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Trillhaase: Ethics Lessons? So What? 

Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments today that the Idaho Legislature is making some progress on the ethicalfront by requiring freshman legislators to take ethics classes. But he's pessmistic that much will change because the same leaders who covered for past mischief are still...

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Commentary: UI Made Right Hire 

It could've been so easy for Idaho athletic director Rob Spear. Fresh off a 1-11 season and facing a conference-less future, the Idaho Vandals were in desperate need of a system reboot. As pressure mounted and the rumor mill churned, it seemed entirely feasible that...

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Boise Bans Job, House Bias Vs. Gays 

Boise has become Idaho's second city to enact an ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity; the Boise City Council last night voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance, a move that was followed by a...

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Fat Cops

Plain-clothes Indonesian police officers do exercise during a new diet program for police in Tangerang, outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Anyone over 100 kilograms (220 pounds) must follow the weight-loss program started because of the growing number of overweight officers and the perception that they are...

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Kidnap Victim Called From Grocery

Susan Smith entered the Albertsons grocery in a small Montana town Sunday night and asked to use the phone. She wanted to call a local pastor, she told the deli manager. Instead she called her family in Spokane and uttered chilling words: “I’ve been abducted...

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Driver Hits Moose On Best Avenue 

A driver was shaken and a bull moose put down after a collision between the two on Best Avenue Tuesday morning. Ray Theander was driving westbound on Best Avenue when he struck a 1-year-old moose near Eighth Street shortly before 11 a.m. "He came out...

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Front Avenue LID In Works 

The city of Coeur d'Alene is suggesting property owners chip in $1.2 million for improvements along Front Avenue tied to the McEuen Field reconstruction project. Whether property owners agree to that or a different amount will come down the line, but the City Council agreed...

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Huckleberries Online

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.