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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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, &…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dynamic Hucks Duo? 22 

Sometimes, I wonder how readers view the Huckleberry Hound and Super Sub Cindy. Now I no longer do so. On her Facebook wall, Trish Gannon of the River Journal provided the answer. Ah, I think I'm on the left and Cindy's on the right.

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Opinion: Don't Blame God For Tsunami 

The tragedies of the earthquake in Japan March 11 were, to most people, unimaginable. Yet with images of the disaster flooding in, disbelief was able to turn into compassion, and compassion into action. Simultaneously, Russian Orthodox priest Alexandr Shumsky published an article title “The end…

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Opinion: F'shame On WSU Cougars 

Even if the search proves to be illegal, Casto's attorney, Tim Esser, admitted Pullman Police Department found a small amount of the illegal drug in Casto's apartment, and that should be a clear violation of team rules. When the report first came across, WSU coach…

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Costello: Harwood Targets Suit Pests 

Idaho Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, has introduced a bill that would require pestocrats seeking to block megaloads in court to post a bond that they would forfeit should they lose. The bond is big enough that they would have trouble raising it in the…

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AM Headlines -- 3.29.11

Jimmy Cooper, 14, of Nampa, launches off a ramp while riding with a group of friends on Monday in Nampa. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Monday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Rain today, rain tonight, rain tomorrow/Mike Prager, SR Pot arrest disproportionately…

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Labrador Questions Libya Action 

After applauding President Barack Obama for "quite eloquently" explaining his reasons for intervening in Libya, Congressman Raúl R. Labrador said in a statement: "I wish he had communicated much earlier with Congress, as well as the American people. ... Still, my concerns remain the same…

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Brothers Get Probation In Hate Crime 

Item: Judge: No prison for two Tankovich brothers: John Luster sentences men to two years of supervised probation/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Two Coeur d'Alene brothers, convicted of a hate crime in which they shouted racial slurs and maliciously harassed a Hispanic man…

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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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