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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.23.13

Wild ending to work day. Lean Bean on Northwest Boulevard robbed at gunpoint around 5:30 p.m. Reagan Republican leader Jeff Ward announces opposition to resolution for local GOP purity to be considered tonight by Kootenai County GOP Central Committee. And Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna...

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Parting Shot -- 7.23.12

A boy jumps from a diving platform in the cool water of the swimming pool 'Schwanseebad' in Weimar, Germany, earlier today. Meteorologists forecast the hot and sunny weather to continue in Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Little Old Lady From Cut Bank

On his Facebook wall, Casey Irgens posts: "Anyone else have an 83 year old mother that on her way back to Cut Bank after lunch in Whitefish, talks her way out of a speeding ticket by telling the trooper 'My kids tell me that I...

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Luna Shocks Solons w/15yr Wifi Pact 12 

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar sole-source contract for a private firm to set up WiFi networks in every high school in the state – even though the Legislature never approved the move, and legislative leaders who learned...

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Scanner: Gunman Robs Coffee Hut

6:14 p.m. Salesman says homeowner on Suma/CdA showed gun & told him to get off property. 5:59 p.m. Juveniles on Spirit Lake cursing one another over motorbiked being ridden on beach. 5:28 p.m. Lean Bean coffee stand, 1820 Northwest Blvd, CdA, just robbed at gunpoint...

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PM Headlines -- 7.23.13

Spokane Indians catcher/DH Joe Jackson is a descendant of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, which makes him a hit with autograph seekers. Story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Alleged CdA shoplifter caught on video/KREM Teen drowns attempting to swim Spokane River/SR Poll: Supreme Court blew gay marriage...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.23.13 11 

Time 2 Vote ... US singer Miley Cyrus winks during an interview at a radio station in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt, central Germany, Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler) Monday Winner -- Flatlander, with 10 votes: "Ryan ponders how great it is...

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Carlos Danger Name Generator 

Slate magazine is offering a widget that enables users to get a name like Anthony Weiner's alleged sexting pseudonym: "Want a fantastic online sobriquet like Carlos Danger? You’re in luck. Type your first and last names into the fields below and click “Get My Name”...

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Jeff Ward: Local GOP Is Not A Cult 14 

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is considering a resolution to create a "party purity" committee to purge the Kootenai Republican Party of those, it alone, deems insufficiently adherent to someone's narrow idea of conservatism. The best argument against this folly was outlined by our...

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Obamacare: Oh, How They Posture 

Every so often - about 38 or 39 times now - the House GOP votes to overturn Obamacare. It's all for show. Repeal is a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Standing in the path of any repeal is a presidential veto. Wednesday the House did...

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NIdaho Militia Story Elicits Response 

In response to a New York Daily News photo essay, published by the New York Daily News last week, human-rights activist Tony Stewart wrote to the newspaper. His message read in part: "We were deeply concerned with the story yesterday in your newspaper that could...

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Quotable Quote -- MikeK 

"Now that I've announced that I'm not running for Mayor, I'd like to also announce that I'm legally changing my name to "Carlos Danger" effective immediately. The name recently surfaced as being available and thus I've reserved the rights to it. And we're off" --...

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Weiner Admits To New 'Texts, Photos 22 

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife Huma Abedin at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters today in New York. The former congressman says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of...

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Massachusetts Punishes Photographer 

In this Friday, April 19, Massachusetts State Police file photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsamaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his...

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Quotable Quote -- Cindy 

"Today I'm going to totally ignore Fleetwood Mac. I'm going to Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" -- Cindy, on her Facebook wall. Question: How often do you think about the future?

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Pro-Common Core Coalition Forms

A group of Idaho businessmen and women, educators and politicians — whose members have stood in opposition on other education issues — has formed a coalition to support the successful implementation of Idaho Core Standards. The standards were developed with the support of state schools...

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Joker: Big Brother Is Watching 

I went to the grocery store last night and I got this funny feeling I was being watched. Inside the store, I still felt uneasy. I looked up and there were cameras everywhere. I felt so invaded. Then when I paid for my groceries --...

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Fighting Post Falls Grass Fire

Water is dropped from a bucket as crews help fight the wildland fire near Q'Emiln Park from the air on Monday in Post Falls. An investigation into the cause of the blaze will be performed by the Idaho Department of Lands. Story here. (Coeur d'Alene...

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Health Hazard: Skipping Breakfast 12 

If you’re prone to skipping breakfast, you might want to reconsider that choice as a new Harvard study shows that avoiding breakfast many increase your chance of heart disease. The research showed that older men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of...

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160 Idaho Schools Protest Star Rating 

Nearly 160 Idaho schools are appealing their state “star ratings” — a crucial report card that determines whether a school needs to file a plan for improving student growth and student achievement, and whether a school is struggling and needs help from the state. The...

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Simpson Wants To Slash EPA 35% 

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson put forth an appropriations bill today that would slash the EPA’s budget by $2.9 billion next year, a 35 percent cut that would drop the agency to a funding level below what it had in 1978 and block the Obama Administration’s...

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Which Countries Hate USA? 

To figure out which countries dislike the U.S., one quick way is to simply look at which ones are getting the largest dollops of U.S. aid. This wasn't the focus of a . But it did emerge when Pew spoke to people in 39 countries...

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Yes, There Is A Mr. Mary Souza 20 

Because you -- or more specifically Cindy -- asked ... here's a photo by Duane Rasmussen of Coeur d'Alene mayor candidate Mary Souza and her husband, Rick, from Mary's water campaign Sunday. I'm posting this photo as a result of a blog discussion between Cindy...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.23.13

12:03 a.m. Kootenai Fire Station reports male suffering possible heart attack entered station. 11:33 a.m. 1/4- to 1/2-acre grass fire reported 500 yards behind mill @ H41/MP 30 (Roberts Cut-Across Road, north of Blanchard). Individuals with heavy machinery fighting blaze. 11:29 a.m. Resident reports column...

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Royal Baby Makes Debut 10 

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge Tuesday as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. The Royal couple are expected to head to...

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