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TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.2.13 10 

I have bad news and good news. 2 siblings are in town with their families; so, I'll be off for the next 8 days, beginning tomorrow. That's bad news unless you aren't fond of Huckleberries. The good news? This will be my last vacay until...

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Parting Shot -- 7.2.13

Master Taster Carlos Muñoz tests the aroma on a sample of coffee that is aiming to be exported to Japan, at the of the National Coffee Association in Guatemala today. This Tuesday, 88 buyers from around the world participated in the 10th edition of an...

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Obamacare Employer Mandate Put Off 14 

The ObamaCare employer mandate requiring businesses to provide their workers with health insurance will be delayed by a year, the administration said Tuesday in a stunning announcement. Delaying the requirement until 2015 represents an enormous victory for businesses that had lobbied against the healthcare law....

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.2.13

5:26 p.m. CPD Blues chasing male in basketball shorts, involved in domestic fight, e/b on 2nd/Front/CdA. 5:24 p.m. Some sort of hunting dog is w/b on Appleway, near Government Way/CdA. 5:03 p.m. CPD Blue has apprehended alleged shoplifters (4:52 item). 4:52 p.m. Owner of Funky...

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Franco Barnhart, left, visits with his business partner Tony Russo as they take a dip Monday near the boat launch of Fernan Lake. The Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued a warning of high levels of blue-green algae in the lake that may be harmful. (Shawn Gust/press)

PM Headlines -- 7.2.13

Franco Barnhart, left, visits with his business partner Tony Russo as they take a dip Monday near the boat launch of Fernan Lake. The Panhandle Health District and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued a warning of high levels of blue-green algae in the...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.2.13 13 

U.S. President Barack Obama demonstrates "the Soccket Ball," which uses kinetic energy to provide power to charge a cell phone or power a light, during an event at the Ubungo power plant to promote energy innovation earlier today in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The president...

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Corkill Appointed To F&G Commission 11 

“I tie my own flies, load my own ammunition, I shoot a long bow, I shoot a muzzle loader, I’ve got a bass boat,” new North Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner Brad Corkill said today. “I’ve carried a firearm in the fall every year since...

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Becoming Americans 12 

New citizens raise their hands during the oath of allegiance, during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today in New York. Four hundred and fifty people were sworn in as citizens during three ceremonies throughout the day to mark the...

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Elderberries: City Without A Heart? 

In my Huckleberries (aka Kootenai Grapevine) column 25 years ago, I wrote: Don't try to sell Diann L. Earnest that chamber of commerce line that Coeur d'Alene is a city with a heart. Hard-hearted is more like it, she told the 85,000 subscribers to the...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.2.13

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "Sometimes Scooter plays with his food. I'm pretty sure the gopher was dead at this point." You can see more of Robin's outdoor photos on his Facebook wall here. Fast friends/Slight Detour New Year's resolution...

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Sharing Birthday With USA 

When she was young, Janice Whitaker thought the fireworks were in her honor. “Very self-absorbed, right?” It wasn't long before she learned the picnics and parades noted the birth of the country. But she was willing to share. “As a mom of teenagers and adult...

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Marketer Responds To Ex-Trustee 10 

Adam Graves (re: Regan targets foes on way out): I loath responding to this apparent sour-grape attack but, I should enlighten the public on this drivel before someone actually buys into it. I am not speaking for the School or the Magnet Committee here but...

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Longo, HREI Director Wear High Heels 

Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo and Director Tom Carter of the Human Rights Education Institute wore high heels and participated in the "Walk a Mile in her Shoes" event on Saturday in the City Park. This is an annual event that brings awareness to...

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Bee: A Cinco De Julio Holiday? 

On its Facebook page, the Bonner County Daily Bee posts: "We are thinking about starting a new holiday: Cinco de Julio. The July 5th celebration(!) recognizes those folks who have to work Friday either because they are low person or top person on the totem...

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Mag: CdA Resort No. 17 In USA 

Leisure & Travel mag has touted the Coeur d'Alene Resort as the 17th best hotel in the continental United States. The rankings were topped by two hotels in Sea Island, Ga: No. 1 -- The Lodge, and No. 2 -- The Cloister. Others in the...

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31YO Man Charged w/Kidnap, Rape

Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Michael David Nixon, 31, of Coeur d’Alene, for the related incidents to the police stand-off in the 2000 block of 7th Street on Monday. Nixon has been charged with 1st-degree kidnapping, rape, and lewd conduct...

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Geese Fowling Lewiston Area Parks

Asotin resident Charlotte Tuttle detoured from the usual Asotin County Commissioners meeting Monday to let them know what's on the mind — and feet — of people visiting parks along the Snake River near Lewiston and Clarkston: “We’ve got goose poop up to our ankles...

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Adult Chinese Kids Must Visit Parents 

Pay a visit to Grandma and Grandpa—or else they’ll see you in court. In China, a new law went into effect on Monday requiring people to care for their elderly parents, with provisions calling for children to see them regularly, or at least call on...

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Owner Fights Pit Bull Ban 

Apollo, a Blue Nose pit bull is shown in Madison, Miss. Apollo's owner Arthur Young, 21, has filed a federal lawsuit saying the city of Richland's ban on pit bull dogs is unconstitutional. The city of Richland passed an ordinance in 2006 banning American Pit...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.2.13

11:51 a.m. PFPD Blues have detained suicidal female & now taking her to KMC. 11:33 a.m. Angry male @ VA clinic in Ironwood district threatening to kill family, set house afire. 11:26 a.m. PFPD Blues e/b on Seltice Way still trying to pin in suicidal...

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PFPD: Fireworks Aren't 911 Worthy

From Post Falls Police Department Facebook wall: "To avoid tying up 911 dispatchers this Fourth of July, we ask that you only call 911 in the event of a real emergency. For example, don’t call to ask which fireworks are legal or report fireworks being...

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Poll: Don't Give To Panhandlers

Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation doesn't contribute to panhandlers. 126 of 137 respondents (91.97%) said they haven't given money to panhandlers in last six months. Only 11 of 137 respondents (8.03%) said they have. Today's Poll: Will McEuen Field work & less parking keep you...

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OTV: My Kingdom For A Parking Spot 

Item: Parking 101: Here's where to park for free/Tom Hasslinger, Press OrangeTV, via Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall: This promises to be a hot mess, quite literally. If we were needing transportation downtown (we live downtown, so we don't), we would hire one of...

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Huckleberries Online

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.