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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Hired Hands Back Coal Trains 

The line of people forming at the Spokane County Fairgrounds this morning constituted a small sea of green. About 20 of the people — waiting to get into the public hearing concerning the proposed increase of coal trains coming through Spokane — wore bright green...

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High Noon: Fleetwood Mac Reuniting 

Fleetwood Mac have announced that they are getting back together and going on tour, and singer Stevie Nicks is insistent that this won’t be their last time. Speaking to Reuters, she said that there’s “never going to be a final tour until we drop dead,"...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 12.4.12 

KHQ reporter Dylan Wohlenhaus provides this photo of the moose that was hit by a driver @ 8th & Best this morning. Dylan told Huckleberries that the moose was euthanized as a result of its injuries. See 10:46 item. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department...

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Alaska Serial Killer Exposed To Racism 

A confessed serial killer and bank robber who took his own life in an Alaska jail cell on Sunday was exposed to the racist and anti-Semitic beliefs of Christian Identity theology during his childhood in a rural corner of Washington state, Hatewatch has learned. Israel...

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Text Messages @ 20, What's Next? 

Happy birthday, Text Message. Twenty years ago Monday, the first text/SMS message was sent by an engineer in the United Kingdom. What did it say? "Merry Christmas." The convenience may be handy, but I am not a fan of this technological wonder. No, it isn't...

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Poll: Most Haven't Had Flu Yet

Monday Poll: 70 of 108 respondents (64.81%) said that neither they nor their families have had the flu this year ... yet. An equal number, 13 of 108 (12.04%) said they and at least one family member have had the flu. 12 of 108 (11.11%)...

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AM Headlines: Curtains For IMAX? 

A pair of movie goers who asked to not be identified wait for the start of an IMAX film in an empty theater on Sunday at IMAX in Riverfront Park in Spokane. Falling attendance may mean the once popular theater may close in the months...

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Ascending Crapo Seeks Compromise 

When Mike Crapo assumes the top Republican spot on the Senate Banking Committee next year, he’ll face a tall order: cutting deals with Democrats over housing and financial regulation that have eluded the panel in recent years. But Crapo, a third-term senator from Idaho, said...

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Trib: Little's No Comment Fans Flames 

Until this month, Mark Little was Idaho's top purchasing official. Poke around and you might hear gossip that he was disgruntled with the way his superiors managed school Superintendent Tom Luna's massive student laptop computer program. Described as a 57-year-old by-the-book former military man, he's...

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Denney: Don't Embarrass Legislature 

Ghost of indiscretions past: The specter of former Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee appeared Monday on the first day of orientation for new lawmakers. McGee, who resigned early this year after a 2011 DUI and a 2012 sexual harassment case, wasn’t mentioned by name,...

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Dying Vet: I'd Go Again 

In combat, Larry Scott said soldiers like him never considered the possibility that their own government was poisoning them. The unthinkable endured in his mind long enough that he was 52 years old and had been suffering with cancer for two years before he found...

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Trustees Mull Privatizing Bus Service 19 

Woodland Middle School eighth-grader Emily Duncan rides the bus to the school in Coeur d’Alene on Monday. The Coeur d’Alene School Board is considering reducing the amount of the school district’s supplemental levy, which is up for renewal in March. Trustees are looking at some...

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Fiscal Cliff: Public Would Blame GOP 

A majority of Americans would blame congressional Republicans if Washington fails to reach a deal in deficit talks to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” according to a new poll. A Washington Post-Pew Research survey released Tuesday finds that 53 percent said they would blame Republicans, while...

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Bloem Vs. Clark In Xmas Ring-Off 

I always knew I’d one day have to step in and do the mayor’s dirty work. Not that I’d characterize helping a charity as dirty. But when Spokane Mayor David Condon wimped out, The Salvation Army emailed me to ask if I would “serve as...

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 12.3.12 

I should have followed my impulse over the weekend to mow my lawn -- just to say that I once did so in December. I consider every December day that I'm not dealing with icy streets and snow in the driveway to be a win....

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Up Crippled Cook's Creek 

Well, I have put myself up Cripple Cook's Creek - I broke my ankle. Even though, it is on the mend, one has to be very careful going from the fridge to the stove to the counter and back again. Granted, that big box of...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 12.3.12

5:25 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Casino security report suspicious bag by one of the machines. 5:21 p.m. Blue van apparently has hit a deer on n/b H41/MP 9 (Willadsen/Rathdrum). 4:55 p.m. Tagged for Removal: Red 1984 Honda Civic on s/b H95/MP 436.8 (Lancaster/Hayden). 4:45 p.m. Tagged...

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PM Headlines -- 12.3.12 

Idaho's new football coach, Paul Petrino, left, speaks while university President Duane Nellis, center, and athletic director Rob Spear listen during a news conference in Moscow this afternoon. Petrino replaces interim coach Jason Gesser, who guided the Vandals during the final four games after Robb...

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 12.3.12

Gathering under the portico at the White House on Sherman Ave. to prepare the MudgyMobile for its first outing on Nov. 23 were volunteers, left to right, Art Flagan, City Council Member Deanna Goodlander, Bill Goings, sculptor Terry Lee, children’s author Susan Nipp, Nancy Flagan,...

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How Do You Handle A Nasty Cold? 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: "That cold I decided not to have before Thanksgiving came back and kicked my butt this weekend and guess what? My go-to OTC med Thera-Flu is currently out of production! After Derek trekked all over town, only to find...

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Poll: 'Seinfeld' Greatest Sitcom 

A poll conducted by Vanity Fair magazine and "60 Minutes" settled on "Seinfeld" as the greatest sitcom of all time (poll results here): “Seinfeld” — 22% call it the greatest sitcom ever“ The Honeymooners” — 20%“Friends” — 16% “Cheers” — 14%“ Arrested Development” — 7%“...

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SR Blogs -- 12.3.12 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner provides three program covers from games of college football bowls that no longer exist, including the Refrigerator Bowl (above). Writes Paul: "This program is a graphic nightmare. You can barely read 'Refrigerator Bowl.'" Have you ever attended a college...

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Tweeting Petrino's Arrival At UIdaho 

In this Sept. 15 file photo, Arkansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Paul Petrino reacts after the call on a recovery of an apparent Alabama fumble on a punt was reversed during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. Idaho...

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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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