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Teleprompter At Attention 17 

Troops are reflected in a TelePrompTer as President Barack Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama speak to troops, veterans and military families at the Third Infantry Division Headquarters Friday at Fort Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Question: Who will use the teleprompter most during the...

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Cindy: In Quest For Best Hotdog 15 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy (who is trying to drive today's Page 1 away from Coeur d'Alene recall) writes: "Moving right along. This is the weekend I try to overcome my pathological fear of tubular meat. That's right. I'm going hot dog hunting. So, Spokane...

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GOP Chairwoman Subpoenas SR 87 

Attorneys on behalf of Kootenai County GOP Chairwoman Tina Jacobson have subpoenaed the Spokesman-Review to produce documents establishing the identities of three anonymous Huckleberries Online bloggers: "almostinnocentbystander," "Phaedrus" and "OutofStatertater." The three commented in a thread in which "almostinnocentbystander" made a comment about Jacobson at...

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Orzell: They're Clamoring For Recall 13 

The leader of an effort to recall Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of the City Council characterized his differences with the council as an ideological dispute over their vision for Coeur d’Alene, including how much public money should be spent on downtown improvement. “There’s an...

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Stick: 8000 More Poop Bags To Fill 

Stickman: An anonymous benefactor sent Walkabout another 8,000 dog poop bags again this year. The support she gets from this one person is very admirable and keeps her doing her job, which is keeping Tubbs Hill and the dog park clean. We would never be...

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Bears Falling From The Sky 

A bear that wandered into the University of Colorado Boulder, Colo., dorm complex Williams Village is shown falling from a tree after being tranquilized by Colorado wildlife officials. Colorado University police spokesman Ryan Huff said the bear was likely 1-3 years old and weighed somewhere...

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Poll: Who Knows Best Re: Recalls?

Thursday Question: Hucks Nation firmly disagreed with the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners choice for appointment to the Coeur d'Alene School Board -- James Purtee. Purtee came in 4th of 6 in the HucksOnline poll with 19 votes out of 192 cast (9.9%). Hucks Nation...

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OpenCDA Slams Anti-Recall Cause 12 

Bill McCrory of claims the Decline to Sign movement is trying to deprive Coeur d'Alene residents with an opportunity to retain or remove three-term Mayor Sandi Bloem and Councilman Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike Kennedy from office. McCrory calls the anti-recall movement's "Decline...

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Obama Signs GI Bill Executive Order 

President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, and others, signs an executive order protecting the GI Bill Friday at the Fort Stewart Army post, in Fort Stewart, Ga. Story here. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Question: Have you or your family been helped by the...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.27.12

11:59 a.m. Caller @ 16th & Meyer/PF reports blue semi w/crushed vehicles may be trying to avoid I-90 weigh station @ Huetter by taking back streets. 11:30 a.m. James Duval, 58, of Kellogg & Melinda Carlson, 33, of Rathdrum were injured early this morning when...

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Purtee Responds To Characterization 

James Purtee: I find it interesting the intuitive abilities of someone who has never met me to apply a “political” lable of “far right”. I am a member of no far right organization or even moderately right. To set the record straight, my political association...

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Ex-Idaho Justice Pens Memoir 

One of the major voids of Idaho's 150-year history has been the lack of books by and about Idaho's political movers and shakers. Only four memoirs written by statewide elected officials come to mind. Three were written by former governors - Robert Smylie, Don Samuelson...

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Trib: More Closed Primary Victims 

Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune sends JEERS ... to former Sen. Rod Beck, R-Boise, who pushed and poked until Idaho closed its GOP primary to anyone who wasn't willing to publicly declare his affiliation with the Republican Party. His latest victims: The 65 men and women who...

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Recall Thread: Bloem, Quinn Confer 

Mayor Sandi Bloem, right, one of the four targets of the RecallCDA attempt, confers with long-time, former Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee Wanda Quinn at the Stop the Recall rally Wednesday evening. Bloem and three City Council members -- Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Mike...

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Defiant Phil Hart To Battle On 

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, had the following reaction to the Idaho Supreme Court's adverse ruling Thursday on his income tax fight: "We are disappointed in today’s decision by the Idaho Supreme Court in the Matter of Philip L. Hart vs. Idaho State Tax Commission and...

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Confusing Controversies w/Firestorms 12 

Health care reform set off a “firestorm.” Political consultant Hilary Rosen ignited a “firestorm.” Rick Santorum touched off several “firestorms.” Baseball manager Ozzie Guillen torched off a “firestorm” (with an assist from Fidel Castro). Tim Tebow, Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher? They’ve all...

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State Defends CdA Recall Position 

Before County Clerk Cliff Hayes and Prosecutor Barry McHugh filed suit against Coeur d'Alene, City Clerk Susan Weathers had received an opinion from the Secretary of State's office defending her interpretation of the recall deadline: "I have reviewed them with Secretary Ysursa and with the...

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CdA Asks McHugh To Withdraw Suit 

The Coeur d'Alene City Attorney's office has asked Prosecutor Barry McHugh (pictured) to withdraw the lawsuit filed against the city on behalf of County Clerk Cliff Hayes to clarify the deadline in the attempted recall of Mayor Sandi Bloem and three City Council members. Deputy...

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Mercedes-Benz Still Popular 

An employee of the Daimler AG mounts the Mercedes star on the hood of a car of the Mercedes-Benz E-class on the production line in the Mercedes-Benz site in Sindelfingen, Germany. Record sales of its luxury Mercedes brand and a stronger boost from financial services...

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Sandpoint Councilman Nabs Suspect

Justin Schuck has sat on the Sandpoint City Council for a little more than two years. But this week, he took his civil service to a new level by sitting on a suspected burglar. The Bonner County Daily Bee ( ) reports that Schuck's wife...

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Press: Just Follow Rotary's Lead

Is it possible that our community could follow the lead of the Coeur d’Alene noon Rotary Club? Among its many well informed and ultra-active citizens, you might find Rep. Kathy Sims, a recall advocate and enemy of urban renewal, sharing space and laughs with recall...

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County Picks Purtee For Trustee Spot

Item: Purtee named trustee: Commissioners fill vacancy on Cd'A School Board/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: After two hours of interviewing and an hour of discussion, all in front of a crowd of more than 100, the Kootenai County commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday...

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Parting Shot -- 4.26.12

LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, center, holds his son while posing for photographs before the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall tonight in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Question: Are you following the NFL draft on television? How did your team do in the...

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Thicket Metal Cans Or Older Hands? 

On her Twitter page, SR City Editor Addy Hatch tweets: "Caller, 83, wants us to investigate whether thicker metal is used for canned goods; she's having harder time opening them. " Question: Are there certain food products that you find hard to open?

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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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