Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 50° Cloudy

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

Hump Day Wild Card -- 6.20.12 

A number of you have asked about the pending decision on the SR motion to quash former county GOP CChairwoman Tina Jacobson's subpoena asking the newspaper to cough up the real names of almostinnocent bystander and 2 others who post at HucksOnline. I don't know…

Continue reading this post »


Parting Shot -- 6.20.12 

How about a wonderful wildlife photo from Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., before we close the workday? Robin writes: "Don't forget to stop and slime the flowers. A small banana slug slimes a daisy growing along a country road in southwestern Oregon on Tuesday." You…

Continue reading this post »


Bill: Confused By Suitcase Packing 

In his Facebook wall, Bill Blumenauer from Bonner County has run into a dilemma while packing for this weekend's Idaho Republican convention in Twin Falls, beginning Thursday: "I am pretty sure at some point in my life I knew how to pack my own suitcase.…

Continue reading this post »


PM Headlines -- 6.20.12 

Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns was sitting on the dock of her bay on Priest Lake last night when she snapped this photograph of the viewtiful rainbow. 2-fer: 87YO woman recounts fight with cop shooter/Chelsea Bannach, SR; and: Deputies shot ID'd; sheriff sharply questions judge's…

Continue reading this post »


PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.20.12

5:36 p.m. R/P believes a male walking @ Hayden & Tartan may be missing person from Spokane. 4:56 p.m. Deputy is responding to unknown type of juvenile problem @ Hayden Meadows. 4:41 p.m. CPD officers ask for sheriff's canine unit for traffic stop on freeway.…

Continue reading this post »


Reagan Republicans Fight For Name 

During the recent Primary Season the KCRR was attacked by the opponents of our endorsed candidates in an attempt to steal our name - the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. While this attempt to intimidate us into not using our name in support of our endorsed…

Continue reading this post »


RRepublicans Lament Recall Failure 

From Jeff Ward's latest Kootenai Weekly Conservative newsletter: "It appears that summer has finally made it to North Idaho. Being in one of the more glorious places to spend a summer makes keeping our minds on the work of politics much more difficult. I catch…

Continue reading this post »


Compartmentalize 

I thought I needed a cute-kid photo to toss in here & shift away from serious news: Madi Grace Hawkins, 2, takes a little break from day care with some me time in her cubbyhole at the First United Methodist Church in Sevierville, Tenn., earlier…

Continue reading this post »


Oil Firms Pull Megaload Applications 

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has withdrawn its application to the state of Montana to haul more than 200 megaloads of oil sands equipment over Lolo Pass and through northwestern Montana into Canada. The company said it's already brought in all the loads it needs for the first…

Continue reading this post »


Ironman Set-Up Begins 

Via Coeur d'Alene Police Department Twitter: "Ironman set-up has begun. The vendor village will open Thursday morning at 9 a.m. The bike storage is set up in the park. The large tent is also being set up in Third Street lot. The Sherman Avenue finish…

Continue reading this post »


Labrador Backs Holder Contempt Vote 12 

Today Idaho First District Congressman Raúl Labrador voted with the majority of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his role in the Department of Justice withholding evidence from the Committee in the botched Fast…

Continue reading this post »


DFO & Kosh At Last Motorboat Event 

Kosh Shioya and DFO during a break in sets at the final appearance of local fave band Motorboat at City Park last Sunday. Steve Bickel's leaving the band and Coeur d'Alene for greener fields at the chamber of commerce in former hometown of Huntington Beach,…

Continue reading this post »


Carlson: Iconic Darrington Retires 

With his closely cropped hair resembling a military buzz cut one would think Denton Darrington (pictured) was a former U.S. Marine. He’s not, but he is the living personification of the Marine motto --Semper Fi (Always faithful) -- with his fidelity to family, friends, LDS…

Continue reading this post »


Richert: Can Ads Rein In Obesity 

Michael Bloomberg got the headlines for his assault on the Big Gulp, but I’m more intrigued by Disney’s anti-obesity push. Last week, Disney said it will dump TV, radio and web ads for junk food, sweet cereals and candy, a ban that goes into effect…

Continue reading this post »


SR: Rightly, Lake City Recall Fails 

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and City Council members Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers will be keeping their seats until the next general election, a fact their constituents should stand up and applaud. Foes of the foursome failed to get the 4,300 signatures…

Continue reading this post »


Hayes Offers Link To Rejected Names 

Kootenai County has posted reports showing accepted and rejected signers of recall petitions for three Coeur d’Alene City Council members and for the Mayor on its website. (Go to the Elections homepage, Department Links, Recall Verification Reports; or click http://www.kcgov.us/elections/recallresults.asp) The reports show accepted signers…

Continue reading this post »


Noon Headlines -- 6.20.12

Todd Clites, of the PatRick fire crew in Boise douses his head with water at the High Park Fire Incident Command Post at the National Guard Armory in Fort Collins, Colo. on Tuesday. Firefighters are making progress on a wildfire burning on more than 100…

Continue reading this post »


CdA Signs w/Ironman 5 More Years 18 

Not to be overlooked from last night's City Council meeting ... the council unanimously agreed to another five-year contract with Ironman for the city to continue hosting Ironman Coeur d'Alene. This is from City Clerk Susan Weathers' rough draft of the minutes: "City Attorney Mike…

Continue reading this post »


Summer Solstice Arrives At 4:09 

Bikram yoga demonstrators take a break for a drink of water in New York's Times Square on Wednesday. Temperatures across the Northeast are expected to approach triple digits. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Question (from Cindy): Summer arrives at 4:09 this afternoon. How will you celebrate its…

Continue reading this post »


AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.20.12

12:13 p.m. Owner of mobile home parked @ Hayden WalMart reports theft of property last night. 12:12 p.m. EMTs are en route to motorcycle crash on H97 @ M/P 85 (Gotham Creek). 12:07 p.m. Thomas reports crashing his Mazda into tree last night avoiding deer…

Continue reading this post »


Poll: Recallers Will Sue

Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation is almost evenly divided re: whether Recallers will sue to try to overturn results of failed petition drive. 75 of 158 respondents (47.17%) believe the Recallers will sue despite organizer Frank Orzell's comments that his side wouldn't. 74 of 158 respondents…

Continue reading this post »


Mary Emerges 72 

Mary Souza, thrice denied by Coeur d'Alene voters (loss to Mike Kennedy in 2005, Brannon's loss to Kennedy at polls and court 2009, and now RecallCDA loss), has emerged to denounce Secretary of State Ben Ysursa for recall failure. Seems Mary (shown in Phantom Photographer…

Continue reading this post »



Trib: No More Rex To Kick Around 

How will Idaho ever survive without Rex Rammell? Says the itinerant politician who abandoned eastern Idaho for the promise of elective office from north central Idaho: You'll just have to try. After this region turned thumbs down on his legislative ambitions in the May 15…

Continue reading this post »


Sara: Time To Take Down D2Signs

Sara Meyer just posted this message on the Decline to Sign Facebook page: "Since this is now officially over it is time to take down the Decline To Sign signs. If you have not taken yours down already, please go ahead and take them down…

Continue reading this post »

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.