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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Parting Shot -- 4.24.17

The Parting Shot today features a group embracing after a partil verdict outside of the federal courthouse in Las Vegas, Nev., including Carol Bundy, wife of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. A jury found two men guilty of fderal charges in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle.

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Wild Card/Monday -- 4.24.17 

I enjoyed a glorious Sunday afternoon in the garden listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" while finishing a long overdue project. I can't remember the last time that I've listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" for the entire two hours of the show. I'm a monster Garrison Keillor fan. But the new guy, Chris Thile, is dang good, too ...

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'Idaho: Far from Standard' 

In an article headlined, “Idaho: Far From Standard,” the Weather Channel today has an extensive report on Idaho lawmakers’ move to strip five standards dealing with climate change from the state’s school science standards, at least temporarily. Idaho is the only state, so far that has made that move. Betsy Russell/EOBoise provides an intro ...

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More than a simple upgrade

In responding to a comment from LetsTalk today, Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor explains that the Seltice Way project is more than a simple upgrade of the existing road. It's a revitalization that takes into account heavier vehicle, bike and foot traffic in the future.

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Huckleberry Friends -- 4.24.17

The daily roundup of links from the Huckleberries Online social media begins with a look at Marianne Love's daffodils at the Lovestead. Also: FORE!/Fort Boise, Flip flopping/Bay Views, Your weekly planner/On Tap, Time is flying by/Simple Mind, Conversations with kids/Faithful Geek, 'Fate of the Furious': Bigger isn't always better/7 Blog ...

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DFO's Archives: Few R's hold office 

From DFO's Archives (25 years ago, April 21, 1992): You wonder how much the politics of the region have changed in the last 25 years? Twenty-five years ago, retiring Rep. Freeman Duncan was one of only three Republican legislators in the 10 northern Idaho counties. He was the only survivor of four Kootenai County GOP incumbents 2 years earlier.

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For illustrative purposes only: A woman undergoes a pat-down during TSA security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP File Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Airport security is considered a necessary evil by many passengers. The late Tom Wobker, The Bard of Sherman Avenue captured our feelings about some of the searches conducted by TSA workers in his fun, short, rhyme style

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Would you have said something? 15 

"So,' Facebooks Cindy, "I saw a young man applying for a job at Bed Bath & Beyond (Friday). He sauntered in wearing a baseball cap backward. The manager said she'd be in touch. I followed him out and almost offered him a word of motherly advice." (Question: Would you have said something?)

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Some Seltice Way trees to be cut 

The Seltice Way Revitalization Project is making progress and this week will include the removal of some trees, according to a city news release from Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor. The need for removal is due to the width and location of the new road, grade changes, and roundabouts.

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AM Headlines -- 4.24.17

AM Headlines begins with an SR story about Spokane Valley native Michael Stocker who is now superviging animator at Pixar. Also: Public Records (April 22)/Press, Gonzaga's Edwards to skip senior year/SR, 4th DUI could be a felony in Washington/SR, Trump signs disaster declaration for Idaho/AP, Jobs Plus: Next 30 years may be healthier/Press ...

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City Park book release in May

Landscape architect Jon Mueller of Coeur d'Alene reports that his history of Coeur d'Alene's City Park will arrive sometime in mid to late May. Huckleberries introduced the 200-page book in a March 19 column: "Private Park/Public: A Story of Coeur d'Alene and Its First Park."

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Trib: It's Labrador's race to lose 

In a weekend editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments that Congressman Raul Labrador should be considered the favorite to win the 2018 Idaho governor's race. But he would have to leave a powerful niche in Congress that he has carved out for himself.

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PBS president visits Spokane.

When Paula Kerger took over as president and chief executive officer of PBS in 2006, Netflix was a year away from introducing streaming shows and Facebook was only available to college and high school students. After 11 years at the helm, she’s become the public broadcaster’s longest-serving president. Kerger visited Spokane Friday.

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Four-year-old Matthew Heinen plays with a toy truck Thursday as his dad Eddie is interviewed in front of his home in Coeur d’Alene. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Clark: The case of the missing key 

Losing a key -- an only key -- to a newer automobile might seem like a trible. But a Hayden man discovered that it was the beginning of an odyssey that would involve 2 tow trucks and, as columnist Doug Clark points out, an attempt to make a replacement that's as about as easy as solving the nation's immigration problems.

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Poll: Change veto rules

In the Weekend Poll, a strong majority of Hucks Nation says the rules should be changed to prevent an Idaho governor from unilaterally vetoing popular legislation after a session ends, to give legislators a way to override that veto. Today's Poll: Should climate change be taught in public school science classes?

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Idahoans want climate change taught 54 

In Boise, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene last week – just like at earlier public meetings in Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Fort Hall – Idahoans turned out in force to tell the state Department of Education that they want their schools to teach students about climate change. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports ...

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Grocery tax repeal prompts debate 11 

After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change the Idaho Constitution to allow lawmakers to reconvene to override a veto that’s issued after they adjourn for the year. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports...

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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.