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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 4.25.12 13 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 22: I forgot to mention that the Coeur d'Alene City Council was as divided at the 15th annual Human Rights Banquet as it is in reality. Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Deanna Goodlander and Woody McEvers sat at one...

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Parting Shot -- 4.25.12

Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of Lady Bird Johnson and former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, poses for a photo at the wildflower center in Austin, Texas. Johnson will be giving $1 million to the University of Texas for a children's garden at the Lady Bird Johnson...

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Burger King Pledges Cage-Free Food 19 

In a boost to animal welfare activists looking to get livestock out of cramped cages, Burger King will be the first major U.S. fast-food chain to give all of its chickens and pigs some room to roam. On Wednesday, the world's second-biggest burger chain pledged...

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PM: Asparagus On The Rebound 

Sarafin Sanchez walks through an asparagus field during harvest near Pasco, Wash. Following a decades-long downturn, U.S. asparagus growers are replanting old fields and starting new fields. See story below. (AP Photo/Shannon Dininny) Owlets find temporary nurture at WSU/SR Last of the caribou herd/Joe O'Sullivan,...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.25.12

5:42 p.m. Motorist whose vehicle was hit by a red paintball reports juveniles shooting paintball guns at I-90 vehicles from overpass on 9th Street/CdA. 5:21 p.m. Resident of 2200 block of Julia/CdA reports undisclosed theft. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April...

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Hayes Sues To Clarify Recall Date 18 

Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes has filed suit against the city of Coeur d'Alene and individuals involved on both sides of the recall attempt in an effort to clarify the recall deadline, now set for June 19. Hayes, through his counsel, Prosecutor Barry McHugh, wants...

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NIBlogs: Bad Move To Limit CityLink 14 

Top Post: At Bay Views, Herb isn't impressed by the unanimous decision by Kootenai County commissioners to cut CityLink funding: "It would appear that the sitting County Commission hasn't shown much leadership in the unanimous decision to cut funding. The simple choice of charging a...

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Richert: Strange Election Day Cometh 

If you wanted a recipe for a weird, volatile election, you’d cook up something like the upcoming May 15 primaries. I’ve been following Idaho politics for more than a quarter century, and this is as unpredictable an election as I’ve ever seen. Let’s take inventory...

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Stop The Recall Rally At 5 PM Today 15 

At Hudson's Hamburgers grill, employees Tessa Weston and Kenny McAnally provide their thoughts about the attempted overthrow of Coeur d'Alene city government via recall by wearing "Decline to Sign" buttons. The Stop the Recall movement will stage a rally from 5 to 7 p.m. at...

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GOP Chair Sues Commenter 49 

Kootenai County GOP Central Committee Chairman Tina Jacobson has filed a lawsuit against a Huckleberries Online commenter who goes by the pseudonym "almostinnocentbystander." Jacobson's lawsuit names as defendant "John Doe" and/or "Jane Doe." The Spokesman-Review is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Jacobson...

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News Quiz Offers Gift Card, Tickets 

If you know something about the Titanic, the Buffett rule, Dick Clark and space shuttles, you might do pretty well on this week's That's News to You Quiz -- and win a $50 gift certificate to the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane. Of course, if...

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Viks, Skyline Set For Dream Game 

The Coeur d’Alene football team’s 2012 schedule already was going to be the toughest in school history. Now it’s been amped up another notch. It will be a clash of the Idaho and Washington big-school state champions when the Skyline Spartans of Sammamish take on...

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Carter 'Comfortable' With Romney 14 

Former President Jimmy Carter said he expects President Obama to win reelection, but Mitt Romney would be his top choice on the Republican side. "I think of all the Republican candidates who are prominent, I think Romney would be the one I would rather see...

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Lake CdA No. 9 For Bass Fishing 

Bass fishing at Lake Coeur d'Alene is getting national attention this week as the North Idaho lake was listed No. 9 in Bassmaster magazine's list of the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the United States. Only seven Northwest waters made the list determined by...

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Bride Who Faked Cancer Indicted 

Jessica Vega signs papers as her attorney Jeremiah Flaherty, looks on, at Orange County Court in Goshen, N.Y. earlier today. An Orange County Grand jury has indicted Vega, 25, with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. According to the indictment, Vega accepted thousands of dollars...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.25.12

Noonish: Female in black VW w/Oregon plates broken down @ I-90 & M/P 15/CdA. Noonish: Jiffy Stop @ 502 Appleway/CdA reports vandalism to property. Noonish: KCSDeputy is checking flooding issues on Coeur d'Alene River in the Cataldo area. 11:25 a.m. CPD officers are looking for...

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Few GOP Women In Idaho Legislature 

Twice over the past week, area Republican women have hosted forums for candidates in legislative and sheriffs races: The Magic Valley Republican Women at Clear Lake Country Club last Wednesday, and the Twin Falls Republican Women at the Turf Club on Monday. And while there...

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AM Headlines -- 4.25.12

Andrea Berndt, Wishing Star Foundation volunteer for the sixth annual "Send a Friend a Goat," snuggles with Joey, a 1-month-old Alpine dairy goat, as they wait for the arrival of Boy Scouts of America Executive Tim McCandless at the Inland Northwest Council headquarters Tuesday in...

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Cindy: Best Thing About Texting 

"The best thing about texting is it enables you to torture friends who are in meetings. Just txd "I'm still in my jammies and you are not!"" -- Cindy via Twitter. Question: What do you think is the best thing about texting?

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Hucks Poll: Adams' Fed Stand Wrong 

Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation sez Coeur d'Alene Councilman Steve Adams is wrong to automatically vote against all projects involving federal dollars. 217 of 272 respondents (79.78%) said Adams is dead wrong to take that knee-jerk stand. 53 of 272 respondents (19.49%) said he's right. 2...

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Thread: Anti-Recallers To Rally Today 22 

Here's Sara Meyer, left, and Jennifer Drake as they appeared on Joe & Kerri's KVNI/ESPN 1080 morning show, discussing the Stop the Recall effort. HucksOnline won't be able to provide audio of that interview. Sara, Jennifer and Stop the Recall will be staging a rally...

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Carlson: Cry, Beloved Idaho 

Occasionally politics gives rise to an all-encompassing phrase that means more than the words themselves. During the mid-1950’s Senate hearings on the excesses of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy’s red-baiting rhetoric the committee counsel asked a memorable question: “Have you no decency, Senator? It was and...

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County Votes To Cut Citylink Funding 

Responding to mounting financial pressure, the Kootenai County commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve reductions to Citylink transit service, which include shortening the hours the free bus system runs, scrapping a route to Stateline, and eliminating paratransit service for more than 40 disabled riders....

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Obama Rule Targets Farm Youth Work 14 

A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a...

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