While Republican colleagues in District 3 face fierce opposition to retain their seats, state Sen. John "I'm The Bear" Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, enjoys his perch above it all. Goedde, the Senate Education Committee chairman who is running unopposed in Tuesday's GOP primary, scared the Idaho Education Association off and a possible strong challenger by threatening repercussions against the teachers union if it backed an opponent. (Actually, this is an AP photo of a young bear from back East).
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.