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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008, 1:21 P.M.

Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest — 5/23/08

Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette
A Billings Logan Airport Crash Fire and Rescue truck responds to the scene of an airplane crash near downtown Billings, Mont., early this morning. A small plane crashed into a building, causing an explosion and fire and killing the pilot. Story here

1. A Spokane Valley UPS worker appeared to be making a nice gesture by bringing in brownies for his co-workers, however he was arrested on a felony charge when it was discovered that marijuana was cooked into the treats here/KXLY.

2. A trial in the case of a woman seeking parental rights to children adopted by her former lesbian partner began in Missoula Thursday here/Helena Independent-Record.

3. Online Poll: 578 respondents to an Idaho Statesman poll were almost equally split with 4 possible answers, with 24% saying they're paying a lot of attention to primary races and another 24% saying they're not paying a bit of attention to them.

4. Blogs: Amateur hour at Senate debate/Kevin Richert, IStatesman; Local government myopia/Dogwalk Musings; and Dream of transferring public land to the state/Rocky Barker, IStatesman.

5. IMHO: Ex-Idahoan enjoys 'Last Comic Standing' spotlight/Michael Deeds, IStatesman; Polar bear fakeroo isn't Kempthorne's first/Jim Fisher, Lewiston Tribune; and Marriage equality migrates north/Ryan Blethen, Seattle Times.

6. News Roundup: Suspended cop accuses Spokane chief of misconduct/SR; Ex-EWU star key in Detroit win over Celtics/SR; Bill Clinton plans 3 stops in Montana/Billings Gazette; Idaho prep baseball coach faces strangulation charge/Twin Falls Times-News; and 3 Boise high schools make Newsweek's list/KTVB.

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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.