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PM Headlines -- 2.4.15

AM Headlines: A quick-thinking employee of Hastings prevented a female shoplifter and an accomplice waiting in a pickup outside to steal a $300 TV. The two crooks may have been successful in an earlier attempt.

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Catching 2 Drunks With 1 Cop

From Post Falls Police Department Facebook: "(Seltice Way and Silkwood Drive) -- Sgt. James observed two vehicles leaving the Falls Club and observed them swerving, speeding, driving recklessly, and racing side by side while traveling W/B on Seltice Way. A traffic stop was attempted on...

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Edit: Stop The Land Grab, Idaho 

For two years, the Idaho Legislature's Federal Lands Interim Committee has considered how, and whether, Idaho should attempt to wrest control of up to 34 million acres owned by all Americans and now administered by the federal government. We appreciate the attention that the committee...

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26 Die When Plane Hits Bridge 

A passenger plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people, according to the island's Civil Aeronautics Administration. Rescuers scrambled to pull survivors from the submerged wreck of the ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop aircraft, which went down shortly after takeoff from Taipei, the Taiwanese capi

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Idaho's Experiment With Death 

Let's hope the next man or woman Idaho executes by lethal injection doesn't end up like: Joseph R. Wood III, who gasped and snorted for almost two hours before Arizona prison officials pronounced him dead last July. Clayton Lockett, who spent 40 minutes last April...

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PHD: Vaccinate Against Measles 16 

With confirmation of measles virus in 14 states, Panhandle Health District (PHD) is advising people to check their vaccination records and verify that they are current on their Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The measles, a highly contagious virus, causes rash, a cough, runny nose,...

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Idaho's Best: NIC Nurse Program

Students in the North Idaho College nursing 190 class Mindy Miller, left, Angie Rinaldi and Emilie Burgess, right, take vitals on a training dummy while working on a scenario during class on Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene. NIC nursing students recently scored highest in the state...

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Comparing 2013 Zags To Today's

Gonzaga’s ascension to No. 2 in the men’s basketball polls has been reminiscent of the 2013 squad, which rested at second for a week before becoming the first GU team to reach No. 1 in early March. How similar are the two teams? It’s a...

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2 Arrested In Transgender Beating 13 

Two men suspected of beating a transgender woman in downtown Spokane were arrested Tuesday, eight hours after police sought the public’s help to identify the attackers. The victim of the attack, Jacina Carla Scamahorn (pictured), said she was at Boots Bakery, 20 W. Main Ave.,...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 2.3.15 

Here's hoping that Seahawk Nation is beginning to get over the stingy loss of their favorites in Super Bowl XLIX. Some may never get over it. But life does go on. At least you'll have a good team again next year. The incompetent owners of...

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Parting Shot -- 2.3.15 

A message from a fan is shown taped to a sign near Seattle Seahawks team headquarters Tuesday in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks' season ended Sunday with a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, and fan reaction has ranged from grief…

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Senator: Beware NIdaho 'Whack Jobs' 10 

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, during a hearing on an encounter with a constituent suggests why public officials might want their addresses off their required financial statements: “We live out in the boonies. . .I was alone and somebody drives up into the driveway. This guy…

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ISIS Burns Pilot Alive 25 

Jordan vowed a "strong, earthshaking and decisive" response to Islamic State's grisly murder of a Jordanian pilot captured when his jet crashed in Syria in December. An online video emerged Tuesday appearing to show Muath al-Kaseasbeh locked in a cage, doused with gasoline and burned...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

Lauren Cachbaux grimaces as she poses with a rattlesnake at the Capitol, Monday in Austin, Texas. Members of the Sweetwater Jaycees brought rattlesnakes to promote their annual rattlesnake round-up and help educate visitors. You write the cutline.

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Single Boomers Back In The Swing 

A group of Baby Boomers are getting on with life and even the dating scene after they find themselves single by divorce or death of a partner. Erica Curless of Boomer U focuses on this group this week. If you found yourself single as a Baby Boomer, would you date again?

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Blogos: 1 More Day To Wallow 

HucksOnline Blog roundup: Vince Grippi/A Grip on Sports sez he'll give himself one more day to wallow in the near miss by the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLIX. And then he'll move on. Question (to Seahawk fans): How much longer are you going to allow yourself to wallow?

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Execution Secrecy Bill Stalls 

Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, says as acting chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he’s decided not to grant a hearing to SB 1005, the bill from the state Department of Correction to add additional secrecy around state execution procedures. “I talked to a number of…

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Crapo Renews Obamacare Fight 11 

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a long-time critic of the President’s health care law, has joined a coalition of senators led by Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to introduce legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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FB Tips Help ID Burglary Suspect

Dylan Guthrie, 22, of Post Falls, has been arrested and charge with the burglary of the Frontier Grocery, on West Seltice Way/Post Falls. Post Falls police arrested Guthrie after receiving several citizen tips after posting a surveillance video on its Facebook page and a link...

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Wolf Board Cost: $4100 Per Kill

Idaho’s Wolf Depredation Control Board had its first budget hearing this morning, and reported that it didn’t spend the full $400,000 it was allocated for its first year, but it did contract with USDA Wildlife Services to kill 31 wolves, all of which were attacking…

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'Mockingbird' Sequel Coming 

“To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, “Go…

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Edit: Un-Vax Kids Are Time Bombs 

Opinion Editor Jon Alexander of the Twin Falls Times News writes: "A child should never be a biological weapon. But thanks to conspiracy theorists mingling in the Internet’s dark corners, that’s exactly what happened last month at Disneyland. As of Monday, 102 cases of measles — a highly contagious respiratory disease — had been confirmed in...

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Employees Wash Hands? O Bother 25 

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis doesn't believe employees at eateries should be forced to wash their hands after going to the bathroom. You'd expect he would represent Idaho. But he doesn't. He's a Republican senator from North Carolina.

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