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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

R-Minus-8 Wild Card -- 3.6.14 

8 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): The candidacy filings are trickling along at a snail's pace this week. I see Republican Don Pischner has added his name to the clerk's race. But appointed...

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Parting Shot -- 3.6.14

San Diego Padres' Rymer Liriano looks up to see fans competing for a grand slam ball hit by Texas Rangers' Jurickson Profar in the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game on Thursday in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Faithful Geek: I'm Stingy 

Over the past few months, I have discovered something about myself: I hate spending money. Paying bills. Grocery shopping. Buying clothes. Filling my car's gas tank. Hate it. I do those things because I have to, but there is nothing rewarding about it. Even doing...

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McEuen Field: May Opening On Track

It may require some longer work days and weekends on the job site, but the primary contractor for the McEuen Park reconstruction project still plans on an early May opening for the multi-million dollar lakeside park. “We’re still shooting for the same timeline and we’re...

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PM Headlines -- 3.6.14

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger chats with friends during the Kootenai County Republican Women's luncheon today. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Police activity locks down Fernan Elementary/KHQ Senate passes teacher bonus bill 35-0/Betsy Russell, EOB Siddoway: No hearing for House-passed income tax cut bill/EOB Firm slap at...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.6.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Former President George W. Bush gets a hug from SMU mascot Peruna during a break in the first of an NCAA college basketball game between SMU and Louisville on Wednesday in Dallas. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes) Wednesday...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.6.14

5:33 p.m. Female reports finding two children, about 7 years old, walking in dark w/dog near Stateline Village. 5:26 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency reported @ 3800 block of E2nd Avenue/Post Falls. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 5-6 here. 5:04 p.m....

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Quotable Quote 

“Who does this legislature represent? The answer is clear: Lobbyists, and apparently, themselves” -- Megan Greco, vice president of the Student Association of the College of Western Idaho, re: guns-on-campus votes.

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.6.14

Evan Frasure, one of several Republican candidates running for the GOPrimary nomination for secretary of state, introduces himself at the Kootenai County Republican Women's luncheon today. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) All aboard/Fort Boise To be stingy/Faithful Geek Sweet Lenten season/End Notes Latest Idaho election filings/The EDge...

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Ruthie To Run For Precinct Post

Ruthie Johnson, long-time political aide to the last U.S. Sen. Jim McClure, R-Idaho, announces at the Kootenai County Republican Women's lunch today that she will run for her GOP Central Committee precinct committeeman post again. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Herb To Run In GOPrecinct No. 4 

On his blog today, if I'm reading the tea leaves correctly, Herb Huseland/Bay Views has announced his candidacy for GOPrecinct 4 committeeman. Herb explains: I live in Precinct four, Bayview. This center/right group, which I fit into comfortably, is attempting to replace the Wackos with...

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Student Leaders Call For Otter Veto 

Student leaders from across Idaho released statements this afternoon in opposition to the weapons on campus bill. Student leaders will be asking Governor Otter for a veto of the weapons on campus bill with thousands of petitions and letters from students. Benaiah Cheevers, President of...

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Huckleberries Hears ...  

... That Kootenai County Commissioner Jai Nelson told the Kootenai County Republican Women's luncheon today that she will seek another term. She made the comment in passing during introductions. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Joker's Whackadoodle Test 10 

Yesterday's spirited debate about DFO running to be a precinct committee man inspired me to give him a little quiz to see if he could fit in with his fellow "conservatives." I hope he passes, along with the other HBO contributors who call themselves Republicans:...

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Catchin' A Little Shut Eye 

A dog that belongs to Ralph Johannessen, from Dagali, Norway, rests on a bed of straw at the Takotna, Alaska checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

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My 2 Cents: Chico Or The Malek? 29 

The decision by state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, to vote for the guns-on-campus bill was disappointing. He knows better than that. But I suspect that he has to keep the Geritol hardliners who control the local Rally Right/UCNI crowd happy. Still, I'm beginning to...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 

... That Shauna Hillman of Wallace is thisclose to filing her candidacy papers to challenge state Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, in the House District 7A GOPrimary this spring. Hillman is the director of the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot in Wallace. Stay tuned.

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Father Goes To Jail, 4MO To Hospital 

A 20-year-old Post Falls father was arrested Tuesday night on a felony injury to child charge after his 4-month-old son was transported to Kootenai Health and then Sacred Heart Medical Center for serious head injuries. Jeremiah D. Weaver was arrested after police responded to his...

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House OKs Guns On Campus 50-19 

Update: SB 1254, the guns on campus bill, has passed the on a 50-19 vote, and now goes to Gov. Butch Otter. All 13 House Democrats voted no, as did six Republicans, Reps. Anderson(1), Eskridge, Bell, Bolz, Clow and Luker. All other Republicans voted yes;...

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Time For A Break 

Sisters Zoe Bart, top, and Manon Bart, center, climb on the back of their friend, Alayna Flynn, for a photo by their mother, Sophie Bart, as they enjoy a visit to the beach Wednesday at Pompano Joe's in Destin, Fla. The Florida panhandle community of...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.6.14

Noon: Someone is suffering a seizure @ 700 block of W. Ironwood Drive/CdA. 11:58 a.m. Someone is having breathing problems @ 300 block of N. Bay Street/Post Falls. 11:13 a.m. Manager wants transient camping behind Target to be trespassed from store for 2nd time. 10:53...

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Donor Wall Spots Available 

Acting Coeur d’Alene Parks Director Bill Greenwood on Wednesday helps post a Donor Wall sign at McEuen Park alongside Kim Stearns, executive director of the Panhandle Parks Foundation, and son Benjamin, 5. The wall will provide the opportunity for citizens to make a permanent mark...

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Malek To Support Guns On Campus 19 

State Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, has released the following statement to Huckleberries Online re: Guns on Campus: I will be supporting SB 1254 because I believe in a right of the individual to protect her or himself. This well-drafted and narrowly-tailored bill will allow...

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Private School Tax Credit Gets Nod 10 

After a long hearing and much debate, a divided House Revenue & Taxation Committee has approved HB 507, legislation from Sen. Bob Nonini and Rep. John Vander Woude to grant $10 million a year in tax credits for donations to scholarships to send students to...

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Collector Preserves Gen's Records 

With apologies to Huey Lewis, the heart of rock ’n’ roll is not the beat. Not around here, anyway. In Spokane, the heart of rock ’n’ roll thumps inside the chest of a trim, gray-bearded widower who exudes a youthfulness that is at odds with...

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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.