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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

Coming To A Mailbox Near You 10 

I received this in the mail Wednesday, along with flyers for state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene; Yes for Idaho Education (which pointed out the $1M that the National Education Association has poured into the anti-Luna laws effort but failed to mention the $1.3M donated…

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City Mulls Fines For Shoveling Violators 

Missoula Mayor John Engen doesn’t want to start slapping fines on people who don’t shovel their sidewalks – but some councilors are calling for the $25 to $50 penalties. “Our first priority administratively ... has been less about being punitive and more about really dealing…

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Battle Over Luna Laws Tops $6M 

The 2012 campaigns for and against Propositions 1, 2 and 3 have busted the Idaho record for spending on ballot measures, with opponents having raised about $3.6 million and proponents about $2.5 million. The record was set in 1986 when 54 percent of voters affirmed…

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AM Headlines -- 11.1.12

Ann Zehm pauses to reflect on her son's memorial after a plaque dedication ceremony Wednesday in Mission Park. The city memorial was part of a civil settlement with family members of Zehm, who was beaten, shocked with Tasers and hogtied by Spokane police after being…

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Love Story: 50 Years Or Bust 

Maya Murphy touches her husband, Dave’s, face as they laugh during an interview on Tuesday at their home on Fairchild Air Force Base. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland) Maya Murphy, 28, believes in setting goals. She recently completed her first triathlon and started an investment firm…

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What To Do w/Halloween Leftovers? 

On his Facebook wall, Marc Stewart of Lewis Clark State College poses an interesting question: "I am not sure what to do with our big bag of Halloween candy. The wife suggested I take it to work, but that means I would eat it. Is…

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Edit: Otter Must Act On Obamacare 

We are hoping to see an announcement from Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter later this week that the state intends to do everything it can to create a state-based health insurance exchange within the bounds of Obamacare. That was the recommendation last week from a…

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Otter: First Lady Asked For Donation 15 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says it wasn't him who asked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to donate to Idaho's school-reform fight -- it was First Lady Lori Otter. “The first lady was the one that talked to Mike's organization,” Otter said today, before judging a…

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Purtee Resigns For Health Reasons 

There is going to be an open seat on the Coeur d'Alene School District's Board of Trustees, again. Jim Purtee, who was appointed to the Zone 1 board position in April, submitted his written resignation Wednesday to board chair Tom Hamilton, giving an effective date…

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'Average Joe' Luna Backers Revealed 

Opinion Editor Kevin Richert reports on Facebook that a column of his has landed on the front page of the Idaho Statesman for the first time -- his column re: the big reveal of the Education Voters of Idaho contributors. You can read it here.…

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Steve Rodgers kisses his bride Crystal Merrill shortly after they were married Wednesday at the Silver Lake Motel in Coeur d'Alene. The Post Falls couple were married on Halloween dressed as Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. (Shawn Gust/press)

The Frankensteins Marry 

Steve Rodgers kisses his bride Crystal Merrill shortly after they were married Wednesday at the Silver Lake Motel in Coeur d'Alene. The Post Falls couple were married on Halloween dressed as Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust) This wedding…

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NIC Wannabes Spend $32K So Far 

The amount of campaign cash flowing into the North Idaho College Board of Trustee election races is up to $31,882. That's the total amount of contributions reported by 10 candidates involved in the races for three seats up for grabs on the community college's governing…

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Clark: In Praise Of Vote-By-Mail 

Being a stodgy traditionalist, I’ve groused and griped plenty about Washington’s vote-by-mail system. Sure, I realize our impoverished postal system needs to sell every stamp it can. But the long, slow trickle of ballots by mail can’t compare to the joys of going to the…

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Trib: Rumor Mill Worse Than Truth 

By the time Education Voters of Idaho disclosed where it got $641,000 to promote the Luna laws Wednesday, there was more curiosity than alarm. Idahoans had expected far more nefarious characters behind that donation than people such as Albertsons heir Joe Scott, who has ties…

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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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