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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Ghost-like Moose Prove Ticks Suck 

(Photo: Idaho Fish & Game Department) The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age. It’s likely the work of blood-sucking ticks. The Coeur d’Alene office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has...

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Fort Grounds Fights Multi-Family Units 

The Fort Grounds Homeowners Association is leading the fight to stop further incursion of multi-family units by developers. 90 homeowners out of 120 properties have signed a petition asking the City of Coeur d’Alene to take action to make the Historic Fort Grounds a single...

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Poll: Leave CdA Tribe Gaming Alone 

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation doesn't want the state to interfere with plans by the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe to expand gaming operations to include Texas Hold 'Em poker play and poker tournaments. 159 of 191 respondents (83.25%) support the expanded gaming at the Coeur...

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Duck Dynasty Stars Back Denney 

Several stars from the A&E program “Duck Dynasty” appeared at a fundraiser for Idaho GOP secretary of state candidate Lawerence Denney on Saturday night, and Idaho Statesman reporter John Sowell reports that “several thousand” people attended the event at the Idaho Center, which seats 12,279....

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AM Headlines -- 3.31.14

Brice Sloan of Sloan Security Group talked about the Animal Detection Systems software they're using just north of Bonners Ferry to alert drivers to presence of wildlife on Highway 95. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Will the M's be lions...

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On Medicaid Cuts, Rusche Was Right 

When the Idaho Legislature took an ax to Idaho Health and Welfare funding back in 2011, House Minority Leader and physician John Rusche issued a warning. In a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, the Lewiston Democrat called some of...

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Costello: Dems Try To Switch Topics 

After capturing power in 2008, the Democratic Party gave us the stimulus package (a total failure). They gave us Obamacare, a failure of such proportions that Democratic pollster Celinda Lake urged her party's candidates to run from it this fall. They have given us a...

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M's Open Against Angels Tonight 

It’s still special to Felix Hernandez. Even after all these years, the thrill of making the start on opening day hasn’t lost its meaning to the Mariners ace. “For sure, it’s the start of the new season,” he said. “It’s always fun. It’s the start...

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CdA Dentist Dick Smart, 69, RIP

Popular dentist, inventor and avid outdoorsman Dick Smart died Thursday night at home in Coeur d'Alene, surrounded by family. He was 69. "He was incredibly wise about many things," said Charlie Nipp, of Coeur d'Alene, who has been a friend of Smart's since they were...

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Silverwood Job Fair Attracts 100s

Blake Rasmussen, 18, of Hayden, left, uses the back of Jake Tyree, 17, of Spokane, to sign a Silverwood standards sheet as they stand in line for the Silverwood job fair Saturday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene. Hundreds of people turned out...

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JohnA: 4 Seasons In 1 Trail Walk 

JohnA: Well, in typical March weather we experienced all four seasons on our walk with the Big Dog on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's near Medimont today. What began with the brilliant sunshine and warmth of summer gave way to fall-like thunder, lighting and...

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Widmyer Honors Former CdA Mayors 

When Mayor Steve Widmyer agreed to speak on leadership, he realized he hasn't been in office long enough to lean on his own experience - so he honored eight predecessors. "Some of you may have recently heard that I was awarded by the Inlander Magazine...

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Hucks: Escaping Zombie Apocalypse

As most of you know, zombies are wreaking havoc across the United States. “Shaun of the Dead.” “Zombieland.” “The Walking Dead.” It doesn’t look good, if you live in the South or on the West Coast. And that includes the apple eaters in Washington. Who...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Weekend Wild Card -- 3.29-30 10 

I'm beginning to think that Kootenai County politics is the most interesting spectator sport, this side of March Madness (once Gonzaga bows out of the tournament). In fact, it might be interesting to fill out a bracket of Kootenai County political heavyweights and see who...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 3.28.14 16 

For the first time in 20 years, the Idaho HQ of the Spokesman-Review will be moving. But we won't be going far. Three weeks from today, we'll be taking up residence on the first floor of the Spokesman-Review building, in the wing opposite the law...

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Mike: Dan English Is Our Will Rogers 

Dan English is kind of like Will Rogers in that he's probably never met a man he didn't like. And vice versa. I'm guessing this man hasn't met Dan English -- Mike Kennedy re: letter writer Dave Sheldon of Hayden. Question: Do you know someone...

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Top Story: Selle Report Miffs Regan 35 

Top story of the day (comment wise) ... I had such hope seeing Jeff Selle at the central committee meeting this week, listening to Gubernatorial Candidate Senator Russ Fulcher address the committeemen. Last month, you and I discussed how Mr. Selle completely ignored Lt. Governor...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.28.14 16 

OK, I know I've already published this photo of former Democratic county clerk Dan English at the Kootenai County Reagan Republican luncheon at Fedora Thursday. But I can't resist making it today's Cutline Contest photo, too. Have fun. Thursday Winner -- JDanMike, with 6 likes:...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.28.14

5:47 p.m. Blue tarp is blowing around on e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/Post Falls). 5:43 p.m. Someone suffering uncontrolled bleeding @ 5900 block of H54/Athol. 5:15 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 27-28 here. 4:39 p.m. Drunk male is sitting w/dog in silver...

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PM Headlines -- 3.28.14

Vietnam veteran Leon Strigotte, left, receives medals and commendations he earned in Vietnam in 1969 from Brigadier General John Goodale of the Idaho Army National Guard at the Post Falls National Guard Armory in Post Falls today. Strigotte's wife, Linda, watches at right, Leon received...

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KCRCC Sets Rival Lincoln Day Event 

Another meet and greet event has been set up for Republican primary candidates on April 12. The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is hosting the event on the same day as its Lincoln Day Dinner, and it overlaps another luncheon meet and greet hosted by...

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Widmyer Honors Past CdA Mayors 13 

At the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club today, Mayor Steve Widmyer honored six past mayors and the late mayor Ray Stone's wife, Betty, for their work in moving the community forward over the last 44 years. Six of the seven past mayors were present, from left:...

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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.





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