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R-Minus-2 Wild Card -- 3.12.14 

2 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): Democrats, Libertarians & Constitutionalists are running out of time to contact the Kootenai County Clerk's Office to affiliate with the GOP to vote in the winner-take-all, closed...

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Parting Shot -- 3.12.14

United States' Sharon Day-Monroe pauses during the women's pentathlon at the recent Athletics Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) Question (for the Women of HucksOnline): Any of you have fingernails to rival these? (Feel free to post evidence in comments section)

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Latest Local Filings

It doesn't appear that the battle has been joined for the control of the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee yet. But that is likely to change in the next two days. Former commissioner Rick Currie, who filed as a candidate for state Rep. Kathy Sims...

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Brannon Files For County Clerk 13 

County Clerk Jim Brannon has just notified Huckleberries Online that he has filed to keep his courthouse office. Here's his release: "Today I, Jim Brannon am officially announcing my intent to retain the office of Kootenai County Clerk and stand for election in the May...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.12.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Olivia Rodriguez, of Corpus Christi, left, spits out the beer as Meghan Lawler, of Austin, drinks from the beer bong, Tuesday, during spring break on the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. Sun and warmer weather brought out bigger crowds at beaches...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.12.14

4:56 p.m. Caller reports vicious dog @1100 block of GoldRush Road/CdA. 4:45 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 11-12 here. 4:37 p.m. CPD officers en route to handle psychological problem @ 2000 block of N14th/CdA. 4:27 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ 4600...

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PM Headlines -- 3.12.14 

Wayne Manis, former FBI agent for North Idaho, shoots his first selfie, with wife of 50 years, Bobbie, to promote his new book, "Street Agent: The FBI Infiltrator of Probed the Depths of American Terrorists." You can find out more information re: the book on...

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Otter Signs Campus Carry Bill 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today signed SB 1254, the bill to allow guns on Idaho public college and university campuses - over the objections of the colleges - into law. “As elected officials, we have a sworn responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution of...

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Mayor Launches Wage/Bennies Panel 

Following through on a campaign commitment to examine the wages and benefits for the city’s 350 benefitted employees, Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer has formed an internal Wage Study Committee to take an in-depth look at the issue. “I think it’s important we take a...

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Loertscher Dodges Salamander Fan 

Seventh-grader Ilah Hickman has been working for four years to get the Idaho giant salamander named the official state amphibian, and this year, she persuaded not only the Senate State Affairs Committee but the full Senate – which voted 33-2 on Feb. 26 in favor...

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Why Do You Build Me Up, Buttercup?

On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posts: "Back in the day when Jeannie Carter-Peugh and I ran the weekly Post Falls Tribune we paid a $1 bounty to whomever brought in the first buttercup of the season. Took their photo to run in the newspaper....

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Idaho Women Crush Chicago State

We've been so caught up in all the loses compiled by the UI Vandals football team over the last few years, that we've forgotten the positives re: the Idaho sports program. The Vandal women's basketball team has won back-to-back WAC league titles, finishing this year...

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Accidentally Shot Deputy On Mend 

A Benewah County deputy will return to regular duty this week after he suffered a gunshot wound. Deputy Bryan Dickenson was on temporary leave after his 45-caliber pistol accidently discharged, shooting him in the lower leg, according to Sheriff Dave Resser. The incident happened Feb....

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Closed-Primary Guy Wants To Be AG 21 

Boise attorney Christ Troupis (pictured), who represented the Idaho Republican Party in its successful lawsuit against the state to close the GOP primary, announced his candidacy today for Idaho Attorney General, challenging GOP Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. “I believe the time is right to ensure...

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Hutcheson To Patrol Spirit Lake 

Usually, don't post straight-up camera poses for Huckleberries Online. But this one provides news (albeit possibly dated for some of you). On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posts: "With Spirit Lake Chief of Police Keith Hutcheson, Officer Jake Brazle and Sgt. Jeremy McMillen at the...

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On The Waterfront 

I went south for my daily lunch walk today -- to check out the removal of trees between the Coeur d'Alene Resort and Sherman Avenue. The first thing that struck me was ... the clock tower. It stands out now, maybe too much, because there's...

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HD7A: Hillman To Challenge McMillan 10 

Shauna Hillman, a Wallace Republican, emails Huckleberries to say that she has mailed in her candidacy papers to challenge state Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, in the House District 7A: “I am saddened to see our Idaho so politically divided along ideological lines,” she added. “I'd...

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Victims' Moms Ask Otter Not To Sign 

Lori Haas and Mary Kay Mace, mothers whose daughters were felled by gun violence at two separate universities (Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois, respectively) have written to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, asking that he not sign a bill that allows guns on Idaho college campuses....

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Kermit Ditches Piggy For Michelle 

Kermit the Frog kisses the hand of first lady Michelle Obama, during an event for children in military families in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex today, before a screening of Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" movie...

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Why Ask Why? 

A Facebook Friend asks: "Interesting point I heard tonight, regarding the guns on campus. With Idaho pushing dual-enrollment so much, there are many high school students attending on-campus college classes. If something were to happen to one of these students, would the high school be...

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Coming Soon

On her Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images posts: "Coming soon to a hillside near you~ Arrow-leaved Balsamroot. It's a beautiful sunny day here in North Idaho. Happy Wednesday!" Question: Which spring flower are you most looking forward to?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.12.14 

11:55 a.m. Brakes smoking on oversized truck pulling trailer @ w/b I-90/MP 69 (Mullan). 11:44 a.m. Driver of red Ford Mustang driving recklessly @ s/b H41/Poleline, Post Falls. 11:43 a.m. 3 dogs are running loose @ e/b I-90 offramp @ M/P 15 (Sherman Avenue). 11:36...

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Otter, Top Officials To Get Big Raises 12 

Idaho’s top elected officials would get bigger raises than state employees next year, and additional raises every year following for the next four years, under legislation that cleared a Senate committee this morning; the lieutenant governor's salary would jump nearly 20 percent. You can read...

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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.