of Swedish extraction, and like all Scandinavians we have a hard time embracing humanity. It’s not that we’re aloof, exactly; just fumbling. A Swede has all the natural physical grace of a roller-skating buffalo. Other folks are much more at ease with a hug…

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INW Headlines -- 6.1.11

A half-submerged pathway lantern lights the way for passing geese as they ply the swollen Willamette River waters in Portland, Ore., earlier today. Heavy Spring runoff coupled with recent heavy rains keep the areas at high levels.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) Cartoon: Ultraconservatives push GOP to edge/David…

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High Noon: Flipping Off Someone 11 

My blog sidekick Cindy reported on her Facebook wall that she's never flipped anyone off. Rather, she said, "I usually just shake my head sadly. Sometimes, I throw my hands up in the air but that makes it difficult to steer." To which one friend…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.1.11 

Noonish: Caller reports an unkempt, older transient lingering around mailboxes on the Rimrock, pretending to hitchhike whenever a vehicle passed. Noonish: Someone may be burning a camper trailer illegally @ Prairie & Carolwood/Post Falls. 11:36 a.m. A disorderly female transient is seeking rides in front…

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Kevin Taylor Leaving Inlander 

So how’s this for a Last Word: I am leaving The Inlander after almost exactly seven years. Buh-bye! OK, so I realize I just wrote at least 11 — or possibly even 12 — words, depending on your view of hyphens. (No one has ever…

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St. Maries Student Accused Of Sexting

A St. Maries High School student could be facing felony charges. In the past two years there have been two “sexting” incidents at the school. “I don’t have a term for it really,” St. Maries High School principal John Cordell said. “They are sending nude…

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Moyle Bellies Up to Fed Hog Trough 10 

Relying on the Environmental Working Group's data base, IdahoReporter.Com found Lt. Gov. Brad Little and 18 lawmakers accepted $4.3 million in farm subsidies in the years between 1995 and 2009. Among these are some of the most conservative, anti-government, pro-free market acolytes you'll find anywhere.…

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Poll: NIdaho Still Has Racism Problem

Tuesday Poll: 84 of 151 respondents (55.63%) say North Idaho still has a problem with racism that requires the ongoing vigilance of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. 64 of 151 respondents (42.38%) say North Idaho doesn't have a racism problem. 3 were…

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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.