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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.29-30 10 

I'm beginning to think that Kootenai County politics is the most interesting spectator sport, this side of March Madness (once Gonzaga bows out of the tournament). In fact, it might be interesting to fill out a bracket of Kootenai County political heavyweights and see who...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3.28.14 16 

For the first time in 20 years, the Idaho HQ of the Spokesman-Review will be moving. But we won't be going far. Three weeks from today, we'll be taking up residence on the first floor of the Spokesman-Review building, in the wing opposite the law...

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Mike: Dan English Is Our Will Rogers 

Dan English is kind of like Will Rogers in that he's probably never met a man he didn't like. And vice versa. I'm guessing this man hasn't met Dan English -- Mike Kennedy re: letter writer Dave Sheldon of Hayden. Question: Do you know someone...

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Top Story: Selle Report Miffs Regan 35 

Top story of the day (comment wise) ... I had such hope seeing Jeff Selle at the central committee meeting this week, listening to Gubernatorial Candidate Senator Russ Fulcher address the committeemen. Last month, you and I discussed how Mr. Selle completely ignored Lt. Governor...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.28.14 16 

OK, I know I've already published this photo of former Democratic county clerk Dan English at the Kootenai County Reagan Republican luncheon at Fedora Thursday. But I can't resist making it today's Cutline Contest photo, too. Have fun. Thursday Winner -- JDanMike, with 6 likes:...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.28.14

5:47 p.m. Blue tarp is blowing around on e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/Post Falls). 5:43 p.m. Someone suffering uncontrolled bleeding @ 5900 block of H54/Athol. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 27-28 here. 4:39 p.m. Drunk male is sitting w/dog in silver...

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PM Headlines -- 3.28.14

Vietnam veteran Leon Strigotte, left, receives medals and commendations he earned in Vietnam in 1969 from Brigadier General John Goodale of the Idaho Army National Guard at the Post Falls National Guard Armory in Post Falls today. Strigotte's wife, Linda, watches at right, Leon received...

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KCRCC Sets Rival Lincoln Day Event 

Another meet and greet event has been set up for Republican primary candidates on April 12. The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is hosting the event on the same day as its Lincoln Day Dinner, and it overlaps another luncheon meet and greet hosted by...

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Widmyer Honors Past CdA Mayors 13 

At the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club today, Mayor Steve Widmyer honored six past mayors and the late mayor Ray Stone's wife, Betty, for their work in moving the community forward over the last 44 years. Six of the seven past mayors were present, from left:...

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Letter: Move To California, Dan 20 

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene editor, Dave Sheldon of Hayden takes former county clerk Dan English to task for switching sides to vote in the closed GOPrimary: "For Mr. English (Dan English, pictured) to purport that Republicans want to suppress voter turnout is...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.28.14 

Appointed County Clerk Jim Brannon responds to a question from President Jeff Ward of the Reagan Republicans, right, while challenger Don Pischner listens at the group's weekly luncheon at Fedora Thursday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Perfect im-print/End Notes Altruism, is it?/Arch Druid Nuts & nullification/Barrett Rainey...

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Pastor Writes To Spurned 'Tomboy' 

Sunnie Kahle, 8, recently withdrew from Timberlake Christian School in Forest, Va. after the school sent a letter asking her to either dress and act more feminine or not enroll again because she looked too much like a boy. Story here. (AP Photo/The News &...

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Just Say No To Carrot Top 

"Taking kids to 'Noah' prepare for this scene -- animals try to throw themselves overboard after finding out the Ark's headliner is Carrot Top!" -- GA945 tweet. Question: This is the 2nd snarky comment I've read about Carrot Top this week. Never paid much attention...

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Poll: Young Adults Turning Bluer 10 

Young adults have typically identified with the Democratic Party, but those ties have become stronger since 2006. The Gallup Poll finds that 54% of 18-to-29-year-olds on average since 2006 have aligned themselves with Democrats compared with 36% who identify with the Republican Party. From 1993-2003,...

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Fewer Idahoans Moving To Cities 

The shift of Idaho's population from rural counties to urban areas slowed last year. Estimates released by the Census Bureau on Thursday showed the 33 rural counties saw their combined population increase for the first time in three years. The population of the rural counties...

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Labrador Defends Hobby Lobby Stand 

Congressman Raul Labrador sent the following email to his supporters today: "This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a landmark case that will help decide the future of religious freedom in America. The justices are weighing the constitutionality of one of the...

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Joker: If KCRCC OK'd News Stories 

Tongue firmly cheeked, Joker offers an advanced copy of an article about KCRCC (Central Committee not Concerned Citizens) meeting, cleared by Chairman Neil Oliver for publication in the Coeur d'Alene Press: "Fedora was the site another incredible Republican meeting. Fulcher gave a rousing speech and...

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Stradivarius On Parade

Margaret Batjer, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, plays the the 1716 "Milstein” Stradivarius during a rehearsal at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. The violins of Antonio Stradivari, arguably the most famous instruments ever created, have an almost mystical reputation for beauty and...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.28.14

11:29 a.m. Someone is having trouble breathing @ 9400 block of Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive/CdA. 11:09 a.m. Juvenile probation officer reports possible drug activity in 300 block of W4th/Post Falls. 10:51 a.m. A metal barrel and other metal are lying on w/b I-90/MP 18 (Sunnyside...

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UIdaho Preps For Guns On Campus 26 

Senate Bill 1254, a recently passed Idaho law allowing residents with an enhanced concealed-carry permit to carry a concealed weapon on state university and college campuses, will take effect July 1. Until then, the University of Idaho is taking measures to make sure its own...

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 (Linda Lantzy)

Spring On The Fernan Farm 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy labels this photo: "Spring on the Farm -- Fernan, Idaho." Also, she offers this advice to other photographers: "Don't ignore the shadows. Using shadows to your benefit in composition can make or break a photograph. Shadows...

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CdA Wastewater Fees Going Up

A five-year wastewater rate plan approved by the Coeur d’Alene City Council in 2013 enters its second year April 1 and users can expect an 8.5 percent increase in their monthly bill. For a single family residence the bill will increase from $26.40 per month...

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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.