I admit that I welcome Fridays more than ever, since I began the 4X/week column-writing gig. Going into a week, I keep my fingers crossed that there's enough fodder to fill 4 columns. There has been. But it's nice to reach Friday with all the columns in the book. Next week, however, the column is going to shift to Monday through Thursday ...
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017
Veteran Ron Goodall stands by his Harley-Davidson three-wheeler revving the engine to disrupt Friday's Where's Cathy demonstration at the Walla Walla County Courthouse along Main Street, Walla Walla, Wash. The demonstrators gathered to call attention to what they feel is McMorris-Rodgers unwillingness to hold town...
Opinion Editor Robert Ehlert of the Idaho Statesman writes re: recent diagnosis that former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones has pancreatic cancer: "I'm struggling to find the justice around the fate that has overtaken (Justice Jones)." Jones, who is facing chemotherapy in March, is now writing for Randy Stapilus' Ridenbaugh Press.
A military judge on Friday rejected defense claims that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cannot get a fair trial after Donald Trump, when he was running for president, repeatedly called the Idaho native a traitor and said he should be pushed out of a plane without a parachute. John Sowell/Idaho Statesman reports ...
With their wigs, walkers and wacky ways, the Red Hot Mamas have won the hearts and minds of millions. The colorful entertainment troupe has again been invited to perform in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This is the Mamas 3rd invitation to the Macy's parade. Devin Heilman/Press reports ...
Almost 5 years ago to the day, Kerri Thoreson interviewed me for her KVNI-AM Monday morning show. You can hear that 9+ minute interview by clicking on this link and then the one provided from that interview. It's a shame that KVNI no longer has local news items in its programming.
Melissa DeMotte of the Well Read Moose/Riverstone tells Huckleberries that she is down to 1 edition of "The Bard of Sherman Avenue: Poems by Tom Wobker." The local book store has sold 37 of the 38 it received in the first days after the Big Reveal at Huckleberries Blogfest 2017.
Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps. The New York Times reports. DFO: This. Is. Wrong!
"Emily Ruskovich's voice is exactly what you would hope it to be: soft, lyrical and sweet. Just like her writing. Her insight—way beyond her years—on the many secrets buried deep in Idaho's backcountry is particularly keen. Just like her writing." George Prentice/Boise Weekly describes Amy Ruskovich, who was raised near Blanchard.
Vince Grippi, of the Grip on Sports blog, wasn't the only one who was miffed that a "total transmission failure" on the San Diego end interrupted Gonzaga's 58-point win over the home team last night. But he is one of the few with press access to write about it. Where were you when the lights went out on the GU-San Diego broadcast?
A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the Palouse Action League and LC Valley Indivisible. The chant was directed toward Idaho’s missing U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo. The Daily News reports.
Typically, an Idaho Senate panel heard from 25 people over 2 1/2 hours, all speaking in opposition, before voting 5-4 in favor of a constitutional convention. No North Idaho legislator was involved in the Senate State Affairs Committee vote. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise ...
AM Headlines feature a Spokane medical couple who are at a loss to explain a bankruptcy of up to $191.2 million. Also: Public Records (Feb 24)/Press, Hayden up for challenges/Press, Trucker cited for 4th of July crash/Press, St Maries mom searches for son's heart/KHQ, Maintain support for transgender protections/SR, Zags clobber San Diego ...
In the Thursday poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation is against the idea of staging a constitutional convention to change the U.S. Constitution, an idea approved 5-4 today by the Senate House Affairs Committee. Today's Poll: Do you agree with President Trump's move to revoke transgender guidelines for public school bathrooms?
In its editorial today, the Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board writes that all media are not alike. Sometimes, the editorial says, the criticism of the media is justified. However, the editorial said, President Trump painted with a brush too broad when he painted the media as "an enemy of the American people." Words matter.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) today announced it is implementing a plan to optimize its national retail operations as part of the Company's successful return to profitability. Under the plan, the Company expects to close two distribution facilities and approximately 130 - 140 stores over the next few months.
The city of Coeur d'Alene will fly its military flags at half staff at the Veterans Memorial in McEuen Park this weekend, to honor the memory of WWII Navy veteran Jim Shepperd, 90, who died Tuesday.
Unlike their Republican congressional counterparts, several state lawmakers representing Kootenai County districts will meet this weekend with constituents at town hall gatherings. Rep. Eric Redman will host 2 townhalls. Reps Luke Malek & Paul Amador will combine their townhall.
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.