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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.16.13 

An election must be on the horizon because I've noticed some drive-by activity over the weekend -- commenters who support a candidate but likely won't be part of the Huckleberries interaction once the dust settles on election. I don't mind the drive-by commenters, as long...

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Gunman Kills At least 13 In D.C. 

At least 13 people are dead and several others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities sought to contain the panic. The incident, in which the death...

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Slice: Don't Believe A T-Shirt 

In a Slice blog post, Paul Turner writes: "So it turns out that when supermarket employees are wearing shirts emblazoned with “ASK ME ABOUT FLU SHOTS,” they mostly want to tell you about how you get a vaccination there at the store. They don't really...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.16.13 

Time 2 Vote ... Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri kicks up water during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America Monday in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Julio...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.16.13

5:19 p.m. Someone is suffering chest pain @ Sleepy Mountain/Deer Path Trail, CdA. 5:17 p.m. Deputy stopping for panhandler in Hayden WalMart parking lot. 5:14 p.m. Driver of black Ferrari or Lamborghini speeding up & down Rockford Bay/Hamaker. 5:05 p.m. Dog running loose on Highwood...

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Sharon Hebert Meets Isabelle 

Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Sharon Hebert shakes hands with Jennifer Locke's baby, Isabelle, at the Kootenai County Reagan Republican luncheon at Fedora's restaurant last Thursday. Hebert was in the audience to hear council candidate Noel Adam's speech to the Reagan Republicans. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)...

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Sand Creek Byway Up For Award 

The Sand Creek Byway (pictured in SR file photo) is among 10 projects nationwide vying for America’s Transportation Award, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The 2.1-mile U.S. Highway 95 realignment project in Sandpoint, which opened in July 2012, was among the most expensive,...

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Key Factor In CdA Races: Ideology? 

In a Ridenbaugh Press blog post, Randy Stapilus maintains -- and I believe correctly -- that the main issue in the Coeur d'Alene city elections is one of ideology, not McEuen Field: But the bigger factor in Coeur d’Alene is ideology. Bloem has been on...

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Lt. Gov. To Announce Re-election Bid? 

Lt. Governor Brad Little is announcing this week in a series of statewide appearances that he will ask the voters to renew his lease on the state’s number two position. They should regardless of whom the Democrats may offer as the alternative. The former four-term...

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HBO Blog Roundup -- 9.16.13

Marianne Love/Slight Detour was busy Saturday, traveling from Sandpoint to Bonners Ferry for a Mennonite auction and a horse show and then back to Hope, of Beyond Hope, for a wedding. The photo above of the two little boys is from the wedding. You can...

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If Sandi Can't Unite, Neither Can Mary 69 

We've had a debate for several days now re: Mary Souza's suitability to be mayor of Coeur d'Alene. Commenter & Councilman Dan Gookin insists that Mayor Sandi Bloem has spearheaded a divisive administration, punctuated by the 4-3 decision to go ahead with the McEuen Field...

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Valleyfest 

Valleyfest runs Friday through Sunday in Spokane Valley. Are you going? What's your favorite part of the annual festival? Fishing in the falls? The hot air balloon launch? Pet appreciation day (pictured)? You can answer the questions above or this one: How often to you...

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Fantasy Land 

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner begins: "Having a fantasy team means ..." A) You enjoy interacting with friends. B) Real life just doesn't do it for you. C) Actually it means different things to different people. D) It's your best chance of showing co-workers...

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SpudBob: Are Religious Plates OK? 19 

SpudBob: Over the weekend I saw a car with an Idaho vanity license plate that said, "PRAZGOD" which I interpreted to mean "PRAISE GOD". I have seen other overtly religious vanity plates issued by the Idaho DMV as well. I would love to hear people's...

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Washington Solons Allowed To Speed 11 

It’s a joke shared privately among some state lawmakers in Olympia: Go ahead, drive as fast as you want on the way to the Capitol. You won’t get a ticket – it’s the law. Though said in jest, the advice is rooted in reality. Legislators...

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UI Grads Earn More Than BSU's 10 

The 2013-14 PayScale College Salary report offers an interesting factoid -- University of Idaho graduates start with higher salaries and are still earning more at mid-career that their Boise State University counterparts. The report shows that University of Idaho graduates average a beginning salary of...

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There She Is ... Miss America 

Miss New York Nina Davuluri smiles for the crowd during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss New York was crowned as the new Miss America Sunday night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Question: Do we make too...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.16.13

11:55 a.m. A dog is running loose @ 500 block of Stafford Road/CdA. 11:42 a.m. Confused female wearing white pullover top near gas station, Idaho/Seltice Way, PF. 11:16 a.m. Traffic lights are flashing in all directions @ Ramsey/Dalton, CdA. 11:01 a.m. Dogs running loose on...

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Letter: Dress Code Interrupt Learning

I am writing this letter concerning the new Twin Falls School District dress code. As some people may know, the new length of shorts, dresses or skirts must be right above the knee, no longer mid-thigh or to the end of our finger tips. We...

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AG Wasden To Seek Another Term 

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says he plans to run for his office again in 2014. Wasden first took the office in 2003, running the office that represents the state in criminal appeals, deals with consumer protection litigation, and advises agencies on contracts and other...

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Edit: Crass Judge Should Resign 

District Judge G. Todd Baugh has said he’s sorry about the crass comments he made regarding a 14-year-old rape victim who later committed suicide, but that’s hardly enough. In handing down the sentence for former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Rambold last month, Baugh...

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Poll: Hail Will Win Post Falls Seat

Weekend Poll: Candidate Jim Hail was the easy choice of Hucks Nation in his battle for Post Falls City Council Seat No. 2 this fall. 75 of 132 respondents (56.82%) picked Hail as their choice in the four-way race for the council seat. 41 of...

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AM Headlines -- 9.16.13 

Dillon Summers, 26, a process supervisor with Livestock Processors Cooperative Association, moves a carcass out of a meat locker Tuesday at the association’s new processing facility in Odessa, Wash. Frustrated by regulations, ranchers have built a slaughter house co-op. Becky Kramer's SR story here. (SR...

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Jimmy: All Aboard Seattle Bandwagon 11 

On his Facebook page, former NFL player Jimmy Farris, who ran unsuccessfully against Congressman Raul Labrador, posts: "I love reading all the posts from the "life-long, die-hard" Seahawks fans. You know, the ones who, before sometime last October, never cared to watch a game or...

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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.