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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2011

Wild Card/Tuesday 11 

Mebbe Coeur d'Alene is becoming a bike town. Mrs. O & I encountered dozens of bikes riding in downtown Coeur d'Alene on Labor Day during one of our customary rides along the north shore. And elsewhere. We also encountered three individuals in vehicles who honked…

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Jeanie: That Bites! 

I was bitten by a dog yesterday. Writing those words seems so bland. Like I just said I was bitten by a mosquito. No, I was ravenously gnawed on by a large dog with a very strong jaw. Mechanic Man and I were doing our…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.6.11

5:47 p.m. 2 plastic trashcans are lying on I-90 near H41/PF -- one in each lane of travel. 5:23 p.m. An attempted suicide is reported on 4th Street/Plummer. 5:06 p.m. A dog is locked in hot white van w/bike on rack @ Hayden WalMart. 4:45…

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PM Headlines -- 9.6.11 

Idaho's bipartisan citizen redistricting commission Democratic members, from left, Julie Kane, Allen Andersen, and George Moses discuss a map of northern Idaho that demonstrates a compromise forged with the Republican commission members today at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise. Story below. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman,…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 9.6.11 

Two-year-old Labrador Mara has shampoo on its head as she sits in Germany's first dog wash station in the dog Boutique 'Dog an der Koe' in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday. Dog owners can use the self serve dog wash with warm water, shampoo and a…

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Clerk Offers Postage Paid Absentees 

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes announced today that voters who choose to mail their absentee ballots for the November 8 elections will get the postage paid on their returned ballots. “This is really cost-effective for voters. They will save gasoline and they will save time,”…

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Idaho Redistricters Miss Deadline

The hour has arrived, and Idaho's bipartisan citizen redistricting commission has missed its deadline to come up with new legislative and congressional district maps, forcing the issue into the courts. Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa said he's ready to sue first thing Wednesday morning,…

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NIdaho Blogs: The Name Game 

Pecky Cox of As The Lake Churns blog is shown with actor-commenter Ben Stein at her recent 50th birthday party at Hill's Resort at Priest Lake. Top Blog Post: We’ve always danced around the issue of how our children should address our adult friends. Of…

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Kingston Woman Wins $100K Lottery

Cynthia Sawyer got a surprise while playing her Idaho Lottery $100,000 Big Winner Scratch GameTM from Barney’s Harvest Food in Pinehurst last Saturday while shopping for her weekly groceries. “I scratched it as I went around the store doing my shopping,” confessed Sawyer, a life-long…

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Gunman Shoots 9 At Nevada IHOP 

Carson City Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of the shooting at IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., today. A gunman with a rifle opened fire at a International House of Pancakes restaurantkilling three people including two uniformed National Guard members and himself, and wounding six…

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Graves To Challenge Edinger 

It looks like we're going to have contested races for all three Coeur d'Alene City Council seats. Adams Graves, the Downtown Association treasurer, just told Hucks Online that he's filing for incumbent Ron Edinger's council seat. Edinger plans to seek re-election. With filing deadline set…

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Did Risch Compare EPA To Gestapo? 

The comment is enough to raise eyebrows: During a recent August recess swing through Twin Falls, Sen. Jim Risch compared the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo. The Twin Falls Times-News mentioned the comment in passing in an Aug. 19 article. But Risch says…

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Redistricting: Keough Vs. Broadsword? 

It took a bit to sort out the data, but here's the effect on incumbents of L-71, the North Idaho compromise plan for legislative districts 1-7: Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, would end up in the same district, forcing a face-off in…

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5YO's Death Due To Drowning 

Preliminary autopsy results are consistent with drowning in the case of a 5-year-old boy who was trapped underwater following an Aug. 28 car accident on Fernan Lake Road. The autopsy on Evan Deshazer did not reveal any internal injuries, said Lt. Stu Miller of the…

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Boise State On SI's Western Cover 

Kellen Moore will appear on the new issue of Sports Illustrated that will hit newsstands tomorrow, according to the Idaho Press-Tribune & Idaho Statesman. Sports Illustrated is going with two covers this week — and one features Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. Click on the…

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Major Ben's Weekly Warrant Roll

Four Kootenai County men and a woman comprise go to the head of the class of people wanted on felony warrants by sheriff's Major Ben Wolfinger. They are: Joshua Lloyd Curran (upper right), 35, of Hayden, who is wanted on 2 counts of delivery of…

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Connecting With Your Kid's Teachers 

Your child’s backpack is stocked with shiny folders, new pencils and blank paper full of potential. While some southern Idaho students have gone back to class, the majority will return Tuesday. As parents, you’ve made sure immunizations are current, clothes fit and your kid can…

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CdA Council To Discuss 2nd Dog Park 

The Coeur d'Alene City Council will discuss a possible second dog park in Coeur d'Alene when it meets at 6 o'clock tonight. Discussions have been under way to install a second off leash dog park at Cherry Hill Park off 15th Street. The proposed site…

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INW Headlines -- 9.6.11

The sun sets over Shouse Arena at the Twin Falls County Fair in Filer on Saturday. (AP Photo/Times-News,Ashley Smith) Fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d'Alene begins/SR Latah County deputies seize 137 marijuana plants/SR Man dies in BASE jump from Twin Falls bridge/Twin Falls Times-News Sports…

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High Noon: CdA Men For Sale? 

On her Facebook wall, Nicole Hensley offers this photo from KXLY viewer Andrew Hodge of a scene he saw this weekend at 3rd & Garden in Coeur d'Alene. Writes Nicole: "This hot weather brings nothing good for whoever this guy is..." Question: How much do…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.6.11

11:45 a.m. Sandy has questions re: rash of burglaries in Emerald Estates/Hayden subdivision. 11:31 a.m. 54YO male guest at Comfort Inn on E. Seltice Way/PF possibly suffering heart attack. 11:14 a.m. Woman is locked out of her blue Ford Ranger, parked along NIC Dike Road.…

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DeVoto Cedar Grove

Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images snapped this shot of Devoto Cedar Grove on the Idaho side of Lolo Pass. She writes on her Facebook wall: "I left home at 4 am to try to beat the sun. Not early enough, but I like this one."

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Redistricting: NIdaho Compromise? 

Here's a look at the North Idaho legislative district map, L-71, submitted today by GOP Commissioner Lorna Finman of Rathdrum and Democratic Commissioner Julie Kane of Lapwai. It puts Boundary County and the majority of Bonner County, including the entire Clark Fork area, into District…

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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.