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  1. Preachers demonstrate in support of Coeur d'Alene wedding chapel - Sat, 25 Oct 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... ordinance against the Hitching Post's decision to not marry same-sex couples. In a related development, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations issued a letter Thursday that religious activity such as weddings is exempt from the ordinance. ...

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  2. Couer da Alene apparently changes stance, agrees that for-profit...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... - the City will refuse to prosecute. (The ordinance doesn't allow private lawsuits, only prosecutions.) The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations , which (according to Boise State Public Radio) helped create the ordinance agrees, quoting ...

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  3. A Word of AdviceRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    During a stop in the GOP Bus Tour at Rathdrum Friday, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden chats with Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon.

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  4. Task Force: Hitching Post ExemptRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    In a letter to Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and the City Council, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations said that it considers the ministers at the Hitching Post exempt from city's anti-discrimination ordinance. Hitching Post owners have said they will not perform gay marriages.

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  5. PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.22.14Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Spokesman-Review

    2:30 p.m. KCSOffice Facebook announcement: "During the past few weeks, Kootenai County has had an increase in ATV thefts, especially in the areas of Cataldo, Rose Lake, and the Hwy 3 corridor."

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  6. Builders Group Endorses Dem NobleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    The North Idaho Builders Political Action Committee , representing the interests of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association has endorsed Bruce Noble for the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners District One position. The endorsement was based on Mr. Noble's "approach to problem solving in our county as well as the fundamental principles of your campaign."

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  7. Does Traditional Christian Marriage Just Mean "Not Gay"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Religion Dispatched

    ... run a for-profit wedding chapel called the Hitching Post in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Standing across from the Kootenai County courthouse, the Hitching Post has been facilitating weddings for 95 years and is, according to one local reporter, something ...

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  8. Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.21.14Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Is there a week that goes by that Coeur d'Alene/Kootenai County aren't making news beyond our borders? Arfee. Burrito arrest.

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  9. Democrats To Hear Chief WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... Lee White will be at the Democratic Club on Friday. Open to all. Noon at the Iron Horse on Sherman Ave - Kootenai County Democrats via Facebook. DFO: OK, chief, repeat after me if a Democrat at the luncheon asks about the Arfee case, I will say ...

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  10. Burrito Incident Makes CNNRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... during a dispute as she stood across the table from him at Harmony House Assisted Living, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office report. Police arrived to find what was left of Micho's burrito on the wall. Micho was booked on a battery ...

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  11. Clerk: Brannon, Belmont Square OffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Not long ago Jim Brannon was alleging Kootenai County voting irregularities in a lawsuit contesting an election loss. Now he oversees the elections division and is running to keep his seat as county clerk.

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  12. Ministers Fight Same-Sex Marriage LawRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Courthouse News Service

    ... They have owned The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel since 1989. Just 300 feet down the street from the Kootenai County Clerk's office, the chapel has often been the next stop for couples obtaining their marriage licenses. But that could change. The ...

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  13. Idaho Man, 52, Arrested For Battering Female Victim With A BurritoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Smoking Gun

    Travis Micho, 52, tossed the burrito during a dispute with Claressa Tharp, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office report . Micho, deputies reported, "grabbed his burrito from his dinner plate and threw it at Tharp as she was standing across the table from him."

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  14. Belmont, Brannon square off in Kootenai clerk's race - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Not long ago Jim Brannon was alleging Kootenai County voting irregularities in a lawsuit contesting an election loss.

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  15. Jacobson Suit Against Cook DismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | The Spokesman-Review

    A plaintiff's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that had the attention of many commenters on this blog more than two years ago was quietly granted last Thursday. The 1st District Court has dismissed a defamation suit brought by then Kootenai County GOP Central Committee Chairwoman Tina Jacobson against fellow Republican Party member Linda Cook .

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  16. Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | DFW Catholic

    ... operated the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel since 1989. The 95-year-old chapel sits across the street from the Kootenai County Clerk's office. Coeur d'Alene's city officials have told the Knapps that their refusal to perform a same-sex ceremony at ...

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  17. For-Profit Wedding Chapel Sues After Idaho Legalizes Same-Sex MarriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | ThinkProgress

    Back in May, when a federal judge first overturned Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage, the Hitching Post Chapel in Coeur d'Alene expressed concern about the possibility of having to marry same-sex couples. The wedding chapel located just across the street from the Kootenai County Courthouse recognized that it would be subject to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance, which requires that public accommodations offer service equally regardless of sexual orientation.

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  18. Otter aims for third term, challengers aim for change; link to election coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... here , with a guide to candidates and races in federal, state, local and legislative races on the ballot in Kootenai County; and visit our Election Central here , for links to all our news coverage related to the election in Idaho and Washington.

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  19. It's come to this: Government tells Christian ministers to...Read the original story

    Sunday Oct 19 | Protein Wisdom

    ... as the union of a man and a woman. [...] The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel is across the street from the Kootenai County Clerk's office, which issues marriage licenses. The Knapps, both in their 60s and who themselves have been married for 47 years, ...

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  20. Sheriff Knezovich takes vested interest in burglary caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... morning and handing the teller a note demanding cash. Strangely police say he also had a fake baby with him. KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho- "Lets keep Idaho the reddest of the red, you can do it, get out and vote," said Governor Butch Otter to a crowd of ...

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