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Parting Shot -- 3.20.14 

The Michigan State band horn section plays during a timeout in the first half during the second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane today. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Question: Is there any team that you're rooting for in the NCAA Tournament, besides...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 2.20.14 

I'm going to leave you orphans for the next three days. I'm off tomorrow to attend to some personal business. And Cindy is headed to Sandpoint with her true love to celebrate an anniversary. So I'll have to run the blog Friday with a Wild...

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Legislature Almost Over 

Despite vehement debate in favor of it from House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, the House has defeated SJR103a, a proposed constitutional amendment regarding militia service, on a 33-37 vote. It needed two-thirds support to pass. A laughing Moyle said afterward, “In 16 years, that's...

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PM Headlines -- 3.20.14

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, second from left, holds on news conference to endorse Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, right, Sen. Jim Risch, second from right, and Rep. Mike Simpson, left, after a fundraising lunch at the Powerhouse Event Center in Boise today. Boise Weekly...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.20.14 

Time 2 Vote ... A pair of geese let another pair know that they have first spots on a nesting platform at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge near Stevensville, Mont. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Ravalli Republic, Perry Backus) Wednesday Winner -- JDanMike, with...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.20.14

5:49 p.m. Driver of Subaru Legacy speeding, passing in no-trespassing zone @ H95/H53, Garwood. 5:46 p.m. Excel chip truck traveling 35 mph w/flashers on & line of traffic behind @ n/b H41/MP 22 (north of Spirit Lake). 5:46 p.m. Undisclosed traffic hazard @ 2nd/Sherman Avenue,...

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No Ethics Action Against McMillan 

The House Ethics Committee has met to consider Rep. Shannon McMillan’s failure to disclose that she had a conflict of interest before voting against a bill, and decided not to take any formal action against her. “The Ethics Committee met to consider the ethics review...

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Beware, Urban Chicken Dreamers 

Candace Godwin: I've been raising chickens in mid-town CdA since 2008 and blog about urban chicken keeping and gardening on The Coeur d Alene Coop (dot com). Raising chickens is fun and easy, but there are a few considerations before you jump into your first...

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It's All Good 

How was I supposed to know that a simple remark to my kids would trigger a slow descent into madness? It all began during my daughter’s grammar lessons. I was teaching her the difference between the words "well" and "good." This is easy to explain...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.20.14 

"It's wishful thinking," posts Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "The photo above was taken a couple of years ago, probably long after the calendar date that told us it was spring. Spring is coming through, though, in various wave lengths but only weak ones so far." More...

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Jeff Ward's Motto: Just Right 13 

Per usual, Huckleberries Online is interested in campaign literature distributed by candidates for elected office. Please feel free to email jpgs of campaign literature. Here's a flyer being distributed by Reagan Republican president Jeff Ward, who's running for the HD3 seat now held by state...

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Sandpoint Wants Monument To Stay 17 

Almost every chair in Sandpoint's Council Chamber was filled Wednesday night for the discussion of the Ten Commandment Monument in Farmin Park. "I just wanted to come out today and be able to say that the monument is a historical document and it represents a...

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Cliff Notes RE: Commissioner Debate 23 

I attended the debate featuring, from left (in this Duane Rasmussen photo), Marc Eberlein, Tim Herzog and incumbent Commissioner Todd Tondee and challengers. Here's my Cliff Notes version of the debate: Todd Tondee: On defense. Said fact that commissioners pulled Unified Land Use Code (ULUC)...

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Teaching Us To Be Civil 

Cornell W. Clayton, professor of political science and director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, spoke on the "State of Civility in Politics" at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library Wednesday. He received his doctorate in...

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Couple Reconnects After Decades 

There’s something about the magic of first love that time cannot erase. Years may pass, but most of us never forget the first person who captured our hearts. Ollie and Nancy Bowman are no exception. They met in the late 1950s at Wenatchee High School....

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Person Field To Get Playground 

Exciting changes are in store for a 3-acre city-owned play field along 15th Street in eastern Coeur d’Alene. Thanks to a $30,000 donation from the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, the grassy expanse will soon sport new playground equipment, which is scheduled to be installed...

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Cooperation: Key To Job Creation

They had to understand themselves and their shortcomings before they could build a successful Magic Valley economic engine, said Dr. Jerry Beck. Beck, who recently retired as president of the College of Southern Idaho, said community leaders in southeastern Idaho became frustrated with their economic...

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Which Write-In Could Beat Spencer? 

Can a write-in beat Larry Spencer in a Kootenai County Democratic primary race? Joker: Write in campaigns are tough, but not impossible. The Shoshone County Sheriff managed to pull it off a few years ago. The Dems needs to pick somebody with some name recognition...

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Cooling Off

Milwaukee Brewers' Mark Reynolds splashes water on his face in the dugout prior to a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Question: Wouldn't it be nice to be this hot right now?

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.20.14

11:45 a.m. Someone is suffering intense chest pain @ 2300 block of W. Seltice Way. 11:40 a.m. Traffic signs are confusing motorists near scene of 11:25 crash because the signs are telling them to get into left lane when ISP officers need them to get...

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5 Q's: An Interview With Steve Bruno 

In this Spokesman-Review file photo, maverick conservative Larry Spencer shows his support for a property tax measure. Huckleberries Online interviews Steve Bruno, acting chairman of the Kootenai County Democratic Party, re: conservative maverick Larry Spencer's attempt to take over his party: Huckleberries: Was Larry Spencer's...

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Poll: 1/3 Fill Out NCAA Brackets

Wednesday Poll: One-third of Hucks Nation fills out brackets for the NCAA Tournament. 84 of 125 respondents (32.8%) said they fill out the brackets for March Madness. 84 of 125 respondents (67.2%) don't. Today's Poll: If the 2014 Idaho Legislature ended today, what grade would...

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Westboro Baptist Founder Phelps Dies 11 

Margie M. Phelps, left, stands with her husband Pastor Fred Phelps and her daughter Margie J. Phelps during a demonstration outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland, on Oct. 31, 2007. The Westboro Baptist Church members protested in Coeur d'Alene in October 2010. Fred Phelps...

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AM Headlines -- 3.20.14

Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison, center, is mobbed by teammates after nailing a 3-pointer to beat Oklahoma State at KeyArena in 2005. Gonzaga opens NCAA Tournament play with Oklahoma State today. See story below. (SR file photo) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Rathdrum family escapes home fire/Press Crashes...

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2014 Legislature May End Today 10 

This year’s legislative session may well end today. “Mr. President, senators, let’s go home today,” Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, told the Senate this morning. “Let’s go home today. It’s doable.” He said he’s visited with his House counterpart, House Majority Leader Mike...

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