SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015

Gonzaga 91, Pacific 60 

Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis, left, grabs a rebound against Pacific's Jacob Lampkin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane Saturday. Game story & boxscore here. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

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Weekend Wild Card -- 1.24-25.2015 

Every week has its surprises in this expanse of cyberspace we call Huckleberries Online. Last week, we dealt with the salamander haters in the Idaho Legislature from Kootenai County -- Sims and Cheatham and Barbieri, oh my. We also experienced vicariously a visit from President...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015


TGIF Wild Card -- 1.23.15 

We're moving toward February -- and the beginning of the end of winter. If that's not enough to make you smile, we're also moving toward another Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. So there's reason to hang in there, no matter how gloomy it is...

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Paranoia Strikes Deep 

Must See 'Toon: Cd'A Press journalist Josh Montreuil unleashed a monster of an editorial cartoon today. Fed-fearing Idaho legislators, watch out! And for the rest of you, check it out in the link below ...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 15 

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day, when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke and...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 1.23.15

No-Li looks downtown/On Tap Cheers & Jeers/Carlson Chronicles Eagles still lingering at Wolf Lodge Bay/Outdoors 'American Sniper' hard to critique as mere film/7 Blog Blue sky peeping through the doom/Eye on Boise

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Edit: GOP Officials Acted Like 12YOs 

The conservative Twin Falls Times News blasted elected Republican leaders in Idaho for acting like juveniles when President Barack Obama visited Wednesday: "Lawmakers were too busy impersonating junior high kids and spewing venom on social media." Sounds like edit nailed it.

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Thinning Opens Dike Road Vistas 

Coeur d'Alene Today reports that the tree thinning along Dike Road (aka Rosenberry Drive) has opened jup vistas to the Spokane River. The city has also saved $100,000 by directing the work to be performed by the city Streets Department. Have you checked out the new view yet?

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Jill: Good Bathrooms Needed, Too 

Correspondent Jill Barville comments that restaurants should maintain good bathrooms, as well as good food at reasonable prices and ambience. How important is the condition of a restaurants bathrooms to you, when you're dining out?

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Kasich Brings Budget Pitch To Idaho 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came courting Idaho today, hoping for us to jump aboard his Constitutional Convention bandwagon to enact a balanced budget amendment. Aren't Constitutional Conventions tricky? In the wrong hands, can't they be used for all kinds of mischief?

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Raul: President Still Campaigning 

In a statement today, Congressman Raul Labrador says that President Obama isn't walking the talk. In his State of the Union and again in Boise Wednesday, Labrador said, the president called for finding common ground with Republicans. But his rhetoric flies in the face of promises to work with the other party.

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Idaho Poll: Don't Expand Medicaid 18 

A new poll finds Idahoans are decidedly opposed to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in Idaho, and that almost two-thirds of voters would be less likely to re-elect a legislator who supports Medicaid expansion. The poll was commissioned by the Foundation for Government Accountability and the Idaho...

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PFPD Gets Facebook High Five

I appreciate the way the Post Falls Police Department puts the "peace" in peace officer, emphasizing community relations between the department of those it serves. You can read another example of Chief Scot Haug's department going above and beyond by clicking the link below.

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AM: FBI Contacts Area Activists

Helen Yost, an anti-megaload activist, posed for a photograph in downtown Moscow, Idaho, on Jan. 8. She said she was contacted by the FBI in December, but refused to talk to them. Activists around the Northwest say they had been contacted by FBI agents. Story...

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IFF: The Netflix Tax 

State lawmakers like to talk about how they’re opposed to higher taxes; now they have an opportunity to put their money where their mouths are. All they have to do is reject a questionable regulation that has Idahoans unnecessarily paying sales tax for streaming video...

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Poll: Protect Executioners' Names 

Thursday Poll: Two-thirds of Hucks Nation agree with proposed legislation that would protect the names of those involved in Idaho executions, as well as those who provide the drugs for the execution. 158 of 236 respondents (67%) supported the legislation that would protect the identities...

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Letter: Local 12th Man Misbehaves 12 

A Hayden letter writer and Green Bay Packers fan is miffed the way Seattle Seahawks fans behaved toward him after their team's overtime win Sunday. He wants to know why some fans behave boorishly simply because their team has a good season or game. Anyone?

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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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