Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 52° Cloudy

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3.29.11 

You could have made a bundle of money if you'd bet that Washington State would be the last Inland Northwest team playing basketball this spring. The Cougs have taken us all the way to the Major League Baseball season that begins Thursday, doobies and all.…

Continue reading this post »




Marianne: Time To Give Dog A Bath 

It's supposed to be in the 50s-plus tomorrow through Friday, so some of my animals around here----stinky dogs and itchy horses---are gonna get some baths in that warm weather. When stinky dogs stink at least 50 feet away, it's time to do something. Even if…

Continue reading this post »


PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.29.11 

5:21 p.m. Caller reports another driver tossed pen from white Olds, hitting his car @ H95 & Hayden. 4:43 p.m. Jifi Stop Exxon @ 2501 N. 4th/CdA wants to see an officer re: shoplifting. 4:25 p.m. Hail reportedly has caused a driver to slide off…

Continue reading this post »


PM: EWU Introduces New Cage Coach

Jim Hayford is introduced as the new EWU Head Basketball Coach during a press conference at the Spokane Club in downtown Spokane, Wash. Tuesday March 29, 2011. The former Whitworth University coach has won nearly 80% of his games over 10 season at Whitworth. Story…

Continue reading this post »


APhoto Of The Day -- 3.29.11 

One seagull attempts to eat a starfish as another gull looks on the docks at Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Wednesday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward) Top Cutlines 1. Kevin Taylor rendition of "Swinging on a Star" 2.…

Continue reading this post »


Only 1 Urban Renewal Bill Still Alive 

Idaho lawmakers considered 10 different pieces of reforms to urban renewal agencies this year, but so far just one plan that passed the Senate Tuesday has a chance to become law if signed by the governor and if changes are approved by the House. The…

Continue reading this post »


Senate OKs 'Conscience' Law 21-13 

The Senate has voted 21-13 in favor of HB 187, the “narrow fix” to Idaho's “conscience” law to address living wills. The conscience law allows any health care provider to refuse to provide any type of treatment that violates the provider's conscience, if it has…

Continue reading this post »


CdA Tribe Demands Stossel Apology 61 

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is demanding Fox News employee John Stossel apologize for his on-air remarks regarding Native Americans and why the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs exists. Coeur d’Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allan sent a letter to Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes…

Continue reading this post »


Golfer Loses $2665 In Clubs, Bag 

A Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Course player learned a lesson about leaving his clubs lying around where someone could walk off with them. Dale Foss, 59, of Coeur d'Alene, lost $2665 worth of clubs, including a $400 driver and bag full of irons when he…

Continue reading this post »


Robb Report: Ultimate Home 24 

Although the Robb Report doesn't name names of the individuals who own the "Ultimate 2009 Home," it isn't too hard for North Idahoans to guess who they might be. The home occupies 32,000 square feet on a hilltop site above Palm Desert, Calif. And the…

Continue reading this post »


Idaho-Bred Cartoonist Has New Book 

Twin Falls-bred cartoonist Brian Crane, creator of the Pickles comic strip that appears in 700 newspapers including the Times-News, has a new book out, writes Steve Crump of the Twin Falls Times-News. It’s the fifth compilation of cartoons from the 20-year-old strip, called How Come…

Continue reading this post »


Study: Pain, Heartache Tied Together 

Like a jab in the arm with a red-hot poker, social rejection hurts. Literally. A new study finds that our brains make little distinction between the sting of being rebuffed by peers -- or by a lover, boss or family member -- and the physical…

Continue reading this post »


Wal-Mart Sex Bias Suit Important 

On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest employment discrimination class-action suit in American history. In 2001, Betty Dukes sued Wal-Mart for sex discrimination in a lawsuit filed on behalf of every woman who worked for the company…

Continue reading this post »


INW: Vandersloot Wins Honors

Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga comes off the floor for the last time to a standing ovation and hugs from her teammates. Gonzaga lost to Stanford on Monday 83-60 to end their run in the NCAA Tournament at the Elite Eight. Vandersloot has been named to…

Continue reading this post »


High Noon: Will Burp ABCs For Work 

In the bi-weekly Off The Cuff column in the UIdaho Argonaut, Copy Desk Chief Kelli Hadley writes: "Someone please hire me in May. I work really well on very few hours of sleep, and sometimes people tell me I’m smart. Also, I can burp the…

Continue reading this post »


AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.29.11 

11:57 a.m. Driver reports a piece of material flew from semi & trailer, hitting his vehicle & causing hood to pop off on w/b H53 @ M/P 2.5 (Hollister Drive). 11:51 a.m. Tubbs Hill hiker reports finding quantity of beer cans, a broken necklace, &…

Continue reading this post »


AP All-America List w/o Vandersloot 

The 2010-11 AP Women's All-America college basketball team consists of, from left, Texas A&M's Danielle Adams, Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen, Ohio State's Jantel Lavender, Connecticut's Maya Moore and Baylor's Brittney Griner. Story here. (AP Photo/File) Question: Why do you suppose Courtney Vandersloot isn't on the list,…

Continue reading this post »


Butterfly: 10 Things RE: Potty Training

1. I've done it three times. 2. Each time was very different. 3. It's not easy or fun. 4. It's the first thing parents have to actually teach their children. Eating, rolling, crawling, walking, talking all seem to come naturally. Pottying in the potty? Not…

Continue reading this post »


Porn Site Hacks KPBX Facebook Page

Spokane Public Radio station KPBX last week discovered that its Facebook page had attracted the wrong kind of friend. In the middle of its spring pledge drive, station staff on Friday spent several hours scrambling to remove a Facebook link to a sexually explicit website…

Continue reading this post »


North Shore By Flashlight

"So," posts Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images, "I went back (Sunday night), with a working flashlight and allowed myself more time. I like this much better, but if I'd have used the flashlight to do some light painting on those rocks during the two minute exposure,…

Continue reading this post »


Idaho Dems Rip $100K Suit Payment 

Democratic Party leaders are unhappy with legislative budget writers' decision this week to pay the state Republican Party $100,000 for attorney fees after the state lost a GOP-led lawsuit in federal court over Idaho's open primary. In early March, U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill ruled…

Continue reading this post »


Hucks Poll: Most To Sign Up Repub

Monday Poll: Predictably, a plurality of Hucks Nation will register as Republicans if forced to do so in the 2012 spring primaries. 82 of 175 respondents (46.86%) said they'd register as Republicans, if the Idaho Legislature, as expected, changes the law to require registration. 44…

Continue reading this post »


Pullman Drug Arrests Unusually High 

Item: Pot arrests disproportionately high in Pullman/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR More Info: Last year, Pullman police arrested 104 people for misdemeanor marijuana possession; the city’s population is about 29,800. In Spokane, a city of 208,916 people, 221 were arrested on the same charge. According to the…

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.