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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

Labrador Easily Wins Re-election 

Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador talks at the Republican Party primary headquarters held at the Doubletree Riverside Hotel in Boise earlier tonight after winning his election bid. Eye on Boise story here. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)

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2 Challengers Lead NIC Races 

19,007 absentee ballots & 2 of 70 precincts counted (at 12:16 a.m.) NORTH IDAHO TRUSTEE POS A Paul Matthews . . . . . . . . . 7,449 46.63 Judith Centa Meyer . . . . . . . 8,527 53.37 NORTH IDAHO TRUSTEE…

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Idaho Referendums Losing 

Idaho's dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school-reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. Butch Otter trailed at the polls at press time. The three measures, Propositions 1, 2 and 3, became…

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Broadsword Winning Bonner Co Seat

3 of 33 precincts, including probably absentees COUNTY COMMISSIONER - 1st DISTRICT Joyce Broadsword R 901 Steve Johnson I 49 COUNTY COMMISSIONER - 3rd DISTRICT Cary Kelly R 1111 write-in candidate Lewis Rich 103 SHERIFF Rocky Jordan C 329 Daryl Wheeler R 1052 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY…

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Obama Projected To Win Re-election 22 

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney embraces Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Ann Romney and Janna Ryan embrace after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally tonight in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) President Obama has been…

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Back At 8:30 PM Wild Card ... 10 

It's time to go home, build a fire for Mrs. O, and relax for a coupla hours. I'll be back here around 8:30-45 p.m. to begin reporting the election results. I don't expect to get the first of the returns -- absentee ballots -- in…

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Parting Shot -- 11.6.12 

Election official Arvella Layson handed out ballots at St.Thomas Center in Coeur d'Alene today. You can read about turnout at the various precincts here and here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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Alison: Young People Are Voting 

Alison McArthur, executive director of the Post Falls Senior Center, tells Huckleberries that 525 people have voted so far at the senior center, a record -- and 25 to 30 are standing in line, with another 6 registering. She doubts that the center will have…

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Secret Service Eyes Obama Display 11 

Wayne McKay is letting his opinion of the president be known in his front yard - and raising some eyebrows and gaining the attention of the U.S. Secret Service as a result. The Coeur d'Alene man has a skeleton hanging with a noose with a…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.6.12

5:25 p.m. Victoria in 1100 block of S. Baker/PF reports strange vehicle in her land had brights on house & now has turned them off. 4:59 p.m. Elderly female driving vehicle 5 p.m. on 15th s/b from Margaret/CdA. 4:57 p.m. Possible DUI driver weaving on…

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PM Headlines -- 11.6.12

Atop the Hagadone Corporation Headquarters, workers assemble their annual 50-foot Christmas Tree for the approaching holiday season. Black Friday, Nov. 23, marks the official downtown CDA start of the Christmas season beginning with a lighted float parade down Sherman Ave. followed by fireworks over the…

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NI Blogs: Cup Recalls Nixon-Agnew 

Huckleberries asked readers to describe any political paraphernalia from days gone by & Christa Hazel sent this photo in -- of Frankoma mug from 1973, touting the GOP presidential ticket of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Any of you "nattering nabobs of negativity" recall how…

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SOS From Post Falls Senior Center 

Alison McArthur of the Post Falls Senior Center posts this SOS on her Facebook wall: A natural gas leak in the furnace system forced the Post Falls Senior Center to close its doors today, though as a polling place it will remain open to voters…

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PM Election Roundup -- 11.6.12 

I'm starting a news Election Roundup post for the afternoon. I may have a third one for the evening. Let us know what's happening out there. 5:23 p.m. Sister-in-law Lisa was voter No. 514 at Coeur d'Alene Nazarene Church. 4:06 p.m. Kerri Thoreson: My husband…

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Marmie Revokes USA Independence 

You newcomers may not be acquainted with Marmitetoasty, a delightful Brit who found this blog years ago, from her corner of England, on the English Channel side. Today, on our Election Day, she has issued a manifesto for us Yanks purportedly from the queen herself.…

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Michael: Vote For Pop 

Michael Armon, 24, Mic's son and a good, long-distance runner if memory serves me correctly, carried a large sign for his pop at at northeast corner of H95 and Appleway. He got there a little after the lunch hour. Michael's father, Mic, is a North…

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Dick Haugen On The Mend 

Judging from his Facebook exchanges with Kerri Thoreson Sunday, popular sports announcer Dick Haugen appears to be on the mend after a heart attack in Yuma, Ariz. NIC Coach Corey Symons apparently drove Dick home after he was released from the hospital. Typical of his…

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Jonathan Groves, a North Idaho College graphic design student, spent five months building this Master Chief suit for this morning's release of the Halo 4 video game. Groves, in the suit, greeted gamers at the GameStop and Wal-Mart on Mullan Avenue in Post Falls on Monday night before the game's release. Here, Derek Zaugg, 10, Hayden, and his mother, Shauna, ask questions. (Brian Walker/press)

Suiting Up For Master Chief 

Jonathan Groves, a North Idaho College graphic design student, spent five months building this Master Chief suit for this morning's release of the Halo 4 video game. Groves, in the suit, greeted gamers at the GameStop and Wal-Mart on Mullan Avenue in Post Falls on…

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Slice: Discovering Political Collectibles 

If you ever find yourself going through boxes of family stuff that have been taking up space for decades, you might run across items like this. These things aren't usually worth much in a monetary sense. But if you are fortunate enough to have older…

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Pollster: 'No Idea Who's Going To Win' 36 

The founder of polling outlet Rasmussen Reports, Scott Rasmussen, says the presidential race is too close to call. “I have no idea who’s going to win tonight,” Rasmussen told Fox News on Tuesday. “I look at the numbers, I keep looking for them to tell…

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Noon: 22% Declare Picks Online 

Roughly 22 percent of registered voters have taken to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites to tell their friends and followers how they cast their ballots, a study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reported on Tuesday. Voters under 50 years of…

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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.