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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015

Colin A. Slaughter

Nampa man arrested after using Facebook to meet teen for sex 

A 27-year-old Nampa man has been arrested after using Facebook to arrange sex with an underage teen, according to police. Colin A. Slaughter is charged with felony counts of sexual battery of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17 and use of a child in sexually exploitative material. How closely do you monitor your teens use of social media?

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Official 'Likes' Breast Page By Mistake 

Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh, who is seen as a possible Senate candidate in 2014, reportedly suffered from a Facebook snafu after "liking" a page devoted to women's breasts. A Republican operative captured a screenshot of Walsh indicating that he gave a thumbs up, or...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

OTV: Banned In Facebook Land 10 

OrangeTV: For what it's worth, I attempted asking Mary Souza several days ago via her campaign Facebook page if she had permission to put her signs where she was putting them. My post was deleted within several hours and I was permanently blocked from commenting...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

Widmyer For Mayor On FB, Twitter

Steve Widmyer's candidacy for mayor, in what is now a four-way race, has hit the social media. Widmyer, owner of the Fort Ground Grill, has started a Facebook page. Which announced today that Widmyer is also on Twitter. You can check out the Facebook page...

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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

Twitter Trending, Facebook Fading 10 

If you want to know social media, ask a teen. Better yet, ask a bunch of them. A group of Spokane teenagers who took part in a social media engagement project at Hoopfest – the Digital Street Team – agree that Facebook is fading and...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The social media company priced its IPO on Thursday at $38 per share, and beginning Friday regular investors will have a chance to buy shares. (Zef Nikolla / Facebook)

State Dept spent $630,000 for Facebook likes 

In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Advertising campaigns for raising the number of Facebook fans cost the...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

Sis Of Suicide Victim Wants Apology 

Andrew Cain's sister said she doesn't hold the Latah County Sheriff's Office responsible for her brother's suicide on Sunday. Still, she wants an apology from a deputy she claims harassed the 19-year-old Pullman man across the state line using the department's Facebook page. Cain had...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

Fam Sez Sheriff Bullied On Facebook 

Family members of a Moscow man are accusing law enforcement of bullying after the man killed himself over the weekend. Andrew Cain, 19, committed suicide on Sunday. His death came one day after the Latah County Sheriff’s Office posted a Facebook comment about Cain. See...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Facebook Page Backs Spokane Killing 

The debate over the fatal shooting of a car thief in East Spokane is now heating up online. On Monday, 25-year old Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot and killed while he stole an SUV. The owner of that SUV, Gail Gerlach, told investigators he fired at...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

AM Headlines -- 10.25.12 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, stands with Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho speaks with reporters while in Boise Wednesday to help campaign Labrador. See story below. (AP photo: Idaho Statesman) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Campaign ad hits Idaho teacher departures/Betsy Russell, SR House Majority...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Schweitzer's Binders Full Of Women 14 

Just saw this on the Schweitzer Mountain Resort Facebook page, with a disclaimer: "At Schweitzer, we have 'binders full of women.' Disclaimer: Schweitzer is not pro Republican Party nor pro Democratic Party -- We're just pro Party!" Question: What do you think of the phrase...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

Columnist: Time To Unfriend Death 

We recently had an old family friend die, and his relatives chose not to have a funeral. In lieu of a service, they created a fan page on Facebook where people could visit, view pictures of the deceased and leave comments. No more than a...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

MikeK: To UnFriend Or Not To Unfriend 

Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Mike Kennedy drives Hard Right Republicans in Kootenai County cuh-razy. Kennedy has committed the unpardonable sin of being a Democrat in a nonpartisan office in licorice-red North Idaho. In 2009, Kennedy squeaked past Republican-backed Jim Brannon by five votes – and...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Taggart: They're All Wrong 15 

John Austin is wrong; Dan Gookin is wrong; Tony Berns is wrong; Mary Souza is wrong; Kathy Sims is wrong; Mike McDowell is wrong; Cliff Hayes is wrong; and any other person who has stated an opinion regarding the tax impact of urban renewal districts...

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

Facebook Helps Catch A Thief 

Here's a tip: When you steal something, don't post a picture of yourself on Facebook with the stolen item. Especially when that item is a 70-pound, fiberglass cow that's a local icon and has been the subject of news stories. "It's back home," said Tracy...

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

Facebook Wants Your Liver 

Facebook is about "connecting and sharing" - especially now it can help you donate your internal organs, Mark Zuckerberg announced today. Describing it as "a life-saving initiative", the tousle-haired CEO officially announced a special button for people wanting to tell their friends that they are...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Marine Faces Ouster For Obama Dis 12 

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein, who is facing dismissal for posting critical comments about President Obama on Facebook, accused the review board that recommended he be discharged of basing its decision on "personal opinion" Tuesday. "I believe it was more based on personal opinion on the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Facebook: Say No To Snoopy Bosses 

Has an employer or potential employer ever requested access to your Facebook account? If so, Facebook itself advises you to just say no. Responding to growing complaints from employees over the practice, Facebook made its own position quite clear in a post published today. Noting...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

Employers Want Your FB Passwords 17 

Studies have shown that Facebook can be a useful hiring tool. Just a 5- to 10-minute perusal of a user’s profile can net more information than a basic personality test. It’s no wonder employers head to the site to check out prospective hires. But one...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

We're Getting Unfriendly On Facebook 

Whether it's pruning friends lists, removing unwanted comments or restricting access to their profiles, Americans are getting more privacy-savvy on social networks, a new report found. The report released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people are managing their privacy...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Laptop Shooting Dad Video Goes Viral 16 

This frame grab taken from an undated video posted on YouTube Feb. 8 by Tommy Jordan of Albemarle, N.C. shows Jordan answering his teenage daughter's Facebook complaints by firing several rounds from his handgun into his daughter's laptop her computer as it lies on the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

High Noon: Facebook Divorce Notice? 

On the Huffington Post, Abby Tolchinsky writes: "As a divorce mediator and lawyer, sometimes I feel like I've heard it all. I am terribly hard to shock. And yet, yesterday something shocked me: a divorce announcement via email. What's more, it was both thoughtful and...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

Clark: Facebook User Nails Idiocy

There’s a vital message to the planet contained in the story headlined: “Man hardly fazed by nail in his brain.” And no, the vital message has nothing to do with any misplaced nail. Heck, X-ray all the bozos we elect year after year. I’m betting...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

Facebook Timeline Going Live Soon 

Yesterday, Facebook rolled out its new Timeline feature to the masses. This ultra-illustrative, chronological listing of posts, photos, shared links, check-ins, and more is a radically different arrangement than the Facebook profile you’ve been used to. And now that your life can be exposed for...

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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.