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FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

Spokane Leader Wants Stud Ban 23 

This would be the last winter you could use studded snow tires if Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and others have their way. Frustrated with the millions of dollars in damage caused by the metal cleats chewing up pavement, Stuckart is hoping state lawmakers…

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Parting Shot -- 11.9.12

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts: "Paul Bunyan looking a bit like the Abominable Snowman this afternoon on Idaho Street in Post Falls. Maybe they should add a Yeti burger to the menu."

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Explanation Points: Use & Abuse! 17 

In an ebook titled Write Good or Die, edited by thriller author Scott Nicholson, was an article written by Nicholson titled Seven Bad Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Writers. In the article Nicholson, who had worked as a freelance editor and journalist for several years, reminded…

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CHS Viks 45, Highland 38 (Final) 

Also: Madison rolls over Lake City 36-0/Kyle Franko, Idaho State Journal Junior quarterback Gunnar Amos scored Coeur d’Alene’s first and last touchdowns of the Vikings’ 45-38 victory over Highland in a 5A state football semifinal Friday evening in Holt Arena. What happened in between was…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.9.12

Another photo by Dylan Wohlenhaus/KHQ of a vehicle involved in head-on crash on H41 & Seasons/Twin Lakes area this morning. You can read more about it here. 6:03 p.m. Single-vehicle, rollover accident @ Diagonal & Clagstone/Athol. Unknown injuries. 5:46 p.m. Vehicle hit telephone pole @…

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PM Headlines -- 11.9.12

At KXLY, reporter Anusha Roy, who covers North Idaho, posts this photo of three women walking along Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene earlier today, the first day of snowfall in 2012. Taking on mental illness/Brian Walker, Press Wanted Fugitive: Scott David Layton/CdA police County…

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NIdaho/Friends Blogs -- 11.9.12

"It's time to bring out the comfort foods with a hearty stew and chow down on some real warmth, then turn the leftovers into a rustic pot pie," posts Stebbijo/Stebbijo's Place. "After all, IT is here and you know what I am talking about. IT…

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Egg Nog: Thumbs Up/Down? 15 

On Facebook, Digger writes: "We're into that time of year where eggnog is being served. Yes or no on the eggnog? If you do like it, do you drink it warm or cold? Any "additions" to it? I drink mine warm, cut with milk and…

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SR Blogs: Sawyer Just Exhausted? 

"So, do you love your new Blue Cart, the 62-gallon containers area cities are giving residents to recycle more of their household stuff?" asks Tom Sowa/Office Hours. "You can learn more about what happens to all that stuff when it gets hauled out to the…

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School Board Agenda Lacking Again? 21 

The Coeur d'Alene School Board has another nebulous real estate transaction listed on their agenda for its monthly meeting in November, which begins at 5 p.m. Monday at the Midtown Center Meeting Room, 1505 N5th. At 8 p.m., the board is scheduled to discuss "Real…

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Petraeus Quits, Cites Marital Affair 13 

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and "extremely poor judgment." As first reported by NBC News, Petraeus disclosed the affair in a letter released to the CIA work force on Friday afternoon, writing: "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband…

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Gallup: '12 Gender Gap Largest Ever 

The gender gap in the 2012 presidential election was the largest since Gallup began tracking the metric in 1952, according to data released by the polling firm on Friday. President Obama won women by 12 percentage points, while Mitt Romney won men by 8. That’s…

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Wallace: What A Town! -- Mike Green 

Mike Green emails Huckleberries: "Even after a residency of 30 years, there are still times that I go home in Wallace and say to myself, "Wow. What a town." The last time was the first ever Wallace Blues Festival last July in Wallace. Headlined by…

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Mixed Results 

Todd Banducci, left, chats with Paul Matthews after listening to Editor Mike Patrick of the Coeur d'Alene Press speak at the North Idaho Pachyderm Club at Jonesy's in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Both Banducci and Matthews ran for seats on the North Idaho College Board of…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.9.12 

Dylan Wohlenhaus/KHQ was on scene of head-on crash b/n loaded logging truck & black pickup (see 9:23 item in drop-down box) that sent pickup driver to Kootenai Medical Center. KHQ story here. (KHQ photo) 12:03 p.m. Deputy sees white Dodge Ram slide of w/b I-90…

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Hoffman: Keep Fighting Obamacare 

Now that President Obama has won re-election, the voices for a state health insurance exchange have amplified their rhetoric, telling us that we must stop dilly-dallying and get busy like bees building the federal government’s health care hive. In reality, the election changes nothing. Top…

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Christie: GOP No Longer Big Tent 

NIC Trustee Christie Wood (re: Election results disappoint Reagan Republican): It has been illustrated quite well in this election that the GOP is no longer the big tent. They have become a party of exclusion rather than inclusion and that is why I changed my…

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Patrick Speaks To Pachyderms 

Editor Mike Patrick of the Coeur d'Alene Press analyzes the results of the 2012 general election for the North Idaho Pachyderm Club this morning at Jonesy's in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Patrick emphasized that the nation's Republicans need to reach out to the growing Hispanic community…

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Poll: Unhappy About Election Results

Thursday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation was unhappy about the results of the general election Tuesday. 75 of 179 respondents (41.9%) said they were unhappy with the way things went. 66 of 179 respondents (36.87%) were happy. And 38 of 179 respondents (21.23%) felt…

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CdA Suspect Arrested After Chase 

A young man who recently moved to Coeur d’Alene was arrested early today after he allegedly led deputies in a short pursuit while driving a stolen truck that then crashed into a house and caught fire. Michael R. MacKinnon, 19, who recently moved from San…

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Senator: Bonuses? Let Locals Decide 

Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d'Alene, says he doesn't want teachers to lose the $38.8 million in performance-pay bonuses that the state is scheduled to send out to school districts on Nov. 15th -- he just wants it distributed differently than the voter-rejected “Students Come First”…

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AM: Bird Feeder -- 11.9.12 

In this Robin Loznak photo, entitled "Bird Feeder," Tom Yegge feeds bread to dozens of pigeons while sitting in his car at a city park in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. You can see more of Robin's terrific outdoor photos here. Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Snow…

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Scootermom: We're The Majority 

Scootermom: GOP = Stale, pale, males. They didn’t just fail to attract certain groups I think they actively repelled them. There were too many stupid rape comments to even keep track of this year. The women were listening, and they didn’t like what they were…

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Sho-Con: Washington's Nullification 11 

Shoshone Conservative: Let’s see how many who criticize attempts to “nullify” Obamacare come out in praise of WA’s and CO’s attempt to nullify Federal drug laws ... Anyway, once this goes into effect, and the State gets nice, handy lists of marijuana dealers to tax,…

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