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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

CdA To Seek $15M Levy 

The Coeur d’Alene School District will ask voters in March for a $15 million-a-year tax levy, just over $2 million more than the levy that expires this June. The additional money will be earmarked for buying new curricular materials and hiring more teachers to reduce...

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Ex-ISPer Ashamed Of Actions 

Daniel Charles Howard stood before a judge Monday in Coeur d’Alene and took responsibility for crimes that cost him his career as an Idaho state trooper and took a heavy toll on his family. “I screwed up and I stand here utterly ashamed,” Howard said...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 1.5.15 23 

Okay, I'm test-driving the new format today. So it will be awhile before I can figure out how to make it as user friendly as possible. I know that the new format makes it easier for mobile readers to use. Techmeister Dan & I want...

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1st Day Of New Blog Ends 

My first day of test-driving the new blog is in the books, with mixed results. Techmeister Dan is working feverishly to address concerns mentioned to Huckleberries Central, on the blog or in private emails. For example, one of you mentioned the desire to have a...

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Trustees Wary Of Asking Too Much 

Skyway Elementary fifth-grader Danielle Sablan, left, and Makenzy Mossman work on a project together at the school in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday. Class overcrowding is an issue that will be addressed as the Coeur d’Alene School District plans its next levy request. (SR photo: Kathy...

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PFPD Eyes CdA Robbery Suspect

Post Falls police are preparing to bring robbery charges against a 25-year-old Spokane Valley man charged by Coeur d'Alene police for the attempted robbery of the pharmacy at the Trading Co grocery story Dec. 12. The PFPD have named Brian J. Lindsey as a suspect...

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Sad Sight  

Cindy describes the saddest sight that she's seen today. Feel free to jump in with your own sad sights of the new year ...

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Report: 3% Raises For State Workers 

The state’s new official Report to the Governor on state employee compensation and benefits is out, and it recommends merit-based raises averaging 3 percent for state employees next year. If approved, that’d be the biggest raise targeted toward state employees since 2008. Idaho state employees...

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A Sledding We Will Go 

"Let's do it again," said Connor Crockett, 10, after sledding at Cherry Hill Park in Coeur d'Alene with his dad Herb Crockett of Hayden Lake last week. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

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Pennaluna Shuts Wallace Doors 

Pennaluna & Co. is closing its Wallace doors to-day. This was one of the oldest stock brokerages in the nation, founded in 1926 by Alex Pennaluna, and led to the creation of the Spokane Stock Exchange, which bankrolled the Sunshine Mine and many other NYSE-listed...

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Idaho Ignores Prison Rape Law 

Idaho is one of seven states that have opted out of compliance with a 2003 law aimed at eliminating prison rape, and could face financial penalties, the AP reports. Now, a Texas senator is pushing legislation to eliminate the penalties from the law, prompting national...

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Schools Collect $180M+ In Levies 

Idaho school districts are collecting more than $180 million in voter-approved supplemental levies in 2014-15. This represents almost a 4 percent decrease from 2013-14, when districts collected more than $188 million in supplemental levies. But the dropoff can be explained by reduced levies in three...

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Slushy Monday 

I prefer to shovel snow, to snow-blow it, unless the snow is deep & heavy (as it was last night). Then, I envy my neighbors with snow blowers, until the blowers jam.

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Idaho Poll: Outlaw Anti-Gay Bias 

A new poll by Utah pollster Dan Jones & Associates shows that two-thirds of Idahoans believe it should be against state law to discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people in housing, employment and business. The poll, which queried 520 Idaho adults in late December...

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Huckleberries Breaks 2 Blog Records 

While I was on vacation, Super Sub Cindy guided Huckleberries the rest of the way to records for page-views and blog views. In 2014, Huckleberries finished with 2,627,127 page-views, besting this blog's 2012 record by 23,017 pageviews, and 1,672,554 unique views. The 2014 total bested...

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Cutline Contest -- 1.5.15 

On Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, with the temperature creeping up toward zero and wind chill of -19 degrees, someone propped up a cardboard figure of Twins second baseman Brian Dozier on the ice Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler)

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