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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

Labrador delays decision on gubernatorial run 

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador has delayed his decision on whether to mount a tea-party fueled challenge to two-term Republican Gov. Butch Otter in 2014. At a Jan. 31 town meeting in Meridian, Labrador was urged by a member of the audience to run, which...

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Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene is now making ice cream at the store in time for hot summer weather. Owner Joe Hamilton worked with the owner of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco to develop the new offerings, which include (from left) mango sorbet, strawberry balsamic, melted chocolate chip and dairy-free coconut vanilla.

High Noon: Rainbow of flavors 

Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene is now making ice cream at the store in time for hot summer weather. Owner Joe Hamilton worked with the owner of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco to develop the new offerings, which include (from left) mango sorbet, strawberry balsamic,...

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NIC default rate exceeds graduation 

COEUR d'ALENE - A new report shows that North Idaho College is among 265 higher education institutions nationwide with student loan default rates that exceed the schools' graduation rates. For fiscal year 2010, the national student loan default rate is 13.4 percent. The loan default...

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Joker: Avoid appearance of conflict of interest 13 

In yesterday's Marketer responds to ex-trustee thread, Joker opined: Brent Regan is part of the gang that can’t shoot straight. Brent was able to detect something was wrong with the Range contract, but was unable to target the correct group to question about it. It’s...

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In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The social media company priced its IPO on Thursday at $38 per share, and beginning Friday regular investors will have a chance to buy shares. (Zef Nikolla / Facebook)

State Dept spent $630,000 for Facebook likes 

In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Advertising campaigns for raising the number of Facebook fans cost the...

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Aaron Hernandez, who was cut by the Patriots after being charged with murder, is one of 37 NFL players to be arrested this year. (Associated Press)

Boys will be boys? 

Aaron Hernandez, who was cut by the Patriots after being charged with murder, is one of 37 NFL players to be arrested this year. It was a startling two days for the image-conscious NFL. On Wednesday last week, in Massachusetts, tight end Aaron Hernandez of...

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Single-dad households reach record 

Single fathers head a record number of American households with children, the Pew Research Center said in a report released Tuesday. The number of such households has undergone a ninefold increase in half a century, swelling to more than 2.6 million nationwide. As of two...

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Online impersonation case dropped

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene Police detectives dropped false personation charges against Zac Eifler, who confessed to impersonating a Kootenai County Commissioner last week. County Commissioner Todd Tondee said last week that he had talked with detectives and gotten the impression that the charges would...

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Avista linemen Mitch Colvin, left, and Bill Shaffer worked with a crew to install a replacement pole in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. Included in all replacement poles is a metal guard to deter the theft of copper wiring. (Kathy Plonka)

Idaho/WA combat metal thieves 

Avista linemen Mitch Colvin, left, and Bill Shaffer worked with a crew to install a replacement pole in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. Included in all replacement poles is a metal guard to deter the theft of copper wiring. BOISE – Metal thieves who steal from...

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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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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.





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