SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

Tennessee 73, Lady Zags 69 

Gonzaga's Emma Wolfram fights against Tennessee's defense during the second half of a Sweet 16 NCAA tournament playoff game on Saturday at Spokane Veterans' Memorial Arena. Tennessee won the game on overtime 73-69. Game story here. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland)

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.28-29.15 

Here's hoping the Mark Few Haters will quiet down now that the Zags have reached the Elite 8 for the 2nd time in Gonzaga history. We're lucky to have Few guiding the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament year after year, for 17 straight years. And...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3.27.15 

The men's and women's basketball teams of Gonzaga continue their historic, duo bracket climb in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The men play UCLA at 4:15 p.m. on CBS, with a chance to move onto the Elite 8. The women tip off against Tennessee at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Spokane. I'll try to button things up here at 4 today, so we can all enjoy the fun.

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Gonzaga 74, UCLA 62, Final

Gonzaga returned to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999 by defeating UCLA 74-62 in a Sweet 16 game in Houston, Texas, Friday night. You can see boxscore, game story & Colin Mulvany's SR photo package of the game by clicking on link.

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Parting Shot -- 3.27.15

Kercher family's lawyer Francesco Maresca, center, talks to the media as he leaves Italy's highest court building in Rome today. Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. Story here. (AP...

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Gonzaga Vs. UCLA, 4:15 PM, CBS

We're approaching game time for the Sweet 16 matchup between Gonzaga and UCLA with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line. The game starts at 4:15 p.m. today on CBS, Channel 2. Below, you can find Jim Meehan's Game Day story. You can use this thread to discuss the game in progress, if you'd like ...

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Crapo, Senate Back PILT $$$ 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador cast one of just 37 “no” votes in the House to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools program, which provides millions to rural, timber-dependent Idaho counties for schools and roads. The bill passed, 392-37; Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson was among its backers. It was backed on the Senate side by Risch & Crapo.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

Mason Field, 6, of Celina, Texas, pretends to milk a plastic Jersey cow at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Thursday in Austin. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner) Thursday Winner -- Charlie, with 5 likes: "Blow that trumpet in my...

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Jeers -- To Rep. Tom Loertscher 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune also offered jeers to House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher for burying a bill that called for an Inspector General's Office. With all the money that has been squandered in Idaho of late, you'd think a conservative R would welcome the bill.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 3.27.15

In today's blog roundup, SportsLink talks about today's Sweet 16 game between Gonzaga and UCLA+Outdoors tells about several group hikes, bike rides this weekend+Coeur d'Alene Today reports on activity at North Idaho Museum+Fort Boise comments on strange goings-on in Idaho Legislature+7 blog discusses movie "Red Army"+more ...

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In Praise Of Public Defenders 

Writing in The Inlander, former state senator Mary Lou Reed spotlights Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams and his staff. She consider them to be the county's unsung heroes, representing people charged with felonies and misdemeanors who don't have the money to pay for such representation.

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Big Bad Spider 

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak or Kellogg, Ore., posts this photo with the note: "It's honeybee for dinner in the orchard tonight." You can see more of Robin's swell outdoors photography here.

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9th Circuit Rejects Duncan Appeal 

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected claims from attorneys for multiple murderer Joseph Duncan that the killer was incompetent to waive appeals of his death sentence, and dismissed the appeal that defense attorneys filed on his behalf. The attorneys still could seek...

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IFF Backs Income, Grocery Tax Plan 22 

Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation supports comprehensive tax legislation that would cut the Idaho income tax rate, dump the sales tax on groceries, and increase state tax on gasoline. I'm intrigued by idea. What say you?

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Replanting Blackwell Island 

Lake City High School 11th grader Julia McCaw holds an Oregon Grape while planting a pollinator and native plant garden at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Blackwell Island Recreation Area in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday. With guidance from BLM Botanist LeAnn Abell and the...

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Scott Rips House GOP Bullies 21 

On her Heather Scott for North Idaho Facebook page, state Rep. Scott, R-Blanchard, rips House GOP leadership for bullying tactics in Republican caucus Wednesday. Sez she: "We are not accountable to House or Senate leadership or the Republican Party, but to the citizens of our districts." Finally, a GOP lamb who isn't afraid of leadership ...

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Auction Benefits CDA Symphony Orchestra 

Betsy Bullard of Coeur d'Alene is shown with the custom-built violin that she won at a fund-raising auction for the Coeur d'Alene Symphony. The fund-raiser for the Coeur d'Alene Symphony continues with an auction for a custom-built viola, on eBay. See details below.

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Poll: Bergdahl Belongs Home

A solid majority of Hucks Nation said President Obama made the right decision in swapping prisoners to bring home Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an Idahoan who is now facing desertion charges. Today's Poll: Are you more wary of flying after the crash of Germanwings plane into French Alps?

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Labrador To Hold CDA Townhall 

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, will field questions from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 9 at North Idaho College. The event will be in the second-floor meeting room of the Student Union Building, 1000 W. Garden Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Congressman Labrador is serving his...

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A Little Help From His Friends 

Long-time HucksOnline commenter Marc Stewart needs help from his friends in general and teachers in particular. As part of a senior research project, he's asking teachers with at least 5 years experience in Idaho & Washington to answer a 7-question survey. He's even offering a chance to win movie tickets if you do. Anyone?

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AM Headlines -- 3.27.15

Crews shovel dirt onto the base of the “Dance of Sun & Moon” sculpture installed Thursday at Mirabeau Point Park near Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley. Story here. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Hecla to buy mining company in $20 stock deal/SR

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Zags, GU Represent Spokane Well 

The SR editorial today says: "Sweet as this first-time double-dose of Zag bracket-climbing may be, for Spokane the real treat is the positive light the programs and players have reflected on their university and their community." Question: Do you feel part of Zag Nation even though you live in North Idaho?

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