MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015


In Winter Fog 

The Bard of Sherman Avenue awoke to fog, like the rest of us in the Coeur d'Alene area this morning. Unlike most of us, he found the silver lining to our foggy morning.

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Meet Rep. Eric Redman 

Rep. Eric Redman, R-Spirit Lake, seems to share the same view of the federal gummint as most other legislators from Kootenai County. In a mailer to constituents this weekend, Redman declared that Idaho and the Idaho Constitution is sovereign over federal government. That Idaho needs...

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Cutline Contest -- 1.26.15 

A researcher demonstrates how to extract venom from a snake to vacationing school children during a special daily presentation that runs through summer break in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Weekend Winner -- ThomG57, with 12 likes: "My wife told...

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Will Delavan Get Airport Job Back? 

Update: Huckleberries hears ... that county commissioners met at 9:30 this morning to discuss reinstatement of airport manager Greg Delevan and immediately went into executive session. Only staff lawyers and commissioners are allowed in the meeting. Delavan remained in the waiting room. Several people from the North West Property Owners Alliance a

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Wild Card/Monday -- 1.26.15 

Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise is live-blogging testimony from the first day of hearings for "Add the Words" legislation this morning. The hearing began at 8 a.m. (MDT) and will conclude in a few minutes. The hearing will resume again at 5 (MDT) this afternoon and run through 8 p.m. You can find a link to Betsy's blog below.

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Cowardly Media Not Sensitive 

"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor...

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Overflow Crowd For 'Add The Words' 

House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, has announced that today’s hearing on HB 2, the “Add the Words” bill, will run until just before 11:30, when the House is due to convene on the floor, then break, and come back at 5 p.m....

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Who Should Pay For Dike Road Work? 

Two people walk along the Centennial Path where Rosenberry Road turns into West River Avenue on Friday evening. The city of Coeur d'Alene and North Idaho College are negotiating how they will share the cost of work being done, which includes the removal of trees...

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Sunday Huckleberries: Timber! 

Coeur d’Alene no longer has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding a clear-cut of trees along its waterfront Dike Road. But the city is busy removing dozens of pines that adorn the dike anyway, for flood control purposes. The Dike Road (aka Rosenberry Drive)...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015

Gonzaga 91, Pacific 60 

Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis, left, grabs a rebound against Pacific's Jacob Lampkin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane Saturday. Game story & boxscore here. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

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Weekend Wild Card -- 1.24-25.2015 

Every week has its surprises in this expanse of cyberspace we call Huckleberries Online. Last week, we dealt with the salamander haters in the Idaho Legislature from Kootenai County -- Sims and Cheatham and Barbieri, oh my. We also experienced vicariously a visit from President...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015


TGIF Wild Card -- 1.23.15 

We're moving toward February -- and the beginning of the end of winter. If that's not enough to make you smile, we're also moving toward another Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. So there's reason to hang in there, no matter how gloomy it is...

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Paranoia Strikes Deep 

Must See 'Toon: Cd'A Press journalist Josh Montreuil unleashed a monster of an editorial cartoon today. Fed-fearing Idaho legislators, watch out! And for the rest of you, check it out in the link below ...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 15 

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day, when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke and...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 1.23.15

No-Li looks downtown/On Tap Cheers & Jeers/Carlson Chronicles Eagles still lingering at Wolf Lodge Bay/Outdoors 'American Sniper' hard to critique as mere film/7 Blog Blue sky peeping through the doom/Eye on Boise

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Edit: GOP Officials Acted Like 12YOs 

The conservative Twin Falls Times News blasted elected Republican leaders in Idaho for acting like juveniles when President Barack Obama visited Wednesday: "Lawmakers were too busy impersonating junior high kids and spewing venom on social media." Sounds like edit nailed it.

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Thinning Opens Dike Road Vistas 

Coeur d'Alene Today reports that the tree thinning along Dike Road (aka Rosenberry Drive) has opened jup vistas to the Spokane River. The city has also saved $100,000 by directing the work to be performed by the city Streets Department. Have you checked out the new view yet?

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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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