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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 7.15.13 

This week has begun with news that I've expected for some time -- that Councilman Mike Kennedy won't seek re-election. Or run for mayor. I can't blame Mike for listening to the voices of his lovely wife, family and business partners. He has given much...

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Parting Shot -- 7.15.13 

Runners trip and fall ahead of the bulls blocking the entrance to the bullring during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Saturday. A total of 21 people have been injured, two by gorings, as thousands of daredevils raced...

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Jennifer: Republican Not Extreme 35 

Jennifer Locke (re: Press: Real RINOs run Kootenai County GOP): If people want to call me extreme or RINO, even though I have been registered as a Republican since I was 18 and have considered myself a Republican since I was about 12, because I...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.15.13

5:48 p.m. Possible oil spill on Echo Bay, just past Arrow Point, on Lake Coeur d'Alene. 5:41 p.m. Deputy w/prisoner in custody reports possible DUI motorist in gray Honda going 40 mph, swerving on e/b I-90/MP 11 (NW Blvd/CdA). 5:38 p.m. Swerving car full of...

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PM Headlines -- 7.15.13

Outdoor photographer Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., calculates that there's about 30 cinnabar moth caterpillars in this jar. You can see more of Robin's photography on his Facebook wall here. Death of 6YO Idaho boy ruled suicide/AP Utah father-son claim $1M Idaho lottery/KTVB Woman sideswipes...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.15.13 

Time 2 Vote ... A Muddy Badgers player sacrifices his body for a return during championship action against the Rum Boats at the 2nd annual Miracle League Mud Volleyball Tournament at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid, Okla. Saturday. You write the cutline. (AP...

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Kroc Center Plans Expansion Project 

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is excited to announce a new expansion project that will add 2,700 sq. ft. of new fitness space to the west end of the building. Beginning on July 15, 2013 and ending in January 2014,...

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HBO Blogos: RIP, Virginia Tibbs

Marianne Love/Slight Detour lost her beloved mother, Virginia Tibbs, over the weekend. Last week, Mrs. Tibbs was featured in a cover photo on the front page of Trish Gannon's River Journal. You can read about the life and loss of Virginia Tibbs here. Price gouging/Arch...

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KerriT Announces For Post Falls Mayor 12 

Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson of Post Falls emailed the following announcement to Huckleberries moments ago: "I’m officially announcing my intention to seek the office of mayor in November. For the past six years I’ve had the privilege of serving the citizens on the Post Falls City...

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Beautiful, Progressive Coeur d'Alene 

The cover of George F. Weeks' paperback book from the 1920s: "Coeur d'Alene: Beautiful and Progressive." Dan of the County and his siblings found this small paperback while looking through their late parents' belongings. It's a small paperback book produced in the 1920 by George...

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CSB Chairman Salutes Teachers 

Speaking for himself, new Coeur d'Alene School Board Chairman Tom Hearn made the following statement to re-launch negotiations with the Coeur d'Alene Education Association this morning: First I want to thank the teachers for the tremendous work that you do and for your loyalty to...

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Obama Lauds Bush Volunteer Push

Former President George H. W. Bush sitting next to President Barack Obama, left, recognizes a member of the audience after presenting the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award in the East Room of the White House of the White House in Washington today. Obama welcomed...

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Hayden Triathlon And Thou 

Megan Motley's wedding veil trailed her long, dark hair as it swished behind her. The white veil could clearly be seen against her green and black Coeur d'Alene TRI Team suit. As her fiance Shaun Leary rounded the final corner of the Hayden Triathlon course,...

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Did Drug Overdose Kill 'Glee' Star?

Two weeks ago, all seemed right in Corey Monteith's world. On June 28, Monteith, his co-star (and girlfriend) Lea Michele, and a handful of other “Glee” regulars posed for Season 5 promotional photos in Los Angeles. "Having the best time at our #Glee cast #Season5...

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Labrador: Player Or Tap Dancer? 

Raul Labrador, Idaho’s first district Republican member of Congress, has been giving some good television. After going mano a mano on Meet the Press (July 7) with the New York Times’ David Brooks, on July 10 he got into it with a whole panel on...

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Post Falls Mayor Won't Run Again 

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin announced today that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his current term in January 2014. Larkin said, “The City is doing well. We have a solid and dedicated staff led by City Administrator Shelly...

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More On Wolf Chases Bicyclist 

A motorist who helped the Sandpoint cyclist chased by a wolf in the Yukon last weekend offered these photos of the incident. She also offered her account of the incident, including why she felt compelled to give a stranger from Idaho a big hug. “Well,...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.15.13

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilman Kerri Thoreson posts: "The latest installment of I Love Where I Live ... and an all time first on parade day. This young adult moose wandered over to 6th Avenue where the parade committee was setting up the...

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Jeff: I'm Thru w/BBQ Competition 

On his Facebook wall, local BBQer extraordinaire Jeff Selle posts: "I have cooked my last PNWBA competition, period. The judging is a total sham and I have the scoring from coeur d'alene and cheney that proves it. The judges didn't even catch someone who turned...

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A New Beginning 

The Coeur d'Alene School Board and Coeur d'Alene Education Association resumed contract negotiations at 11 o'clock this morning. CSB Chairman Tom Hearn began the meeting, according to sources, by reading a statement re: the value of teachers and the shortfall of funding that the state...

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5 Questions ... With Mike Kennedy 

Huckleberries interviews Councilman Mike Kennedy re: his announcement today that he won't run for mayor or for re-election as a Coeur d'Alene council member this year: Huckleberries: How hard was the decision not to seek re-election? Mike Kennedy: Surprisingly hard. I had basically decided not...

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AM Headlines -- 7.15.13

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson posts: "Spent Sunday afternoon in the park listening to music, visiting with friends and enjoying the Post Falls Festival as it was winding down. These sisters were too cute not to take their photo." Idaho Records/Sherry...

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Poll: Zimmerman Verdict Expected 

Weekend Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation predicted that George Zimmerman would be found innocent of all charges in the slaying of Trayvon Martin. 64 of 139 respondents (46.04%) expected an innocent verdict. 48 of 139 respondents (34.53%) predicted that Zimmerman would be found guilty...

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Washington Backs Ed, Idaho Doesn't 

For six months, Washington's Legislature was fixated on meeting its constitutional duty to adequately fund schools and coming up with $1 billion as a down payment. Everything else - whether to raise taxes, enact reforms or even a transportation bill - took a back seat....

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Patriots To Man NIdaho Overpasses 12 

Dunno if this is a joke or not. But an item was posted on the Kootenai County Reagan Republican Facebook wall promoting an event called "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment -- North Idaho." Seems the "event" is part of a larger effort to (wo)man overpasses demanding...

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