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 57 

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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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 12 

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 81 

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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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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