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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

Hump Day Wild Card -- 3.19.14 

I appreciate Eman's comment re: Tuesday's Cutline Contest photo: "Dave, sometimes the photo's are,,,,ummm, weak for witty comments...One would think with all the photo's at your disposal you might choose others. The right pic would certainly get many many clever replies. I enjoy the cutline...

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Parting Shot -- 3.19.14 

Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, today. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight tonight,...

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180 Affiliate With Local Republicans 

County Clerk Jim Brannon told Huckleberries Online moments ago that 180 voters had elected to affiliate with the Kootenai County Republican Party, from Dec. 31 through 5 p.m. last Friday, March 14. Of that number, 31 Democrats and 149 previously Unaffiliated voters elected to affiliate...

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Protests May Have Consequences 26 

Idaho State Police troopers say 109 people account for a total of 192 arrests that have been made in relation to Add the 4 Words. Of those people, 46 have been arrested more than once. Ty Carson is one of two people who has been...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.19.14 

Time 2 vote ... Los Angeles Police Department's Jim McSorley dips Tina Shamlian in the middle of East Broad Street as he marches with fellow police officers during Savannah's 190-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade on Monday in Savannah, Ga. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.19.14

5:49 p.m. Female is threatening to harm male roommate on East Harrison/CdA. 5:24 p.m. 2 1/2YO toddler has accidentally consumed some sort of gel @ Sheridan/Reed, Hayden. 4:55 p.m. Caller learns "suspicious person" on neighbor's property on Prospect/Harrison is new tenant. 4:48 p.m. Someone injured...

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PM Headlines -- 3.19.14

Jerry Winkler, co-owner of Spokane's Integrus Architecture, stands next to a print of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic his firm designed. Integrus Architecture has just begun work on its 14th overseas U.S. embassy. Story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Shoshone County...

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Of Tagalongs & Somoas 10 

Just ate a whole box of Tagalongs. I regret nothing. Don't judge me -- Digger. DFO: I just popped open my box of Samoas. Yum. Shared with office. Question: Which Girl Scout cookie(s) did you pick this year?

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Reward Offered In Vehicle Burglaries

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries in the Rathdrum area. On Feb. 11, the Rathdrum Police Department received a call of several...

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Ward: Henderson Move Was Expected 

HucksOnline Question: I wonder what Reagan Republican president Jeff Ward thinks about this endorsement? Jeff Ward: It was expected. Rep. Henderson and I disagreed about Obamacare, the state healthcare exchange and various issues. He has tried to recruit candidates to reflect his more moderate views...

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'Chicken From Hell' Introduced 

This illustration provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Tuesday shows the dinosaur Anzu wyliei. The birdlike animal, about 7 feet tall, weighed an estimated 500 pounds when it roamed western North America around 66-68 million years ago. Nicknamed the "chicken from hell," the...

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Jeff: So I'm Watching 'Frozen' 11 

Ok I'll admit it...I'm a 50 year old man sitting in my house watching Frozen. Don't judge me -- Jeff Conroy of St. Vincent de Paul's DFO: Um, my wife just called to say she nabbed a "Frozen" DVD for viewing tonight. She's seen it....

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Lunch Features Commission Hopefuls 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans will host a GOP candidates' forum for County Commission No. 1 when they meet for their weekly noon luncheon at Fedora's restaurant, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Thursday. The three candidates for the GOPrimary nomination are: Marc Eberlein, incumbent...

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Honest George: Voters Are Clueless 

Honest George (RE: Trib: It's voters' fault, not Dems'): I agree with Marty -- it's the voters fault. I've had more conversations than I can count with voters on both sides of the spectrum and I'm always surprised how little most of them know about...

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Rusche: Idaho Ed Funding Woeful 

Minority Leader John Rusche (RE: Mendiola: Idaho education foundation is crumbling): I consider it woefully inadequate. We gave tax reductions of about $55M to businesses and high earners over the last two years. We are leaving almost $100 million on the table or stashed into...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.19.14

Firefighters walk past the tail section of a crashed news helicopter as they remove a body from the wreckage of a KOMO-TV helicopter Tuesday in Seattle. In her End Notes post today, Catherine Johnston writes about this tragedy: "Life does change in an instant. We...

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SR Weekly News Quiz -- 3.16-20.14

How much do you know about Gonzaga University and University of Idaho men's basketball, lost-and-found statues and other news of note? Take the Spokesman-Review Weekly News Quiz and find out. You could win movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel simply...

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Why Pot Can't Get Traction In Idaho 

Four of Idaho's six neighboring states allow some form of legal marijuana use. Oregon, Nevada and Montana allow medical marijuana while Washington recently legalized pot for most residents. In each of those states, voters approved legalizing marijuana, but in Idaho, the issue has gotten nowhere....

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'Incredibles' Sequel Offers Promise 

Among the animated films that have been released over the past several years, “The Incredibles” ranks among my favorites. The blend of family sitcom and superhero flick, all set to a theme of forced retirement and extraordinary people forced to deal with ordinary problems of...

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Dogwalk: The West & Obama's West 

Our upcoming trip couldn't have come at a better time. We're headed for Great Falls, Montana to the Charles M. Russell western art extravaganza. Some of the best western and wild life art in the country, among other genres, will be presented in a variety...

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Idaho Ed Foundation Crumbling 

Idaho’s natural beauty and the inherent decency of its people can mask serious problems confronting the state, Idaho Business for Education’s president and chief executive officer says, comparing the Gem State to an old, stately, beautiful mansion whose foundation is rotting, cracking and direly in...

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Flash Back: Rocket Drive-In 

On Get Out! North Idaho, OrangeTV posts of the photo above: "The Rocket Drive-In in Post Falls was on its last legs when I was a child, but I do remember my parents taking me there from CdA and it seemed like a far, far...

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A Meatloaf Recipe That Pleases All 

My 4-year-old son sat at the table, arms folded across his chest, a mutinous scowl radiating his displeasure. Glaring at the plate in front of him, he growled, “Meatlope. I HATE meatlope!” Honestly, I didn’t blame him. Even a healthy dosing of ketchup couldn’t make...

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Daffodil Defender

On his Facebook wall, outdoor photographer Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "I'm mostly in favor of arachnids, but white crab spiders are just a little icky." You can see more of Robin's photography here.

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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.