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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011

Poll: Online Flirtations = Infidelity

Tuesday Poll: A whopping 85 percent of Hucks Nations believes a person's online flirtations, including explicit ones, count as infidelity. 152 of 179 respondents (84.92%) said online flirtations equal infidelity. Only 20 of 179 repondents (11.17%) said they don't reveal infidelity. 7 (3.45%) were undecided.…

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Mother Writes Of Loss Of Child 

In a guest opinion in today's Coeur d'Alene Press, Paula Austin writes poignantly re: the inexpressible pain of losing a child. Paula is the mother of former Coeur d'Alene High athlete Devon Austin, who was killed along with friend Ryan Rhinehart, in a crash involving…

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Mary: Pay Attention Darnit 

At OpenCDA.com today, Mary Souza introduces an open thread by continuing to complain that Coeur d'Alene City Council members routinely take notes and don't look at speakers during the public comments period. Now, I can't say if that's truly the case. Quoth Mary: "Why do…

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Trillhaase: Denney Protects Denney 

Idaho always has tolerated an element of good old boy politics. Its lawmakers self-policed themselves. But at least when the political parties were more balanced, a natural tension kept legislators honest. The good old boys also operated under a honor system. In the Senate, a…

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AM Headlines -- 6.8.11

Dalton Elementary first-grader Grace Ellison waits for instruction before planting her pumpkin sprout in The Roots Community Supported Agriculture garden in Dalton Gardens on Tuesday. The community supported agriculture program of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance partnered with Dalton Elementary to provide a hands-on learning experience…

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Luna Mum re: Investigating Teachers 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna warned educators last month they could be fired for politicking at school, but says he can't disclose whether any are under investigation. Luna's spokeswoman, Melissa McGrath, wrote last week that "at least 10 informal complaints" had been filed with…

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Hammes: Count Wolves Same Way 

So what do they do when they aren’t counting dead birds? It is at no small risk that we even broach this subject. That is there is a danger this could all be misconstrued. So let the record show that we are unequivocally opposed to…

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Kevin: Another Denney Ethics Mess 

The Legislature’s most recent ethics investigation was hardly House Speaker Lawerence Denney’s finest moment. Hayden Republican Rep. Phil Hart relinquished his vice chairmanship of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee — which seemed only fitting, since the self-styled tax protester faced allegations of repeatedly blowing…

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Jeb Bush To Meet Luna Techies 

Item: Luna schedules Jeb Bush to address first tech task force meeting/Associated Press More Info: Public schools chief Tom Luna says two former governors will visit Idaho next week to help him kick off the first meeting of his technology task force. Former Florida Gov.…

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Press: Wanda Quinn Pick Gets A+ 

Although critics say the deal was rigged from the get-go - and we have been outspoken critics of the tendency for school board trustees to retire/resign and then appoint their replacements, rather than let voters decide - we can't argue with the selection of Quinn.…

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Spokane-CdA Rivals Boise In Size

Item: Spokane, Coeur d’Alene now one statistical region/John Stucke, SR More Info: In the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have been merged into a single metropolitan area with a population of 609,000 people. The combined statistical area “Spokane-Coeur d’Alene” ranks…

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Huckleberries Online

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.