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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

Columnist David Broder, 81, RIP 

David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes. Mr. Broder was often called the dean of the Washington press corps…

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Johnson: IEA Knocked Out Of Ring 

On Tuesday, the Idaho House approved the most political piece of State Superintendent Tom Luna's "education reform" effort and sent it on to receive a sure signature from Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Idahoans who care about schools - and politics - may look back on…

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Marty: Solons Trash Higher Ed, Too 

Instead of urging Idaho's young people to "go on" to college, perhaps the Albertson Foundation would do well to focus its efforts on the Legislature. At the rate lawmakers are disassembling Idaho's colleges and universities, there won't be any place in Idaho for its students…

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Boise Cops Oppose Guns On Campus 13 

Boise Police Department Lt. Tony Plott, pictured, told the House State Affairs Committee the department opposes HB 222, the campus guns bill. He said he's a lifetime NRA member, the father of three college-age daughters, and a second-generation law enforcement officer. “Conduct that most adults…

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AM Headlines -- 3.9.11

A large crane hoists a Hagadone Marine boat onto a display support at the site of the old Wilma Theater, 2nd & Sherman, in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Don Sausser, Huckleberries Eye On Downtown Coeur d'Alene, snapped this photo at 7:50 this morning through snowflakes and…

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A Voice Of Reason 

Brian Cronin D-Boise, speaks out against SB 1108, noting that some have described it as "medicine" the school system needs. "One person's medicine is another person's Kool-Aid, and I refuse to drink it," Cronin declared. The teacher contract bill passed the House after a debate…

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CdA, PF, Bonner Levies Pass 13 

CDA Q-1: 6882 yes, 3790 no (64.5%) ... 10672 of 37610 voted (28.4%) CDA Q-2: 5873 yes, 981 no (85.7%) ... 6854 of 37610 voted (18.2%) Post Falls: 1632 yes, 928 no (63.75%) ... Story here Bonner County: 3577 yes, (62.3%), 2163 no (37.7%) Kootenai…

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Nic: Don't Godwin Luna Plan 

Nic: Sorry, recallluna_2011, I went and “liked” your page and the first post from you that showed up in my news feed was a anti-union quote from Hitler. I can’t take you seriously if you’re going to Godwin the issue. Luna is may be an…

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Blanchette: Zags' Run Continues 

In the garden of Gonzaga basketball have grown any number of dubious truths. The Bulldogs are dragged down by a weak league, say. Their thoroughly spoiled devotees take the program’s prolonged dominance for granted. And the players – each recruiting class more highly regarded than…

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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.