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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015

War Bonds: Typing Class Leads To Love

In 1941, the Army Air Force sent John Benadom to Kinman Business University to learn to type. He planned to muddle through the class so he could go on to be trained as a teletype operator. What he didn’t know was that on the first night of class, he would meet the love of his life. Another War Bonds love story by Cindy.

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Thief Steals Candy, Leaves License

So a guy steals 2 candy bars and gives the Super 1 security guard his license when confronted -- only to jump in a vehicle and tell his friend to drive away. How hard do you suppose it'll be for Post Falls police to track this guy down. #stupidcriminaltricks

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AM Headlines -- 2.19.15 

AM Headlines for Thursday includes continuing search for Shoshone County escapee+tighter-than-expected public school budget+Otter names new IPUC commissioner+Bonner County rejects asphalt plant permit in Sagle.

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Update On Bayview Remains 

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have received further information on the human skeletal remains that were found by a hiker in the Bayview area on Feb. 4. The remains were transported to the Washington Medical Examiner’s Office in King County for help with possible identification....

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Obama To Muslims: Speak Up 11 

Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State speak for them, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and terrorism. For weeks,...

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ESPN.com Spotlights Mark Few 

ESPN.com: "(Mark) Few doesn't just flee attention. He puts on a fake mustache, sunglasses and a trench coat, and then he skips town until it passes. It's easier to avoid that spotlight in this nugget of a city stuffed into the mountains of eastern Washington than it is in Los Angeles or Seattle

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RINO Batt Fights For 'Words' 11 

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt, delivering the keynote speech at the Canyon County GOP Lincoln Day banquet last night in Nampa, made waves with a stirring call to action for Republicans on civil rights for gays. Batt recalled his illustrious career as a Republican politician…

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School Broadband Won't Go Dark 

CenturyLink will not pull the plug on Idaho’s high school broadband system this weekend, a company spokesman said Thursday morning. The news comes three days before a deadline day for the beleaguered broadband system, which provides remote classes and high-speed Internet across the state.

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Cindy's 'War Bonds' Share Love 

Plenty of World War II-era books cover history, yet little ink captures the love stories behind the greatest generation. Young couples facing wartime trials forged relationships as seeds to 60- and 70-year marriages. Now, Cindy Hval’s first book “War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation” describes 36 couples and their romances ...

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Edit: Here Comes 'Son Of Risch' 

Some of the same people who brought you the Risch tax shift of 2006 are up to their old tricks. As you remember, former Gov. - and now U.S. Sen. - James Risch strong-armed the Idaho Legislature to lower property taxes on the wealthy, raise...

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Miller: McEuen Finished On Budget

Councilwoman Kiki Miller has been part of a year-long reconciliation of the numbers for the McEuen Park makeover. After combing through the expenses, she has come to the conclusion that the $21.1 million project finished on budget.

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How Police Made Bekken Arrest 

A North Idaho College administrator accused of offering scholarship money to students in exchange for sex told police he had made the solicitations on Craigslist for several semesters. In January, Joseph M. Bekken found a willing participant by the name of Sheryl Roberts, who asked…

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Jail Sergeants Get Raises, Too 

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger went before the county commissioners Wednesday to "fall on my sword." "I'm humbly here before you to tell you I made a mistake," Wolfinger told the board. Last week, the commissioners approved raises for the sheriff's office's patrol deputies and…

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Huckleberries Online

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.