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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 3.18.14 

The dance cards for the spring primaries have filled up (although we'll need some inside info to decide which candidates belong to which parties in both the GOP and Democratic precinct committeeman races). We're still protected from another official season of political campaigning (which seems...

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Parting Shot -- 3.18.14 

Honor guards open the doors for Russian President Vladimir Putin followed by Crimean leaders entering the hall for the signing ceremony of a treaty for Crimea to join Russia, in the Kremlin in Moscow today. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty to incorporate...

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Stickman: Tree City USA? Really? 11 

Stickman (RE: Coeur d'Alene named Tree City USA for 30th year in a row): I saw something recently about our town being awarded another Tree City USA award. Very ironic seeing as how we seem to be doing our best to cut them all down....

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Jweshaw: Boise Has More Benefactors 10 

Jweshawk: (RE: Boise best at getting it right): I grew up in CDA and much later lived and worked in Boise. A huge difference as I see it is that Boise has benefactors who have donated vastly to making it a wonderful place to live...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.18.14 

Only 2 entries so far ... Reid Holtorf, 4, waits for a foul ball during a spring exhibition baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago Cubs in Phoenix on Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Monday Winner -- Nic, with 8...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.18.14

5:31 p.m. Off-duty officer saw blue car & black van playing "chicken" @ w/b I-90/MP 8 (Huetter rest stop area). 4:59 p.m. 2 males are yelling at each other & 3rd male lying down @ 700 block of N2nd & Boise/CdA. 4:47 p.m. Male in...

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Lincoln Day Lunch Flyer Set 

Earlier today, I published an invite to the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 12, circulated by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. The dinner will feature Gov. Butch Otter and his main challenger, state Sen. Russ Fulcher. Now, I've obtained a flyer for...

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PM Headlines -- 3.18.14

An animal shelter in northern Idaho was chosen to be featured in an episode of the PBS show, Shelter Me. The episode featuring the Panhandle Animal Shelter was scheduled to air on national television in September 2014. The TV series celebrates shelter pets with positive...

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'Compact' Means Small 

Facebook Friend Sharon Gwyn posts re: parking her Ford Focus at the Cancer Center today: "I park in the 'compact' section of the parking lot with EVERY space marked, I come back to find myself sandwiched between a Toyota highlander & a Ford explorer. If...

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KXLY: Some Baristas Packing Guns 

With the outbreak in the number of armed robberies of coffee huts, especially in Spokane, some baristas are beginning to pack a weapon, like the one shown above. KXLY will be airing a news story about this situation later this afternoon. After the third robbery...

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Eberlein Takes On Tondee Again 36 

Two years ago, Marc Eberlein lost to incumbent Commissioner Todd Tondee by 239 votes in a five-way race in the Kootenai County GOPrimary elections. Tim Herzog is the third candidate in the GOPrimary race. I peeked at Eberlein's site to learn more about him: Marc...

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Rescued 

Mary Lu Ward, left, of the Las Cruces Animal Control, calls to Athena as she was lifted in a utility bucket by El Paso Electric in Las Cruces, N.M. Ward successfully rescued the cat, who had been stuck on top of the electrical pole for...

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Who Are These 2 Guys? 

For those keeping score at home, two Kootenai County residents have filed as challengers to Congressman Raul Labrador in the 1st Congressional District -- Democrat Ryan Barone, of 9323 Government Way, Hayden, and Republican Sean Blackwell, 6478 Silverado St., Rathdrum. Additionally, two Moscow residents have...

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Huckleberries Has Learned ... 

... That the Coeur d'Alene School Board has decided not to have a public meeting on the "Add the Words" request from Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss until district attorney Mark Lyons has studied the legal issues involved. The Coeur d'Alene School Board won't meet...

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Bjorn: GOPCC Control Up For Grabs 

Mark Fisher, who ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature from House District 2 in 2012, is challenging former county GOP chairwoman Tina Jacobson for her Precinct committeeman seat. (File photo: Duane Rasmussen) Bjorn Handeen, GOP CCommitteeman from Precinct 52, tells Huckleberries Online that those unopposed...

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Gary: This'll Get Dems Off Back Sides 

Gary Ingram (RE: These donkeys look like elephants): Finally something being done to finally get the Dems off their lazy you know what. It is taking Republicans to get them to do something. So now they will energize to recruit members through a write in...

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Ed Stakeholders Find Commonality 

They still are three separate groups, with distinct memberships — the Idaho School Boards Association, the Idaho Association of School Administrators and the Idaho Education Association, the state’s teachers’ union. But for most of the 2014 session, these three groups have spoken as one, with...

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Stallings Heeds Siren Call 

There’s an old saying that politics is a disease cured only by six feet of dirt. It seems especially true for those who have served in high public office, even those who fulfill the classic prediction that headlined an article written in the 1950s by...

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Fulcher Dreaming Big Dreams 

Opposition to Obamacare and Common Core are two of the hooks Sen. Russ Fulcher has used to attract conservative voters in May’s gubernatorial primary race. But he says the “fun part” of his challenge to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is discussing his vision for the...

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Wild Waters Embroiled In Lawsuit 

Passersby can still see the remnants of the Wild Waters park in the form of blue water slides prominently resting on a hill at the intersection of Interstate 90 and US 95. The park closed its doors in 2010 and, according to Coeur d'Alene Police...

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Munchies

SR photographer Kathy Plonka snapped this photo of a moose munching on veggies in the Hauser Lake area this morning.

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.18.14 

11:45 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 17-18 here. 11:31 a.m. 77YO female @ Harmony House, 454 W. Lacey/Hayden, is lethargic. 11:30 a.m. Lakes Middle School on 15th Street/CdA is involved in a fire drill. 11:24 a.m. Caller dialed 911 dispatch to...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.18.14

On his Slice blog post, Paul Turner writes: "Please note: This doesn't say 'Ruby Ridge.' They are altogether different stories of the West." (Illustration: http://westernsaga45.blogspot.com) Multinational/Fort Boise 2 tech systems, 1 audit/EDge Day 77: Fishing/Eye on Shanghai More about Fulcher/Chuck Malloy Madness begins tonite/SportsLink Colon...

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Idaho House Rejects Nullification Bill 

The House has agreed unanimously to return HB 473 – the bill attempting to nullify the EPA’s regulatory authority in Idaho – to the House Resources Committee, at the request of Resources Chairman Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale. “I think that having this bill in front of...

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Poll: No Surprises With Local Politics

Monday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation sez nothing surprises it when it comes to our weird local politics. 74 of 163 respondents (45.4%) said they're immune from political surprises at the local level. However, 39 of 163 respondents (23.93%) said they were surprised by...

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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.