FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

Parting Shot -- 3.6.15

Fans try for a foul ball during the third inning of a spring training baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants earlier today in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3.6.15 

Huckleberries has been experiencing a smattering of troll activity in the last week or so. Two trolls have been vanquished for making the mistake of reposting a comment that I have deleted. I have almost zero patience with trolls. In the early days of this...

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Mountain West Foils Would-Be Robber

A suspect came up empty-handed after he attempted to rob the Mountain West bank branch in Ponderay Friday. The Ponderay Police Department reports the man walked into the bank at 10:25 Friday morning and asked to see the manager. Once they were talking, the suspect...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.6.15

PM Scanner Traffic (24 items) includes yeoman work by Northern Lakes Fire Dept & responding agencies to save several homes from burning in fighting 30+ acre fire north of Athol, near Clagstone Road ...

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Otter Backs Teacher Career Ladder

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent out a statement touting the proposed new teacher “career ladder legislation that was introduced this week, saying, “The new model includes a sizeable infusion of money for significantly higher salaries based on teaching proficiency and student outcomes.” The governor...

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Gun Fans Defy Courthouse Ban 

Gun-rights activist Anthony Bosworth addresses a crowd of demonstrators defying a federal firearms ban outside the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Spokane on Friday, March 6, 2015. Bosworth was arrested Feb. 25 outside the courthouse after refusing to leave the plaza while armed with a rifle...

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Otter Makes Senate Pick 

Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan has been appointed to the Idaho Senate to fill the vacancy created when Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise, was appointed to the state Tax Commission, Gov. Butch Otter announced today. Jordan was the top choice of three submitted by the...

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Law Expert: Nuxoll Has It Wrong 

David Adler, a professor who teaches constitutional law at Boise State University, said Nuxoll’s wrong on the “Christian nation” claim and on the Constitution. “Freedom of religion promotes and protects diverse beliefs, including non-Christian beliefs,” he said. “She has betrayed the very constitutional justification for...

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Idaho Gun Law Rewrite In Works 

House and Senate Republicans who are working on gun legislation this year said at a press conference today that a comprehensive bill rewriting Idaho’s concealed-gun permit laws is in the works and likely will be introduced in a House committee next week. It will include...

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NIC To Present 'Gloria' Concert

North Idaho College will present “Gloria” winter chorale concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center. Gloria will celebrate the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Ola Gjeilo, Hugo Distler, Franz Biebl and others. The NIC Cardinal Chorale, Cardinal Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Singers will perform ...

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Council OKs Food Court Experiment 

In her draft minutes for the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday, City Clerk Renata McLeod reports: "Planner Sean Holm explained that the proposal for food trucks in lower City Hall would be pilot project on April 12, 2015 and June 19-21, 2015. Currently, there...

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Pickleballers Eye Northshire Courts 

Coeur d'Alene area pickleballers are seeking additional locations for their growing sports. They plan to partner with the city of Coeur d'Alene to convert the decaying courts at Northshire Park into pickleball-only courts. Question: Any pickleballers in Hucks Nation?

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Yesteryear: Athletic Round Table 

How many remember the old Athletic Round Table in Coeur d'Alene. I don't know much about it. Wasn't it a gathering place for sports fans? And also located along Front Avenue? Please help fill in the blanks re: this popular meeting place of yesteryear in...

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Poll: Not Very Religious 

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation isn't very religious. 64 of 275 respondents (23.27) said they didn't belong to any religion, while 45 (16.36%) described themselves as atheists. Other poll findings showed the following religious affiliations: 56 (20.73%) are Protestants, 43 (15.64%) Catholics, 27 (9.82%) "other", 21...

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Idaho Bans Booze At '50 Shades' Showings 16 

Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can’t provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The Idaho State Police’s Alcohol Beverage Control has contacted at least two theaters showing the popular R-rated flick, ordering them to comply...

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Edit: Simpson Stands Up To Tea Party 

At least Idaho has one adult in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s too bad his in-state colleague prefers the child-like, do-nothing petulance so often employed by the GOP’s not-so-merry band of fringe antagonists. Rep. Mike Simpson rallied 74 fellow Republicans and 182 Democrats Tuesday,...

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AM Headlines -- 3.6.15

AM Headlines today include news that Tesla Motors Superchargers for electric cars have been installed on Fruitland Lane+gun-rights activists to lobby in Spokane+Idaho signs an emergency broadband contract+Idaho legislator won't apologize for remarks about Hindu faith ...

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JFAC OKs North Idaho Crisis Center 

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has voted unanimously in favor of funding a second community mental health crisis center next year, after a move by Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, to slice that funding out of the Department of Health & Welfare’s mental health services budget drew...

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Nuxoll Won't Apologize For Dissing Hindu Prayer 26 

Religious leaders of various faiths are seeking a public apology from Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll for a statement she made regarding the Hindu faith. According to a press release issued by Rajan Zed, a Hindu leader who delivered the invocation at the start of the...

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Christa: Good Things Happen, Too 

Chairwoman Christa Hazel of the Coeur d'Alene School Board notes that residents often focus on the controversy surrounding Idaho schools. She wrote an op-ed piece for the Coeur d'Alene Press in which she focuses on the many accomplishments of students in Coeur d'Alene.

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'Cottage Foods' Bill Meddles 

If you’ve ever baked goodies for sale at a school event or charity auction, or if you have ever sold homemade food at a farmers’ market, some lawmakers want you and your so-called “cottage foods” to be regulated. And don’t for a minute think that...

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Clearwater1950: LaBeau Disgusts Me 

Clearwater1950 comments that s/he called Potlatch Corp, Hecla Mining and Simplot Co. to complain re: IACI prez Alex LaBeau's profane email. After initially shrugging off the email, IACI has placed LaBeau on leave. Question: Do you expect IACI to restore LaBeau to his place after fallout from this incident blows over?

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