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Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest — 2/17/06

A day-old female wolverine kit is fed by Northwest Trek worker Dallas LaDucer Wednesday at the Pierce County wildlife park near Eatonville, Wash. (Lui Kit Wong, AP Photo/The News Tribune photo).

1. David Horsey/Seattle PI targets Iran with the bomb here, and Milt Priggee/Skagit Valley Herald takes aim at the nation’s “disaster response team” here.

2. Recalled Spokane Mayor Jim West lashed out at The Spokesman-Review on Thursday, hours after the FBI announced that a criminal investigation into his conduct in office did not produce enough evidence to warrant federal public corruption charges here.

3.Wyoming cowboy singer Garet Johnson is being idolized by fans but not the “American Idol” judges here.

4. The Boise P&Z commission slapped a three-strike rule on a Boise State fraternity before approving the first BSU frat house in recent memory — one that the frat rats promise won’t become an “Animal House” here.

5. A Spokane Police Department lieutenant who had supervised traffic enforcement officers was demoted Thursday to detective after an internal investigation revealed he had twice driven more than 100 mph on Interstate 90 while attending a training conference in Tacoma here.

6. IMHO-NW: D.F. Oliveria/Spokesman-Review (Speaker undercuts prayer breakfast goals), Missoulian (Ban should apply to all sovereign nations), Kalispell Daily Inter Lake (Dick Cheney’s hunting accident), Helena Independent-Record (Ban drives road death toll down), and Art Thiel/Seattle PI (Olympian Weir misses bus, medal).

Online Poll: 75% of the respondents to a Great Falls Tribune poll say the Guantanamo detention facility should remain open.

*Idahoans may get a chance to purchase non-potato license plates here.

*Washington’s Lottery will not continue earlier plans to market itself to young adults here.

*Seattle manager Mike Hargrove has his own VP-like quail tale here.

*Calendar puts focus on Montana women in trade here.

Orbusmax Special: UW student Senate to vote again on Boyington memorial here.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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