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TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

Lynne: Truant But Not Caught 

Scanner Traffic: 11:06 a.m. CPD officer is en route to Woodland Middle School with delinquent juvenile in tow. Lynne: Made me chuckle. Do they still have truant officers? Was terrified of them when I was a kid. Never was an early riser, missed the school…

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Noon: 4th Of July Fireworks Tab: $60K

The goal is $60,000. That's how much it costs the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce to put on a day's worth of festivities during the annual Fourth of July celebration, according to Diane Higdem, events coordinator. So while people may be used to seeing half…

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Rain, Rain Is Here To Stay 

Look up "driving rain" in the dictionary, and you might find a photo of this coffee hut on Highway 57 at Priest Lake area that was caught in the deluge Monday afternoon. Pecky Cox/As The Lake Churns tells "I was going there for hot coffee…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.5.12 

12:05 p.m. Diana @ Post Falls post office reports theft from mailboxes @ Main & Seeley. 11:54 a.m. Hayden WalMart on Honeysuckle reports catching a shoplifter. 11:49 a.m. Justin of Professional Skin Care @ Reed & Buckles/Hayden reports male walking around business lot, refusing to…

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AM Headlines -- 6.5.12 

The crash scene of a heavy air tanker is seen from the air Monday near Hamblin Valley Utah. The P2v Heavy air tanker crashed Sunday afternoon as it dropped retardant on a 5,000-acre wildfire, killing pilots Todd Neal Tompkins and Ronnie Edwin Chambless, both of…

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Poll: Thumbs Up To Downtown Art

Monday Poll: Rick Davis' "Ganesha" sculpture and its replacement, Jason Sanchez's "Art & Soul," received thumbs up from Hucks Nation. 85 of 136 respondents to the Monday poll liked one of the pieces of downtown Coeur d'Alene public art or the other -- or both.…

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McHugh Investigates Recall Complaint 21 

The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday it will investigate the complaint filed last week by recall opponents, Stop The Recall. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said the office will look into the complaint largely based on the volume of allegations in it. “I’ll likely…

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And In The Hard Right Corner ...

State Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, and GOP nominee Ron Mendive work the Post Falls Days Parade route. Both were candidates supported by the hard right United Conservatives of North Idaho. Running unopposed Nonini advanced to a general election contest for the state Senate seat…

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Staving Off Shingles 

When it comes to shingles, other people’s horror stories are sometimes the best preventive medicine. Sufferers – most often people 50 and older – use terms like “excruciating” and “debilitating” and “fire” to describe the blistery skin rash. Some go blind, the rash having invaded…

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New AIDS Group Web Site Pays Off 

Stacie Lechot just discovered the web is the new Yellow Pages. About a week after getting a new, improved website for the nonprofit group, North Idaho AIDS Coalition, a caller found her online and left a message saying he wanted to donate $5,000. “It wouldn’t…

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Job Hunt Frustrates Older Workers 

Lynn McDonald has 15 years of experience in the hospitality business. She ran a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant in France in the mid-1990s. She owned a B&B in Hailey for six years, until it succumbed to the recession. But when McDonald — who is 68 but…

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City Clerk Announces Resignation 13 

Long-time Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers has announced that she will retire next Jan. 3. Weathers will tender her resignation tonight to the Coeur d'Alene City Council. Renata McLeod is expected to fill the vacancy created by Weathers' retirement. In an email to HucksOnline,…

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Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth , left, and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall pass along The Mall as part of a four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth II accession to the throne, London, earlier today. Pealing church bells and crowds cheering "God save…

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Rocky Loses Home Transport Suit

Item: Watson lawsuit dismissed: Sheriff, wife claimed county stalled transport of home across lake/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: A District Court judge on Monday dismissed all lawsuit claims Sheriff Rocky Watson had filed against Kootenai County and county officials last year, concerning $12,000-plus…

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Rose: NIC Needs More Parking 21 

Miracle Rose: There is NO WAY there are enough parking spaces (at North Idaho College). Maybe for the staff. I noticed about a month ago when I went to NIC to watch the karate tournament that they gave the staff a whole bunch more spots.…

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Missionary Couple Die In Africa Crash 

A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children. Jay and Katrina Erickson, who attended Hillyard Baptist Church, were killed Saturday when the six-seat Cessna aircraft Jay was piloting crashed…

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 6.4.12 26 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 60: I rode my bike through the Education Corridor Saturday. Not only has the project opened more access to the waterfront and two more entrance/egress roads into the Fortgrounds and North Idaho College, but it expands higher education and job…

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Parting Shot -- 6.4.12 

Spokane police gather information at the scene of a single car accident earlier today at the corner of Cataldo and Hamilton. The female driver lost control of her Mitsubishi Montero in the northbound land and sheared an utility pole. Emergency crews were delayed in extricating…

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Idaho Media Has Execution History 

As Idaho’s news media spar with the state in federal court over limits on access to executions, the case has turned a spotlight onto Idaho’s long and consistent history of media witnesses attending its state executions to serve as the eyes and ears of the…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.4.12

5:44 p.m. Motorist in green Toyota Avalon s/b on H95 @ M/P 450 (Bonner County line) is going 90 mph. 5:34 p.m. R/P in 1000 block of Strahorn/Hayden Lake reports his tires being slashed. 5:02 p.m. Logging truck, w/b on I-90 @ M/P 24 (east…

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PM Headlines -- 6.4.12 

Planned Parenthood Advocate Rachael Munkacsi, left, protests during Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Oregon fundraiser earlier today in Portland, Ore. Romney made a brief stop in downtown Portland Monday for a fundraiser, but didn't make any public appearances. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sheriff…

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Huckleberries Has Learned ... 18 

... The Coeur d'Alene City Clerk Susan Weathers has delivered to the county prosecutor's office complaints and materials of anti-recallers questioning statements made by RecallCDA volunteers to obtain signatures. Responding to a Huckleberries Online email, City Attorney Mike Gridley said: "Because the allegations concern possible…

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NIdaho Blog Rdp -- 6.4.12  

Marianne Love/Slight Detour offers us this photo of ranch calves & more photos from her neck of woods in Bonner County. More photos here. Miss Juliana turns 4/A Butterfly Moment You sunk my battleship/A Family Runs Through It Larry Bockstruck, RIP/Bay Views Privacy no longer…

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'Napalm Girl' Photo 40 Years Later 

Associated Press staff photographer Nick Ut shows his famous photograph of the "Napalm Girl" at Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach, Calif., Sunday. Ut's iconic black-and-white image of Kim Phuc after a napalm attack in 1972 communicated the horrors of the Vietnam War in a…

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