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Wild Card/Monday -- 3.17.14 16 

Gotta give credit where credit is due. Joker accurately predicted that uberconservative maverick Larry Spencer would file as a Democrat to vote in the zany primaries this spring. Click here. But no one predicted that Spencer would file has candidacy papers to run as a...

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Parting Shot -- 3.17.14

Artists of the Russian Black Sea fleet dance and music groups perform for pro-Russian people celebrating in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine, Sunday. Polls have closed in Crimea's contentious referendum on seceding from Ukraine and seeking annexation by Russia. The vote, unrecognized both by the...

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Corned Beef & Cabbage For Hvals 12 

Don't bother me. I'm trying to cram cabbage into my crockpot filled with 6 lbs of corned beef -- Cindy Hval tweet. Question: I don't have an ounce of Irish in me. In fact, I don't have an ounce of anything besides Portuguese in me...

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Zags, UI Women Get Tourney Slots

College Station, Texas, is not exactly Seattle. But it is where the Gonzaga (29-4) women will open the 2014 NCAA women’s basketball tournament as the No. 6 seed against No. 11-seed James Madison (28-5) on Sunday. The winner of that game will play Tuesday against...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.17.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Tucker Duncan, 16 months, does a little dance for Mike Guo, of Miami, before sprinting off of the backdrop Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Mothers and grandmothers cajoled their adorable tykes to smile, pose, dance, twirl or just stay on the white...

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Drowning Accident Claims Attorney 

Samuel Eismann, a longtime criminal defense attorney in Coeur d’Alene, was found dead Monday morning in the frigid waters of Lake Pend Oreille at Bayview. Eismann, who had practiced law nearly 50 years and continued to work, spent time on a float home at the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.17.14

5:37 p.m. 3 boys are kicking down back yard fence @ 500 block of E. Tiger/Post Falls. 5:23 p.m. A bedliner flew out of one pickup & hit another pickup @ w/b I-90/MP 7.5 (near H41/Post Falls). 5:05 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report...

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Poll: Valid Reason To Deny Service 

Asked "Would you support a business that, based on religious grounds, openly denies service to gays?" readers at the Coeur d'Alene Press Online voted this way: Yes, 2,396 votes (51 percent) No, 2,131 votes (46 percent) Maybe, 154 votes (3 percent) Thoughts?

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PM Headlines -- 3.17.14

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Elle Tinkle (31) carries the WCC championship trophy off the court last Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nev. Six-seed Gonzaga will face James Madison in the opening round of the NCAA tourney. Meanwhile, No. 14 Idaho has drawn No. 3 Louisville. See stories...

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Ready Or Not, Here Comes NIC 

Junior colleges aren’t immune to realignment, it appears. But when North Idaho College makes a reluctant move to the NWAACC, it won’t be for monetary gain. Unlike the recent conference shuffle that saw a slew of high-major programs brush off their longtime allegiances for a...

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Not A One-Stoplight Town, But ... 

Councilwoman KerriT Facebooks: "I love that Post Falls, Idaho is still small enough that a new stoplight is a big deal. The light is going up at the Spokane Street and 4th Avenue intersection as the first step in the revitalization of the city center."...

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Sandpoint Once Was 'Wretched Hole' 

Sandpoint is known today as a tourism destination for skiers, hikers and fishermen. But for the last century, it was an important railroad stop and a center of logging and milling. Following the explorations of David Thompson in 1809, the Lake Pend Oreille community was...

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Can Anyone Tell Me ... 

... Which candidates for GOPrecinct Committeeman or Reasonable Republicans and which are Rally Righters? Bonus Question: Can anyone tell me which of the candidates for the Democrat Central Committee are Rally Righters? List here. Inquiring minds want to know ...

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Filing For Democratic Precinct 

Alanna Brooks and an unidentified man emerges from the Kootenai County Elections Department before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline for candidates to file election paperwork. Brooks filed as a Democrat for Precinct 16. She is unopposed. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Senate Panel Bottles Up 2nd Perk Bill 

Legislation to remove Idaho lawmakers’ special exemption from having their wages garnished for state court judgments has fallen victim to late-session hostilities between the House and Senate, and never received a Senate committee hearing. That means both bills proposed this year to remove special privileges...

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Mary To Launch Net Radio Program 20 

In her newsletter this week, Mary Souza also had this announcement: "The second piece of BIG NEWS is that I am going to have a radio program! A new internet radio station, called Heads Up Radio, is starting and I will have a one hour...

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Mary Targets Goedde Re: Obamacare 

In her first newsletter since filing her candidacy papers to run against state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, Mary Souza zeroes in on Obamacare as an issue: Our current State Senator, John Goedde, has been in office for 14 years. Last year he voted to...

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Joker: Why Dems Should ♥ Larry 16 

Joker explains: Why the Kootenai County Democrats should love Larry (Spencer). 1. He doesn’t appear to have a job. Liberals love to increase the size of government (Republicans do to but they’re in denial about it). This gives Larry the government assistance he needs and...

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Yawner 

Creighton's Grant Gibbs, front right, yawns as he sits alongside Doug McDermott, left, during a live broadcast of the Selection Sunday show in Omaha, Neb., Sunday. Creighton will play Louisiana-Lafayette in second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.17.14

11:37 a.m. Someone has been injured in a fall @ 22000 block of Monticola Court/Worley. 11:36 a.m. Male may be having heart attack in front yard @ 200 block of Handy Street/Post Falls. 11:28 a.m. 83YO male is colored purple, lying next to bed (unknown...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.17.14 

The St. Patrick's Parade in downtown Coeur d'Alene brought out alpacas, too This alpaca was from Kelly Valley Alpacas, LLC. of Dalton Gardens. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Family ham/End Notes Siren call/Carlson Chronicles Happy St. Paddy's/Slight Detour Day 76: Spring/Eye on Shanghai Remember these hairstyles?/Slice It's...

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All Things Irish Downtown 

Everyone was wearing green in downtown Coeur d'Alene Saturday, including (from left): Perry Nord, Jack Michoff, Nathan Dieter and Erin Svendsen. The quartet were enjoying some brewskis as the watched the St. Patrick's Day Parade from the Eagles bar. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Question: Have you...

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Poll: Interested In All Election Races

Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation is interested in all primary election races this spring, from the gubernatorial races to those for precinct committeeman. 58 of 174 respondents (33.3%) said all primary races interest them. 33 of 174 (18.97%) said the governor's race interests them most, followed...

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Diamond Cup A Go For 2014 

H1 Unlimited announced that the 2014 racing schedule will include a return to the Diamond Cup on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer. H1 Chairman Sam Cole said the organization is delighted to be returning to Coeur d’Alene, with its rich history in unlimited hydroplane racing....

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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.