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FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2014

Parting Shot -- 10.31.14 

Ktitagya Ghimire, of Nepal, wears a banana costume as he takes the Oath of Allegiance during a Halloween-themed naturalization ceremony Friday in Baltimore. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 38 children, many of whom came dressed in Halloween costumes, from 18 countries. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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TGIF Wild Card -- 10.31.14 15 

Just a reminder to the regulars & regular blurkers at Huckleberries Online -- services for our friend Patrick Jacobs (aka OrangeTV) are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th St., Coeur d'Alene. I'm looking forward to celebrating his life. I'll...

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Top Comments -- 10.31.14

Top Comment -- DTSinIdaho (RE: And now a word from Shawn): If you are going to be in politics you have to expect anything against you. It is like a football game. You start off slow, looking for the others weakness, and you find something...

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Nelson: I Didn't OK Delavan Firing 15 

In a news release to Huckleberries Online, Commissioner Jai Nelson says she had nothing to do with dismissal of county airport manager Greg Delavan: there has been reporting and comments attributed to me which are inaccurate. I did not support Mr. Delavan’s dismissal. I was...

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Cutline Contest -- 10.30.14 15 

Time 2 Vote ... A well-preserved arm purportedly found on the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg, Md., shortly after the Civil War clash in 1862, is shown in a photograph this week at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. You write the...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.31.14

4:55 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office property crimes report for Oct. 30-31 here. 4:52 p.m. Drivers of 3 vehicles involved in crash @ NW Blvd/Seltice Way have pulled into park-and-ride lot. 4:46 p.m. Caller willing to sign complain vs reckless driver of gold Chevy Blazer...

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Edit: Dump Guns-On-Campus Law 

In a Moscow-Pullman Daily News editorial, Devin Rokyta writes: One of our local state representatives in the Idaho Legislature, Cindy Agidius, pictured, told us here on the board earlier this week that she has plans, if re-elected to office Tuesday, to deal with what she...

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Did GOP Bus Stop Violate Law? 15 

In an IdahoED NEWS story, Kevin Richert wonders: A Friday blog post from Betsy Russell of the Spokane Spokesman-Review raises an interesting question: Did a Republican Party bus tour stop at a Gooding charter school violate the state’s ethics code? The bus tour stopped on...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.31.14 16 

Walkabout snapped this photos of trees leveled between Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive), along the western boundary of North Idaho College this week. Trees were cut and brush removed as part of a levee stabilization project. At one point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had...

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Food Porn 

On his Facebook wall, DTS posts this Food Porn photo, with the note: "Having Lunch at Nosworthy's by the Fairgrounds. They ran out of fries for my order. So they brought the next batch. Uhh, like waaayyy too much. But I ain't griping. Burger was...

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And Now A Word From Shawn ... 

On her Facebook wall, state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, posts: "This post on Dave O's Huckleberries Online blog at the Spokesman Review reminds me that the twilight hours of campaign season can be filled with ugly and deceitful occurrences. As always, I've worked hard in...

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What Is He Saying? 

Marc Eberlein, a Republican candidate for one of two Kootenai County commissioner seats, listens to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden during a stop on the recent bus tour of top Idaho Republican candidates, including Gov. Butch Otter. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Question: What do you think Wasden...

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Raffee: 1st Results At 9:30 Tuesday 

The Kootenai County Clerk's Department will change its approach to tabulating votes Tuesday, with the goal of getting results out sooner. Deputy Clerk Pat Raffee said the goal of the Elections Department this time will be to get absentees and early votes out by 9:30...

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Post Falls Church To Honor Dead Vet

St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church (4718 E. Horsehaven/Post Falls) is sponsoring a memorial service and a "Beer and Brats" fundraiser in honor of (World War II combat veteran Jim Ayers, pictured) from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Ayers, who was permanently disabled with a loss of hearing,...

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'Vera' Hits CdA Casino Jackpot, Sorta 

I finally saw that Coeur d'Alene Casino commercial featuring Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson, as "Vera." Kerri discussed her day as an actor for a new advertising campaign by the Coeur d'Alene Casino in a June 25 Main Street column here. Kerri reports that it...

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Breaking! Lake City Picks Hammond 23 

Jim Hammond, a former Idaho state senator who previously served as a city councilman, mayor and city administrator in Post Falls, has been named Coeur d’Alene city administrator. Hammond, 64, was selected from a nationwide pool of 64 candidates. He is expected to start his...

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KCGOPCC Targets Bonner County 29 

The Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens PAC, not to be confused with the other KCGOPCC, Kootenai County Republican Central Committee -- is back. This time, the shadowy organization is backing uber-conservatives in Bonner/Boundary counties. A Bonner County Facebook Friend posted this card on her wall...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 10.30.14

12:01 a.m. CPD officer stopping in 100 block of N19th Street/CdA to follow up on eviction. 11:56 a.m. Driver of red 1990 Acura Integra reckless, speeding @ 100mph @ e/b I-90/MP 7 (H41/Post Falls). 11:15 a.m. Abandoned bicycle found @ Govt Way/Hayden Avenue. 11:11 a.m....

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A Touch Of Gold 

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook wall, Linda Lantzy writes of this viewtiful photo: "A touch of Gold on the North Fork of the St. Joe River." You can see more of her scenic Idaho photos & beyond here.

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Gas Prices Falls Below $3 

At The Hill, Keith Lang reports: "U.S. drivers will pay an average of less than $3 per gallon on Election Day, according to AAA. It's the first time gas prices have dropped to that level since Dec. 22, 2010. “Consumers are experiencing ‘sticker delight’ as...

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Poll: Hammond Supported Sorta 

Thursday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation wants former state senator Jim Hammond of Post Falls selected as the next Coeur d'Alene city administrator. 58 of 129 respondents (44.96%) prefer Hammond. 50 of 129 respondents (38.76%) don't. 21 (16.28%) were undecided. Weekend Poll: Should we...

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NIC Picks Architect For Tech Building

The Coeur d’Alene-based firm Architects West has been chosen by a committee to design the $15 million, 100,000-square-foot North Idaho College Career Technical Education Facility in Rathdrum. Architects West was chosen out of six local and regional firms by a search committee comprised of NIC...

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AM Headlines -- 10.31.14

Kindergartner Adelaide Quist measure how many blocks tall a pumpkin is during a pumpkin math lesson at Lena Whitmore Elementary School in Moscow Thursday. Students in the class were dressed in their Halloween costumes after holding a Halloween parade for other students in the school....

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OrangeTV ♥'d Mayor Sandi's Style 

Patrick Jacobs (aka OrangeTV) loved former Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem's fashion sense. For your reading pleasure, I found this comment that he had about Her Sandiness on Feb. 26, 2007: "One thing is for sure: Sandi Bloem is a hardcore fashionista. Did anybody catch...

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