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TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.24.13 

I enjoyed an hour with human-rights activists Tony Stewart, Norm Gissel and Marshall Mend last night at the Human Rights Education Institute last evening, watching the 1987 presentation of the Raoul Wallenberg Award to Coeur d'Alene, in New York City. I'm the only one of...

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Parting Shot -- 9.24.13

Chelsea Clinton, left, reacts to Rosita, a character from Sesame Street, at the Clinton Global Initiative, today in New York. Clinton moderated a panel on "Healthier Futures: Prioritizing Prevention" and Rosita was an invited guest. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Reed: Progress Doesn't Just Happen 

ities are us,” I heard someone say, somewhere, sometime, and the simple message stuck. At home, across the seas, around the world, real action is in the cities, where the majority of people live. Urban activity rocks, even in potato-labeled Idaho with its miles of...

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Walkabout Keeps Tubbs Hill In Shape 19 

Our own Walkabout is featured in a story in the next Tubbs Hill Foundation newsletter: On any given day while enjoying a walk on Tubbs Hill you may come upon a woman with a knapsack on her back, a walking stick in one hand, and...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.24.13 

Time 2 vote ... Josie Campbell, 5, practices third position in the sparkling stars dance class at the Ballet Fantastique Monday. The class is taught by Lydia Rakov every Monday and is for ages four and up. Campbell has been dancing for one and a...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.24.13

5:34 p.m. Disorderly male reported @ 1st/Wallace, CdA. 5:30 p.m. 45YO female choking on food @ 1400 block of Riverview/Post Falls. 5:03 p.m. Disorderly male reported on Borah Elementary property, 7th Street, CdA. 4:52 p.m. 53YO female suffering chest pain @ 1300 E. Mullan Ave/Post...

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Cruz: I'll Speak Till No Longer Can 10 

Congress continued its steady march toward a government shutdown Tuesday with another round of posturing but little action to keep the government running past next Monday. Both the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate seemed poised to speed up a vote on a spending...

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Butch Can't Shake Tight Jeans Past 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s winning a tight jeans contest has become an unwelcome part of his legacy. In the new edition of the “Almanac of American Politics,” word of Otter’s 1992 victory at Boise’s Rockin’ Rodeo lounge appears on page 523 of the 1,904-page book...

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CPD Seeks Garage Thieves 

Coeur d'Alene police fielded four reports of burglary in the Public Golf course area during the afternoons from Friday through Sunday. The suspects cased neighborhoods and walked into garages that are open, stealing tools and other valuable items. In some of cases the home owner...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.24.13

Pieces of the Sandpoint Airport’s navigation system lay scattered in the grassy area adjacent to the runway after an Aerostar 602P crashed off the Sandpoint Airport runway Monday morning in Sandpoint. Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon said that pilot Donald Muirhead, 55, was arrested on...

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ReclaimCDA Makes Endorsements 

Reclaim Coeur d’Alene (a makeover of the old RecallCDA organization) "is pleased to announce its endorsement of the following candidates in the election to be held on November 5, 2013": Mayor: Mary Souza Council Seat 2: Chris Fillios Council Seat 4: Sharon Hebert Council Seat...

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Video: CdA Going To The Dogs 71 

On Facebook, OrangeTV provided this heads up for Huckleberries re: this video: "Check out this caver deluxe video I came across during my daily YouTube scouring - wonder who is behind this whiny little gem? And did they realize the irony of choosing "Over the...

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Banned Book Week -- Sept 22-28 

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists,...

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Little Influence Beats Bestiality 

In the tongue-in-cheek "United States of Shame" report, Idaho is known as the state with the least congressional clout, which may surprise some who've seen U.S. Rep Raul Labrador and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch before the nation's cameras fairly often. Also, it might surprise those...

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PFPD Tip: Beware Of Canada Scam 

On its Facebook wall, Post Falls Police Department offers this tip re: another scam: The Post Falls Police Department recently received a report of a local resident victimized by a common international fraud scheme that appears to have originated out of Canada.The victim signed up...

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Idaho Grads Venture Out For College 

Fewer than half of Idaho’s 2012 high school graduates went on to post-secondary education directly after graduation. But those who did fanned out across the country — from Spokane Community College to the University of Florida, and from Middlebury College in Vermont to the University...

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RRepub: We Embrace Who We Are 

ReaganRepub: Reagan Republicans don't do dog and pony shows. KCRR do not summon candidates to phony interviews. No candidates, endorsed or not, were interviewed. Everyone on HBO has to admit they knew who BNI would endorse and everyone knew who KCRR would endorse. In CdA...

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Ex-CHS Vik QB Leads Vandals 

Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich (11), former Coeur d'Alene High Vik star, throws a pass under pressure from Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper (96) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game last Saturday in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) Question: How many...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.24.13 

11:58 a.m. Vehicles have hit traffic barrels @ e/b I-90/MP 1 (Beck Road), knocking them onto freeway. 11:28 a.m. Suspicious male in camo reported on H3/Willow Creek, Medimont. 11:19 a.m. White Dodge pickup n/b on H41 passing in no-passing zone @ Spirit Lake. 11:16 a.m....

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Poll: Blame R's If Gummint Shuts 

Monday Poll: A majority of Hucks Nation will blame Republicans if the federal government shuts down in 8 days, as a result of House Republican attempts to defund Obamacare. 137 of 248 respondents (55.24%) hold that position. 61 of 248 respondents (24.6%) would blame President...

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BNI: More Balanced Than RRepubs 33 

A news release from Balance North Idaho: The City Council elections are jam packed with some great candidates. We can say that with confidence because we interviewed many of them. We invited everyone, but there were several who opted to not participate in our interview...

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Annotater: You're Not Fair, DFO 15 

Annotater: In the inimitable words of David at the Dentist, Is this real life? DFO, you are quoting scripture, chiding me and judging me as a zealot that is ignoring my own flaws, faults, foibles whilst penning my opinion of others opinions. Yet, nary a...

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AM Headlines -- 9.24.13

Daniel Jolibois, a fisheries technician, releases a cutthroat trout on Friday in Plummer, Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is working to restore cutthroat populations on its reservation. Becky Kramer SR story here. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Pot users face unknowns/Adrian Rogers,...

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Deanna: Library Is In Right Place 35 

Deanna Goodlander: Library location, how about the efficiency of having the library located right next to City Hall. How many times does a staff member go next door to the library for a meeting, a repair job (on the computer system.) etc. Before, for any...

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Op-Ed: Obama Consults The Gnomes 

The bad news is that 20 percent of Americans are having difficulty affording food. The worse news is that President Barack Obama is here to help. For approximately the 231st time in his presidency, he'll be "pivoting" to the economy. He's had enough of that...

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