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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest — 3/29/06

Stephanie King, left, Rhiannon Edwards, center, and Alex Hancock, embrace Tuesday in Seattle, during a Service of Hope for six victims killed Saturday in a house-party shooting spree. Meanwhile, a young man said he invited Kyle Huff to his after-hours party because he was “sketchy” and gave off “bad vibes” — and he thought it would be entertaining to have someone like that at his house here/Elaine Thompson, Ap photo.

Eye On Boise (breaking): JFAC reaches park upgrade deal that satisfies Gov. Dirk Kempthorne here.

1. The state will appeal a King County judge’s ruling that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their time but owe court-imposed fines here.

2. Investigators are expected to announce soon that arson likely was the cause of the $11 million fire that destroyed the nearly completed Kennedy Apartment complex on the Gonzaga University campus earlier this month here.

3. The Whitefish home of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer was destroyed by fire Sunday morning, three days after he’d close the sale on it, here.

4. Wildlife wandered the Wyoming landscape long before humans began building homes and yards. But now that humans are here, many still enjoy seeing wildlife in their landscapes and “wildscape” to keep the birds, deer and other animals coming back again and again here.

5. The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is running so low on cash that it has stopped paying its lawyers, even as major developments in its bankruptcy case unfold here.

6. IMHO-NW: Susan Paynter/Seattle Times (The teen that left before shooting), Cheryl Ann-Millsap/Spokesman-Review (Saluting Art Buchwald), John Blanchette/Spokesman-Review (Arrival of Arena Football), Jim Moore/Seattle PI (Mariner Musings), and Jerry Hitchcock/Coeur d’Alene Press (Memorial Field: A “Natural” landmark).

Online Poll: 60% of 262 respondents to a Lewiston Tribune poll said Cecil Andrus was the best governor of the last four to serve Idaho, including current Gov. Dirk Kempthorne.

*20 Kenyans with machetes rob, beat missionary family from Post Falls, Idaho, here.

*Seattle Mariners make roster changes here.

*A couple wanted on drug charges after their rescue from the mountains of southwest Oregon were arrested Tuesday in Washington state here.

*Brutal killer of Spokane man released after only 4 years here.

Orbusmax Special: Oregon secretary of state PRster gets carried away on liberal blog 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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