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Security Expert To Speak In Lake City 

Dr. Jack Caravelli, a senior career federal official who has been involved in critical national security issues at the highest levels, will speak regarding threats to our nation at the Coeur d’Alene Resort on Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17. Caravelli will provide a...

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Oafishal Can't Bully Newspaper 

A Maryland councilman attracted way more attention than he wanted when he threatened to sue a newspaper for printing his name. Kirby Delauter might want to reconsider his strategy, now that he's a national laughingstock.

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$2M Suit Filed In Sandpoint Shooting

The husband of a woman fatally shot by Sandpoint police has filed a $2 million claim against the city and a hospital. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported today that Shane Bruce Riley filed the claim Friday in 1st District Court. Jeanetta Marie Riley, 35,…

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Supt Further Explains 'Funding Gap' 

Superintendent Matt Handelman of the Coeur d'Alene School District circulate an email to district teachers and staff this morning, further explaining the $1.8M Winton School remodel shortfall. Click on the link below to see the email.

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Joy & The Simple Life

The new bird feeder at Marianne Love's Lovestead in Bonner County is attracting blue jays & stellar jays. Yesterday, the birds were hanging out in the poplar trees. You can see more photos and read Marianne's latest post on her Slight Detoure blog here.

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13YO Gives Up Playstation To Cops 

From Post Falls PD Day & Swing Shift report via Facebook re: juvenile problem on 3rd Ave: "Mother called police because her 13 year old son would not stop playing his Playstation 3 after being asked several times to turn it off. The mother asked...

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Letter: Responsible Gun Ownership? 

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, Stephen D. Bruno, of Coeur d'Alene, discusses the bizarre shooting at Hayden Walmart that killed a young mother: "The characterization of the circumstances surrounding this incident as “responsible gun ownership” is an unfortunate addition to the tragedy....

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Poll: School Levy Will Pass

Tuesday Poll: By a solid margin, Hucks Nation says the $15M/yr, 2-year Coeur d'Alene School District supplemental levy will pass this spring. 38 of 60 respondents. or 63.33%, (poll was posted in midafternoon, depressing numbers somewhat) believe the levy will pass, despite the $1.7M Winton…

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AM Headlines -- 1.7.15

A pedestrian climbs over the three-foot snow berms in the turning lanes of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Coeur d'Alene Press Idaho tribes seek end to 'instant racing' betting machines/Betsy Russell, SR Plea expected today in WWII...

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Mag Attack 69 

Islamic terrorists stormed the satyric weekly Charlie Hebdo in France earlier today, killing 12 people, including publishing director Stephane Charbonnier. The weekly is known for lampooning the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

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Edit: In Praise Of Sandi, Steve

They're proud graduates of the 12 Year Club. Sandi Bloem served as Coeur d'Alene mayor for a dozen years before the next career door opened for her. Steve Griffitts served as president of the region's economic development organization, Jobs Plus, for 12 years, and a…

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Is Raul Turning Over New Leaf? 

Fort Boise (re: Labrador explains Boehner vote): From Labrador's apology: "I think it is unwise to marginalize yourself when there is no chance of victory, which was the case today." Kind of funny given that's been Labrador's whole M.O. for his first two terms. He's...

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DOTC: McDowell's Loss, County's Loss 

Dan of the Community comments on the unexpected departure of county finance director Dave McDowell: "Employees are the most valuable assets any organization has. To not respect and/or run off long-term employees who the County (meaning the taxpayers) have invested a great deal of time...

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Winton Shortfall Explained 16 

A contractor works on the Winton Elementary School reconstruction project in the last hours of daylight on Tuesday, Dec. 30. (Press photo: Tess Freeman) The Coeur d'Alene School Board has decided to cover a nearly $1.9 million budget shortfall for the Winton Elementary School reconstruction...

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Cindy's 'War Bonds' Gets Props 

Cindy's "War Bonds" book is getting accolades, including this: “Mrs. Hval is a first-rate professional writer. War Bonds should be a bestseller, and not only a bestseller but a long-term seller” -- Patrick F. McManus, New York Times best-selling author of the Bo Tully mysteries.…

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Hitchin' Post Flap Near Settlement 

Lawyers for Hitching Post Weddings LLC and the city of Coeur d’Alene may be close to settling the wedding chapel’s civil rights lawsuit. On Tuesday, attorneys for the city and for business owners Donald and Everlynn Knapp asked a federal judge for an additional 21…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 1.6.15 

I'm trying to navigate the various quirks of the new blog system, while Techmeister Dan tweaks the format. I suspect it'll take awhile before we're all comfortable with it. But things (like a time stamp for individual posts) are on the way. Hang in there....

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Parting Shot -- 1.6.15

A man reacts as makeup is superimposed on an image of his face in the Future Mirror at the Panasonic booth during the International CES today in Las Vegas. A camera in the mirror allows the Future Mirror to display a moving image of your…

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McDowell Leaves, Brannon Mum 

Dave McDowell's last day as Kootenai County's finance director was Monday. McDowell, the finance director for almost 15 years, reported to County Clerk Jim Brannon. It's not yet clear why McDowell's employment ended. In a voice mail, Brannon would only say this to the SR...

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Labrador Explains Boehner Vote 

Congressman Raul Labrador explains to angy Teapublicans why he supported House Speaker John Boehner's successful re-election bid. I suppose Raul is no longer on Precinct 52 Committeeman Bjorn Handeen's Christmas list ...

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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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