TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

Goedde Gets Lincoln Award

Former Republican Sen. John Goedde was one of the first recipients of a new Abraham Lincoln award at the Ada County Lincoln Day banquet last week. "They gave me a very nice award and I am very pleased with it," Goedde said. According to a...

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Did Clinton Violate Email Rules?

Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government...

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Vick Countdown 

Melissa Davlin, co-host of Idaho Reports, tells Huckleberries that the Idaho Senate will convene at 9 this morning (PST). At that time, state Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, has indicated he will walk out of the chamber if a Hindu prayer is allowed for the...

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Districts Survive IEN Collapse

Far from leaving them in the dark without service, the demise of Idaho’s multimillion-dollar statewide school broadband network has brought several North Idaho school districts better service at a lower cost. “We’re getting more bandwidth now than we did before,” said Seth Deniston, technology director for the Coeur d’Alene School District ...

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Coeur d'Alene Place Hit w/KKK Fliers

Fliers with a Ku Klux Klan message were left in the driveways of residents on the east side of the Coeur d'Alene Place neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to police. The alleged littering incident occurred between midnight and 5 a.m., police said. The flier had...

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Time Change Bill Hits Snag 

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle’s bill to end the twice-a-year daylight saving time changes in Idaho has run into a problem: By engineering the change to occur on July 1, it would put Idaho into permanent daylight saving time, rather than permanent standard time. And...

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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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Parting Shot -- 3.2.15

A large concrete baseball is refracted in raindrops on a window at the Peoria Sports Complex where the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres hold their spring training baseball practice today in Peoria, Ariz. A steady morning rain kept the teams for practicing outside...

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Mike: Goodbye, Spock, Archie 

We all know MikeK has Hollywood pedigree in his family tree. On his Facebook wall, he tells of visiting his aunt, uncle & cousins in Beverly Hills back when. And of two neighbors of theirs whose names we all know ...

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Update: Hindu Prayer Irks Vick 60 

A North Idaho senator is objecting to allowing a Hindu prayer as the opening invocation for the Idaho Senate on Tuesday morning, and says he’ll walk out. Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, said, “They have a caste system. They worship cows.” He acknowledged the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows any kind of prayer ...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 12 

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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Panel OKs Mary's Disclosure Bill 

Mary Souza's SB 1072, which requires campaign finance disclosure by school district candidates, was endorsed by the Senate Education Committee. It has an emergency clause which means it'll become law as soon as the guv signs it. Anyone know why Mary's in a hurry to push this through?

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 3.2.15 

The daily roundup of local blogs launches w/a Duane Rasmussen photo of Lincoln Day keynote speaker Bill Whittle with his date, actress Jill Schoelen. And includes 14 links to blog posts today. Dogwalk Musings is angry at Republicans. Herb is wondering about heaven ...

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On Buying A Christian Potato 

Blogger Todd Hartley weighs in an the flap created by a Kootenai County precinct committeeman who drafted a resolution seeking to have Idaho declared as a "Christian state." The resolution failed before discussion when 2/3s of the local GOP refused to support it ...

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The Rules Of Whiskey Club 

The first rule of whiskey club is you talk about whiskey. The second rule of whiskey club is you talk about whiskey. Really talk about it. The nose. The color. The taste, not just on the first sip but the second, third and finally, the finish. There are other “rules,” too.

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Common Core Survives Challenge 

The Senate Education Committee slammed the brakes on a plan to convert the new Idaho Core Standards into “more Idaho-specific standards.” A mix of education and business groups argued that it is too early to ditch the English language arts and math standards, first implemented...

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Wrestlers Capture 1st State Title 

On Sunday, Post Falls High wrestlers hang out the windows of their big yellow bus after bringing home the first 5A wrestling championship in school history. Post Falls scored 256 points to easily best runnerup Bonneville High, winning five individuals championships at the state tournament....

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Yesteryear: Old Brunswick Cafe 20 

I know next to nothing about the old Brunswick Cafe. I know the name and that it was a popular place to eat in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Can anyone fill in the details re: where it was located? Who owned it? When was this photo...

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Edit: Winner Bedke Surrenders

In today's editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase points out that House Speaker Scott Bedke and other mainstream Republicans won the battle of the ballot box after winning approval for the state health exchange two years ago. But with victory in hand, Bedke now has surrendered ...

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Bill Hall: Let's See Newest In-Law 

Tongue firmly cheeked, Bill Hall of the Lewiston Tribune sez the parents should have an opportunity to get a peek at the leading contenders to join the family, among their kids' dating prospects. Question: Did your kids run possible mates past you?

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'Add The Words' Protesters Arrested 

Update: Nearly two dozen people were arrested in an “Add the 4 Words” protest at the Idaho Capitol today, including 11 each in the House and Senate. In both chambers, the protesters, who arrived early in the morning, entered the chambers and lined up in front of the speaker’s or president’s podium, refusing to leave when the order came to vacate...

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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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