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Tebow, Pippa Among Most Influential

Time magazine announced its 100 most influential people in the world on Wednesday, and this year's list features a host of entertainers, political leaders, and even controversial figures. The ninth annual list includes Warren Buffett, Mitt Romney, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul,...

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OpenCDA Attacks Mayor Yet Again 14 

Predictably, Bill McCrory of Recallers is busy spinning Orzell's 5 minutes of complaining to Coeur d'Alene City Council Tuesday evening. Orzell insinuated that people aren't signing on to the recall because they rear intimidation and retribution. Quoth Orzell: "Small business owners and city staff...

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Space Needle Makeover 

Jeff Wright and his daughter Mauren, 15, paint the sloped surface of the Space Needle its original 1962 color, "Galaxy Gold," Tuesday in Seattle. Wright is chairman of the Space Needle LLC and the son of Howard S. Wright, the builder of the iconic structure....

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Green Has Long Supported Phil Hart 

I've been curious re: the relationship between state Rep. Phil Hart (pictured), R-Athol, and sheriff's candidate John Green for some time. It has been mentioned here that Green, an attorney for the past two decades, has represented Hart in some capacity over the years. Hart,...

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Moyer Becomes Oldest Winning Hurler 

Rockies left-hander Jamie Moyer pitched himself into the history books Tuesday night, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a Major League game. Moyer, 49, did it in impressive fashion, allowing two unearned runs on six hits in seven strong innings against the Padres in Colorado's...

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Redux: When Spencer Fought Kroc 22 

On April 22, 2007, I wrote the following column for the Spokesman-Review re: the attempt by Larry Spencer and anonymous letter signers to stop the Kroc Center: "It's hard to imagine why anyone would have a problem with a $64 million grant and endowment for...

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Labrador Touts Sportsmen's Act Vote 

Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) voted in favor of H.R. 4089, “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012,” today. The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-01), passed by with a bipartisan vote of 274 to 146. H.R. 4089 is comprised of four previously-introduced bills: H.R. 2834, H.R....

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Trib: Idaho Parents Raid Piggy Bank 

Throwing money at Idaho's public schools won't fix them. There's no satisfying teachers in Idaho, no matter how many tax dollars they get. Idaho is a poor state, but it is doing everything it can for its school children. You've been hearing that song from...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.18.12 

A circus elephant named Shelly watches her trainer, Dwayne Brake, eating a pastry Tuesday in Pasco, Wash. The Tarzan Zerbini Circus performers have set up the big top for their presentation of the Shrine Circus performances starting Thursday evening. (AP Photo/The Tri-City Herald, Bob Brawdy)

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Mitt Would 'Clean House' On Agents 

Mitt Romney says he'd "clean house" to remove Secret Service agents involved with Colombian prostitutes ahead of President Barack Obama's visit. Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, told radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that people should be fired who put "their personal play time"...

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Camp Easton Has Its Day In Court 

Representatives of different scouting interests faced off Tuesday afternoon, when a First District judge heard arguments over whether a Boy Scout camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene is legally barred from ever being sold or traded. Camp Easton Forever, LLC has filed a lawsuit against the...

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Gookin Continues To Claim Neutrality 19 

A Coeur d'Alene City Councilman defended his neutral position Tuesday, despite believing some in City Hall want him to take a stand on the recall issue. The city said that's not the case. Any city employee or committee member may become involved in the recall...

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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.