TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.30.14 

I received my annual flu shot this morning. I always get them, sometimes later than earlier. I generally get through the winter without flu or even a bad cold, on flu shot years. Knock on wood. Am I the first in the Huckleberries Online crowd...

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Parting Shot -- 9.30.14

Sandy Morden holds her granddaughter, Camryn Thrushman, 2, as they blow a steam whistle together during the Whistles on the Water event at Palmer Park in St. Clair, Mich. (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, Jeffrey M. Smith)

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Most Commented Stories -- 9.30.14

The stories that attracted the most comments today are: Gun racks make liberals nervous (15 comments), and: California bans plastic grocery bags (9 comments), and: Crane 'joke' leaves 'em confused (8 comments).

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Top Comment Today -- JPinkman 

JPinkman (RE: California bans plastic grocery bags): It's not so much the ban on plastic bags but being allowed to charge for a paper bag? This is a scary slippery slope we are entering. Charges for checked bags on planes, attempted charges for carry on...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.30.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Facts: Organizer Jonathan Ferrara oversees the installation of the upcoming "Guns in the Hands of Artists" show at his gallery in New Orleans. You write the cutline. (AP photo) Monday Winner -- Lost in Boise, with 11 likes: "My Mom can...

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Politico: Otter-Balukoff Race In Play 

Politico, a national political news magazine and web site says the Idaho race for governor is in play. Polls have shown Gov. Butch Otter up earlier this month by as much as 18 points over Boise businessman and philanthropist A.J. Balukoff. But Balukoff has spent...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.14

4:57 p.m. 4YO hurt in bicycle accident @ 1600 block of Quail Run Blvd/Post Falls. 4:51 p.m. Someone in 2200 block of Spokane Street/Post Falls wants ride to ER. 4:38 p.m. Deputy reports vehicle on top 20 feet down embankment, unknown location. 4:22 p.m. Coeur...

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PM Headlines -- 9.29.14 

Shadle Park's Brett Rypien, left, and Coeur d'Alene's Drew Berger for the cover of the 2014 SR Prep football special section. Rypien, who lost to Lake City this season, has announced that he will play for Boise State after he graduates. See story below. (SR...

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Craig Ordered To Pay Nearly $242K 

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses incurred after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday in...

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Survey: Idaho 12th Best For Teachers 

In his Topic Tuesday video discussion, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter discusses the purpose of his Education Task Force. A new survey finds Idaho to be the 12th best state for teachers. WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia utilizing 18 metrics including...

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KCSO: Home Burglars Target Guns 

During the past month of September, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has taken six residential burglaries with numerous firearms stolen. All but one of the burglaries was a forced entry into the home, with the weapons being taken from a bedroom. Only half of the reported...

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Roetter Debunks Sandy Hook Theory 

Believe it or not, there are people out there who don't believe the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre actually took place. The deniers say that the shooting never occured and that we’ve been told a cover story for an elaborately staged government hoax. One...

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HucksOnline Blogosphere -- 9.30.14

In The Slice blog, Paul Turner wonders if anyone remembers Larry Scott, "the skinny kid from Idaho"? More here. 3 good suggestions/Fort Boise Sleeping in the trees/Idaho Dad Wait, it's what time?/Grip on Sports Tuesday Twitterdeedum/Slight Detour Land trust names new director/Outdoors Day 251: Balancing...

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Dairy-Free Huckleberry Coconut Cake 

Huckleberries are sometimes referred to as mountain blueberries. In North Idaho, they are also known as purple gold. There was a bumper crop this year and we we did really well, stocking our freezer with a haul that should easily last us until next year’s...

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UO Drops Nude Art Class, Draws Fire 

Jud Turner covers his heron sculpture near the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore., Monday with a knitted fig leaf in protest over the canceling of figure drawing class at the university. The School of Architecture and Allied Arts' art department has taken a...

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Work To Start On One Lakeside Tower 

Work will begin this fall on Coeur d’Alene’s newest midrise, One Lakeside, a 64-unit luxury apartment building with prime views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Austin Lawrence Partners, a development firm in Aspen, Colorado, will erect the 15-story tower at North First Street and East Lakeside...

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Nesse Wants Your Vote 

Huckleberries published a flyer by state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, last week. So it's only fair to publish one by her Democratic opponent Anne Nesse, a leader in the crusade to increase Idaho's minimum wage from a paltry $7.25. On the back of the...

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Happy Birthday, Lewiston Tribune 

First issue (of the Lewiston Tribune) printed Sept. 30, 1892, under leadership of Alford family -- Kerri Sandaine tweet. DFO: I spent the best two years of my newspaper career in the newsroom of the Lewiston Tribune, rubbing shoulders with terrific Idaho journalists like Paul...

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California Bans Plastic Grocery Bags 

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to...

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26 Minutes To Answer Simple Query 

A long-time blurker called to object to the run-around she received when she called Waste Management to ask about the difference in cost for a bigger garbage can. She was bounced around to two different states and four transfers before getting the information 26 minutes...

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Barack As Tour Guide 

President Barack Obama escorts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington today. President Barack Obama lauded India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the "poorest of the poor." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)...

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Poll: Fed Lands Panel Tour Bogus

Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation considers the Idaho Legislature Federal Lands Committee factfinding tour, headed by legislators Chuck Winder and Lawerence Denney, to be a waste of time and money. 108 of 130 respondents (83.08%) took that position. Only 12 of 130 respondents (9.23%) said...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.30.14

12:44 p.m. Driver of older-model teal Chevy possibly DUI @ e/b I-90/stateline. 12:37 p.m. Undisclosed medical emergency @ 4500 block of Govt Way/CdA. 11:12 a.m. Someone has been hurt in a fall @ 8800 block of McKinley Lane/Hayden. 9:11 a.m. Male is unconscious in boys...

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Downtown CdA In The AM 

Jake at Skyline-Productions.com provides this eye opener of downtown Coeur d'Alene in the early morning. I'm a night owl. I don't do mornings. But the few times I have, I've enjoyed seeing what downtown Coeur d'Alene looks like before people and cars arrive. How about...

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Crane 'Joke' Leaves 'Em Confused 

Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane left an erroneous impression on his audience Thursday at the University of Idaho during a press conference touting the benefits of the state's higher education savings plan, IDeal. Crane was in Moscow with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and first lady Lori...

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