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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

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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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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Poll: Don't Support Fulcher Strategy 

Thursday Poll: Exactly one half of Hucks Nation opposes the strategy of voting for underdog Russ Fulcher in the GOPrimary because Democrat A.J. Balukoff would have a better chance of beating him in the general election. 49 of 98 respondents (50%) opposed the possible strategy....

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CdA Casino To Offer Texas Hold 'Em 

The Idaho Constitution outlaws poker, but the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is going all in. "Poker is basically played all around the state every night in people's homes, at family reunions, at nursing homes and in family rooms," said Helo Hancock, the Tribe's legislative director. "It...

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Healthy Salgado Headlines Bluesfest

First things first. Curtis Salgado, pictured, is healthy. Which is saying something. Last time the Oregon-based singer was in the Inland Northwest, to headline the Wallace Blues Festival in 2012, he’d just gotten word that his lung cancer had returned, and within a few weeks...

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AM Headlines -- 3.28.14

In a steady snow snower, snowboarders ride up chairlift 5, with the Ski Patrol building behind them, under the lights, at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. Rich Landers/Outdoors blog tells how a Spokane skier survived a thunderstorm lightning bolt Thursday afternoon. Click here. (SR...

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Trib Jeers Flip-Flopping Russ Fulcher 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase gives Jeers ... to Idaho GOP gubernatorial hopeful Russ Fulcher. The Meridian Republican wants Idaho to follow Indiana's lead and drop Common Core. As governor of Idaho, I will push for legislation that allows...

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SR: 'Tough Times' No Excuse 

It looks like Idaho’s insistence on slashing aid for the truly needy won’t be allowed to hurt developmentally delayed adults. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill put a halt to $16 million in cuts, ruling that a case brought on behalf of 13...

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Letter: We Didn't Need Grisly Details 

I would like to express my displeasure with Keith Cousins’ article on the front page of the Cd’A Press Wednesday morning (to which my family subscribes). As a parent of a 12-year-old who attends Canfield MS and an uncle to a 15-year-old girl who attends...

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Joker: Things To Do At New McEuen 

Joker offers some ideas re: possible future events at the new & improved McEuen Field: Find my car! With all the new parking places the game will be to find your car after its randomly parked. Spend hours getting to know your sheltered parking and...

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Nelson Won't Seek Re-election 22 

Kootenai County Commissioner Jai Nelson said Thursday night she is withdrawing as a candidate for another term. She promised to work hard through the end of her term in January, and has several projects she wants to finish. "Being a commissioner has always, and only,...

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Winner By Default? 

David Stewart of Coeur d'Alene is shown at the Kootenai County Reagan Republican luncheon at Fedora Thursday. Stewart now is the only one running for Commissioner Jai Nelson's position, with the surprise announcement by Nelson that she won't seek re-election. Terry Lee Wall told Reagan...

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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.

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