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Idahoans Mind Their Own Business 

The current concerns expressed by members of Idaho's congressional delegation about potential involvement in Syria are in keeping with a tradition that dates back to Idaho's earliest days. When Idaho Territory was created on March 4, 1863, the country was in the midst of the...

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Trib: Denney Unfit For Sec Of State 

If you need a reminder of how scrupulously Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has conducted himself, just consider how former House Speaker Lawerence (Boss) Denney would handle the job. Only in the political equivalent of Jerry Seinfeld's bizzaro world - or a one-party state...

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Scott Maclay believes the animal in this photo that he took Monday morning at Silver Beach Marina in Coeur d'Alene is a wolf. (Courtesy Photo)

AM Headlines -- 9.25.13 

Scott Maclay believes the animal in this photo that he took Monday morning at Silver Beach Marina in Coeur d'Alene is a wolf. See story below. (Courtesy photo: Coeur d'Alene Press) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Vestal: Tuition freeze is baby step in right direction/SR Police...

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Sandpoint SD Mulls Arming Teachers 

A school board in northern Idaho is considering a new school security policy that includes training and arming district staff and teachers. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the proposed policy has emerged after months of study by the Lake Pend Oreille School Board. Board...

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Syringa Policy Prompts Exchange 54 

On its Facebook wall, Syringa Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, on 4th Street, tells of a disagreement with a customer over a Happy Meal. Seems the customer brought a Happy Meal from McDonalds, for someone in the party (maybe a child) and was told in...

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City To Reassemble Seawall 24 

City crews will reassemble the seawall between Park Drive and Hubbard Avenue through City Park to Northwest Boulevard on Sept. 30 as part of the recertification of the Dike Road levee. Several areas will be closed along the southern side of Rosenberry Drive between Park...

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Op-Ed: When A Public Vote Isn't Legal 21 

In the Coeur d'Alene election for mayor and council, the major campaign pledge of one set of candidates is that, if elected, they will have a public vote on any major controversial issue: "Let the people decide." In 1983, as attorney for the City of...

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On Human Rights ... And Wrongs 17 

During this local political season, it is important that our communication with one another be characterized by a firm allegiance to honesty, integrity, and truth. As a local pastor, I decry sins of the tongue - slander, gossip, lies, outbursts of wrath, false accusations -...

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Saving Lucky From The Reaper 

A man holds Lucky, a stray puppy he rescued, during a protest against stray dog euthanasia, outside the parliament in Bucharest, Romania, today.The bill allowing stray dogs to be euthanized is legal, following a decision by Romania's constitutional court that prompted hundreds of dog lovers...

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Labrador Doesn't Want Shutdown? 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador blamed a potential federal government shutdown next month on what he sees as President Barack Obama's unwillingness to delay the health care reform law's further implementation. With a shutdown, there "wouldn't be a significant change" visible to most Americans, the Republican...

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CPD Honors Retiring Chief Longo 

Except for bad guys who've had him at their heels in a foot pursuit, Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo comes across as about the nicest guy in town. On Tuesday at the Coeur d'Alene Police Department headquarters, Longo, 60, was celebrated by his peers...

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XXXtreme Espresso Draws Protest 10 

More than 200 people filled Spokane Valley City Council chambers and packed the hallways Tuesday to ask elected officials to force lingerie-clad baristas at nearby XXXtreme Espresso to cover up or move to a location out of the sight of children. Protesters said they think...

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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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Huckleberries Online

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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