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Wed., May 21, 2008, 12:32 p.m.

Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest — 5/21/08

Kyle Mills/Lewiston Tribune, AP
Bill Cady casts his line into the high waters of the Clearwater River on Tuesday, near Kooskia, Idaho.

1. Washington State University will cut the number of courses it offers by 20 percent, eliminate majors and minors, and redirect resources from those changes toward key areas of strength here/SR.

2. U.S. Rep. Bill Sali accused the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of offering a misleading account of how the federal agency ended its use of a training slogan that angered some gun owners here/IStatesman.

3. The towns of Cody and Powell draw their names from two important historical figures whose individual characters are today reflected by the nature of the towns themselves, according to one historian here/Billings Gazette.

4. Blogs: Environmentalists endorse Gregoire/Eye On Olympia; People who need people/Dogwalk Musings; and Obama over the pledged top/Randy Stapilus.

5. IMHO: Judge Horton won't play politics/David Leroy, IStatesman; Opponents of assisted suicide and straight talk/Jim Fisher, Lewiston Tribune; and Whines from a wino wannabe/Dan Hammes, St. Maries Gazette-Record.

6. News Roundup: Spokane freeway worker's leg severed by bulldozer/KREM2; 10 Repub lawmakers report contributions from flight/IStatesman; One-legged pilot finds role as inspiration/Billings Gazette; Another NW mill bites the dust/Missoulian; and Man who dragged woman for mile enters plea/Billings Gazette.

Orbusmax Special: Washington mom organizing protest of sexy baristas here.

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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.