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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.5.14

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "The weather forecast in S.W. Oregon calls for mild temperatures, rain showers, and a chance of slugs." You can see more of Robin's work here. Another golden oldie/Fort Boise So what peeves you?/Grip On Sports...

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Weird: Up-skirt Photos OK In Boston 

A man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld...

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A Wild Ride Into March 

On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posts: "From frigid temps to snow storms to early spring thawing ... all in the past few days. I took this photo on N. Spokane Street but all over town the water over roadway signs are sprouting up." Question:...

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SR News Quiz -- 3.2-6.2014

How much do you know about workplace wellness, coal-fired electricity and other news of note? Find out in the SR's weekly quiz, where you could win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two movie tickets simply by entering. Take News Quiz here....

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Cindy's Choice: 18YO Brat Loses 

Cindy's Pick Item: Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round/CNN Nut Graph: Canning was suspended from school for truancy last October, according to court documents filed by her parents' attorney, Laurie Rush-Masuret. Her parents told the teen that she could no longer see...

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Hearn Addresses Personal Attacks 44 

Moments ago, Chairman Tom Hearn of the Coeur d'Alene School Board issued this statement re: Monday's meeting: I apologize to the patrons in our district who feel I have let them down. Everyone has a right to their feelings and opinions but I am compelled...

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down 

Madeline McFadden, 14, receives ashes on her forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.. today. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time when Christians commit to acts of penitence and prayer...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.5.14 

11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 4-5 here. 11:18 a.m. CPD officer reports 2 transients under the I-90/Govt Way overpass not at home (10:55 item). However, if they return and cause trouble again, officer said he will escort them from their...

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Kerri: I ♥ 4 Seasons 

Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Those words aren't a paraphrasing of the Goldilocks porridge tale, they're one of our favorite pastimes here in North Idaho. We're fortunate to have four very distinct seasons, unlike my husband's homeland of North Dakota where it's...

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DFO: If I Were A Committeeman 76 

Believe it or not, I heard that my name was being mentioned as someone who could be talked into running for Kootenai County GOP Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 52. I dismissed such talk out of hand because I would have to give up this blog...

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Irgens To Recuse Herself From Votes 

Mic Armon, of the Balance North Idaho board of directors, sent this statement to Huckleberries Online moments ago: "In our first quarter board meeting held today, the Balance North Idaho board of directors voted to have Eden Irgens recuse herself from voting in all election...

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AM: Tracking Wolf Pup Survival

Senior wildlife biologist Lacy Robinson talks about a wolf pup survival study at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Idaho F&G Pays $30K to kill 23 wolves/AP Bus crash hurts Stevens County...

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The Divisive Rep. Sims 

In this May 7, 2012, Huckleberries Online file photo, state Rep. Kathy Sims tries to attract signatures for the unsuccessful recall petition drive against then mayor Sandi Bloem and three Coeur d'Alene City Council members. (I still get a kick out of the "Decline to...

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City OKs Hiring Full-Time PR Person 

City Councilman Dan Gookin had a few questions on the process for hiring the public information coordinator's position. "How much of this is us (the council), and how much of this is the administration?" Gookin asked. "Is this basically we are approving this and the...

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Petitioners Oppose Campus Carry 42 

The Coalition to Keep Guns Off Campus will deliver a petition with nearly 3,000 signatures from Idahoans to the Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke this morning. The petition asks the Idaho House of Representatives to stop weapons from coming on Idaho campuses and to...

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Bedke Talks Blunt When Otter Won't 

Ask Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, a straightforward question and you'll get a straightforward answer. Case in point: What are the odds, a reporter recently asked Bedke, of the state following through on Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter's pledge to boost school spending by more...

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Realtors Eye Property Tax Exemption 

The Idaho Realtors Association proposed legislation today to remove the indexing of the homeowners exemption from property taxes to the Idaho Housing Price Index, instead setting it at a fixed $90,000 at the high end. John Eaton, lobbyist for the Realtors, said his bill is...

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Obamacare Converts 18 

From a Facebook Friend: "Had a good friend, one of my conservative friends, tell me yesterday that because of the ACA (Obamacare) his insurance is now $400/month cheaper. thanks Obama." I have a dear relative who's a Russ Limbaugh devotee and as anti-Obama as they...

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Lake Property Available For Bitcoins

It's going to be interesting to see what prime real estate on Lake Coeur d'Alene goes for in the digital currency known as Bitcoin. Hayden resident Alan Golub is selling a package of 660 contiguous acres overlooking Moscow Bay that includes the site of the...

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Hospital Unveils $57M Expansion 

Kootenai Health is outgrowing its hospital. That's why hospital trustees have authorized the first phase of construction in what could become a bigger five-year project, with phase I providing a $57 million, three-story addition and new main hospital entryway on the north side of the...

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Darleen Haff is one of six women who, in June,  will be the first group to graduate from the Coeur d���Alene Union Gospel Mission program. (Gabe Green/press)

Transformed At UGM 

Darleen Haff is one of six women who, in June, will be the first group to graduate from the Coeur d’Alene Union Gospel Mission program. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green) When Darleen Haff first walked through the doors of Union Gospel Mission in Coeur...

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Council OKs Front Avenue Changes 

A final agreement between the city of Coeur d'Alene and the Hagadone Corporation to convert a portion of Front Avenue to a pedestrian corridor was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The agreement essentially details what each entity will be responsible for when construction...

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Anti-ULUCite To Run For Nelson Seat 

David Stewart, who has been in business for 30 years, filed as a Republican candidate for the Kootenai County Commission District 2 seat, which is currently held by incumbent Commissioner Jai Nelson. Stewart issued a press release Tuesday announcing his candidacy and explaining why he...

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