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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.28.12 16 

Looks like I finally need to turn on my sprinklers to greet summer weather that finally has arrived (if you can call temperatures in the low 80s "summer"). One of the benefits of summer arriving in July is lower water bills from the city of…

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Parting Shot -- 6.28.12 

Kentucky's Anthony Davis, left, appears on a monitor as he and Florida's Bradley Beal talk to reporters moments after they were selected during the NBA basketball draft Thursday in Newark, N.J. Davis was picked No. 1 by the New Orleans Hornets and Beal went No.…

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If I Could Go Back To High School 

At A Butterfly Moment, Jen posts "10 things I would do if I could go back to high school": 1. Study more and better. So that when I got to college, I wouldn't be rudely awakened and have to learn to study. 2. Sing more.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.12

5:56 p.m. Marine deputy has made BUI arrest on Lake Coeur d'Alene. 5:52 p.m. Driver of full-sized pickup w/Benewah plates dumped couches & chairs @ I-90 & Sherman exit -- and then drove off w/b on freeway. 5:42 p.m. Caller reports dog in cab &…

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PM Headlines -- 6.28.12

State Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who has a "day job" with the Associated Logging Contractors, Facebooked a photo of a bear cub that dropped by the office on Mica Flats this week. Shawn tells Huckleberries that it's unusual to see a bear cub, especially on…

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North Idaho Blogs Rdp -- 6.28.12

Stebbijo's unhappy with the outcome of the recall effort and the secretary of state's role in it. But I really like this photo she took of the "poop art" (the new public art at the wastewater treatment plant), so I'm giving it top billing this…

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ULUC Photos Upset Local Republican 26 

A former Kootenai County Republican Central Committee official is unhappy that attorney Duane Rasmussen takes photos of people in the crowd at public events. In a letter to the county commission criticizing the presentation by consultant Todd Messenger at the Unified Land Use Code workshop…

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Johnson: Chief Roberts Makes History 20 

There will be days and days of analysis – some of it even important – of today’s historic Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, or as those who hate the law say – Obamacare. We’ll hear every possible interpretation and then some. Here…

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World Harmony Runners Stop @ CdA

World Harmony Run team member Natabara Rollosson, center, of New York City held the torch during a stop at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Ten members of the North America team will complete a 10,000 mile loop…

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House Vote Holds Holder In Contempt 17 

The GOP-led House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder (shown in AP file photo) in contempt of Congress for failing to provide key information pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, making Holder the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt. The…

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Otter Denounces Obamacare Ruling 

Gov. Butch Otter's statement re: Supreme Court approval of Obamacare: “Although five Supreme Court justices upheld Obamacare and the individual mandate under Congress’s power to tax, it does not mean it’s the right thing to do. Obamacare has been bad for America from the beginning.…

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Furrer: Olympic Size Dream In Sight 

For Amanda Furrer the dream started small. “I just wanted to win a medal,” she said. And she did. In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. But that win only whetted her appetite for more and her dreams are now…

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God & Countryfest Attracts Crowd 

The ability to choose a religion and worship freely is one of the reasons attendees of the God and Country Festival said they are proud to be American. The God and Country Festival, an annual event that promotes the Christian faith and pride in country,…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 25 

... City Council members Dan Gookin, Steve Adams and Ron Edinger dug in again this morning at a meeting with Lake City Development Corp & Team McEuen, refusing to compromise on moving the American Legion Baseball field. Edinger insisted that the baseball diamond not be…

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Angry Bird

A crow dive-bombs Melanie Lochert as she walks across the Morrison Bridge Thursday, in Portland, Ore. For the past two months people crossing the west end of the Morrison Street Bridge have been dodging a crow that's been protecting a nest. From morning to night…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.12 

12:19 p.m. Officer reports silver-painted graffiti on stop sign & road sign @ Pine Tree & Buckles/Hayden (at entrance to Emerald Estates subdivision). 12:18 p.m. Albertsons in Ironwood Square/CdA reports receiving $20 counterfeit bill. 12:14 p.m. Firefighter en route to check smoke sighting in 2200…

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Luna: Yeah, We're Next To Last -- Trib 

If you discovered the United States was spending less per capita on defense than 49 other nations, you wouldn't be doing cartwheels. If you watched your company earning less money than virtually all its competitors, you'd lose some sleep at night. What if you saw…

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Reward Offered For Fugitive Leiske 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest has offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Travis J. Leiske. Leiske is currently wanted for a felony probation violation stemming from a forgery conviction in July of 2011. Leiske altered a personal check…

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AM Headlines -- 6.28.12

"You meet a lot of friends," said Marty Golden of Wichita, Kansas as she showed off one of her dresses at the Spokane Fairgrounds on Wednesday. Marty is in town this weekend for the 61st National Square Dance Convention at the Spokane Convention Center &…

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Sandpoint Bypass Dedication Friday 

Idaho’s single largest highway project, and one that took 65 years from the time its was first discussed to completion, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Sandpoint. The dedication ceremony will be held at 106 Bridge Street. Parking will be available in the…

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Poll: Still Support IronmanCdA

Wednesday Poll: The tragic death of triathlete Sean Murphy of Seattle in the 10th annual Ironman Coeur d'Alene hasn't dampened community enthusiasm for the event. 96 of 113 respondents (84.96%) say they're still strong supporters of the event. Only 14 of 113 respondents (12.39%) say…

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Mitt Pledges To Repeal Obamacare 35 

With the Capitol in the background, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Question: Who will the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare help more in November -- President Barack Obama…

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Spencer: Free Perks Lure Transients 39 

Spencer: And the victim was from Reno? So… now we have one person in jail, and will need to pay for his housing and medical expenses for the remainder of his life, or at least a long time, and one person being treated at the…

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Court: Lying About Military Medals OK 

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to falsely claim being awarded a top military honor, saying the law infringed on the Constitution’s First Amendment protection of free speech. The court ruling concerned the Stolen Valor Act,…

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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.