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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

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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Spelling Bee 

Caleb Matthew Miller, 11, from Monroe, La., spells his word in his hand during round two of the National Spelling Bee Wednesday in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Question: Are you a better speller than most others here at Hucks Online?

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$1M MM Ticket Sold In Kootenai Co 

A $1 million Mega Millions ticket for last night's draw was been sold in Kootenai County, according to the Idaho Lottery. The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that one ticket for last night’s Mega Millions draw matched all five of the first numbers, but not the…

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Gissel: Press Resurrects Chamberlain

re: Coeur d'Alene Press editorial telling Human Rights Task Force to quit living in the past The Task Force has listened to Neville Chamberlain style assertions for all the years of its existence. In fact the comment “If you don’t say anything about the Nazis,…

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SR: Spokane-Kootenai In It Together 

Trumpets sounding fanfares might be over the top for anything as wonkish as a “combined statistical area,” but Spokane and Kootenai counties’ new status in the eyes of the federal government deserves at least a respectful mention. With a combined population of 609,715, according to…

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Stewart Responds To Press Editorial 

re: Coeur d'Alene Press editorial Sunday telling Human Rights Task Force to quit living in the past It is with no anger or retribution that I share with all of you my grief over the setback this editorial could do to the advancement of human…

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AM Headlines -- 6.1.11

A dramatic show flows over Shoshone Falls with water gushing at 18,500 cubic-feet per second Friday on the Snake River near Twin Falls. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman: Darin Oswald) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Clouds, showers greet start of June/Mike Prager, SR…

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TJR: 'Little Joe' Welker & Killebrew

The passing of the great Harmon Killebrew recently caused a few Idaho political, history and baseball junkies to reflect on another guy from Payette, Idaho – one-term wonder Sen. Herman Welker. Welker is mostly forgotten to history these days, and probably deserves to be, except…

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AG Reviews Sims' 'Conflict' Complaint 

Item: Attorney General reviews conflict of interest rules: Rep. Kathy Sims sent letter asking for help with interpretation/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The Idaho Attorney General's Office is reviewing letters regarding rules related to conflicts of interest when it comes to city officials…

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Idaho Ed: A Race To The Bottom 

Idaho ranks 50th in the nation for per-pupil spending on schools, a measurement for which the state perennially has scored a low ranking. Now, according to the latest U.S. census report released last week, Idaho’s ranking for per capita spending based on personal income in…

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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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