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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016


Hump Day Wild Card -- 8.31.16 14 

I'm hooked on another of those series offered by British television. Mrs O & I are now semi-binge watching "Doc Martin." I was LOL halfway through the second show of the first season. "Foyle's War." "Downton Abbey." "Sherlock." "Inspector Morse." Etc.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 8.31.16 

Scanner Traffic for Wednesday PM (34 items & counting + AM Scanner Traffic with 32 more items) includes power outage affecting 700 Kootenai Electric Co-op customers in Cougar Gulch area where propane truck crashed earlier today.

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Cindy resists flying the bird 

On her Facebook wall, Cindy tells of resisting temptation to flip someone off in traffic today. In fact, she comments that she's never flipped anyone off. And it's not on her bucket list to do so.

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Lunch time

At 11:45 this morning, Jeanie Melvin of Priest Lake noticed an unwanted guest who dropped by for lunch. Comments Jeanie: "He's not afraid." Pecky Cox posted Jeanie's photo on her As the Lake Churns blog today.

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Wolf pack kill ignites death threats 

In his SR Outdoors blog, Rich Landers tells of the death threats from both sides as a result of a Washington Fish & Wildlife Department's decision to eliminate the cattle-killing Profanity Peak wolf pack in Ferry County.

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HBO Blogos -- 8.31.16 

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere begins with Rich Landers/SR Outdoors discussing Tourists Behaving Badly Toward Animals in Yellowstone Park. Also: Apoplectic/Fort Boise, One down, more to flow/On Tap, Hello, Priest Lake/As the Lake Churns, Wednesday odds & ends/Slight Detour, College football kicks off tomorrow/Grip ...

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Poll: Keep Columbus Day 

In Tuesday's Poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation disagreed with the Spokane City Council to rename Columbus Day in honor of the nation's Indigenous Peoples. Today's Poll: What would you do with controversial QB Colin Kaepernick, if you ran the SF 49ers?

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Tina open carries at fair 13 

Tina Kunishige, a 'constitutional sheriff candidate running as a Democrat, is shown with her daughter, Sarah, and dog, Lacey, at the North Idaho Fair last week. Kunishige, who open carries a sidearm, made herself available to talk to voters this afternoon at the fair.

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Jennifer Locke, a GOP delegate for Trump from Kootenai County, is shown at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, earlier this summer. (Facebook photo from Jennifer's page)

Jennifer's vote counts much more than yours 

Jennifer Locke, a Kootenai County GOP precinct committee woman, has experienced one of the perks of being an early supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Jennifer is one of four Idaho Republican electors who will vote for Trump if/when he wins in Idaho in November.

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AM: Pig Out in Park begins today

AM Headlines today begin with coverage of the 37th annual Pig Out in The Park at Spokane's Riverfront Park. Also: Navy wants help finding Bayview drones/AP, Agencies pursue Post Falls land swap/Press, Committee on foster care meets today/EOBoise, Snake River dams boost Idaho sockeye/Outdoors + more ...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 8.31.16

Scanner Traffic for Wednesday AM (32 items & counting) includes unwanted person who showed up for townhall meeting being conducted by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, at State Line Subs & Pizza this morning. Also: Failed robbery attempt at Bank of America & propane truck rolls down bank at Cougar Gulch.

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Crapo salutes MIA Vietnam heroes 

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, applauds "those who work to ensure the service of all our nation's veterans is not forgotten. He goes on to provide the names and brief comment about the 8 U.S. service men from Idaho who are still missing from the Vietnam War, including Staff Sgt William B. Hunt from Sandpoint.

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Regan to speak to Post Falls Elephants 

Kootenai County GOP Chairman Brent Regan will be the guest speaker at Friday's Panhandle Pachyderm Club luncheon. He will discuss the operating system of the human mind. How it can be manipulated. How people can become more persuasive and resist being manipulated. Etc.

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Edit: UI misfires in killing cats 

In an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, commenter Devin Rokyta criticizes the University of Idaho for unilaterally killing 7 wild cats, incuding kittens, to remove an "infestation" around Morrill Hall.

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Letter: Quit persecuting Rep Sims 

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, long-time Republican stalwart calls on the newspaper to quit reminding readers about a close encounter that state Rep. Kathy Sims had with a Coeur d'Alene police officer.

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County wants to de-annex KCSO, jail 

For 31 years, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office & jail have been on city property. Which means Coeur d'Alene police are called to respond to incidents -- fights & drug smuggling -- on the grounds. Now, according to the CdA Press, the county is moving to de-annex the KCSO complex. And Sheriff Ben Wolfinger isn't happy.

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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.





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