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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Mansfield: Another Kempthorne Run?

In a blog post this morning, Dennis Mansfield shares thoughts re: the possible return of former Idaho governor Dirk Kempthorne to the political fray: "The pecking order of politics is named that for a reason. Incumbent officials are always on guard against new people coming...

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Carlson: Elder Larry EchoHawk

Idahoans of all persuasions, political as well as religious, should congratulate their former attorney general on his call to serve as a general authority and a member of the LDS Church’s First Quorum of the Seventy. It is an honor long overdue. EchoHawk, 63, was...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.3.12 

For as annoying as they can be with their sometimes strange decisions, Idaho lawmakers leave a void at Huckleberries when they head home to begin soliciting votes. The stream of news coming from Boise dries up quickly. Something always takes its place. For now, I'll...

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Parting Shot -- 4.3.12 

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, middle, gives way to two of his attorneys, Joseph Popolizio, right, and John Masterson, while holding a news conference Tuesday in Phoenix. Federal authorities trying to settle civil rights allegations against Arpaio said that the sheriff's office has negotiated in...

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Judge Clears Way For Hart Nov. 5 Trial 16 

A U.S. District Court Judge has cleared the way for federal prosecutors to proceed with their case against Athol Republican Rep. Phil Hart for failing to pay income taxes. Justice Edward Lodge handed down three orders today, all in favor the U.S. Government and against...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.3.12 

5:06 p.m. Caller reports running vehicle on Parkway/Rathdrum is leaking gas into ground. 4:50 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 2-3 here. 4:41 p.m. Female reports someone pounding on door w/bat @1952 E. 12th/PF. 4:39 p.m. David, from 2000 block of Hayden...

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PM Headlies -- 4.3.12

The Seattle Seahawks' new uniform design with home colors is shown, modeled by Seahawks linebacker Jameson Konz. The NFL unveiled new uniforms designed by Nike for all 32 teams Tuesday at a New York fashion show. (AP Photo/Seattle Seahawks, Rod Mar) Montana fugitive arrested in...

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Self Satisfied Souza Pushes Recall Try 12 

Well, you had to figure that Mary Souza would be in the middle of any recall effort against Mayor Sandi Bloem, Mike Kennedy & two other council members. Souza already is circulating her newsletter encouraging a big attendance for the recall rally at 9:30 a.m....

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Recall Effort Vs. Bloem, 3 Councilmen 48 

A group of Coeur d’Alene citizens is organizing a petition to recall the council members who have voted in support of the McEuen Field conceptual plan. The group, called ReCallCdA, will seek enough signatures from registered voters to recall council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers,...

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Duroc: No Need For Morning TV 

Duroc: TV morning shows are vacuous junk interrupted by grating, obnoxious advertising. I haven’t watched a TV morning show in at least 15 years. I prefer to get my morning news via NPR. I usually get to work at 6 am, and I can listen...

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Wolf Hysteria Affects Both Extremes 

Hunters and trappers can be their own worst enemies. The World Wide Web saw red this weekend as animal rights groups took great pleasure in spreading photos of hunters and trappers posing in bloody scenes with their wolves. The most offensive features a man keeling...

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Not 'A Naturally Born Female' 

Jenna Talackova, who advanced to the finals of the Miss Canada competition, part of the Miss Universe contest, who was recently forced out of the competition, shows her passport that lists her gender as female, at a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday. Talackova says...

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ZestD: Almost Stuck In Juarez 

ZestD: Last being down there in ‘00, I almost didn’t get back across the border at Juarez/El Paso. My excessive melanin made me look like I was trying to sneak across (remember this was pre-9/11 and the requiring of passports) in a taxi, lol. After...

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SR: Idaho Solons Flunk Ethics Reform 

A legislative session that began with the promise of introducing long-overdue ethics guidelines ended with the Idaho Senate tossing a veil over the process and the House doing absolutely nothing. The hang-up continues to be the misguided notion that an orderly, transparent and independent process...

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Washington, Idaho Trim Jobless Time

Long-term unemployment benefits are being reduced sharply in Washington and Idaho. Later this month, most unemployed workers will be cut off after 73 weeks of long-term payments in Washington, the state announced today. That’s down from the 99 weeks now available – a reduction of...

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High Noon: Sugar Bad For Health, Too 

If you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, then you know that sugar has joined the ranks of red meat, coffee, cigarettes and other foods that should be shunned like adulterers in an Amish village. New Food Police studies have found that sugary snacks and drinks...

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Cancun Break On Despite Unease 

a woman drinks at a bar during Spring Break in Cancun, Mexico. While American tourism to Mexico slipped a few percentage points last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.3.12 

11:29 a.m. Tessa @ Cab Inc. 6906 W. Seltice Way, reports biz has received counterfeit bill. 11:25 a.m. Disabled, white Chevy Uplander is reported on w/b I-90 on west entrance to 4th of July. 10:58 a.m. Spirit Lake resident reports someone either hit tree on...

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Santorum: Idaho GOP Broke Rules 

Rick Santorum desperately needs a win in Wisconsin Tuesday to slow Mitt Romney's momentum, but the Red White & Blue Fund says in a 39-page memo that Idaho is among 12 states where challenges could trim Romney's delegate count. The March 22 memo was published...

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Poll: Yes, We Like Jazz

Monday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation (hearts) jazz. 65 of 94 respondents (69.15%) said they liked jazz music. 27 of 94 (28.72%) said they didn't. 2 respondents were undecided. The question was asked in view of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's celebration of tribal member...

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Butler Confidante Metzger In Trouble 11 

Tom Metzger — a wily, iconic racist ideologue who has for years espoused “lone-wolf” terrorism — could soon find himself facing criminal charges filed by the federal government he’s excoriated for decades. Federal investigators, fresh off a related mail-bombing conviction in Arizona, may be pressing...

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AM Headlines -- 4.3.12

Schilling Loop Road in Post Falls was closed to traffic on Monday because a portion of the road was washed away. Expect a brief reprieve from the rain today, but the soggy spring is just getting started. Mixed rain and snow is forecast through Friday,...

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Palin Co-Hosts 'Today' Show 

From left, "Today" show co-hosts, Al Roker, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer talk with Sarah Palin during the show in New York this morning. Palin was the much-hyped guest co-host on NBC's "Today," going head-to-head against former "Today" anchor Katie Couric, who this week is...

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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.





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