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Durst: Luna Getting Ready To Bail 23 

"And now, Luna has signed a multiyear contract with ENA to provide wireless internet in Idaho high schools, despite not having the legislative authority to do so and ENA clearly not having the best bid. Luna has also appointed Quarles, his longtime ally to become...

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IFF: Big Brother Watching ... In Idaho 10 

After Edward Snowden revealed that American phone records were under federal surveillance, the former Homeland Security chief explained to news stations the need for such a program thusly: Searching for terrorists is like finding a needle in a haystack. Phone records are haystacks. No haystack,...

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Court: NYC Soda Ban Unconstitutional

New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants....

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Alarming

Yesterday, Cindy tells Huckleberries Central, "I set off the alarms in two different courthouses. Didn't make it down to the federal building to complete the trifecta, but I did perfect my wand pirouette." Question: When did you last set off an alarm?

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Paddleboard Yoga Challenging 

Rachel Rowley, Amy Gates, Jenni Niemann and instructor Katie Fitzgerald participate in paddle board yoga at Lake Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.30.13 

11:54 a.m. Officer wants agency assist on commercial traffic stop on H95/Kathleen. 11:46 a.m. Mother of toddler (11:34 item) located. 11:34 a.m. 1YO boy in diaper found wondering in front of day care on Seltice Way/Post Falls. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report...

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Survey: McDonalds Can Pay More 22 

McDonald's can afford to pay its workers a living wage without sacrificing any of its low menu prices, according to a new study provided to The Huffington Post by a University of Kansas researcher. Doubling the salaries and benefits of all McDonald's employees -- from...

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Popkey: Idaho Gave Romney Love 

Idaho was Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 4th-best state, so it should be no surprise that Romney carried 31 of 35 of Idaho’s legislative districts. But new data posted Monday on the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest is fun to look at. Romney’s best showing was...

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Food Porn: Capone's 'Fun Guy' 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page, OrangeTV posts: "A Late July Tuesday at almost lunchtime calls for some greasy burger-n-fries porn. Here's the Fun Guy with garlic fries from Capone's. Um, I'll need a to-go box, please..." Question: What do you usually order...

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Poll: Most Haven't Attended Julyamsh

Monday Poll: Most of Hucks Nation hasn't attended the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe's giant powwow at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls -- Julyamsh. 69 of 109 respondents (63.3%) said they haven't attended the big event, which took place over the weekend. Only 40 of...

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Slice: What Survivalists Hope For 

Paul Turner/The Slice offers this range of options re: "What do survivalists hope for": A) They hope they are wrong and all their gathering of ammo and food stores will have been unnecessary. B) They hope for the total collapse of the U.S. economy and...

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Cops Outnumber KKK In Spirit Lake 

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a membership eat, greet, and meet in Spirit Lake, Idaho Saturday. They asked for their supporters to "come out and meet the Aryan Nations" and to "get involved." 12 members of law enforcement from Spirit Lake Police, Kootenai...

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AM Headlines -- 7.30.13 

A firefighter pours water into the basement of the burned-out Colville Confederated Tribes Headquarters Monday in Nespelem, Wash. The three-story administration building, which housed tribal records, historical artifacts, chiefs and royalty photographs and a hand-crafted flute collection was a total loss. Story here. (SR photo:...

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Separated At Birth? 

I'm not the only one who sees resemblance between Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan and Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership president Amy Evans, who has announced her candidacy for the Coeur d'Alene City Council. Question: Do you look like an actress, singer or any other kind of...

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Melissa: So Tired, Tired Of Waiting 

Melissa Luck/KXLY tweets: "If a dentist sends you 5+ text messages reminding you of your appointment, you shouldn't still spend 15+ minutes in the waiting room." Question: How long do you usually wait in waiting room for your dentist or doctor?

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Costello: Weiner Folos Familiar Script

Well, I've got to hand it to Anthony Weiner, aka "Carlos Danger." While the consensus of opinion holds that Weiner is an undisciplined, narcissistic, megalomaniacal fool, I'm thinking that he might be the Democratic Party's preeminent political genius. After all, we're talking about the Democratic...

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Christie: Grateful For Union Presence 

Christie Wood (re: Press: Confront city union issue): Although I do not represent the Police Association as a spokesperson I am a member of the Association and don't mind articles that encourage conversation with the public. That is healthy for any organization but I do...

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Pope On Gays: 'Who Am I To Judge?' 

Item: Pope Francis on gays: 'Who am I to judge?'/Nicole Winfield, AP Mike Kennedy: Two non-Catholics I talked with today separately told me that the read about Pope Francis's Brazil trip. Both were stunned and smiling when they expressed their positive feeling about this man...

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Remembering Maj StormoGipson 

Maj StormoGipson, who died in a rafting accident on the Snake River over the weekend, frequently volunteered with her husband at medical clinics in Latin America. (Courtesy of StormoGipson family) A Saturday memorial service will honor of the life of Dr. Maj StormoGipson, a local...

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Let's Hear It For The Beard(brand) 12 

Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz, right, gathers for a meeting with co-owners Lindsey Reinders and Jeremy McGee earlier this month at a coffee shop on Spokane’s South Hill. They sell their own all-natural beard oils and other grooming products online. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) If anyone...

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Diamond Cup Needs Volunteers 

Item: Little help please: Diamond Cup Regatta seeking volunteers for Labor Day weekend event/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: S.O.S. Well, it might not be an emergency call, but Diamond Cup Regatta organizers are sending out the signal they need volunteers, more than 100 of them,...

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Clark: Tempest In A C Cup

Some pervert sent me photographs of nubile, near-naked young women. Wait a second. This email did not come from a pervert. This email came from the office of Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan, who wanted to brief me on the fleshy activities at the XXXtreme...

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 7.29.13 12 

It's nice to be back after a rocky four days dealing with a family emergency. I thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers to and for my family. We're on the mend. Here's your first Wild Card of the week ...

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Parting Shot -- 7.29.13 

A firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service jumps through a backburn fire started to combat the 8,200 acre Fir Grove Fire along Highway 46 north of Gooding on Sunday. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith)

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