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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.28.15 

Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel will stop by Huckleberries Online at 11 this morning to discuss the proposed $6M public safety bond that will replace an expiring $7 million one. You can read up on the bond proposal here. It's a no-brainer. We'll actually pay less...

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18YO Hurt In H41 Crash With Semi

An 18YO Hauser woman was injured when she was hit by a logging truck after she failed to yield the right of way @ Highway 41 and E. Mullan Ave/Post Falls at 12:40 p.m. today. Nicole G. Farling was taken to Kootenai Medical Center after...

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Ain't Got No History? 11 

I was impressed by the history and culture of the South during my recent vacation to the Florida panhandle an Savannah, Ga. Revolutionary War. Civil War. We have nothing that touches that here, of course. I'm more connected to what Coeur d'Alene is becoming than in reflecting much on the Lake City's beginnings. How about you?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 13 

Here's proof that I'm still operating on Florida Daylight Time -- a cat photo (and Cindy isn't even around to wish/hope/beg for one). Today's Cutline Contest features a Sphynx cat and a feline beauty (?) contest from Bucharist, Romania. Monday winner: Rhodetrip.

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Ex-NIC Official Pleads Not Guilty

The former North Idaho College Financial Aid Director accused of offering students grant money in exchange for sexual favors entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday. Bekken was arrested in February on suspicion of having committed five felonies, including attempted misuse of public funds, attempted...

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Feathered Quill ♥'s 'War Bonds'

The Feathered Quill gave Cindy's "War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation" major props in a review. Quoth: "War Bonds is a refreshing change from most of the anthologies of today. The love stories of the couples featured in this book have stood the test of time , under the most difficult situations, leaving the reader spellbound.

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'Louie, Louie' Singer Ely, 71, RIP

Jack Ely, the Portland guitarist and singer best known for the Kingsmen's 1960s hit "Louie, Louie," has died at age 71. His son, Sean Ely, confirmed the death today, saying the Kingsmen singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness. Story below describes why the famous song was recorded somewhat muffled.

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McEuen Goslings Take Leap Of Faith 

The video cam on a nesting platform high above McEuen Park caught an amazing Canada goose goslings following their parents by leaping from their nest. The parents leave at 2:15 mark in the video provided in the link below and the first two of the goslings follow about a minute later. Enjoy

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.28.15

After nearly five years of providing writing tips to readers, the five women who compiled Writing North Idaho have decided to move on to other writing adventures. They're shutting down their blog. You can read all about it and find links to other blog posts on the Huckleberries Online blogroll below.

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Hayden Official Wants To Live In CdA 

The Hayden City Council will vote tonight on a request from City Administrator Stefan Chatwin to allow him to live in Coeur d'Alene. A current provision in his contract requires that he live in Hayden. Coeur d'Alene City Administrator Jim Hammond doesn't live in Coeur d'Alene. Do you think administrators should live in the city they serve?

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Cocktail Inspired Street Names 

Frustrated by rejection of names for streets planned in a north Coeur d'Alene neighborhood, late developer Jim Bening got inspiration from a cocktail he drank one night: Crown Avenue, Royal Street, Bourbon Drive and Rye Avenue. Bening's son, Frank, tells the story of the unusual names behind the streets b/n H95 and Government Way.

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SR News Quiz -- 4.26-30.2015

How much do you know about Eastern Washington University football, celebrity-branded marijuana, local demolition derbies and other items in the news? Find out in our weekly Spokesman-Review News Quiz, where you could win two movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel....

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Rural School $$$ On The Way 12 

Despite the best effort by Congressman Raul Labrador to derail an important funding bill, rural Idaho counties, like Shoshone, Benewah & Boundary in North Idaho will continue to collect their share of the rural school money. Idaho timber country received $7.2 million from the program in 2013-14.

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Supreme Court Tackles Gay Marriage 10 

The Supreme Court appeared both cautious and deeply divided Tuesday on whether to change an opposite-sex definition of marriage that several justices said has existed for "millennia." The court's conservatives indicated within minutes that a victory for same-sex couples on what has emerged as the...

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Orioles, Sox Close Game To Public 

The massive rioting in Baltimore, Md., has produced a Major League Baseball first: tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the visiting White Sox will be closed to the public. The Orioles will then serve as hosts to a weekend series that will be moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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HucksOnline Talks w/Fire Chief 

Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel & Finance Director Troy Tymesen visited Huckleberries Online this morning to discuss the importance of a $6 million public safety bond, which is part of a four-step process to build a fourth fire station, in the northwest part of Coeur d'Alene. See the Q&A interview below. Do you plan to support the May 19 bond?

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Otter To Address Special Session 13 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has announced he’ll hold a press conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Idaho’s child support system; it will be streamed live here, thanks to Idaho Public Television. Otter is expected to announce his decision on whether or not to call lawmakers...

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AM Headlines -- 4.28.15

Texas dealership buys Dave Smith Auto Group/SR Same-sex marriage arguments under way at high court/EOBoise Otter sets press conference on possible special session/EOBoise Idaho studies mackinaw hook-release survival rates at Priest Lake/Outdoors

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Poll: Otter Fears Far Right 

Why has Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delayed calling a special session to fix Idaho's child support crisis, caused by the right-wing radicals in a House committee? Hucks Nation says the guv fears Idaho's Far Right. Today's Poll: Why are Idaho U.S. Sens. Crapo & Risch ignoring female candidates in their search for federal district court nominees?

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Clark: Saying Goodbye To 'Gompers' 

It’s the little things that get to you. I’ve been discovering this ever since the wee hours of April 7, when my mother’s 92-year-old heart gave out. Carol P. Clark was her name – although for the last six or seven years I mainly called...

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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.