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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.26.14 

I took a few minutes on my way to work today to drive by the house that was the site of the double homicide Monday evening, on 1st Street behind St. Vincent de Paul's. The police, news cameras and crime scene tape were gone. It...

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Parting Shot -- 3.26.14

Tina Ray puts flowers on a cross for the mudslide victims at the Oso Community Chapel Wednesday in Oso, Wash. Tina and her husband, Pastor Gary Ray, run the Oso Community Chapel and are providing a place for victims and family members to come pray....

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John Q: AP Only Likes Bad CdA News 

John Q. Public: Here are news items I can remember CDA or North Idaho in the past 30 years that went international -- all negative. Course the AP loves themselves a horrible story, bolsters their ratings. Maybe in the future CDA can be known for...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.26.14 

5:34 p.m. Freeway caller reports 2 males in vehicle w/handicap sticker stopped & peed along I-90. 5:28 p.m. Tribal police are looking for gray 2002 Chevy Malibu that male lent to sister in December & wasn't returned. 5:22 p.m. Driver of green Ford pickup w/canopy...

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PM Headlines -- 3.26.14

Members of Coeur d'Alene Police Investigations were working at the scene of Monday's double homicide in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Otter signing hundreds of bills/KBOI Judge halts Idaho Medicaid cuts after ACLU suit/AP Native plants highlighted in Moscow program/Outdoors Idaho family...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.26.14 

Time 2 vote ... Associated Press reporter Mike Corder demonstrates how to eat raw herring outside one of Amsterdam's ubiquitous herring stands, in the Netherlands. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Tuesday Winner -- Uncle Bob, with 9 likes: Filer Rep. Kauffman demonstrates one...

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Edit: Trail Built On Private Property 16 

Local property owners were vindicated this month but nobody seemed to notice. And this is no minor vindication – it comes in the form of an 8-1 decision issued by the United States Supreme Court. What makes the fact the ruling received little local coverage...

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Idaho Would Survive Zombie Attack

In this July 2013 AP file photo, a zombie character in an exhibit inspired by the television series "The Walking Dead" screams at onlookers during the Preview Night event on Day 1 of the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, Calif. If you're as...

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Fulcher Lauds Indiana CCore Move 

Monday’s decision by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to sign legislation making his state the first to abandon adopting Common Core standards for K-12 schools was hailed Wednesday by Sen. Russ Fulcher. “I applaud Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana State Legislature for their decision...

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Little Free Libraries Popping Up 

Under hashtag #ThingsThatMakeMeHappy, Cindy Facebooks: Finding the first Little Free Library in our neighborhood." Archives: It seems that only readers are checking out 'Little Free Libraries'/Adrian Rogers, SR Question: Do we have any of these "Little Free Libraries" in Kootenai County/North Idaho? And/or: What unexpected...

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Northwestern Footballers Unionize 

In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can unionize. NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr cited the players' time commitment to...

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PM Headlines -- 3.26.14

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: The fowl fun never ends. Just got a package in the mail from columnist colleague Stefanie Pettit. The enclosed note read: "In light of your reticence to get live chickens, I thought I'd send you this rubber chicken instead,...

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Morrison Looks For New Chapter 

Adam Morrison watches his two daughters chase each other as the sun dips below the horizon, casting an orange glow through the living room of his home on the outskirts of Spokane. "Be careful," he says to his 5-year-old, who romps around the room with...

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Neighbor: Teen Suspect Vulgar, Mad 34 

This is the scene at St.Vincent dePaul transitional housing on Tuesday, where a double homicide occurred on Monday night in Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) James Knott said he had lived across the street from the home for around 10 years. "We heard one...

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SR News Quiz -- 3.23-27.2014

How much do you know about Idaho forestry, Gonzaga University women's basketball and other topics in the news? Take our weekly Spokesman-Review News Quiz and find out. You could win movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel. Take SR News Quiz...

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Minimum Wage: 73 Hours To Pay Rent 11 

An Idaho worker earning the minimum wage would need to work 73 hours per week in order to afford a modest two-bedroom rental according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Idaho’s minimum wage of $7.25 an hour hasn’t changed since 2009,...

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Shoshone, Benewah Among Unhealthy

According to the fifth annual “County Health Rankings” report, released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the five healthiest counties in Idaho (starting with most healthy) are Madison, Latah, Valley, Blaine, and Franklin. The five counties...

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Conservationists Join Ag-Gag Fight 

Idaho’s sweeping new ag gag law, enacted in February, raises so many red flags that the Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit against it, only the second suit of its kind in the nation. But this time, in a new twist on ag...

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Mary Launches Radio Show At Noon 11 

For Those Keeping Score At Home ... Mary Souza will launch her radio Internet program at noon today. Remember? In her latest newsletter, Mary, now a candidate for John Goedde's state Senate seat, wrote: “The second piece of BIG NEWS is that I am going...

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Mudslide Motto: 'Hold On To Hope'

Jammi Parris, a waitress at the Blue Bird Cafe in downtown Arlington, Wash., paints a yellow ribbon and the words "Hold on to Hope" on the window of the cafe on Tuesday, in tribute to the victims and people missing after a massive mudslide struck...

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Corps Backs Off Levy Tree Mandate 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided it will no longer force local levee agencies to choose between keeping trees on their levees and losing federal money for disaster assistance. On Monday, the Army Corps announced in a new “interim” policy that it will...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.26.14

On Post Falls Police Department Facebook wall: "Treaty Rock Vandalism: On (Monday), "Post Falls officers responded to a report that the Treaty Rock Memorial at Treaty Rock Park had been vandalized sometime in the previous few days to being discovered. It appears that someone used...

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Cindy's Pick: Not Feminine Enough? 

Last week came the story of a boy in Buncombe County, N.C., who got bullied when he showed up at school with a “My Little Pony” bag. His public school told him to lose the bag — which outraged the cybersphere until the school relented....

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Marc: Hug Your Kids 

Marc Stewart (RE: Press: A horror story unfolds): Our community is hurting again. Not since the Groene murders has our small city been faced with senseless violence and the destruction of young lives. There’s a nagging feeling that something more could have been done. Maybe....

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Poll: Keep Parade/Festival Gun Ban 

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation opposes an idea promoted by Councilman Steve Adams to allow guns at Coeur d'Alene parades and festivals. 192 of 246 respondents (78.05%) oppose Adams' idea. Only 50 of 246 respondents (20.33%) support it. 4 (1.63%) were undecided. Today's Poll: How...

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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.