Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 27° Cloudy

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.9.11 14 

I fell for all that negativity promoted by the Coeur d'Alene Press (via editorial and reader manipulated poll) and thought the two Coeur d'Alene School District options would fail miserably. Silly me. Not only did they pass, but they passed with strong numbers. Ditto for…

Continue reading this post »


Parting Shot -- 3.9.11 

Kristin Goodmansen, (smiling) below right, and teacher Allison Still, second from right, hold signs protesting changes in education being made in the Idaho state legislature on Seltice Way in Post Falls this afternoon. Teachers and some parents from the Post Falls schools took the street…

Continue reading this post »


41% Of Idahoans Have Passports 

At Boise Weekly, reporter Josh Gross writes: "Blogger C.G.P. Grey put together a state-by-state breakdown of passport holdership. With 41.24 percent holdership, Idaho is slightly above the middle of the pack, but we're getting our heinies hammered by New Jersey and their 68.36 percent. We're…

Continue reading this post »


PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.9.11 

5:57 p.m. A possible illegal burn is reported in 4200 block of Upper Hayden Lake Road. 5:56 p.m. Officer reports light at I-90 offramp onto H41 has been stuck on red for 15 minutes. 5:49 p.m. 2 CPD Blues are en route to serve a…

Continue reading this post »


PM Headlines -- 3.9.11

Hawaii's Anthony Salter, right, lunges for a loose ball past San Jose State's Adrian Oliver, left, during an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on earlier today in Las Vegas. San Jose State won and will face…

Continue reading this post »


Luna Claims 1st Teacher Casualty 52 

Gov. Butch Otter has yet to sign the Tom Luna's education "reforms" into law, and already the legislation has claimed its first teacher. Meghan Ridley, a special ed teacher who has won teacher of the year honors in the Lakeland School District, has had enough.…

Continue reading this post »


Teachers Forming Human Chain 

Hundreds of teachers and their supporters are ringing the state Capitol, many with red scarves tied across their mouths to signify their voices being silenced, in protest over the passage yesterday of SB 1108 and today's passage of SB 1110, the first two bills in…

Continue reading this post »


Mother Of All Bad Hair Days 

This Tuesday booking photo released by the Stamford, Conn., Police shows David C. Davis, 21, of New Haven, Conn., who was arrested Tuesday and charged with slashing another man in the back while he was in the middle of a haircut. Story here. (AP Photo/Stamford…

Continue reading this post »


NI Racists Say Bomber 'Lone Wolf' 

Members of the White Knights of the KKK in Hayden say the suspect arrested in connection to the bomb found along the MLK parade route in Spokane is not affiliated with their group. Shaun Winkler, the Imperial Wizard of the White Knights, says they have…

Continue reading this post »


DFO, You Need To Stay Neutral 52 

One commenter here at Hucks Online that I highly esteem admonished me privately via e-mail re: my tendency during the last coupla weeks to toss in my opinion on issues. Quote: "The question today, 'Would you like to approach the Idaho Legislature the same reckless…

Continue reading this post »


FBI Arrest Racist In MLK Bomb Try 35 

FBI agents cross the bridge on 12 Mile Road during their investigation of Kevin Harpham earlier today, near Addy, Wash. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) An ex-soldier with ties to the white supremacist movement has been taken into custody in connection with the planting of a…

Continue reading this post »



Boundary Levy Falls 158 Votes Short 

The $1.4-million School District 101 Maintenance and Operations levy fell by a margin of 158 votes today with 2,128 voters going to the polls, with 1,143 voting no to 985 voting yes. Only three of seven precincts supported the levy. Voters in the Valley View…

Continue reading this post »


'Grease' Sing-A-Long Set Saturday 

Actress Ellen Travolta joined Kerri Thoreson and Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater board members Ruth Pratt and Roberta Larsen on the air this morning to promote the big Grease! Sing-A-Long at North Idaho College on Saturday. The Inlander tells you more here. Question: Which "Grease" character…

Continue reading this post »


Libraries May Have To Filter Internet 13 

Legislation to require Idaho's public libraries to block offensive content on computers, such as pornography, is moving through the state Legislature. The House Education Committee passed the measure Wednesday. It now goes to the full House. Rep. Mack Shirley, R-Rexburg, says his bill would require…

Continue reading this post »


Hammond: Shake Out Bad Parts 

On his Facebook page, state Sen. Jim Hammond explains his philosophy for supporting Tom Luna's "reform" legislation: "The House has now passed the first two pieces of the education improvement effort. The third bill dealing with technology is being rewritten for the third time to…

Continue reading this post »


Crump: Essentials Of Idaho Chic 

I was standing at the gas pump the other day when the guy in the next lane observed that I have two wheel covers on the left side of my Toyota and none on the right. “Did you jump that sidewalk a little too fast?”…

Continue reading this post »


INW Headlines -- 3.9.11

An umbrella-toting pedestrian crosses the street in Portland, Ore., earlier today. A winter weather storm system is headed for the area with frigid temperatures and possible snow expected overnight. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Arrest made in MLK Day parade bomb attempt/Thomas Clouse, SR Idaho passes teacher…

Continue reading this post »


AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.9.11 

11:31 a.m. Caller reports a vehicle burglary in 400 block of LaCrosse/CdA. 11:19 a.m. Caller reports a man hitting a woman as he drives his red Chevy Blazer w/b on Lancaster from English Point Road/Hayden. 11:03 a.m. Patrol officer reports a disabled Honda Civic tagged…

Continue reading this post »


 (Rocky Castaneda)

Sun Sets Over The North Shore 

Rocky Castenada shot this photo of the sign setting over Hagadone Hospitality, City Beach and the Lake Coeur d'Alene north shore earlier this winter. You can see Rocky's fashion shots and other scenics from North Idaho and around the world at his Lake City Photography…

Continue reading this post »


Hucks Poll: Bench Klay Thompson 

Tuesday Poll: 85 of 146 (58.2%) respondents disagree with Coach Ken Bone's decision to allow WSU basketball star Klay Thompson to play in the Pac-10 tournament following his drug arrest last week. 57 of 146 (39%) agree that he should play after a one-game suspension.…

Continue reading this post »


Martinson Given More Time To Plea 

Sandra Kay Martinson, the former chief deputy clerk for Kootenai County facing trial for allegedly embezzling $130,000 over 10 years, allegedly spent a considerable amount of the money of a drag racing car and travel expenses related to drag racing. This, according to a David…

Continue reading this post »


Nonini Pushes Luna Bill Thru 44-26 

Update: House passes teacher merit pay bill 44-26/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise; and: How they voted (Eskridge only North Idaho legislator to oppose) “Pay for the performance will reward excellence in the classroom,” Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, told the House, opening debate on SB…

Continue reading this post »


David Stockton: Chip Off Old Block 

David Stockton is reminded of his famous bloodlines in every opposing gym he visits, but one taunt from a game back in December stands out. "The best sign was at Washington State," he recalled. "It said 'Stockton's Money = Stockton's Minutes.' That was my favorite…

Continue reading this post »


Hanging Out In Rose Lake

I double dog dare you to find a cuter animal photo than this one taken by Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images of a couple of unlikely buddies on a Rose Lake farm over the weekend. Question: Does your dog get along with cats -- and vice…

Continue reading this post »

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.