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In the House District 2 race, there's an interesting flap going on over Demo George Currier's choice of a campaign secretary: Benewah County Clerk Kay Sather. Repub Dick Harwood (pictured) claims it's a conflict of interest to have the vote tabulator aligned with his opponent's campaign. And, for once, I agree with Harwood. Currier and Sather deserve 39 lashes with a wet noodle for their alliance in a critical campaign. But I'd still vote for Currier, if I lived in St. Maries. You can find the whole story in the Gazette-Record here.

1. Cartoonist Eric Devericks/Seattle Times looks at that flock of lawyers that're beginning to circle polling places here.

2. A National Guard unit stepped in to complete a fuel transfer order in Iraq last week after a South Carolina made headlines by refusing to do so. Said one Montanan: "When you're given an order, you do your job." Click here.

3. Just in time for the coming of winter, Jeanne Huff/Idaho Statesman has a little refresher course on those hobo spiders that might soon be invading the house here.

4. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt tangled for the last time in Seattle last night, and The Seattle Times has the story and a video link for those interested here.

5. The first issue of the 2004-05 North Idaho Sentinel is hot off the presses, and you can get a sneak preview on line here.

6. IMHO-NW: Art Thiel/P-I (Rick Neuheisel), Steve Kelley/Seattle Times (Hargrove's credentials), Jim Moore/P-I (Mike Price), Brandon Macz/NIC Sentinel (NIC parking problems), and The Olympian (Charter schools deserve support).

7. You wanna see pretty photos of Idaho? The Idaho Statesman has launched its annual photo contest, and the photo gallery provided by the following link is a must-see here.

8. Almost every softball bat manufacturer turns to the WSU sports science lab to test their product, according to The Daily Evergreen, 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.