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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

Wanted: Auto Burglar 

Coeur d'Alene police are looking for the woman in the photos above (including a photo of her car, top), who is a suspect in the burglary of a wallet and credit cards from a car of another woman who was hiking Tubbs Hill on Monday.…

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Design Panel OKs CdA High Rise 23 

The architectural design for a proposed 14-story residential building in downtown Coeur d'Alene got the green light Thursday from the city's Design Review Commission. The commission's seven members unanimously approved the plan for the building, stating it meets all city guidelines and procedures. Prior to…

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Bonus Plan Angers CdA Teachers 16 

Teachers in the Coeur d'Alene School District found out Tuesday just how much, or how little, they will be receiving as bonuses under the state's pay-for-performance plan, and many of them aren't happy about it. A group of teachers at Lake City High School say…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

Wild Card/Thursday -- 11.1.12 16 

We've rounded the bend into November. Only 5 more days until the election -- and to see whether the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans have succeeded in storming another bastille of competent, nonpartisan government -- the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. And whether all Butch…

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Parting Shot -- 11.1.12 

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds up 5 month-old Charlotte McGee from Maryland after speaking at the campaign event at Meadow Farm Park in Doswell, Va. , today. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer, Pool)

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Rape Talk Trips Up Another GOP Male 

Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press discusses the how GOP congressional candidate John Koster of Washington may have entered the "rape talk hall of fame": One of Koster’s problematic areas, in a district largely economically conservative but more socially liberal, has been his social conservatism, especially on abortion…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 11.1.12

5:54 p.m. Vehicle-versus-deer accident reported on H41/MP 9 (Willadsen/Rathdrum). 5:45 p.m. Disabled vehicle is parked along busy H95, near I-90, near KMC. 5:42 p.m. A mattress is lying on I-90/MP 8.8, near Huetter rest stop. 5:32 p.m. Female suffers hand gash in 2-vehicle crash, blocking…

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PM Headlines -- 11.1.12 

Skyway Elementary 1st grader Rebecca Murdock wore her butterfly costume during the Halloween Parade at the school in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) 3 girls run into Spokane street, 2 hit by van/KHQ Thumbs up for Sand Creek Bypass/Brian Neale, KXLY Luna…

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CPD Seeks Female Car Burglar 

Coeur d’Alene Police detectives are seeking the identity of a female that is the suspect in an auto burglary. The burglary occurred between 6 and 7:15 p.m. at the base of Tubbs Hill, 615 S. 10th St. The owner of the vehicle reported her vehicle…

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Luna: If Proposition 2 Is Repealed ... 18 

In an email circulated to school superintendents and charter school administrators this morning, Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna discussed what would happen if Proposition 2 (merit pay) is repealed. Huckleberries Online received a copy of Luna's email, which says in part: "As we have…

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NIdaho Blogs & Friends -- 11.1.12

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., entitled this photo: "Who's a pretty bird?" Robin posts: "A heron hunts for breakfast in Roseburg's Deer Creek. He caught several small trout while I was watching." You can see more of Robin's outdoors photography here.…

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Guv Pushes Luna Laws In CdA Market 

The latest campaign ad in Idaho’s school reform fight features Gov. Butch Otter endorsing Propositions 1, 2 and 3 in a positive, feel-good message. “Education in Idaho is at a crossroads,” the casually dressed governor says in the commercial, which is running statewide, including in…

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SR Blogs: Best Cheeseburger. Ever! 14 

On Dually Noted of blogs, Tricia Jo Webster posts: "A cheeseburger with jalapeno bacon and peppers on top. Juicy, tasty and just spicy enough to make your tastebuds pop. But if you want something that'll make your tastebuds think they've died and gone to…

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Hayes: 15,000 Voted So Far 11 

County Clerk Cliff Hayes announced that Friday, November 2, is the last day for in-person absentee voting at the Elections office, 1808 N. Third Street in Coeur d’Alene. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We’ve received over 15,000 ballots so far,…

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News Quiz: EWU Tickets, Davenport

Our weekly current events quiz is sending one lucky entrant and three guests to a college football game. This week all entrants are eligible to win four tickets to the Nov. 10 football game between Eastern Washington and UC-Davis. And if you find yourself atop…

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Can Men, Women Be 'Just Friends'? 

On her Facebook wall, Melissa Deis/KXLY posts: "We had a big debate on the Panel of Women this morning.. can men and women really be 'just friends?' A couple of my beautiful fellow panelists say they can't -- someone always wants more. I disagree! I…

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In Bozeman, Words To Get Fired By 10 

After he was fired for dissing Bozeman Chronicle corporate bosses on Twitter, sports editor Colter Nuanez posted on Montana State Bobcats social media: “Well Twitter, my disdain for corporate America and my respect for the public’s right to know has gotten me terminated,” former Bozeman…

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Hagadone Gave To Secret Group 12 

Amid a campaign secrecy dustup, millionaire Idaho businessman Duane Hagadone (pictured) took back money from a group that was reporting it publicly and gave it to another that fought to keep its donors hidden. On Aug. 6, Hagadone gave $15,000 to Yes for Education, a…

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Hi-Noon: Author Lassoes Top Stories 

Dawn Nelson can be hard to track down. The author is more likely to be found rounding up cattle, castrating bulls or weaning calves than sitting in front of her computer. That’s probably just as well because her novels and her nonfiction short-story collections spring…

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AM Scanner -- 11.1.12 

12:11 a.m. Ex-wife complains ex's new wife won't let her take children while ex is out of town. 11:54 a.m. Animal control has caught 2 troublesome dogs on Nighs Hill Road/Worley. 11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Oct. 31-Nov. 1 here. 11:10…

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Bubba: Hamilton Maturing Politically 15 

Bubba32 (re: Purtee resigns from School Board for health reasons): I think the board will appoint Christa Hazel. Tom appreciates thoughtful, open dialogue, which Christa will provide. She is dedicated and well-versed in school board issues. It will also demonstrate that the board is committed…

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Poll: Just Say No To Luna Laws

Wednesday Poll: Hucks Nation is not a friend of the Luna Laws. 199 of 300 respondents (66.33%) say they plan to vote against all three Luna Laws propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot. Only 78 of 300 respondents (26%) said they planned to vote for…

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