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Tue., May 20, 2008, 1 p.m.

Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest — 5/20/08

Steve Hanks/Lewiston Tribune, AP
Construction workers join aluminum panels together to make the new screen at the Sunset Auto-Vu drive-in in Grangeville, Idaho on Monday. The 52-year old screen was blown down by 80 mph winds in November. Story here

1. Idaho's U.S. senators both said an adamant "no" when asked by The Hill staff as part of a Senate poll if they'd accept an offer to be the vice presidential nominee. In fact, Larry Craig said: "No, Hillary." Responses from other 95 respondents here.

2. Gonzaga and the West Coast Conference appear to be ready to wave goodbye to ESPN’s Big Monday and say hello to Thursday night telecasts here/Jim Meehan, SR.

3. David Horsey/Seattle PI fast-forwards 10 years go predict where the growing national debt will lead this country here.

4. IMHO: Purported news outfit closes doors to reporters/Jim Fisher, Lewiston Tribune; Prove your love for meat/Doug Clark, SR; Idaho Republicans in disarray/Joan McCarter, New West; Legal procedures more than technicalities/Spokesman-Review; and Mob rules during Clinton's Kalispell stop/Heidi Gaiser/Kalispell Daily Inter Lake.

5. Blogs: Spotlight on Oregon/Randy Stapilus, Ridenbaugh Press; Picking none of the above/Kevin Richert, IStatesman; Ron Paul ideas rooted in National Review foundation/Rocky Barker, IStatesman; Luna announces teacher evaluation group/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise; and Anti-assisted suicide group challenges contributor disclosure/Rich Roesler/Eye On Olympia.

6. News Roundup: Otter to survey North Idaho flood damage/KTVB; Reward tops $11,000 in puppy abuse case/IStatesman; Huckabee in Spokane for family values talk/KXLY; Crow ask Obama to support indigenous people/Missoulian; and Black bear visits Spokane Valley family/KHQ.

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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.