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AM Headlines -- 4.7.15

In today's AM Headlines: SReporters tell of cuh-razy snow that greeted us on the first Monday morning in April+Gas mask scare at senior center+Incredible Corn Maze shuts for good+Avista dam project behind schedule+Spokane's Tyler Olson no longer just pretending to be a Mariner+more ...

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Poll: CdA Minimum Wage Hike? Yes 

Hucks Nation is solidly behind a petition drive to place a measure increasing Coeur d'Alene's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.75 on the November ballot. Today's Poll: Did Gov. Butch Otter handle his veto of 'instant racing' repeal legislation in a proper manner?

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Duke Wins NCAA Tourney Title 

Item: Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke outscored Wisconsin down the stretch to grit out a 68-63 victory for the program's fifth NCAA men's national basketball championship. Question, for Mark Few haters: Does this mean that Gonzaga, which played with Duke until final 4 minutes, may be a better team/program than you think?

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Businessman, Convict Share Name 

Brent Mark Stevens discovered an unfortunate coincidence Wednesday -- he shares his first and last name with a Sandpoint man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Brent Anthony Stevens entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, which resulted...

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Sims, McMillan, Vito Oppose Ed $$$ 

A trio of north Idaho representatives voted against the 2016 public schools budgets Monday, less than a week after they passed the Senate unanimously. Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, voted against six of the seven budgets. McMillan was joined by Reps. Vito Barbieri and Kathleen Sims in opposing the teacher salary appropriation bill.

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Rosenberry Of Rosenberry Drive 

In the Coeur d'Alene Press today, Sara Ferris introduces us to Walter S. Rosenberry, her grandfather, whose name is attached to Rosenberry Drive, the scenic stretch of roadway, hugging North Idaho College, that we call Dike Road. Not only was Rosenberry co-owner of the Winton Lumber Co. but he lived in a home that was to become the Blackwell House.

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Lap Dance Leads To Battery Count 

A Stateline Showgirls dancer was arrested early Sunday for battering a fellow dancer during a lap dance at the business. Maryann Osman Mahgoub, 26, of Spokane Valley, was booked into the Kootenai County jail for battery and cited for malicious injury to property after allegedly...

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Senators: Otter Veto Illegal 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation to outlaw “instant racing” gambling machines in Idaho, but senators, while failing to override the veto, noted pointedly Monday that it likely was illegal. The reason: Otter had five days to veto the bill and return it to...

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.6.15 10 

Well, well, well, that last winter's blast that we were waiting for in March has arrived. And drivers predictably are slipping and sliding all over the roads. I'm trying to keep up with the crashes. But it isn't easy. I'm always amazed re: the cluelessness...

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Parting Shot -- 4.6.15

Seattle Mariners' fans seated in the "King's Court" cheer starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) on his first strikeout, of Los Angeles Angels lead off hitter Kole Calhoun in the first inning of a baseball game Monday in Seattle. Hernandez pitched 7 strong innings, yielding only...

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Senate Fails To Override Veto, But ... 

The Idaho Senate failed to override Gov. Butch Otter's veto of the "instant racing" repeal. But Otter may not have returned the vetoed bill to the Idaho Senate within the constitutional window of time. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports on Otter's weird handling of this controverial matter -- and the Senate response below.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

TSA officers Andrea Green, left, and Edmund Gray stand beside a piece of dressed up old carpet from the terminal at Portland International Airport during a press conference in Portland, Ore, recently. After enduring three decades of luggage wheels and travel-worn passengers, the teal-color carpet...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.6.15

Scanner Traffic this afternoon (20 items + AM Scanner Traffic link) ... includes CPD responding to call shortly before 5 p.m. of male in his 20s who may be deceased in a residents along 1900 block of N15th St.

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City To Restore Park Playground 

Here's great news for the thousands of children -- and adults -- who enjoy Fort Sherman Playground in Coeur d'Alene City Park. the Panhandle Kiwanis Club plans to give the playground a good power washing, fresh paint, and a new coat of sealant to protect the wooden features. The playground was build in 1997 with input from 2,000 citizens.

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Final May 19 Candidate List

The Kootenai County Election Department has provided a final list of contested races for the May 19 nonpartisan elections, ranging from one race for Coeur d'Alene School District trustee to three contested races for various highway district positions. The Coeur d'Alene School Board Zone 3...

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NIC Stages American Indian Week 

North Idaho College is hosting a variety of events in honor of American Indian Heritage Week today through Saturday. All events are being held in the NIC Edminster Student Union and free to the public unless otherwise stated. For a complete schedule of the week’s...

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Charters Leave Minorities Behind 53 

Charter schools, including Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, are lagging way behind demographically in enrolling special education and minority children children, according to data provided by the Idaho Department of Education. Should Idaho's charter schools reflect the ethnic and special education demographic of the community?

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Coldwater Creek Returning To Roots 

Coldwater Creek may be the Idaho women’s retailer that got away, but its new owners vow to take the brand back to its roots. Just not in Idaho, the Idaho Statesman. Sycamore Partners said it would re-launch the brand as a different business. Today, Coldwater Creek appears to be revived as Coldwater Creek Direct ...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.6.15

Today's North Idaho blog roundup includes Fort Boise commenting on Gov. Otter's veto of "instant racing" bill+Barnes & Noble's reader reviews for War Bonds+Arch Druid looks at end-of-world scenario+Tech Deck offers this week's free video game+On Tap greets new MLBaseball season with "Play Beer!"+more ...

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Tribe: Otter Picks Buds Over Idaho 12 

The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe issued a blistering response to news that Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation repealing "instant gaming" in Idaho. Chairman Chief Allan said: "He turned his back on the Legislature and Idahoans in order to protect his friends and financiers." Full text below.

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Update: Mariners Win Opener 4-1 

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws the first pitch of the opening day baseball game in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels this afternoon in Seattle. Los Angeles leads 1-0 in the bottom of the 3rd behind a first-inning home run by...

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Otter Vetoes 'Instant Racing' Repeal 

Gov. Butch Otter has issued his veto message on SB 1011, the bill to repeal “instant racing” in Idaho. You can read it here. It includes a letter to the state Racing Commission asking for an indefinite moratorium on the addition of any new instant...

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On the Waterfront -- 4.6.15

My walk with SR sports scribe Greg Lee along the waterfront was uneventful today, except for one thing -- Dike Road was open. I didn't check that out Friday. But I noticed today that the students were parking their cars along the Dike Road again...

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Edit: Where's Promised Prosperity? 

At the Lewiston Tribune, Opinion Writer Marty Trillhaase questions the Republican mantra in Idaho that income tax rates are crippling the state economy. Trillhaase looks at the attempt by House Majority League Mike Moyle to cut rates for Idaho's wealthiest while raising taxes on the middle class.

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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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