FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

Krulitz: History was made 

Former Shoshone County Commissioner Sherry Krulitz, of Pinehurst, puts the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate into perspective: "You have to be proud of the fact, that in our life time, we finally have a woman as nominee for the president of the United States."

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SR photog Kathy Plonka snapped this photo with her cell phone en route to the office today, at s/b Northwest Boulevard, near Riverstone. It appears that the driver isn't impressed with the presidential nominees from the major parties.

AM Headlines -- 7.29.16

AM Headlines: State shuts Post Falls day care/KREM, Post Falls gets crosswalk education/Press, KCSD offers 2nd active shooter class/Press, Fair board responds to audit concerns/Press, Priest River attack brings 10-year sentence/Bee, Ironman to donate $80K to local nonprofits/Press, Local author takes futuristic view in new novel/Bee ...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 7.29.16 

I've never been as riveted -- or as open-minded -- about a presidential election as I am about this one. I watched the major speeches from both conventions. There's things I like about both nominees. And things I don't like about both nominees. Both parties made good pitches for the votes of the American people. Now, I need to process.

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Poll: Bernie didn't sell out 

In Thursday's poll, A solid majority of Hucks Nation said that Bernie Sanders didn't sell out when he endorsed rival Hillary Clinton and told his followers to behave at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Today's Poll: Whether you love Hillary Clinton or hate her, are you glad that a woman is running for U.S. president?

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Trib: Cheers to courageous legislator

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives CHEERs to ... state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow. Schmidt refused to accept the sweet health insurance perk that part-time Idaho legislators get. He was protesting the Legislature's refusal to address the Medicaid gap, leaving he & his fam vulnerable.

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Tony Parks (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department booking photo)

Update: Ex-resort employee sentenced 

Tony Parks, the former marina manager for the Coeur d'Alene Resort, was sentenced to two years in prison fixed with a possibility of serving eight more. He was accused of stealing $467,800 from the resort since 2005. An auditor for the resort found 1,259 fraudulent refunds since 2005 including 156 transactions totaling almost $53K in 2015.

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City trying to re-shape E Sherman 

In a briefing to membes of the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene chambers of commerce, Hilary Anderson said the city of Coeur d'Alene is working to re-shape East Sherman Avenue. Anderson, the community planning director for the city, said Coeur d'Alene is focusing on smaller projects to accomplish the goal.

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Parting Shot -- 7.28.16 

Singer AnchorCarole King, a long-time resident of Idaho, performs during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia earlier today. King, whose hits include "You've Got A Friend," gave a shout out to Idaho during her time on stage.

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Ex-resort dock master sent to prison 

A former marina manager for the Coeur d’Alene Resort was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Hagadone Corporation. First District Judge Cynthia Meyer told Anthony David Parks his behavior was calculated, deceptive and selfish, and “a complete dereliction of your duties as a manager.”

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.28.16 18 

I listened to part of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's speech last night and all of President Barack Obama's. Obama was dealing. He's an amazing orator. But I can't help but thing that the Hillary Clinton campaign is spending too much time off message in dealing with the shenanigans of Donald Trump.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 36 

The Cutline Contest for today features Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton embracing President Barack Obama after Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Wednesday Winner -- 4 ties with 3 votes apiece.

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Hydros want another shot at CdA 

Don't look now but Unlimited Hydroplane racing is eyeing Lake Coeur d'Alene again, for a 2017 race. Commissioner Steven David is focused on the future, and that future includes a Lake Coeur d'Alene race, if organizers can come up with the necessary money to ensure that all vendors are paid.

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Labrador 6th poorest in Congress 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by, with an average net worth, based on his federal financial disclosures, of minus $216,000. By contrast, the site ranked Idaho Sen. Jim Risch the 18th richest member of Congress, with an average net worth of $53.4 million

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HucksOnline Blogosphere -- 7.28.17 

North Idaho Blog Roundup: Weekly (pub) planner/On Tap, Democratic ambition/Bay Views, Back on the political scene/Fort Boise, Go for a 'Joyride' tonight at Aunties/7 Blog, One absolute requirement/Carlson Chronicles, Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle Aug 13/Outdoors, Golf's majors are about to be over/A Grip on Sports ...

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Letter: Retired cops love it here, too 

A Post Falls letter writer tells Coeur d'Alene Press readers that retired police officers and firefighters move to the region for the same reasons others to. It's a safe place. The writer, Sharron Gough of Post Falls and her husband were both in law enforcement for decades. Why did you move to North Idaho?

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Pmurg: CdA Garbage trucks trashy 

Pmurg offers this observation re: the city of Coeur d'Alene switch from Waste Management to Coeur d'Alene Garbage service: The WM trucks were clean and appeared well maintained. And: "Most of the CdA GS trucks that I've been seeing around town are filthy, many look downright dilapidated, rusty, and beat to hell."

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In a Friday, May 27, 2016, file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention, in Orlando, Fla. Omn Sunday, May 29, 2016, The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Johnson as its presidential candidate, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

How about this guy? 

A lot of people are dissatisfied with the two major party candidates for president. That leaves Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jim Stein of the Green Party in a position to pick up some folks. Would you consider voting for a Libertarian for president?

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WM makes final garbage bin sweep 

Nearly all Waste Management garbage containers should be picked up and the company will be doing a final sweep next week. WM has driven through the entire city twice now and there should not be much left to pick up. They continue to pick up containers daily. The company asks that all Waste Management containers be out by 6 a.m. on Monday.

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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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