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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011

Trish: 'Sexting' Penalty Disgusting 

On her Facebook wall, Trish Gannon of the River Journal writes: "I hear Sandpoint Middle School invited the police in to talk to students about the zero-policy for 'sexting,' and that students were told if they were caught doing so, they would be arrested and…

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Politics As Usual In Unusual Times 

On Thursday evening, an unpopular president told an unpopular Congress to get to work and pass his jobs bill. Right away, as he said several times. President Barack Obama repeatedly tried to sweeten the deal by reminding his skeptics across the aisle that many of…

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What Kindergarteners Should Know 

Jen, a kindergarten teacher who writes A Butterfly Moment, offered "10 things all kindergarteners should be able to do coming into class": 1. recognize their name when written 2. sing the ABC's 3. recognize most of the basic colors 4. count to 10 5. recognize…

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American flags, one for each of the 2,997 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, catch the rising sun as students go to class at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., this morning. LSSU's campus life office spent the night of…

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God bless those firemen and those cops who headed for the building tops up pitch black stairs toward hell above: “No man hath any greater love…” The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Rias: Diamond Ring No Longer Shines 

In a world obsessed with jewelry, there are rings for everything. Rings for graduations, sports teams, promise rings for a new love, engagement rings and wedding bands. But now there’s a new type of memorabilia ring, except this one doesn’t represent something normally thought of…

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State To Set Online Criteria Today

The state may soon give its stamp of approval to a proposed rule that would require high school students to take online classes in order to graduate. The Idaho State Board of Education will hold a special meeting today in Boise to vote on the…

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Trillhaase: Jeers To GOP Redistricters 

Jeers ... to the Idaho Redistricting Commission's three Republican members - Evan Frasure of Pocatello, Lou Esposito of Eagle and Finman. Less than a day after failing at their jobs, they sought to shirk their responsibility by asking the Idaho Supreme Court to do the…

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Clockwise from upper left: Abbie Magee, Sheridan Robak, Ben Oakley, Autumn Plumbo, Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Matt Tarzwell.

AM Headlines -- 9.9.11 

A decade later, some of those whose childhoods were marked by 9/11 remember and reflect on its impact -- or lack thereof -- on their lives. Clockwise from upper left: Abbie Magee, Sheridan Robak, Ben Oakley, Matt Tarzwell, Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Autumn Plumbo. Jody Lawrence-Turner…

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Mejdai: Stop Talk, Hubby Needs Job 11 

Mejdai: Grrrr! Stop the blather. My husband needs a job now. I don’t care about 10 year employment statistics or that this bill can’t pass. I don’t care about Obama (I am not a fan, by the way) doing this just so he can blame…

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Ankle Bracelets Save Tax Dollars

The old cliché’ about necessity being the mother of invention is evident in how Canyon officials are attempting to deal with an increasing prison population and a facility not designed to handle them all, not to mention another important factor – saving tax dollars. The…

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Corps Study: Trees Sometimes Help 

A new study by the Army Corps of Engineers says that trees growing on levees can strengthen the flood-control structures in some circumstances, but indicated that results vary by soil type, climate conditions and levee design. “These results cannot be generalized to apply to every…

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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.