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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

Otter ♥ Floating Green Not Wilderness 15 

When Gov. Butch Otter spoke to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C., this week, he wanted to make a point about how little wilderness means to his home state. “There are more people in one day, probably, that play golf on the…

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BYU Boots Davies For Sex Violation 26 

A BYU fan holds up a sign in support of the Cougars' forward, Brandon Davies, before an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in Provo, Utah, Wednesday. Davies was suspended for the reminder of the season for having premarital sex, violating the university's honor…

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Sis: GOP Solons Will Close Primaries 

Chief Judge of the District Court for the District of Idaho, Lynn Winmill, a Clinton appointee, found that the Republican Party is deprived of its first amendment right to assembly by Idaho's open primary system. Pursuant to the Republican party's request, Judge Winmill declared that…

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Sam: NIdahoans Aren't Lazy Bums 

Sam: For most people who lose their jobs, it seems to me that what unemployment pay provides is hardly enough to likely keep up with all of the bills your full wages/salary would have. That sure doesn’t seem like very much of an incentive to…

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Judge Requires Online Identities 11 

A Marion County judge has ruled, for the first time in Indiana, that news media outlets can be ordered by the court to reveal identifying information about posters to their online forums. In rulings this week and last week, Marion Superior Court Judge S.K. Reid…

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.2.11 30 

I've been asleep at the switch and forgot to post today's Wild Card. I've been blogging at the speed of light this morning, with all the interesting developments in the courts (Westboro Baptist & Idaho primary decisions), in Boise (Idaho Education Committee hearing), and the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.2.11 

5:14 p.m. ISP officer reports disabled vehicle along I-90 @ M/P 5 (Spokane/PF). 4:59 p.m. Caller reports an unoccupied, out-of-gas vehicle @ Huetter & Prairie/Hayden. 4:41 p.m. A 6YO in 6300 block of Trestle/Rathdrum was bitten by a dog. No medical sought. 4:27 p.m. Pawn…

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PM Headlines -- 3.2.11 

The Boise School District officials are asking parents to talk their students out of leaving school to protest Tom Luna's bills to "reform" Idaho public education. See story below (Photo taken by a Berry Picker) Adventures in Idaho: Hells Canyor/RV Life Larry Craig & losing…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 3.2.11 

A child watches frogs crawling on a window at an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, earlier today, during an event marking the upcoming end of insect hibernation. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man) Top Cutlines: 1. As a youngster watches, Kermit and his…

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McMillan: Let Them Eat Cake 

Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, debating against HB 109 on extended unemployment benefits, said, “My problem isn’t with the hand out or the hand up. My problem is with the length of time. … How long are we going to extend it out? It’s kind of…

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Larry Grant To Lead Idaho Dems 14 

Larry Grant, a former Micron Technology executive and congressional candidate, will chair the Idaho Democratic Party. "Our job as the minority party is to hold the majority party accountable," said Grant in his acceptance speech last week. "The Republican agenda is not hard to figure…

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Jobless Bill OK'd, 8 NI Reps Against 14 

After much debate, HB 109 has passed the House on a 41-28 vote; if the bill had been killed, 17,000 unemployed Idahoans would have been booted off their extended federal unemployment benefits over the next nine months. Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, the sponsor of HB…

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Paula Deen Rides CdA Resort 

Apparently, there's a Web site that features Paula Deen, the American cook and television personality, riding different things. OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho couldn't resist when he saw the meme that's sweeping the Internet. So he posted a photo of Paula Deen riding the most recognizable…

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How To Identify Idaho Republicans? 31 

Barring an appeal of federal Judge Lynn Winmill's ruling that Idaho's open primary is unconstitutional, it appears as though Idaho Republicans will now be able to bar Democrats from crossing over to vote in their primaries. Already, however, one rascally Democrat here has declared that…

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Where's Millie? 

Deputy City Editor Scott Maben and his 6YO young daughter, Joey, encountered these two moose on the loose near a bus stop in the Centennial Place area along Hanley Avenue, near Lake City High School, this morning. Joey, a Mudgy & Millie fan, wanted to…

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Iupati Gets Thumbs Up For 1st Year

From Niner Insider via Idaho Vandals Facebook: "Left guard Mike Iupati: One opposing coach said last season that if you want to find the 49ers running back, just follow Iupati. Whether pulling or drive blocking, the 49ers ran behind him too often. Staley is probably…

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Lookout Leads World In Snow Dump 

Lookout Pass ski area has just been cited as having received “the most snowfall in the world” among reporting ski resorts during the past seven days. The one week total: 6.5 FEET, most of which fell Sunday-Tuesday. The distinction has just been distributed around the…

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Once Every 823 Years -- Or Not ... 

From the Facebook wall of former SR colleague Jim Hagengruber: "Possibly the best news I've heard all year: July 2011 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. Is there anything better than a July weekend? Thanks to…

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Crump: When Lingerie Wanders 

We have a small security problem at our house. His name is Henry. Henry is a 2-year-old Shih Tzu, and he’s an underwear thief. There are double dog doors on our premises — one leading from the kitchen to the garage and a second from…

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INW Headlines -- 3.2.11 

Jacob McHugh, 13, and Logan Kanta, 12, students at South Junior High School in Boise join other students in leaving classes and protesting at the Idaho Statehouse earlier today. Lawmakers in the Idaho House started taking public testimony on legislation to eliminate "tenure" for new…

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High Noon: Of Mama & Popcorn 

I saw this story on the wire Monday and it immediately took me back to the kitchen of my childhood home, watching my mother carefully measure oil and popping corn into our electric popper and then seeing the magic happen through the glass lid. Until…

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First Lady Offers 'Green Eggs & Ham' 10 

First Lady Michelle Obama reads "Green Eggs and Ham" during the National Education Association's 14th annual Read Across America Day earlier today at the Library of Congress in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Question: Which Dr. Seuss book is your favorite?

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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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