SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

CdA Attorney Scott Reed, 87, RIP 

Scott Reed, a Coeur d’Alene attorney well known for championing environmental causes, died Saturday night. He was 87. Reed retired within the past year from a legal career that spanned nearly 60 years and placed him on the front lines of battles to protect natural...

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

Weekend Wild Card -- 5.2-3.15 

Remember, Cindy will be at Hastings, 101 Best Ave/CdA, from 1-4 today (Saturday), autographing copies of her book, "War Bonds: Love Stories of the Greatest Generation." Even If you have a book already, I suspect that she'll enjoy hobnobbing with a fan from Huckleberries Online....

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Parting Shot -- 5.1.15 

Fans watch a race before the 141th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs today in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Derby, dubbed "fastest two minutes in sports," is scheduled for Satuday afternoon. Question: Do you have a favorite horse in the race?

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TGIF Wild Card -- 5.1.15 

Cindy tells Huckleberries that she'll be at Hastings, 101 Best Ave/CdA, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, autographing copies of her book, "War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation." And that this will be the last North Idaho book signing for her for the near future.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 5.1.15

Here's the PM Scanner Traffic for Friday (22 items so far, plus AM Scanner Traffic link) includes school bus on fire in Rathdrum area and commercial building fire that has closed Hayden Avenue on Rathdrum Prairie ...

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Ex-Gov Batt, 88, To Wed Again 

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt is engaged to be married to Francee Reilly, of Boise, later this summer. Batt declined to provide The Associated Press information on when or where the wedding will take place, but added those details will be released eventually. Batt also...

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CdA Lawyer Named To Bench 

Gov. Butch Otter has named Coeur d’Alene attorney Cynthia K.C. Meyer a state 1st District judge, to replace Judge Benjamin Simpson, who is retiring after 15 years on the bench. “I believe Cynthia has the right mix of temperament, decisiveness and personal integrity for the...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 5.1.15

The daily Huckleberries Online blogroll roundup includes: Viewtiful photo of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes+Simple Mind tells why she enjoys going into the woods+Slice speaks for those who don't "do Bloomsday"+Dogwalk Musings opines re: appeasing rabble rousers+more ...

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Could Warm Winters Be New Norm? 

In a report just filed, SReporter Becky Kramer reports that climate scientists are eager to study the unusual winter of the Inland Northwest. Some are saying that milder winters could be the Northwest's new normal by 2050. Would you mind slightly milder winters here?

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RonB: Idaho 9 Earns Comparison 

In a comment, Ron Burgundy says apologists for the Idaho Nine -- the 9 House Republicans who created the Child Support Enforcement mess -- are messing the point. They take policy cues from the John Birch Society wing & have a mega phone to inflict more damage on Idaho than marginalized Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler could.

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'Hey Joe' 

Guitar enthusiasts raise their instruments after playing the Jimi Hendrix version of the song "Hey Joe" in an attempt to break the Guinness Guitar Record in Wroclaw, Poland, today. 5003 guitarists took part in the annual event, but not enough to break the number of musicians playing the tune. Question: Do you know how to play a guitar?

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DOTC: Habitat, Here I Come 

Dan of the CASA is gearing up for his next challenge -- directing Habitat for Humanity. As I've mentioned before, Jim Brannon used Habitat for Humanity as a stepping stone to a race for City Council and then appointment to the county clerk's post. Dan has been the county clerk and now he's directing Habitat. Is there significance here?

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Fluoride Change Doesn't Affect County  36 

For the first time in more than 50 years the federal government is reducing the fluoride level in public water -- but it won't matter in Kootenai County. While 75 percent of the public water systems in the United States add fluoride to their drinking water, the systems serving Kootenai County residents do not.

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Best Name For Judiciary & Rules 9? 29 

I'm trying to settle of a shorthand name for the nine House Republicans who created the need for a special session by voting in the 9-8 majority in the House Judiciary & Rules Committee to kill Child Support Enforcement legislation. The Idaho Statesman suggests "The...

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'Stand By Me' Singer King, 76, RIP 

R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song "Stand By Me," has died at the age of 76. King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing hits including "There Goes My Baby" and "Save The Last Dance For Me." After going solo, he hit the US top five with "Stand By Me" in 1961.

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Native: D's Should Run As Independents 12 

In a comment today, NativeCDA sez that Idaho Democrats would increase their chances of winning elections if they ran as Independents. Native wonders why Democrats should run under their party label in Idaho when they don't get money from national party and the national brand brings them down.

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Poll: None Of Idaho 9 Will Recant

Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation believes that none of the four North Idaho legislators involved in the Child Support Enforcement fiasco will change her/his vote in the upcoming special session. Today's Poll: Is it fair to compare the damage to Idaho's reputation caused by a few legislators to that caused by the Aryan Natons in days gone by?

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City of Coeur d'Alene Is Hiring 

From city of Coeur d'Alene Facebook page: "Anyone looking for a job? The City of Coeur d'Alene is hiring! Utility Worker II, City of Coeur d'Alene. Starting hourly wage is $17.83 plus excellent benefit package available. Performs diverse office & field duties for the Water...

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AM Headlines -- 5.1.15 

The headlines leading the news in the region today include: Anthony's restaurant is coming to Riverstone+auto burglars caught on video+ex-Pasco cop is suspect in 1986 Spokane slaying+East Side Highway District candidates debate+Obama would veto bill that could free Boise pastor in Iran+more ...

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Visiting Flyover Country 

Marc Johnson of the Johnson Post has spent the last two weeks on a 3,000-mile road trip through nine very rural western states -- flyover country "for Hillary, Jeb and the cast of thousands seeking a nomination, any nomination, for president." He provides his insights from the trip in a column today.

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