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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

R-Minus-1 Wild Card -- 3.13.14 

1 Day & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): The deadline for candidate filings and for partisan Democrats, Libertarians and Constitutionalists to affiliate w/Republican Party to vote in GOPrimary is 5 p.m. Friday. I suspect there...

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Parting Shot -- 3.13.14 

"What a great day," said Paul Fishley of Hayden Lake, Idaho as he took his dogs, from left, Jazzy, Smokey and Maggie for a swim in Hayden Lake today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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Kootenai County Courthouse Filings

In the County Commission District 1 race, Republican incumbent Todd Tondee has filed for another term, to set up a GOPrimary rematch with conservative Marc Eberlein. Tim Herzog is also a Republican candidate for the office. On the Democratic side, Bruce Nobel of Post Falls...

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City To Move 10 Commandments 

An outcry arose Wednesday following word that a Ten Commandments monument may be removed from Farmin Park today. Several local residents plan to stand vigil in the park at 2 p.m. today after word spread on the Internet that the monument was scheduled to be...

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PM Headlines -- 3.13.14 

GOP political advisers, from left, Becky Funk, Linda Cook and Ron Lahr discuss the spring GOP primaries at the weekly meeting of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans. (Photo: Duane Rsmussen) NIC students to present philosophy papers/Press Food banks see less supply, more demand/Press Osburn Democrat...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.13.14 

Time 2 vote (or still time to enter) ... A dog snoozes in the sun in Bruges, western Belgium earlier today. The dog lives in a house along the medieval canals and is a well known tourist attraction. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.13.14

5:02 p.m. Female reports that landlord who evicted her Wednesday and denied her laundry privileges is not trying to break down her apartment door in Post Falls. 4:30 p.m. Caller in Shoreline Drive/Post Falls area is tailing two males in vehicle who appear to be...

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HD4B: Currie Seeks Sims' Seat 28 

Former county commissioner Rick Currie just emailed Huckleberries his official candidacy announcement for House District 4 seat now held by state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene: "I’m announcing my candidacy for Idaho House Seat 4B, and look forward to using the experience of serving on...

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Gfeller Files For Henderson Seat

We have some new filings in Legislative District 3. Greg Gfeller of Post Falls has filed to run against Reagan Republican president Jeff Ward and Don Cheatham for Frank Henderson's House District 3B seat in the GOPrimary. In Senate District 3, Pat Whalen of Post...

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Johnson: Packin' In The Classroom 

In more than 35 years of observing the Idaho Legislature I am hard pressed to remember another time when really controversial legislation – in this case the “guns on campus” bill – became law in the face of such wide-spread opposition from the people and...

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Downtown CdA Traffic Change Friday 

Artist's concept of the proposed Centennial Trail Plaza on Front Avenue, between Coeur d'Alene resort and resort mall. Traffic flow in downtown Coeur d’Alene will soon be permanently altered as crews start construction of the Centennial Trail Plaza on Front Avenue between Second and Third...

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Idaho Bill Seeks To Nullify EPA 19 

In this afternoon’s House Resources Committee meeting, all the testimony was in favor of HB 473, Rep. Paul Shepherd’s bill to nullify the EPA because of concerns from suction dredge miner about regulations. “EPA just wants control, they want power,” Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, told...

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Handeen Ends Precinct 52 Luncheon 26 

At the final luncheon of the Precinct 52 Republicans, Tom Pearson, precinct committeeman Bjorn Handeen, and county Assessor Mike McDowell chat. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) In a surprise move today, GOPrecinct Committeeman Bjorn Handeen of Precinct 52 has disbanded his weekly luncheons and called on the...

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Roadkill, Anyone? 

On her afternoon walk today, Cindy encountered a roadkill squirrel with a tire mark down the middle. She said she passed on by because she already had a pot roast in the oven. A Facebook Friend said that the squirrel would be "dinner in St....

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Voting Against Tea Party/Ronulans 

On his Facebook wall, Joel Kennedy posts: "As a newly-affiliated Idaho Republican, I pledge to vote for the opponent of any candidate who expresses nullificationist/secessionist tendencies, or has voted or plans to vote to plunge the country into a recession and default of choice. Basically,...

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SR News Quiz -- 3.9-13.2014

How much do you know about grocery chain mergers, Washington State University basketball, changes in nutrition labels and other news of note? Find out in The Spokesman-review's Weekly News Quiz, where you could win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two movie...

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Senate 30-5 To Hike Butch & Co Pay 

With no opposing debate, the Senate has passed SB 1395, the bill granting raises to top statewide elected officials over the next four years, on a 30-5 vote. The bill now moves to the House. It gives the governor, secretary of state, treasurer, controller and...

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Balukoff Opposes Campus Carry 

Democratic candidate for governor A.J. Balukoff spoke out today against the guns-on-campus bill that Gov. Butch Otter signed into law yesterday, saying, “That’s a solution looking for a problem. It was totally unnecessary, and I think the process to pass that was just as flawed...

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On The Waterfront ...

I strolled downtown again to check work on McEuen Field and encountered several workers surveying at the public parking area near the clock tower and elsewhere in the proposed Front Avenue pedestrian corridor. Also, I saw workers installing new sidewalks on the south side of...

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Shop Keeps Old Profession Ticking

Ryan Fox (pictured) is good with his hands. In September, he opened Tick Tock Time Repair in Spokane Valley. But the path he took to launching his own watch and clock repair business wasn’t exactly a straight line. Though homeschooled in junior high and high...

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On The Front Lines 

Lt. Taylor Cardosi is photographed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on March 5, 2014 in Washington. Cardosi is a front line fire direction officer in an artillery battery after combat roles are opening to women. Cardosi's posting at the base south of Tacoma was a small...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.13.14

11:46 a.m. Spirit Lake police alert CPD that 5-10, 180lbs suicidal male is en route to CdA, driving 1995 Buick Century 11:39 a.m. Officer stopping on Elmore Street/Rathdrum to serve official papers. 11:19 a.m. CPD officer is concerned for welfare of female after finding her...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.13.14

Rich Landers/Outdoors posts: "Mandatory watercraft inspection stations have barely opened for the season in Idaho, and they already have reported finding the year's first boat fouled with quagga mussels, a potentially devastating invasive species." And more here. What faith actually is/Arch Druid Angels living amid...

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Close Encounter w/Upset GOPartisan 18 

MikeK: I had an interesting time listening to an animated member of the GOP Central Committee pacing back and forth in Costco last night. He was speaking loud enough for several of us customers to look up from what we were doing to hear him...

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