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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Quotable Quote 

In my almost 40 years of working on children's issues this has to stand out as one of the most deliberate acts of harm to vulnerable women and children that I have even seen. It can't be allowed to stand -- Dan of the Community.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.10.15 

It appears that there are too many guns, cellphones in use, and angry, impatient motorists out there on local roads today (See: Road Ragers infect Ramsey Road). So maybe it's best to be inside this viewtiful morning in the Coeur d'Alene area. I'll do my...

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Parting Shot -- 4.10.15

A woman lays on the street to protest violence against women, in Pamplona northern Spain Friday. According to the World Health Organization recent global prevalence figures indicate that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their...

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4 North Idaho Votes Torpedo Bill 12 

It comes as no surprise to Huckleberries that four of the 9 House Judiciary & Rules Committee votes against the crucial child support legislation came from the usual suspects in North Idaho: Sims, McMillan, Cheatham & Scott. Rep. Luke Malek, whom you voted as Best North Idaho legislator, got this one right. Final vote: 9-8 against. F'shame.

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Sharia Law Scare Kills Bill 45 

House Judiciary and Rules voted 9-8 Friday to table a bill that would put Idaho in compliance with federal child support collection. According to Idaho Child Support Program Director Kandace Yearsley, the bill’s failure means an immediate loss of more than $16 million in federal funds to the state of Idaho for its child support collection program.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

Today's Cutline Contest spotlights Kim, Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian clan meeting qith Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan in their ancestral home of Armenia. Thursday's winner: JohnA.

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CdA Solicitation Law In Effect

A new city law that regulates door-to-door solicitation in Coeur d’Alene went into effect on Friday. The purpose of the ordinance is to help ensure public safety by providing another level of protection for Coeur d’Alene residents who are approached by salespeople visiting homes. The...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.10.15

This afternoon's Scanner Traffic (16 items + AM Scanner Traffic link) including report of CPR in progress on 18YO male who is unconscious & not breathing in front of Tito's in downtown Coeur d'Alene ...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.10.15

The former River City Dentistry building on the corner of Greensferry Road and Schneidmiller Avenue in Post Falls was demolished Friday morning due to the construction of the Greensferry overpass. Construction workers in the background look on from the emerging structure. The overpass is slated...

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Edit: Idaho Deserves Dignity, Repect 

In an Idaho Falls Post Register editorial, Corey Taule opines: "The bedrock ideal of religious freedom — and its necessary companion, tolerance — has not fared well lately in Idaho." It then goes on to list three incidents involving Idaho legislators, including Vito Barbieri, that have hurt the state's reputation with their actions this session ...

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From The Peanut Gallery ...

After spending a week in Las Vegas, JohnA isn't sure that the stereotypical vision of the city is accurate -- that as simply "Sin City" and "Lost Wages." Sure, there's plenty of those two elements. But he also found an orderly, well-conceived city that's tree-lined with only one flaw that annoyed him -- No lawns for his big dog to do its job ...

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Beer Fan Opens Filling Station 

Craft beer fan Keith Carpenter and his wife, Megan, have opened the Filling Station in the back of Scratch Bistro at 5th St & Sherman Ave in downtown Coeur d'Alene. The Filling station will offer the city's first growler specialty shop. You know what a growler is, don't you?

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Rep Rusche: What's Their Deal 21 

Minority Leader John Rusche is trying to figure out the end game for legislators that seem to be shaking in their boots that Sharia law will soon sweep over Idaho. He wonders whether the Sharia Law boogeyman is being used as a means by them to pour more hate onto the federal government. Anyone?

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How To Flub Prime Rib Roast

At an abbreviated Wallace Street Journal, David Bond describes cooking mistakes that he has made, including, most recently, prime rib roast. No, he didn't open the oven door while cooking. But he did something that sent his dog into a frenzy. Can you describe a cooking mistake that you've made?

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In Praise Of CdA Dog Park 

A letter writer to the Coeur d'Alene Press praised the dog park at Ramsey Road and Nez Perce -- and gives thanks to former county commissioner/councilman Bob Macdonald and others who had the vision to get it going. Personal note: Last time I drove past the park, it was packed with dogs and owners.

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Inspirational Lauren Hill, 19, RIP 

In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill, center, gets congratulated by teammates after scoring during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The 19-year-old freshman who inspired the nation with her desire to...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.9.15

Today's Scanner Traffic (15 items) includes semi inadvertently spilling gravel along H41, near Spirit Lake & female driver pulls gun on another motorist after cutting her off in Coeur d'Alene ...

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Pickford Won't Attend Partisan Forum 15 

Tambra Pickford, who is challenging incumbent Terri Seymour for the Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Zone 3 seat in May, told Huckleberries that she won't attend the luncheon forum for the election sponsored by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans in the coming weeks. "I didn't...

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Today Is National Siblings Day 

Do you get along with your siblings. If so -- or even if not -- today is the day you might want to get in touch with them. Today, after all, is National Siblings Day. Although it doesn't have official federal recognition, it's still a nice reminder that it might be time to contact the people who grew up closest to you.

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DUI Driver: CdA Cop Is Superhero 

A Coeur d'Alene man says his DUI arrest, which resulted in 4 months in jail, was the best thing that could have happened to him. Also, he lavished praise on the Coeur d'Alene Police officer (Jake Pleger) who handled him with patience while he was high on the spice he'd been smoking that day.

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AM Headlines -- 4.10.15 

The AM Headlines today includes: Idaho Legislature unlikely to adjourn today+Osburn woman sentenced after leaving dead husband in home foryear+Post Falls boat launch could open early+Madison School District flipflops on Common Core test+Deputies find family's stolen cabin+Idaho Records+more ...

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Sharia Law On Their Minds 11 

At Idaho Reports, Melissa Davlin reports that the Sharia law boogeyman has been haunting some Idaho legislators since state Rep. Vito Barbieri staged "The True Face of Islam in Idaho" luncheon earlier this session. Several North Idaho legislators who sit on Judiciary & Rules Committee attended that luncheon ...

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Road Ragers Infect Ramsey Road 

It's not even 9:30 and there already have been 2 Road Rage incidents along Ramsey Road between, Appleway and Kathleen Avenue -- one involving a gun. It's a beautiful day in Coeur d'Alene. Dunno why some people are so uptight. But be careful out there ...

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Walmart Increases Starting Wage 

Walmart is upping the ante on its starting wages. The retail giant, as of Saturday, raised the starting wage to $9 an hour for all of its Idaho employees, the company announced in a press release. Most of Walmart's entry-level employees at the two Post...

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Sharia Law Worries Snag Bill 19 

A House committee is holding up a bill to bring Idaho’s child support enforcement plan into compliance with federal law – potentially losing the state tens of millions of dollars, forcing the layoff of more than 100 state workers and cancelling contracts across the state – because of some concerns about possibly subjecting the state to Sharia laws.

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