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David: Robo-Calls Are A Deal Breaker 

David Townsend: "Do politicians really believe I am motivated by attack ads on TV. I am frankly less interested in what you think of your opposition than what you bring to the table. It's worse here in North Idaho, because we also have to sit...

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P.S. Boys On The Bus, Idaho Style 

On his Facebook page, Dustin Hurst/Idaho Reporter provides this shot of life aboard the Idaho GOP bus. Eventually, the tour will head to North Idaho with a last stop plan for the Kibbie Dome for the Idaho Vandals homecoming game with New Mexico State on...

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.12.10 11 

'Tis nice to have The Bard of Sherman Avenue back. The Bard's been gone for awhile, tending to personal matters and trying to recapture the muse. Which The Bard did (if you appreciate his Robert Frost remake for Rep. Phil Hart). The lineup of writers...

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The Ravin' 

(JohnA provides an Edgar Allan Poe spin on the Phil Hart state timber tale)Once upon a midnight dreary, While Hart plundered, weak and weary,Over many trees of curious volume from forgotten floor,While he chain-sawed, nearly snapping, Suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently...

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McCrory Contempt Charge Dismissed 

Update: Judge Charles Hosack dismissed contempt of court charges against Bill McCrory this afternoon. No further details at this time.Huckleberries hears ... from Christa Hazel that her subpoena to appear in court today in the Bill McCrory contempt of court case has been excused by...

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PM: UI Reinstates 'Beat BSU' Week

In this "North Idaho Diversions" photo, Skookum Photography's Ralph Bartholdt offers one of his scenics from around the region. This one, I believe, is a shot of the condos, east of Coeur d'Alene's City Hall, and is entitled: "Welcome to the Neighborhood." You can see...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.12.10 

A pair of baby boys react during their bout at a traditional event in Kainan, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan. It is believed that if children get the dirt of the sumo ring on their back, they will grow up healthy. You write the cutline. (AP...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.12.10 

6 p.m. Holiday station on Cornerstone/Hayden reports a gas drive-off.5:50 p.m. Caller reports a vehicle driving w/b in e/b lane of Seltice Way & Seeley/PF.5:03 p.m. A 4-vehicle crash is reported on H41 & McCartney/Rathdrum. A 50ish female is injured. And one vehicle is blocking...

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Poll: Columbus Day Off? Bah, Humbug! 

Monday Poll: Two-thirds of Hucks Nation oppose state and county workers getting a day off in observance of Columbus Day on Monday. 73 of 111 (65.77%) said they shouldn't get the day off. 31 of 111 (27.93%) said they should. 7 respondents were undecided.Today's Poll:...

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NI Blogs: Food Porn Wild Game Style 

"So I discovered I had an elk roast hiding in the deep freeze," posts JeanC @ JeanC's Cat House & Shooting Gallery. "So I decided that would be dinner last night. I browned it in an oven safe pan with some olive oil, sweet onions...

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$1 Million Bond For Baby-sitter 

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy will stay in jail on $1 million bail, a judge ruled today. Amanda L. Skogen, 25, replied “uh, yes,” when asked if she understood the charge against her: first-degree murder, punishable by up to...

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Here Lies Cabbage Boy ... 

Some thought him arrogant,Even more thought him crass,Really he was not a miscreantBut for Dave, a pain in the …Question: Can anyone top Cabbage Boy's proposed epitaph for one of your own?

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Hasan Faces Music In Fort Hood Killings 

In this courtroom sketch, defense attorney Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, right, speaks to Investigating Officer Col. James L. Pohl, center, while Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, left, listens during Hasan's Article 32 hearing inside the U.S. Magistrate court today in Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, 40, is...

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Cindy: Let The Thermostat War Begin 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy proclaims: "Let the thermostat wars begin. It's pretty hard to type while wearing mittens." Seems Cindy's husband has yet to turn on the heat, prompting her to write: "I'm not sure what his criteria is. Perhaps he thinks the energy...

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On Tap 

Now: The 25YO baby sitter Amanda Leann Skogen is facing murder charges in the death of a 3YO boy she was watching is due in Kootenai County District Court Tuesday afternoon.At 4 p.m. today: William McCrory will be in court in front of Judge Charles...

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Schroeder Blasts Tea Party Candidates 12 

Do Latah County citizens really want two anti-public education Tea Party members to represent them in the Idaho Legislature? This year, high school dropout Isaac Young and disgruntled former teacher Gresham Bouma have taken advantage of the Tea Party movement to fuel their personal grudges...

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Wolves Offlimits To Hunters This Year 

Deer and pheasant hunting seasons kicked off in North Idaho this last weekend. While wolves were also hunted last season, they’ve been put back on the endangered species list and are now officially off limits. There are two camps at polar opposite ends of the...

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INW: Stiff-arming Foster Care's Stats 

Eastern Washington University football player Darriell Beaumonte is thankful for the help and support provided over the years by his foster mother, "Big Mama" Zena Sturgis. Beaumonte's Facebook profile includes a picture of himself with Sturgis, right, and Star Sturgis. Steve Bergum's SR story here....

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High Noon: When Going Gets Tough ... 

On her Facebook page, Jamie Lynn Morgan writes: "Have you ever noticed the last five minutes of the workout are always the hardest? That¹s always the case when we are about to reveal something big. Today, pay attention to those moments you feel like quitting....

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Scanner Traffic/AM -- 10.12.10 

12:14 a.m. An injured 9MO black Lab is lying on n/b Atlas near Prairie, whimpering.11:52 a.m. Someone is threatening to commit suicide in 2400 block of 7th/CdA.11:43 a.m. A person is in CPD Blue lobby w/info on wanted person in downtown CdA.11:11 a.m. Dale, who's...

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Obama Lifts Oil Drilling Moratorium

In this June 24 file photo, oil workers from the Gulf Island Fabrication Yard listen to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal during a speech in Houma, La., where he spoke out against the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it would kill thousands of Louisiana jobs....

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Vandal End Shaw Arrested On DUI 

A University of Idaho football player has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk.Vandal starting wide receiver Maurice Shaw was arrested early Saturday morning by the Washington State University Police Department on Stadium Way and failed a field sobriety test.Shaw was arrested for DUI and later...

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Henry: No Funeral Planned? Really? 19 

When I was growing up, funerals in my hometown were always the same. People would come to the family home with casserole dishes and offer condolences. The next day, many of those same people would arrive at the mortuary to pay their respects by participating...

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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening 21 

(Alternate version of Robert Frost poem for Rep. Phil Hart)Whose woods these are I think I know,their office is in Boise though;they will not see me stopping hereto cut trees for my bungalow.My followers won't think it queerto take some logs while no one's nearoff...

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Minnick Camp Calls TV Ad A 'Smear' 10 

The Minnick for Congress campaign reacted sharply to Raul Labrador's first television advertisement, and called on him to remove the misleading commercial. "Raul Labrador's hypocrisy is breathtaking," Minnick for Congress campaign manager John Foster said. "He cries crocodile tears about negative campaigning, yet his first...

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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.