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800 Turn Out For Coal Train Proposal 11 

Eight hundred people poured into Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Tuesday afternoon to debate a proposed coal port facility in northwest Washington. Proponents stressed jobs; environmentalists talked about risks, including global warming from expanding coal consumption in Asia. People lined up early to...

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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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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 12.4.12 12 

The Gookinator must have slipped his City Hall leash because he was on KVNI w/Joe in the Morning today as i drove to work. Dan the Man was unhappy with the buyout for five department heads. But expressed optimism that their replacements will bring fresh...

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P.S. Say Cheese -- 12.4.12 

On his Facebook wall, outdoor photographer Robin Loznak titles this photo, "Say Cheese." And posts: "A rain-soaked pigeon chokes down a soggy cheese puff in the parking lot of a city park in Roseburg, Ore. (earlier today). You can see more of Robin's photography here....

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Do Coaches Prize Football Over Ed? 

KCres: My 2 sons have both discovered that they don’t get the full support of teachers in the classroom when football season is under way and the teacher puts football coaching first. Question: In your experience, do the high school football coaches who teach academics...

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Deanna: Paperless And Back Again 10 

Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander (re: Kootenai County going paperless): The City Council went paperless several years ago with the exception of Ron Edinger. Obviously the goal was to save both time and money. time is money when you consider the staff time involved in putting together...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.4.12

4:47 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino guest reports vandalism to his vehicle. 4:36 p.m. Motorist reports that wheels on semi are wobbling @ e/b I-90/stateline. 4:33 p.m. CdA police are looking for teen female last seen at alternative middle school today. 4:11 p.m. 90YO female fell...

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Jeremiah Hazard, right, Matt Humphries and Patricia Eastman, all 17, protest Monday with their Coeur d'Alene High AP Government  classmates at the corner of Strahorn Road and Hayden Avenue in Hayden Lake. (Jerome Pollos/press)

PM Headlines -- 12.4.12 

Jeremiah Hazard, right, Matt Humphries and Patricia Eastman, all 17, protest Monday with their Coeur d'Alene High AP Government classmates at the corner of Strahorn Road and Hayden Avenue in Hayden Lake. Alecia Warren Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Jerome A....

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SR Blogs: Bombs Away -- 12.4.12

"I'll tell you why this caught my eye," posts Paul Turner of The Slice blog, "Because it almost looks like a view from the Palouse of a direct hit on Fairchild AFB." (Photo: The Slice: One sign of insanity/Paul Turner End Notes: The Advent...

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Idawa: 'Hobbit' Improves With Age

Idawa (re: Are you ready for "The Hobbit"?): I was a big fan of LOTR as a teen, and I loved Jackson’s adaption, but I never WAS a big Hobbit fan so can’t say I’ve given this much thought. I say WAS, because I did...

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Slight Detour's 8th Blogiversary 

Hard to believe that much time has passed since that Thanksgiving weekend when my brother and I stood in my mother's kitchen, talking about how we could get some exposure for his cartoon booklet entitled "Slight Detour." A week or so later, my blog was...

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NI/Friends Blogs: Whimsical Fence 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson writes: "On Mondays after I get off the air I enjoy a little "driveabout" the neighborhoods of my youth. This unique and whimsical fence is between 8th and 9th Street on Pine Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, not far from...

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Risch, Crapo No On Disabilities Treaty 10 

Quote from Kevin Richert's Idaho Statesman blog from U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, re: reason he voted against United Nations Disabilities Treaty. Sen. Mike Crapo also voted against the treaty, which failed to get the required 2/3s vote for approval. "The U.S. has the most...

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Someplace the days are sunny and someplace skies are clear; someplace the buds are blooming, but someplace sure ain’t here. The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Spokane Symphony Strike Over 

The Spokane Symphony musicians and board of directors announced today they have reached an agreement settling a four-week strike. After a weekend of intense bargaining, the musicians voted Monday night to approve a two-year contract that includes an 11 percent pay cut and three weeks...

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Are You Ready For 'The Hobbit'? 

This film released by Warner Bros., shows, from left, Dean O'Gorman as Fili, Aidan Turner as Kili, Mark Hadlow as Dori, Jed Brophy as Nori and William Kircher as Bifur in a scene from the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Early reviews are...

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Kootenai County Going Paper-Less 

The Kootenai County Board of Commissioners have launched a "Paperless, Paper-Lite and Wireless" initiative to cut down the amount of paper used at the courthouse and improve communications between departments. In a news release, the board said: "As state and county governments continue to address...

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Rathdrum Kidnap Victim Back Home

Susan Smith, 62, of Rathdrum, the victim in the kidnapping case has been returned to the local area. She has been interviewed, but details of the interview are not available at this time. Suspected kidnapper Mitchell Lee Walck’s location remains unknown. The FBI has announced...

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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.

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