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Layoff A Shock After Life Of Work 

Linda Hall, of Spokane, has worked hard all her life but hasn’t earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, Hall has no health insurance, not enough savings for retirement and almost no chance of getting hired...

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High Noon: Best Oregon Coast Spot? 21 

On his Facebook wall, Idaho Statesman opinionator Kevin Richert posts: "It's pretty likely that Chris and I are going to explore the Oregon coast for our kid-free vacation in July. And since I'm probably the only person who has never gone there, I'm looking for...

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Blue Angels In Training 

Two US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron jets, better known as Blue Angels, seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., execute a survey flight over the Statue of Liberty Monday. The two F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jets, flew practice runs to familiarize and evaluate a...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.2.12 

12:14 p.m. Woman reports that a Washington man is illegally dumping in Rose Lake Dumpster after he left Wolf Lodge Dumpster area because she was taking a photo of him. 11:49 a.m. EMTs are responding to rear-end crash @ H41 & Prairie/Rathdrum, partly blocking. 11:35...

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Ruling Elates Ex-ITD Director Lowe 

“I am absolutely elated,” fired former ITD Director Pam Lowe said this morning, after a federal judge sided with her over the weekend in a key ruling in her wrongful termination lawsuit. “It absolutely vindicated me and what I had been saying, and that is...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 4.2.12 

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, puts a cheese head hat on his friend Josh Duggar during their visit to Simon's Specialty Cheese in Appleton, Wis., Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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DanG: Costco Dumps Self Checkout 13 

On his Facebook wall, Councilman DanG reports: "Self-checkout is gone at the CdA Costco. Apparently there were too many missing items for the store to continue the practice." And comments later that customer service is important to him: "If you're going to succeed in business,...

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Poll: 2012 Legislature Gets 'F'

Weekend Poll: The 2012 Legislature was very unpopular with Hucks Nation, which overwhelmingly graded the sessions with F's, D's and incompletes (83%). 110 of 213 respondents (51.64%) gave the Legislature "F's." 42 of 110 (19.72%) awarded D's. 26 of 110 (12.21%) gave incompletes. Of the...

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Supreme Court To Hear Hart Appeal

Tax-protesting Idaho State Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, takes his appeal of his state income taxes to the Idaho Supreme Court today; the arguments start at 11:10 a.m. Pacific time in the old courthouse in Coeur d'Alene, second floor, Judge Luster's courtroom. S-R reporter Tom Clouse...

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Montana Tea Party Right Filing As D's

Jan Wisniewski believes the Democrats these days tend to lean toward socialism. In his mind, some of their ideas might even be considered Marxist. And so the chairman of the Ravalli County planning board – who most would have sworn in the past to be...

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IPT: Solons Get Overall 'C, Ethics 'F' 

Idaho Press Tribune editorial page gives 2012 Legislature a "C" overall, but an "F" for ethics: "Lawmakers had time to debate daylight-saving time, express support for students studying in the arts, promote grape growers and push moratoriums on wind farms. But they couldn’t find time...

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AM: Tribe Reclaims Jazz Singer Bailey

Jazz singer Mildred Bailey performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Bailey was known as the “Mrs. Swing,” one of the great white jazz singers of the 1930s and 1940s. But when she died penniless in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1951, few knew her real...

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Lake Level Continues To Rise 

Don Sausser emails: "This morning’s lake level continues to rise as indicated by City Dock’s nearly flat angle. At summer level (2128’) the ramp angle is about 30 degrees. Lake elevation is now 2130.43, 3.43 feet over summer level."

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Higgens Point? Or Higgins Point? 

From Idaho Dad: Here's a question for the HBO readers ...Is it Higgins Point (about 5 miles east of Coeur d'Alene), or Higgens Point?The State of Idaho and Wikipedia has it with an "e" while the BLM and FYI North Idaho have it with an...

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Bill Hall: Run! Panty Girdle's Is Back 

Most people have probably heard about the women's movement that erupted years ago out in the open, but they might not know about the undercover part of that march toward freedom - or perhaps I should say the underwear part of it. I refer to...

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Keeping Track Of 335 Sex Offenders 

There's now more eyes keeping track of sex offenders in North Idaho. The North Idaho Sex Offender Task Force was recently formed thanks to a two-year $494,000 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant through the U.S. Department of Justice. Dave Robins was hired to the...

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Minnick Wearied Of Asking For Money

Minnick says his friends grew weary of his repeated phone calls asking for dough during his two runs for Congress in 2008 and 2010. His comments come in a 27-minute segment titled "The Hamster Wheel," which is the heart of an hour-long show called "Take...

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Kentucky Vs. Kansas For Title 

Kentucky Anthony Davis walks off the court after an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game against Louisville Saturday in New Orleans. Davis scored 18 points as Kentucky won 69-61 and now will face Kansas tonight for the national title. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)...

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Gender-Neutral Toilet Week Starts 

Item: Gender harassment down the toilet at WSU-Vamcouver: Students hope to curb any hostilities on campus through Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week/Jacques von Lunen, Columbian More Info: Teal and Williams finally started a campaign using a small $600 grant from the campus diversity council. They showed a...

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Dead Wolf Photos Stir Passions 

Photos of dead and maimed wolves have pervaded the Internet in recent weeks, raising tensions in the Northern Rocky Mountains over renewed hunting and trapping of the once federally protected animals. Escalating rancor between hunters and animal rights activists on social media and websites centers...

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Hucks: Video Return Nothing Personal 

You may have heard that state Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, returned his copy of the movie “Brokeback Mountain” that Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, sent to all Idaho senators last yuletide. LeFavour, the state’s only openly gay legislator, told the Idaho Statesman she circulated the...

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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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