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Huckleberries Best of the Northwest — 5/18/06

This undated image provided by the Oregon Zoo in Portland shows a Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit in their captive breeding program. According to a report Wednesday May 17, 2006, the last male purebred Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit has died, leaving just two females in a captive breeding breeding program created to try to save the endangered species from extinction here/AP photo from Oregon Zoo.

Stapilus: Keith Johnson campaign burnishes credentials by saying Idaho’s 3 “left-wing” bloggers support opponents but doesn’t name ‘em here.

1. Kitsap County authorities say two 14-year-old junior-high-school classmates who died in separate incidents in the past week may have been playing a choking game here.

2. A former Republican National Committee official was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison for his role in hiring a Sandpoint, Idaho firm to jam New Hampshire Democrats’ telephones on Election Day 2002 here.

3. A Democratic candidate for Flathead County commissioner (Kalispell, Mont.) has another interesting facet to his life experience: A run-in with what he believes might have been a Sasquatch here.

4. A mudslide blew through a 24-unit condominium building on Schweitzer Mountain, near Sandpoint, Wednesday evening but the structure was unoccupied at the time and no one was hurt here.

5. A federal bankruptcy judge rejected a $45.7 million settlement offer between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane and a group of 75 people who were sexually abused by priests here.

6. IMHO-NW: G. George Ostrom/Hungry Horse News (Old maid maternity coverage), Bigfork Eagle (Ode to a Good Man), Idaho Statesman (Endorsements: Otter, Brady, LaRocco, Chigbrow), Hindu/Sagebrush (The DaVinci Turd), and Robert Herold/Inlander (Anyone But McMorris).

Online Poll: A plurality of 31.1% of 1039 respondents to an Idaho Statesman poll said they don’t camp at all while another 28.5% say they camp once or twice per year.

*A Benewah County jury awarded $18 million in punitive damages Wednesday to the family of an 86-year-old St. Maries man it agreed was abused and medicated to death at a North Idaho nursing home here.

*Don’t look now, but Arena Football2 is expanding from Spokane and Everett to Boise here.

*Ronan, Mont., man faces 10th DUI here.

*Seattle drivers are rated among most courteous in the nation here.

Orbusmax Special: Unlikely allies fight King County all-mail voting 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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