MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 3.2.15

I routinely wonder on Monday mornings where we'll find ourselves at week's end, esp. with the Legislature in session. As Rep. Vito Barbieri showed us last week, we're one slip of the tongue or mental brain cramp away from a wild ride here. Also, we...

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At The Lincoln Day Dinner 

Jennifer Locke and state Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, chat during the annual Kootenai County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Saturday. Jennifer is among the short list of my favorite uber-cons. Redman, I believe, is the only member of Legislative District 2...

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House OKs Abortion Bill 55-14

The House has voted 55-14, in a straight party-line vote, to pass HB 154, controversial anti-abortion legislation that adds new restrictions around abortions performed by medication, rather than by surgery. The bill now moves to the Senate side. All the “no” votes came from the...

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Vick Tries To Silence Hindu Prayer 24 

Sen. Steve Vick, a Republican from Coeur d'Alene, is working to prevent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed from opening Tuesday's session of the Idaho senate with a Hindu prayer. "Extremely disappointed when I read this," Vick posted late Saturday afternoon on Facebook, referencing the Coeur d'Alene...

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Hey, Didn't You Used To Be ... 

... The No. 3-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs? ... Loss to BYU at The Kennel Saturday sends Gonzaga reeling down AP poll ladder. Text below includes current rankings. Plus question re: the current Gonzaga Bulldog ranking ...

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Malek: 'Parental Rights' Bill Stinks 

In an email to Huckleberries Online moments ago, state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, explains why he thinks the parental rights bill passed by the Idaho House of Representatives is the worst he's seen in his two legislative terms ...

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AM Headlines -- 3.2.15

Bill Whittle, the conservative blogger and political commenter, fired up a crowd of about 350 people at the annual Kootenai County Republican Lincoln Day dinner at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Saturday night+7 more headlines from the weekend & this AM ...

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Sheriff Mack Needs Help w/Bills 48 

Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance and started a GoFundMe campaign to solicit donations ...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.2.15 

Adam Gabbatt of The Guardian newspaper holds images of possible Republican candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., former Florida...

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Sheriff Backs 'Constitutional Carry' 

A northern Idaho sheriff says he supports allowing residents to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit. Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler told the Bonner County Daily Bee in a story on Sunday that the "Constitutional Carry" bill introduced by lawmakers last month aligns Idaho...

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Early Bond, Levy Voting Ends Friday

Kootenai County Elections Manager Carrie Phillips announced that early voting on the four school districts having bond or levy questions will end at 5 p.m. Friday. Eligible voters wishing to vote early can visit the County Elections Office, 1808 N. Third Street in Coeur d’Alene,...

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'Add The Words' Protesters Return 

'Add the 4 Words' protesters are standing in the chamber of the Idaho House this morning and refusing to leave, and blocking the main entrance to the Senate chamber, calling for consideration of legislation to add the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the...

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Poll: Parental Rights Bill? No

A solid majority of Hucks Nation oppose the "parental rights" bill that passed the House on a 37-31 vote last week. Today's question: How far will the Gonzaga Bulldogs go in the NCAA Tournament this year?

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Crooner Rocks On 101st Birthday 

On her 101st birthday, Betty Hollingsworth belted out a bouncy old tune called "Angry" to the delight of those listening at The McGrane Center's Henry Heyn Adult Day Center. SR columnist Doug Clark was on hand to chronicle the event ...

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BYU Yanks Gonzaga Back Down To Earth

Gonzaga hit a speed bump Saturday when visiting BYU put an end to its 41-game home winning streak and stopped the Zags from finishing the West Coast Conference regular season undefeated. Columnist John Blanchette looks at the implications of the loss ...

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Hucks: Barbieri Fell On His Sword 

In my Sunday Huckleberries print column, I lead off when one last look at state Rep. Vito Barbieri battle of wits with Dr. Julie Madsen in a hearing on an anti-abortion bill before the House State Affairs Committee + numerous other items ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

BYU 73, Gonzaga 70 12 

Visiting BYU ended Gonzaga's 41-game home winning streak in handing the Zags a 73-70 defeat at the McCarthey Center tonight. See Colin Mulvany's photo package of the game as well as the game story and boxscore below.

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Weekend Wild Card -- 2.28-3.1.2015 

On Monday, we'll enter our third month of the circus known as the Idaho Legislature. So far, it has been entertaining, embarrassingly so. Vito provided the laughs last week. And it's anyone's guess which of our local legislators will be making headlines next week. I'm...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

Parting Shot -- 2.27.15 

This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek”...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 2.27.15 13 

Wow! What a wild, fun week. First, we had state Rep. Vito Barbieri laying claim to the Most Clueless Kootenai County Legislator for the 2015 session by losing a battle of wits with Dr. Julie Madsen on Monday. And making national headlines. Then, we had...

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Why Clark Fork Ditched Hot Lunch 

Daniel Walters of the Inlander explains why the junior/senior high school in Clark Fork quit serving district supported hot lunch for homemade hot lunch. Question: Do you remember eating hot lunch at school as a kid?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 12 

For the weekend Cutline Contest, Huckleberries Online gift wraps this photo of Sarah Palin gesturing while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland Thursday. Thursday Winner -- DFO.

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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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