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Weekend Wild Card -- 3.31/4.1.12 32 

The Legislature's finished. Thank goodness. College basketball is finished, with Washington State falling to Pittsburgh in the championship game of the College Basketball Invitational last night. The Mariners and the A's kicked off the Major League Baseball season in Japan this week. Now, if we…

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3 Tickets Win $640 Million Lottery 

Three lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland hit the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said Saturday, leaving scores of players across the country with busted multi-millionaire dreams.Illinois’ winning ticket was bought at a convenience store in the small town…

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Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger peeks through a curtain while teammates participate in interviews in New Orleans, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Ohio State is scheduled to play Kansas in an NCAA tournament Final Four semifinal college basketball game on Saturday. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Peek Preview 

Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger peeks through a curtain while teammates participate in interviews in New Orleans Thursday. Ohio State is scheduled to play Kansas in an NCAA tournament Final Four semifinal college basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Question: Can anyone in the…

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Costello: Zimmerman Is Media's Victim 33 

Do you smell black churches burning? I do. Back in 1996 the Democrat/media complex created a false narrative about a wave of black church arsons. Then President Bill Clinton eloquently recalled how a strikingly similar epidemic in his home state of Arkansas had touched his…

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Canada To Stop Minting Pennies 

Most Canadians greeted the news that their government would stop minting pennies later this year with tepid approval. This is, after all, the same country that eliminated $1 and $2 paper bills in the 1980s. South of the border, the reaction could charitably be called…

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Moyer, 49, Makes Rockies Rotation 

Jamie Moyer, at 49 years old, has made the Colorado Rockies starting rotation. “It is still Jamie Moyer. It’s the Jamie Moyer that was pitching prior to the arm injury that cost him the entire 2011 season. It’s the same guy,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy…

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What Went Wrong With 2012 Legislature 13 

This year’s legislative session was as much about what failed as it was about what became law. Hardly anybody would have predicted that conservative House Republicans would reject mandatory ultrasound exams for abortion-seekers, after the Senate backed it on a nearly party-line vote. But that’s…

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TV Host Explains Idaho Hunting Citation 

"On March 20," writes Rich Landers, SR Outdoors, "I devoted my weekly Outdoors column to the case of Oregon hunter Bob Beck, a TV hunting show host, who pleaded guilty to shooting two deer in Idaho even though he had only one non-resident tag. The…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

TGIF Wild Card -- 3.30.12 15 

For some reason, I feel the state is a little safer now that the self-congratulatory 2012 Legislature has adjourned & can do no more mischief. That's the good news. The bad news is that we're soon to be inundated by the ones from North Idaho…

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Parting Shot -- 3.30.12

One cormorant sits high as it opens it's beak wide while it and four others hitch a ride on a large piece of driftwood in the muddy, swollen Clackamas River in Oregon City, Ore., Friday. Another spring storm is swelling rivers in the Willamette Valley…

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Cindy: I'm Still A Winner 

Cindy tweets: "I don't need no stinkin' lottery ticket. My mama says I am a WINNER." #SoThere." Question: Will your Mama still think you're a winner even if you don't win $640M Mega Millions?

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.30.12

4:50 p.m. John reports to KCSD that someone is using his Social Security card. 4:42 p.m. 16YO girl fled on horse back into Cataldo area woods when father tried to pick her up. 4:24 p.m. Glenda wants to know where she can get help &…

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PM Headlines -- 3.30.12 

Idaho Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis (R-Bonneville) had to keep a lot of bills moving through the Senate so that it could adjourn on Thursday evening in Boise. (AP Photo/Katherine Jones, Idaho Statesman) WSU aims to find why we snooze/John Stucke, SR Lewiston man gets…

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SR Blogs: Don't Care About M's 

My rain hat is a Detroit Tigers cap. I've been wearing one now and then for years. But this morning, walking over to my accountant's office a few blocks away on Riverside, a question occurred to me for the first time. Is someone going to…

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North Idaho Blogs -- 3.30.12 

At Stebbijo's Place, Stebbijo writes: "Yes, you read that right and you are probably shocked and disgusted, but I don't care. I don't cook like this all the time, but when I saw how this outfit back east on a foodie show did up their…

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Bad Transformer Causes PF Outage

Approximately 4,500 Kootenai Electric Cooperative customers in the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls areas lost power this morning. The outage was reported just after 10 a.m. Power was restored by 12:15 p.m. According to the cooperateive, a malfunctioning transformer in the substation that serves the…

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HuffPo Unpaid Blogger Suit Tossed 

A New York district judge today threw out a $105 million lawsuit filed by former, unpaid Huffington Post bloggers who insisted they are entitled to a chunk of the blog's $315 million sale price to AOL. The bloggers - Jonathan Tasini, Molly Secours, Tara Dublin,…

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Rypien: What Cost Super Bowl MVP? 

Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien (11) lies under the pile, center, during an NFC divisional playoff game the San Francisco 49ers, in San Francisco. Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former player for the Redskins and other teams who reached football's pinnacle…

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Spokane To Discuss Gay Marriage 

The debate on gay marriage is headed to the Spokane City Council. City Councilman Jon Snyder is sponsoring a nonbinding resolution in support of “marriage equality,” and despite a Republican-leaning majority on the City Council, it appears the resolution is on track for approval. “People…

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LA Observes Cesar Chavez Day 

Although Cesar Chavez Day falls tomorrow, on Saturday March 31, government offices, courts, and the state legislature are closed on Friday in honor of the famed labor leader. The Sacramento Bee reports that the State Legislature is not in session on Friday and has begun…

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IFF: Text Ban Creates Legal Enigma 

One of the more curious legacies of the 2012 legislative session will likely be Senate Bill 1274, the bill to ban texting while driving. The bill passed the Senate 29-6 and the House 53-17. The bill is awaiting Gov. Butch Otter’s signature. Legislators passed this…

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High Noon: Missing Dad 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: A friend just asked me "17 years after his death, what do you miss most about your dad?" Wow. Everything. His voice. His smile. His thoughtfulness. The way he made me laugh. But most of all I miss his…

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Mega Millions Odds: 176M To 1 

A customer at a convenience store holds her money as she waits to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday in Portland, Ore. Lottery ticket lines across the U.S. swelled Friday as players drawn by a record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot took a chance at…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.30.12

Noonish: Rodney @ 3558 Nettleton Gulch/CdA reports blocked culvert has flooded driveway, creating 50-foot puddle including standing water on road. 12:01 a.m. Firefighters responding to possible structure fire in Kidd Island Bay area. 1:43 a.m. Two customers are arguing at Coeur d'Alene Hastings on Appleway.…

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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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