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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

Jimmy: Some Signatures Surprising 

JimmyMAC: I’m about 45 pages in Sandi’s. I see a few names that I would suspect didn’t have a clue as to what they were signing based on past conversations that I have had with them. Then again, you never know what people are really…

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Idaho Court Denies Hart Tax Appeal 

The Idaho Supreme Court, without comment, has dismissed tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart's request to reconsider his state income tax appeal, in which he argued the court should have given more consideration to his legislative privilege argument. In a one-page ruling, the Supreme Court…

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FEC Sues Ex-Toe-Tapping Senator 

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig was sued by federal election regulators contending he misused some $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense against charges stemming from a 2007 Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting. Federal Election Commission officials said in Monday's complaint in U.S. District…

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Roberts Weighs Challenge To Moyle 

An important sideshow to the race for House speaker is the contest for the No. 2 post, held by Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, who may have a challenge from the No. 4 House GOP leader, Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts of Donnelly. I was in…

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Take Your Dog To Work Day? 

Sandy, a terrier mix, waits for a treat while at work with her owner at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., Monday. Sandy is one of millions of dogs that accompany their owners to dog-friendly businesses across the country every day. Even more will join her…

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Adults Getting Teeth Straightened 

James Hill, pictured, a cyclotron engineer in Spokane, was driving his car and “chomping on nuts” when his tooth fell apart in his mouth. He pulled over. A fast call to his dentist’s office secured an emergency appointment, where he learned a wisdom tooth that…

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No Go For Goats In Lake City 

Item: No go for the goats: General Services Committee won't let animals in city/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Coeur d'Alene won't tweak its animal ordinance to allow urbanites to own goats. Allowing the notorious munchers inside city limits opens the door to what…

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Signature Verification Under Way 

Item: Petition drive ends, verification begins: Certification of signatures should be complete by June 19 at 5 p.m./Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Much the way the recall effort began -- with recall supporters holding signs and chanting support near the…

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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.