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Driver Gets 10 Days In Double Fatal 

The driver who chased three Coeur d'Alene teenagers preceding a fatal 2010 car accident near Twin Falls pleaded guilty to reckless driving Tuesday. Kade D. Laughlin, 21, of Filer (pictured), entered the plea in Fifth District Court in Twin Falls, and was sentenced to 180…

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AM: Is Petersen Worth $2M Salary? 

Boise State head coach Chris Petersen walks the sidelines during NCAA college football game against Utah in Boise Dec. 4. Petersen is poised to join the ranks of college coaches making more than $2 million per year. The State Board of Education is expected to…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 1.4.12

11:59 a.m. A woman who has been trespassed by Payless, 710 Cecil/PF) has returned. 11:30 a.m. Dog running in median @ I-90 & M/P 39 (near Cataldo Mission) causing safety hazard. 11:34 a.m. Father reports 18YO son threatening suicide @ Cottonwood Bay & Cliffdwellers/Worley. 11:13…

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MikeK, Edinger Talked Before Vote 

Mike Kennedy: "I had talked with Ron about running for Council President two years ago. He said he wanted another term so I didn’t put my name in for it then. After this recently concluded election we talked again and I expressed interest and he…

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Hucks Poll: Romney Will Win Iowa 

Tuesday Poll: A solid majority of Hucks Nation predicted Mitt Romney would win the Iowa caucuses but probably didn't expect him to do so by only 8 votes. 86 of 146 respondents (58.9%) predicted Romney would win the caucuses. Only 17 of 146 respondents (11.64%)…

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Popkey: Idaho Plays Role In Prez Race 

One of the nation’s most reliably Republican states may finally play an important role in picking the party’s presidential nominee. The reason? Two changes: Accelerating the delegate-selection process by 2› months, and new rules making a winner-take-all outcome likely. “We’ve been overlooked, but Idaho could…

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SR News Quiz Offers $100 This Week 

There's 100 reasons why you should try to ace Jim Camden's weekly news quiz, offered by The Spokesman-Review. We're offering a $100 prize to the winner this week. Also, for future contests, we're considering a nice secondary prize (for example, Gonzaga Bulldog tickets) to be…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 1.4.12 

Keeper Caroline Westlake counts the Meerkats at London Zoo in London earlier today. The annual count took place at the zoo Wednesday as keepers individually counted every animal and species at the zoo. You write the cutline. ((AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Hart Defends Public Timber Taking 18 

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent the following to the Lewiston Tribune, which accused him of being a timber thief for taking public timber without paying for it: "In 1995 I contracted with a private landowner to purchase a quantity of logs to build a house.…

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City Utility Billing Error Prompts Calls 

From City Administrator Wendy Gabriel of Coeur d'Alene: "The telephone call volume to the Finance Department was at an exceptionally high level yesterday. There was an error made in one batch of utility bills that went out in the mail on Friday. The error caused…

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2011-12 Snow May Be No-Show 11 

Item: Snow may be a no-show: Forecasters aren’t giving up on late snow, but others say weather is likely to stay mild through spring/Mike Prager More Info: La Niña was supposed to bring lots of snow this winter, just like it did three of the…

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Idaho Makes Letterman Top 10 

Tonight on David Letterman's “Top 10” list, he featured the “Top 10 signs it might be time to end your presidential campaign.” Among them, at No. 5: “Instead of Iowa, you've been campaigning in Idaho”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. (Betsy goes on to discuss the…

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Carlson: Still Tribal Gaming Questions 

Late last month readers of The Spokesman-Review and the Coeur d’Alene Press may have seen full page ads taken out by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe claiming they had kept the promise made to voters in 1992 to give back 5 percent of the annual gaming…

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Romney Wins Iowa, Bachmann Quits 24 

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., joined by husband Marcus, left, family and friends, announces that she will end her campaign for president Wednesday in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed into the New Hampshire…

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NYTimes Spotlights Idaho Education 15 

In the New York Times Tuesday, reporter Matt Richtel spotlights the rear-guard action of Idaho teachers against Superintendent Tom Luna's push for online classes. Richtel begins his support by focusing on Post Falls teacher Ann Rosenbaum of Post Falls: "Ann Rosenbaum, a former military police…

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Gookin, Adams Join CdA Council 12 

Item: Change comes to Cd'A council: Adams, Gookin take oath; Bruning, Hassell honored/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: After the presentations, Adams, Gookin and Edinger took their oaths, and the victors were seated. Their first order of business included voting for Mike Kennedy as…

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County Backs Off Radical Precinct Cut 

Item: From 71 to 70: Move is minimal amount needed to accommodate legislative redistricting/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Recognizing that this year already poses election challenges, and that they can make more changes later on, Kootenai County commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, joined by wife Karen, left, addresses supporters at his Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Johnston, Iowa. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

Romney, Santorum Neck & Neck In Iowa 

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, joined by wife Karen, left, addresses supporters at his Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are running neck and neck in…

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 1.3.12 20 

If the battle between the GOP Central Committee and the Reagan Republicans over precinct reduction is any indication, we're in store for an entertaining political season locally this new year. If that's not enough, Councilmen-elect Dan Gookin & Steve Adams will be sworn into Coeur…

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Parting Shot -- 1.3.12 

Green Bay Packers' Brad Jones tackles a fan that ran on the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 45-41. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Question: Do you think any NFL team…

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Powerball Tickets Increasing To $2 

Joe Butler: "A friend shared this news on Facebook and at first I thought it was a bad online rumor but I verified that it’s going to be twice as painful to lose at Powerball now – the ticket price doubles to $2 on Jan.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.3.12

5:48 p.m. Olds pickup driver in yellow bandana tailgating & road-raging others @ I-90 & Appleway. 5:47 p.m. Motorist reportedly is pointing green laser light at other drivers on I-90 @ NW Blvd/CdA. 5:42 p.m. Boulders up to 1 foot in diameter are on H97,…

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PM Headlines -- 1.3.12

Spokane Police Major Scott Stephens, center, listens as Mayor David Condon names him the interim Police Chief at a press conference today. At left is Nancy Isserlis who will serve on the Mayors Advisory Board on Policing. Story here. Montana's population estimated to pass 1…

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