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'American Idol' Fun Again 

This season’s “American Idol” has undergone a rejuvenation after dumping Kara and Ellen and saying goodbye to Simon. Stephen Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have been a welcome change, joining Randy Jackson at the judge’s table and giving them all something new to talk about. And…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.11

5:24 p.m. Audi exiting at I-90 & Pleasantview/PF hit a road directional sign. 5:09 p.m. Caller from 1200 block of E. Lakeside Ave/CdA reports a burglary. 5:08 p.m. E. 5th/PF resident reports 2 males followed him home but left when he confronted them. 4:39 p.m.…

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PM Headlines -- 3.3.11

Bryan Elementary 1st grader Andralinn Jacob (cq) wore her cat face in honor of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Boise State to play first MWC game against Colorado State/Brian…

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PFPD Investigates Sexting Reports 

Post Falls Police are investigating several reports of teens texting naked images of themselves to friends.The days of note passing at school are over as teens are using cell phones to swap messages with each other. Officials in Post Falls are concerned about teens swapping…

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Panel Dumps CC Election Change 

The House State Affairs Committee today killed legislation that would have required community college trustees positions to be divided into zones within the college's district. That legislation, which had support from several Jerome County lawmakers, died with a 10-8 vote to hold it in the…

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WSJ Confuses Idaho With Iowa 12 

It is a commonly made mistake. A slip of the tongue, or an error made by the misinformed that can make an Idahoan cringe. Even so, it isn't a mistake that is usually made on a national level, by a publication seen by millions of…

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Hayes Turns To 17 

Apparently, newby County Clerk Cliff Hayes is leaning on to get the word out re: his moves to reorganize his office. I was surprised when I checked Mary & Bill's Web site to see that Hayes had sent it a press release that he…

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Viks Bop Eagle 59-41 To Advance

First quarter: CDA 10, Eagle 6: Senior guard Jake Matheson hit two 3-pointers at the start of the game to help the Vikings take an early lead. Second quarter: CDA 27, Eagle 20: Junior guard Deon Watson hit three jumpers and Andrew Baracco added another…

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Police Raid Hells Angels Spokane HQ 

A federal agent walks past the front of the Hell's Angels clubhouse on the 1300 block of East Sprague Thursday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the motorcycle club's building, but released few details about their investigation. Meghann Cuniff SR story here. (SR photo: Jesse…

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Vick No. 9 In Shooting Contest 

If you think your North Idaho legislator isn't a straight shooter, you might be right. Only one North Idaho legislator finished in the top 10 of 28 lawmakers who participated in a recent shooting contest, coordinated by the Idaho Fraternal Order of Police. State Sen.…

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Anonymous Groups Attack Levies 13 

I wonder who's behind the half-page ad in the Coeur d'Alene Press on Page A3 today that urges a "no" vote on the Coeur d'Alene School District levies this spring? A screaming headline annouces: "$26 million in new property taxes and no end in sight!…

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Panel OKs Guns On Campus 16-3 15 

Members of the House State Affairs Committee introduced a bill Thursday that would essentially allow guns to be carried on college campuses across the state. Panel members voted 16-3 to approve the measure. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Erik Simpson, R-Idaho Falls, would allow colleges…

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INorthwest Headlines -- 3.3.11 

Ken Webber, 28, a school bus driver from Medford, Ore. who was suspended from his job for refusing to remove a Confederate flag from the truck bed of his personal vehicle parked at the Phoenix-Talent School District’s bus barn on Colver Road in Talent, Ore.…

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High Noon: Roku Box Isn't Takeout 

When my husband called to tell me he’d just ordered a Roku box I thought he was bringing home Japanese takeout for dinner. Wrong. Instead, a few days later he brought home a little black box that streams movies, television shows and music directly to…

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Panel OKs 2 Luna Bills On 13-5 Votes

On SB 1110, the teacher pay for performance bill, the House Education Committee has voted 13-5 to approve the measure and send it to the full House with a recommendation that it pass. The measure had earlier passed the Senate. It would cost the state…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.11 

12:02 a.m. False fire alarm sounding from LDS church @ Meyer & Silverador/Rathdrum. 11:54 a.m. Woman reports that a man in white baseball cap just ran from Bill Street/PF neighbor's. 11:43 p.m. A 2-vehicle accident is blocking Dakota & Ramsey/Hayden. 11:38 a.m. Emily reports that…

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Hucks Poll: Westboro Ruling? Bah! 

Wednesday Poll: 91 of 154 respondents (59.1%) disagreed with the 8-1 U.S. Supreme Court decision that despicable Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church followers have a constitutional right to protest at military funerals. 56 of 154 respondents (36.4%) agreed with the decision. 7 (4.5%)…

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Joker: Idaho Dems Are Inept 71 

Joker: My words sting because they’re true. Democrats in Idaho are unable to advance their agenda because they don’t have the numbers. It’s been that way for a long time and the fact is Larry Grant has been part of the machine that has been…

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Rodney King Beating Plus 20 

The beating of Rodney King 20 years ago Thursday marked the end of a 100-mph car chase and the beginning of a chain of events that would forever change Los Angeles, its police department and the racial conversation in the United States. King, then a…

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Baptism Blues 11 

A baby cries during a baptizing ceremony in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday. About 400 babies were baptized during a special ceremony in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Georgian capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov) Question: Have you ever been baptized?

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Write The Last Line ... 

Here's the lead to my Sunday column: First, you should know that Mudgy isn’t the only moose in Coeur d’Alene who’s “all around the town.” There’s a herd of them. And some of them allow their calves to take along. But more about this a…

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Nonini Backed Luna Plan From Get-Go 17 

House Education Chairman Bob Nonini told Sherri Wood, president of the IEA, “Although my name doesn't appear on these bills as a sponsor, I have been very supportive since the superintendent and the governor have shared these bills. … I am supportive of these bills,…

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Landers: Don't Deify McClure Just Yet 

The legend-making began quickly this week with news that former Idaho Sen. James McClure, 86, had died. Even in the case of a politician’s death, Americans have a natural inclination to soften edges, revise history and speak kindly of the deceased out of respect for…

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AM Headlines -- 3.3.11

Airway Heights corrections officer Jeff Rude waves to passing motorists Wednesday during a Teamsters Local Union 117 informational picket in Airway Heights. State prison workers are demanding immediate steps to improve staff safety. John Craig SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins,…

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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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