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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

Post Falls To Swear In Dog

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin told Huckleberries this morning that the City Council will swear in Koda tonight as part of the ceremonies involving new and re-elected council members. Koda is the police dog from Czechoslovakia hat Post Falls got with leftover funds in its...

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Gookin Resorts To Name Calling 24 

Now, that Dan Gookin doesn't have to play nice guy for political purposes, he has resorted to his name calling at OpenCDA.com. For example, did you know that Thom and Momma (Mama) are "extremists." Actually, Thom may be a "socialist," too, according to the man...

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Dallas police arrest a young woman for prostitution as part of an intervention program in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.  Dallas is taking a new approach to the world's oldest profession. Rather than treat prostitutes as criminals, police are treating them as sex crime victims. And rather than locking them up, Dallas police are giving some the chance to get clean and get off the streets. (Lm Otero / Associated Press)

Dallas Changes Approach To Prostitution 

Dallas police arrest a young woman for prostitution as part of an intervention program in Dallas recently. Dallas is taking a new approach to the world's oldest profession. Rather than treat prostitutes as criminals, police are treating them as sex crime victims. And rather than...

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Jobs: Can't Get No Satisfaction 

We can't get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. That was the...

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Murphy: BSU Now One Of Grid Elite 18 

At the scene of its greatest triumph, Boise State once again set the college football world abuzz, its transition from ultimate underdog to power player complete. Unlike three years ago when the Broncos emptied their bag of tricks in a 43-42 overtime win against Oklahoma...

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Swearing In To Go On Despite Lawsuit 

Item: Despite Brannon's challenge, election winners to be installed/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene PressMore Info: The three winning Coeur d'Alene City Council incumbents, along with Mayor Sandi Bloem, will be sworn in to their new terms tonight. The official oaths of office come as the election...

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Insect keeper Laura Childs looks up at a  spiny stick insect during the annual stocktaking at  London Zoo, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. More than 750 different species are tallied up in the count. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 1.5.10 

Insect keeper Laura Childs looks up at a spiny stick insect during the annual stocktaking at London Zoo earlier today. More than 750 different species are tallied up in the count. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Top Cutlines:1. A master of zen, Stickman becomes...

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HBO Poll: Install Council Members

Overwhelmingly, HBO's Merry Hucksters believe that Mayor Sandi Bloem, Councilman Mike Kennedy, and other incumbents Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander should be sworn in tonight, despite loser Jim Brannon's attempt via lawsuit to overturn the 2009 municipal election results. 99 of 126 respondents -- 79...

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Christie: Why's Gookin Always Angry? 10 

Christie Wood: Folks, our investigative team has worked diligently and professionally on (the Adam Johnson) case, and the many, many others that are assigned to us every day. Contrary to the belief of opencda, Councilman Kennedy does not keep an office in our wing of...

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IdahoRed: Let Rammell Speak To LDS 22 

IdahoRed: First of all I don't allow myself to be spoonfed by the MSM. Rammell, or any candidate, has every right to hold a talk to speak to anyone he would so choose. This is America still (at least for the time being). This meeting...

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown as TCU safety Alex Ibiloye (9) defends during the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (Matt York / Associated Press)

Fiesta Bowl: Boise State 17, TCU 10 42 

Boise State running back Doug Martin (22) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown as TCU safety Alex Ibiloye (9) defends during the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Boise State reached into its...

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Fiesta Bowl Wild Card -- 1.4.10 37 

For those keeping score at home, Huckleberries Online finished with 2,089,911 page-views and 1,167,394 unique views in 2009, to top the 2 million mark for the fourth year in a row. That includes a finishing kick of 219,912 page-views and 125,943 unique views in December....

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TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in SeaTac, Wash. The names of dozens more people have been added to the government's terrorist watch list and no-fly list after a failed terrorist attack on Christmas prompted U.S. officials to closely scrutinize a large database of suspected terrorists, an intelligence officials said. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Parting Shot -- 1.4.10 

TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday in SeaTac, Wash. The names of dozens more people have been added to the government's terrorist watch list and no-fly list after a failed terrorist attack on...

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Huckleberries Hears ...

... That attorneys for the city, county, Mike Kennedy, and Jim Brannon met twice over the Christmas holidays to discuss a lawsuit filed by Brannon to overthrow the entire 2009 Coeur d'Alene City Council election -- once in the week before Christmas (possibly Christmas Eve)...

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Silas Parks reacts to the announcement of charges against him during a court appearance in this July 1, 2009 photo in Moscow, Idaho. The Idaho man accused of killing his pregnant wife and then setting the home on fire has been freed after posting a $200,000 bond. (David Johnson / Lewiston Tribune)

PM Headlines -- 1.4.10

Silas Parks reacts to the announcement of charges against him during a court appearance in this July 1 photo in Moscow. The Idaho man accused of killing his pregnant wife and then setting the home on fire has been freed after posting a $200,000 bond....

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Two members of the U.S. Secret Service keep a lookout as President Barack Obama arrives at the golf course at U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)

APhoto Of The Day -- 1.4.10 

Two members of the U.S. Secret Service keep a lookout as President Barack Obama arrives at the golf course at U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Top Cutlines:1. Secret Service agents looking for Obama's ball:...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 1.4.10

4:52 p.m. A 47YO female is unable to get up after striking her head in a fall @ Windsor & Marlborough/CdA.4:08 p.m. An e/b blue vehicle w/occupants inside is broken down in traffic on I-90 & H97 underpass.4 p.m. A female who has been the...

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Is It Wrong To Root For BSU Broncos? 14 

Vandal Nation, of course, still relishes the amazing finish of the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl in which Idaho rallied from 7 points down and 66 yards away to beat Bowling Green 43-42. Tonight (at 5:15 p.m. on Fox 28), Bronco Nation takes center stage in its...

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Resolution Re-run 

New years by the score have left me in doubtas what more to leave out. I gave up hard spirits,tobacco and speeding, soaped out my mouthand even stopped fibbing. I once gave up slouchingand dating bad men, ran from intolerance to pose on the fence.I’m...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 1.4.10 

At A Family Runs Through It, Idaho Dad takes his camera to shoot the eagles and their lunch, near Higgens Point, east of Coeur d'Alene.Don't let your kids play football/A Family Runs Through ItTaking political issue w/movie 'Avatar'/Arch DruidThe gift of time/Gathering Around The TableIt's...

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ABM: 10 Things I'm Looking For In '10 

1. being healthier2. financial security and stability3. giving more and taking less4. watching my kids turn 2, 9, and 11 (11!!!)5. 52 Tuesday nights6. girls' nights7. opportunities to grow8. peace (please!)9. laughing more10. spiritual renewal-- A Butterfly MomentQuestion: What are you looking for this year?

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FILE - This undated image made available by Fox Broadcasting Co. shows the cartoon family the Simpsons, from left: Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Homer and Bart, posing in front of their home. On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 on Fox, "The Simpsons" is airing its 450th episode. (Fox Broadcasting Co.)

Fox To Air 450th 'Simpsons' Episode 

This undated image made available by Fox Broadcasting Co. shows the cartoon family the Simpsons, from left: Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Homer and Bart, posing in front of their home. On Sunday on Fox, "The Simpsons" is airing its 450th episode. (AP Photo/Fox Broadcasting Co.)Question: Which...

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Hall: Do You Write To Many Dears? 

I am seeing signs in my mail these days of a need for a new, safer way to greet strangers when you write to them. Many strangers - especially male strangers - are reluctant to call me "dear." You, too, have probably noticed that you...

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Crump: Mechanically Challenged 

I am the least handy husband in Idaho, and my wife has noticed that other guys in our neighborhood are becoming all thumbs too. The fella down the street had an inflatable Santa in his front yard. But he pumped in too much air on...

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