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INW: Radio Shack: No Free Guns 

Steve Strand, who has owned the Radio Shack in Hamilton, Mont., for seven years, poses in front of his store Tuesday. Strand said he is going to fight any effort to stop his sales promotion that allows customers with a clean record to get a…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.30.11

11:59 a.m. Spokane deputies want Coeur d'Alene tribal police to check on horses that are running loose along H58 & M/P 1-2 (Rock Creek Bridge). 11:17 a.m. A parked, black-and-white car has blocked view @ Miles & Camp/Hayden for 2 weeks. 11:09 a.m. Lewiston police…

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Wild Turkeys Visit Fortgrounds 

Dan Gookin snapped these 10 good-sized wild turkeys wandering through the Fortgrounds this morning. Emails Dan: "The cat was going nuts, but they were big birds. I remember seeing turkeys a lot when I lived in the county. The birds were headed to the Fort…

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Idaho R's Claim Spoils Of Victory 

When a public entity loses in court, it’s not uncommon for the victorious private entity to collect reimbursement for legal fees. That’s only fair. And it has populist appeal — the aggrieved underdog taking a bite out of the deep-pocketed bad guys from the government.…

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Dems Bring Legislature To Standstill 17 

Action in the Idaho House has come to a standstill, as House Democrats made good on their threat yesterday to use whatever means they have available to slow down the session in protest until majority Republicans allow hearings on two bills the Democrats want heard:…

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Tribe: Stossel Keeps Up Stereotypes 11 

Marc Stewart, Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe spokesman (re: "Coeur d'Alene Tribe demands Stossel apology"): The argument that treaties and executive orders happened “so long ago” and there for should be forgotten or that the Indians should just “get over it” and be “assimilated” is sadly…

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Poll: Pullman Cops Too Aggressive 

Tuesday Poll: 69 of 125 respondents (55.2%) said that Pullman police are too aggressive in making misdemeanor arrests for marijuana possession. 45 of 125 (36%) said they aren't overly aggressive. 11 respondents (8.8%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Have you ever worked for a company owned…

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'11 Legislature Spreads Misery Around 

I've been thinking about the groups that the Idaho Legislature has offended this year by walking in lock step behind Gov. Butch Otter, Superintendent Tom Luna, and Far Right ideologues. They've ticked off teachers and public education supporters enough to prompt a possible referendum petition…

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Cindy: April Fool's Day Is Every Day 

Cindy's boys apparently were test-driving some April Fool's pranks this week. She's shown documenting the "old rubber hand" gag coming out of a bathroom cabinet. Posts Cindy: "Whoopie cushions and the fake vomit are sure to follow. Honestly, when you live with boys every day…

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Panel OKs 20-Week Limit On Abortion 

The House State Affairs Committee has voted along party lines to pass SB 1165, the 20-week abortion ban, sending it to the House with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Rep. Carlos Bilbao, R-Emmett, said, “Anyone, anyone who denies the existence of life at the…

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Vestal: Bullying Launches Gay Project 

These days, (Terry Miller, left) – along with his famous partner, the writer Dan Savage (right) – is trying to give gay and lesbian kids a more reassuring message: It gets better. You’ve probably heard of the It Gets Better project, which started in September…

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Trillhaase: GOP Moderates Surrender 

Anyone who's seen the picture of General Douglas MacArthur lording over the defeated Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri at the close of World War II can appreciate the plight of Idaho's moderate Republicans. The moderates are the guys seated at the table,…

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Closed Primaries Upset Independents 

Update: Closed primary/party registration plan passes Sen. State Affairs on party-line vote, with Dems opposing -- Idaho Reporter Twitter. Gary Allen, attorney for a group of independent voters, told the Senate State Affairs Committee, “I'm here on my 50th birthday, and I can't think of…

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AM: Casino Upgrade To Open In May

This is an artist's sketch of plans for the new steakhouse at the Coeur d'Alene Casino, which is set to open in May. Lori Hutson SR story here. (Courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Casino) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Rain to…

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Kootenai Healthy, Shoshone Not

A study out of the University of Wisconsin that ranks Idaho’s counties according to factors that determine health shows that Kootenai County residents live long and prosper compared to much of the state and, in particular, to residents of Shoshone County. Shoshone County ranked second…

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Sam: We're Bound By Our Treaties 16 

Sam: It seems to me that arguments about what Native American tribes receive from the government comes down to jealousy or racism. There seems to be a group of white Americans who just can’t for the life of them fathom having to simply say “we…

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Jimmy: Hagadone Gig Helped Me

J-Mac: I worked for Duane. I knew how much I was going to be paid and had the opportunity to take it or leave it. That’s the thing people … no one is holding a gun to anyone’s head to do any job or work…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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