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Best of the Northwest

I've recently stumbled upon the political art work of Noah Kroese/The Argonaut. And am duly impressed. Dunno about his political leanings. But he can doodle. It's nice to add another fine 'toonist to my Northwest stable (David Horse/P-I, Eric Devericks/Times and freelancer Milt Priggee). You can view Noah's latest from the UI campus here.

1. Speaking of Northwest cartoonists, Milt Priggee provides his view of Iraq here.

2. At North Star Charter School in Eagle, Idaho, building virtuous character in students is more important than money. That's the reason school leaders gave when they returned $10,000 to the Idaho Lottery Commission here.

3. Gary Locke, 3 ex-Washington state governors urge no vote on "top two" primary initiative here.

4. Dehydration saved the life of a Redmond teen trapped for eight days in the wreckage of her vehicle, according to The Seattle Times, here.

5. There's been an unprecedented level of grizzly bear mortality this year in the northern Rockies, according to Jim Mann/The Daily Inter Lake, here.

6. IMHO-NW: Seattle P-I (Vote for Kerry), and Missoulian (Afghan women's example), Sam Taylor/Argonaut (What's that smell?), Idaho Statesman (salmon recovery), and Larry Stone/Seattle Times (Red Sox will win).

7. When Gov. Dirk Kempthorne activated Idaho's National Guard in a "Call to Duty," Ada County resident Bob Scott took it to heart. The Vietnam era reservist is trying to raise $600,000 to make sure that Idaho Guardsman can come home when they receive leave here.

8. Looking toward expansion, Dan Thompson/Daily Evergreen reports, WSU has agreed to purchase the Adams Mall for $1.5 million, subject to approval by the Board of Regents here.

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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.