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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015

AM Headlines -- 1.8.15

In a press conference this morning, legislative leaders told reporters they are concerned with 'instant racing' terminals at Post Falls and other Idaho places. Idaho tribes are calling them illegal. Today's AM Headline roundup ...

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Poll: Labrador 'Sold Out' 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation believes Congressman Raul Labrador "sold out" when he voted for a third term for House Speaker John Boehner. 30 of 73 respondents (41.1%) said Labrador sold out his beliefs by supporting Boehner, who is despised by Labrador's Tea…

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SR: Idaho Should Heed Gay Tide 

The end of discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens hasn’t been swift, but it is inevitable. A review of recent developments shows that Idaho’s dogged resistance may be subsiding. Two-thirds of Idahoans believe the state should prohibit discrimination in housing and the workplace, according…

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Otter: Idaho In 'Great Shape' 

Gov. Butch Otter is addressing reporters this morning at the Idaho AP Legislative Preview. “Financially speaking, the state is in great shape,” he said. “So my budget is going to reflect that.” He’ll still stick to his promise to try to grow state government at…

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Brannon, McDowell Had Differences 11 

Kootenai County Finance Director Dave McDowell said his resignation this week was over differences in operating philosophies with County Clerk Jim Brannon. McDowell had been the county's finance director for 14 and a half years, and his last day was Monday. Before that, he was...

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Case Made Against Athol Clerk 

Former Athol City Clerk Sally Hansen has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $400,000 during her five years on the job. In paperwork filed with the U.S. District Court on Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan alleges Hansen embezzled $417,879. "During 2009 to 2014,…

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Dog Bark Gets New Lease On Life 

Diane Richardson plays fetch with her 2-year-old dog Oliver at the Central Bark dog park in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday afternoon. The City of Coeur d’Alene leased the land from Grace Bible Church for three years to keep the off leash dog park. (Coeur d'Alene…

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Today's Slice Question 

If all the ultra-conservatives in Spokane and Spokane Valley moved to Idaho and all the liberal progressives in the Idaho Panhandle moved to Washington, how would the numbers break down? -- Paul Turner, The Slice. Today's full Slice column here. DFO: Methinks there'd be a…

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Death Penalty Sought In Murder Case 

The Kootenai County prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and her young daughter in Post Falls last summer. Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh has filed a notice of intent to seek the death…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 1.7.15 

Techmeister Dan continues to work away at the various tweaks that are needed to make the new blog system fully operational. On Tuesday, I learned a few tricks of the new blog, including how to post the daily poll. Overall, I'm still pleased by the...

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Parting Shot -- 1.7.15

A woman holds up her hands bearing the words "Not afraid" in French during a gathering in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today. Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that…

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Because You Asked ... 

... Techmeister Dan has now installed a time stamp on Page 1 posts, so you can keep track of them (and help your friends locate certain ones). Duane Rasmussen and Councilman Woody McEvers had called or emailed to request the change in the new format....

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1 Mag Attacker Dead, 2 Captured 

One of the suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has been killed and the two others are in custody, two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Wednesday. Authorities earlier had identified the three men as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi,...

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PM Headlines -- 1.7.15 

Corrections Board chairwoman to retire/Eye on Boise Man charged after leaving toddler son in car/Rachel Alexander, SR Walgreen's robbery suspect accused of 3 more heists/Jonathan Brunt, SR

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Seeing Blue In River City 

In her Main Street column today, Kerri Thoreson explains why blue LED "candlesticks" are topping 50+ new light posts on Spokane Street in Post Falls. According to Tom Lien of the Post Falls URA, the new light posts are simply decorative, although they do coincide…

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Facebook Lands Girl In Slammer 

Another nugget from Tuesday PFPD Day/Swing Shift, via Facebook RE: "Domestic dispute/warrant arrest involving a mother/daughter on Laurelbrook Loop." Report: "Prior to arriving on scene the mother advised that her 15 year old daughter fled the area on foot when she called the police. It...

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Teen Admits Killing Spokane Vet 

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, changed his plea to guilty today in the 2013 murder of World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton. As part of the plea deal, two other charges against Adams-Kinard will be dropped. The joint sentencing recommendation is for 20 years in prison,...

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SR News Quiz -- 1.4-9.2014

Tim Lafser of Post Falls won the $50 Davenport Hotel gift card in the weekly SR News Quiz. This week's quiz features questions about area gas prices, special winter celebrations and other news of note? You can win a Davenport gift card, too -- and...

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Brew Pub Opening In Midtown 

We now have opening dates for two of the new local breweries on the horizon. Daft Badger in midtown Coeur d’Alene today announced it will launch on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Darrell Dlouhy, a painting contractor, has remodeled his former business operation for…

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HBO Blogos: Blue Light Special 

Blue lights have been placed in the window of the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department’s Administration building at 320 Foster Ave., to honor law enforcement. The gesture is part of the Project Blue Light national campaign. The lights were installed last week will remain in place...

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World Protests Terrorist Attack 20 

A cartoon style drawing hangs outside France's embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today that reads in Spanish "The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor" in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie…

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