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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 5.31.12 

Coeur d'Alene Held Hostage, Day 56: We're approaching show time in the legal drama launched by former KCGOPCChairwoman Tina Jacobson's lawsuit against John/Jane Doe (aka HucksOnline commenter almostinnocentbystander). SR attorneys Duane Swinton & Joel Hazel will be in Judge John Luster's court (Courtroom #1) at…

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Stop The Recall Group Files Complaint 35 

Email from Stop the Recall organizer Jennifer Drake: "A formal complaint was filed with City Clerk Susan Weathers this afternoon on behalf of Stop the Recall. The complaint against RecallCDA addresses the overwhelming and persistent misinformation being spread by organizers and volunteers in the effort…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.12

5:39 p.m. Driver of camo pickup almost caused 2 crashes by failing to signal on e/b I-90 @ H41. 5:27 p.m. Possible road rage incident reported b/n drivers stopped @ Govt Way & Hazel/CdA. 5:16 p.m. Caller reports suspicious person @ 610 W. Appleway/CdA. 4:53…

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PM: Orcas Return To Puget Sound 

A new baby orca, designated L-119, front, swims with its uncle Mega and aunt Calypso, in the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound in Washington. The Kitsap Sun reports it's the second known offspring for Matia. Her first baby two years ago only survived a…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

At the School Board meeting moments ago. Berry Picker sez that board is discussing what to do if anti-Luna-reform referendums pass. ... That there are about 300 people in the audience -- about half of them teachers wearing black in solidarity move -- at Woodland…

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Judge Declares Edwards Case Mistrial 

Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards speaks outside a federal courthouse as his daughter Cate Edwards, left, and parents Wallace Edwards, second from right, and Bobbie Edwards, right, look on after the jury's verdict in his trial on charges of campaign corruption in Greensboro, N.C., today. Edwards…

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Dismissal Of Claim Vs. NIC Upheld 

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a discrimination claim filed against North Idaho College by a former student who alleges she was sexually harassed by an instructor while taking classes several years ago. In a decision Thursday, the court affirmed a previous…

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Senators Question EPA Sackett Action

Two months after the Supreme Court sided unanimously with a North Idaho couple, 16 GOP senators say the Environmental Protection Agency hasn't heeded lessons from its loss in court. Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch co-signed the letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, which…

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North Idaho Blogs Rdp -- 5.31.12

In this Phantom Photographer photo, State Controller Donna Jones is shown at a Spirit Lake park during the 2010 Republican bus tour of North Idaho. Jones is recovering from serious injuries suffered in a vehicle crash this month. Bayview emergency/Bay Views When Cheeseheads are not…

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Carlson: Teachers Must Man Ramparts 

As the school year draws to a close Idaho’s teachers face a challenge: do they spend their summer recreating and holding down a summer job somewhere as many have to do; or, do they get actively involved in the campaign to repeal the Otter/Luna reform…

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Catnap Costs Car Prowler Suspect 

An alleged car prowler was arrested when Post Falls police found him asleep early this morning in one of the cars he’s suspected of burglarizing. Jason D. Hill, 33, was found inside the car around 4:20 a.m. on the 3800 block of East Second Avenue.…

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Dog Hammer Killing Brings 6 Months 

A Post Falls man who beat his dog with a hammer as his neighbor watched in horror has been sentenced to six months in jail. Calvin Franklin Palmer, 53, who served 33 years in prison in Arizona for murder, apologized at his sentencing Friday and…

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News Quiz Offers Movie Tickets 

Hey movie buffs: Did you know that simply by taking our weekly news quiz, you're eligible to win two free tickets to area cinemas? And for those of you who finish atop the leaderboard, a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel could be yours.…

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Nudist Camp Offers Saturday Hike 

A Washington nudist park north of Spokane is celebrating National Trails Day June 2 with a clothing optional hike. Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park near Loon Lake will host the hike Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in its 260-acre forest. ... A Kaniksu news release says,…

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Spokane Chipotle To Open Next Week 

Food with integrity? That is what national chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says will be on the menu at the new Spokane location when it opens Wednesday, June 6. So, what does that mean? Chipotle is one of the few fast-food chain restaurants committed to buying…

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Fairchild Breast-Feeders Create Stir 16 

Mom2Mom, a breastfeeding support group at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash., has created an Internet sensation with a recent photo shoot that included two moms breastfeeding while wearing their airman battle uniforms. The photos, by 'Brynja Sigurdardottir Photography' in Washington, were featured on…

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Noon Headlines -- 5.31.12 

Protecting old-growth habitat for endangered woodland caribou will cost about $1.5 million over the next 20 years, according to a draft economic analysis prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Becky Kramer SR story here. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR…

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Snake Handling Pastor Dies From Bite 

A "serpent-handling" West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before. Pentecostal pastor Mark Wolford, 44, hosted an outdoor service at the Panther Wildlife Management Area in…

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Red, White & Blue Down To Toes 

Former President George H.W. Bush crosses his red white and blue socked feet during the unveiling ceremony of former President George W. Bush, his son, and former first lady Laura Bush's portraits earlier today in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Story…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 5.31.12

11:58 a.m. Motorist reports man trying to break into parked, silver VW at top of 4th of July Pass. 11:46 a.m. R/P in 2000 block of N12th/CdA reports undisclosed fraud. 11:28 a.m. Resident of Harmony House @ 454 W. Lacey/Hayden reports theft of her belongings.…

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Sex-Selective Abortion Vote Ahead 

The Republican author of a bill to punish sex-selective abortion blasted President Obama on Thursday for his stance in favor of abortion rights. The White House voiced its opposition to the bill — known as PRENDA — in a statement Wednesday night, calling it intrusive…

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