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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

Harris: Snowier Than Usual For '12-13 

On Coeur d'Alene, local weathercaster Cliff Harris is expecting heavier snowfall than usual this winger: "Every year in late October or early November, I issue my annual city-by-city winter snowfall predictions for our part of the country. In late December, shortly after Christmas, I’ll…

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Cindy: Filling Out Ballots Together 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy expresses gratitude that "I live in a country where my vote does count, AND I can vote by mail, AND my husband and I survived filling out our ballots together AND are still married." Question: Would there be peace in…

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Betty Owens To Celebrate No. 105 

Photographer Don Sausser posts: "Betty Owens (of Coeur d'Alene) turns 105 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, -- Veterans Day. Friends and her few living relatives will be flying in from all over the county to celebrate with a large party. Betty says, “They can celebrate at…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 11.5.12

11:42 a.m. 30ish male has had multiple seizure @ state liquor store, Govt Way & Appleway/CdA. 11:32 p.m. Probation officer is stopping to check on individual in program in 700 block of Elm/PF. 11:20 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Nov. 4-5 here.…

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Map Shows Pro/Con Props Spending 

The campaigns for and against Idaho’s Propositions 1, 2, 3 have brought in a lot of money, a lot of it from out-of-state. All told, the two sides have received donations totaling $4.88 million, according to campaign disclosure forms filed with the Idaho Secretary of…

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Prep Vote: Yes Romney, No Props 

In the fourth Idaho Student Mock Election, high school seniors across the state cast online ballots last week, and today the results are out: The students narrowly picked Mitt Romney for president and backed two state constitutional amendments, but overwhelmingly turned thumbs down on the…

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Poll: 43% Say 3rd-Party Vote 'Waste' 

More than 40 percent of people taking part in a poll say they won’t vote for someone besides Pres. Barack Obama or Mitt Romney because they feel like it would be a waste of their vote. The non-scientific poll was conducted Oct. 26-28, with…

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AM Headlines -- 11.5.12

Air Force veteran Sean Halsted, center, his wife, Sarah, and two of their children, Keelie, 3, left, and Rileigh, 8, spend time at their home in Rathdrum last month. In-vitro fertilization enabled the couple to have three children, but they had to pay for the…

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NIC Flyers Offer Questionable 'Facts' 21 

All three Reagan Republican candidates attempting to take over the North Idaho College Board of Trustees were parroting the party line that NIC taxes have soared over the past five years. They never mentioned, of course, that enrollment has soared during that time and that…

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Poll: Coeur d'Alene High-Rises OK

Weekend Poll: By the narrowest of margins, Hucks Nation supports additional high-rises in downtown Coeur d'Alene. 70 of 148 respondents (47.34%) approve additional high-rises in the downtown business district. 69 of 148 respondents (46.62%) disapprove. 9 (6.08%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Which of the following…

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Flyer Conjures CdA Recall Attempt 15 

I had the strangest flyer taped to my front window this morning. Maybe someone taped it there Sunday. But I didn't see it until this morning. It focused on the county and legislative candidates in Coeur d'Alene who did or did not support RecallCDA. No…

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43rdSB: No On Hunting/Fishing Issue 

Growing up in Idaho, parents engendered a love for the outdoors often through sharing productive past times of hunting and fishing. If parents didn't, exposure came through friends, other relatives or simple proximity to the outdoors. Many received hunter safety classes in seventh grade and…

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Old Party Isn't So Grand Any More 

In an op-ed column Saturday, John Webster, my conservative boss for many years on the Spokesman-Review editorial page, explains why he is no longer a Republican: I used to be a Republican. Voted for them. Wrote nice things about them and their policies. When I…

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'Dolphin's Tale' Thrills Young Amputee 

Kevin Carroll, a prosthetist whose development of the first prosthetic tail for a dolphin helped inspire the movie “Dolphin Tale,” pays a visit to Isabelle James, 9. Isabelle, who lives in Worley, lost her leg in a lawn mower accident. Adrian Rogers SR story here.…

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Ysursa Expects 78 Percent Turnout 

Idaho voters are riled up and ready to vote, with a contentious school-reform debate reverberating in the state's airwaves and decisions looming on every seat in the Legislature, key local races, two constitutional amendments, Congress and more. Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting…

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Clark: Say It Ain't So, Clark Kent

I probably don’t have to tell you that the newspaper industry hasn’t exactly been in a super-duper period of late. The layoffs, the cutbacks, the revocation of my parking pass … A sad situation, indeed. Yet despite all the gloom, I’ve tried to maintain the…

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Sunday Hucks: In Storm's Aftermath 

Thom George, a former Kootenai County Democratic Party chairman, moved from Seattle to New York in time for Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, the New York native and social media addict knows a shopkeeper who provides electricity to recharge laptops and cellphones. Thom was in the middle…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012

Weekend Wild Card -- 11.3-4.12 14 

Not much on tap this weekend other than raking leaves into the street. I plan to get as much R-and-R as I can prior to Election Day Tuesday and the long Wednesday following when the last of the results trickle in -- and everyone is…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

Parting Shot -- 11.2.12 

Aaron Wade Faires, 2, peeks out from between the legs of his future father, Edward Faires, during adoption proceedings during a National Adoption Day event in 420th District Court on Friday in Nacogdoches, Texas. (AP Photo/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew D. Brosig) Question: Were you adopted?…

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Slice: Back Fire? Or Gun Shot? 

The loud bang outside late yesterday afternoon might have been a car backfiring. Or maybe a transformer blowing. Then it happened again. And again. By the time I went out to have a look-see, all sorts of neighbors were already outside looking for an answer.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.2.12

5:46 p.m. Disabled vehicle has steam coming from engine @ n/b H95/MP 440 (Garwood). 5:44 p.m. Officer helps push disabled white sedan of H41/16th Avenue, PF. It was blocking. 5:36 p.m. Caller reports cat has broken leg after being hit by vehicle on Miles/Hayden. 5:28…

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PM Headlines -- 11.2.12

On her Facebook wall, an ailing Kerri Thoreson posts: "I think I'll create a new fall fragrance line ... autumn leaves and Vicks. Wonder if Brad Pitt's under an exclusive contract with Chanel." Priest Lake boat crash suspect pleads not guilty/Keith Kinnaird, Bee Woman suspected…

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NIdaho Blogs & Friends -- 11.2.12

Coeur d'Alene Press reporter Alecia Warren interviews Brent Regan at the protest rally of the United Conservatives of North Idaho near the Kootenai County Courthouse this morning. Regan & Co. were demonstrating against proposed changes to the Kootenai County government structure and Unified Land Use…

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Traffic Stop Nets $408K In Drug Money 

Kootenai County Sheriff's office is fighting to keep nearly a half a million dollars in what's believed to be drug money. According to newly released federal court documents, $407,676.52 was seized in May after a deputy made a traffic stop in Coeur d'Alene of David…

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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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