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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017

Trump picks Gorsuch for high court 68 

President Trump selected Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, opting in the most important decision of his young presidency for a highly credentialed favorite of the conservative legal establishment to fill the opening created last year by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Parting Shot: Fishing in Heaven 

Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns and operator of the popular Priest Lake Facebook page calls this scenic of ice fishermen on Priest Lake: "Fishing in Heaven." Anyone want to argue? Seems like a good description to me.

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 1.31.17 

Brother Frito Ray and I spent part of Monday evening at the ER with my 91YO mother, who was getting checked out for a possible infection. We've been to the ER 4-5 times with Mom during the past year, beginning with a fall that tweaked her knee. She keeps bouncing back from these various ailments ...

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Cutline Contest -- time2vote 15 

The Cutline Contest today features a group of female Jaodunaks who are taking part in the Carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta. Monday Winner (tie) -- gitrdun & Wedeln4REFUGEES.

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Poll: Trump travel ban has support 

President Trump’s temporary ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations has sharply divided Americans, according to a new poll. The Reuters/Ipsos survey released Tuesday found that slightly more people approved of Trump’s controversial measure than disapproved.

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Icy conditions keep everyone on toes

Marianne Love/Slight Detour begins her daily blog post by saying her beautiful part of paradise needs to wash down from melting snow and grime, a winter's worth of dog spoor and icy paths. So she decided to hike around Dover Bay, where the paths were still icy but the snow was clean and viewtiful.

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Idaho tax-cut bill clears first hurdle 

Tax-cut legislation that would trim Idaho’s top personal and corporate income tax rates cleared a House committee Tuesday on a party-line vote and headed for the full House. All Republicans on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted in favor of HB 67, while the two minority Democrats on the panel voted no. Betsy Russell/SR reports ...

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Labrador to chair key subcommittee 

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, will chair the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the 115th Congress. The panel has jurisdiction over agencies critical to the West. The new assignment was announced Tuesday by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop.

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$100 for a hair cut?! 30 

Kimberlee Kruesi, the fine AP "reporterette," tweets: "The men in the (Idaho legislative) press room are currently shocked at how much us reporterettes spend on hair cuts." Answer: $100. Which is 10X as much as Your Huckleberry Hound pays (sans tip). Question: How much do you pay for a hair cut? And how often do you get one?

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Trump order snares UI student

One University of Idaho student who is overseas is facing difficulty returning to the United States following President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration. The student is from one of the seven countries highlighted in Trump’s executive order. Bill Roberts/Idaho Statesman reports ...

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Talented photogs at work 

It took 2 uber talented SR photographers to produce this photo. Jesse Tinsley, former Coeur d'Alene office colleague, snapped Colin Mulvany photographing the Spokane protest against the order from President Trump temporarily banning refugees/immigrants from certain Muslim countries.

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Erin: I want my bumpersnicker back

Erin Daniels, a Spokane teacher who cut her teeth as a photographer for the North Idaho College newspaper, needs our help. She's looking for a bumpersnicker that she once had on another vehicle -- black and white and in the shape of Idaho with names of various Idaho towns on it. Including Sandpoint. Have you seen one?

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AM Headlines -- 1.31.17 

AM Headlines begins with an SR story re: a bill that discourages sanctuary cities in Idaho. Also: Public Records (Jan 31)/SR, Edit: Help those who helped Americans/SR, Meet the members of the 2017 Lilac Court/SR, Local police nabs 2 car burglary suspects/Press, Grip on Sports: Golden age of INorthwest sports/SR + more ...

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Poll: Oppose Trump refugee ban 

In Monday's poll, a majority of Hucks Nation (53.68%) opposed President Trump's order that would block the flow of refugees from certain Muslim countries. Today's Poll: When did your family first come to America?

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We cover the Bulldogs

If you're a ha-huge college basketball fan, and you love the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you can't find better coverage of them that in the pages of The Spokesman-Review. And I'm not saying this just because I get my paychecks from the SR. Under new Editor Rob Curley, the SR has been all in on the Bulldogs since the beginning of the season.

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Duane: Coming to USA is a privilege 48 

In a comment Monday, Duane Rasmussen says, "Coming to America is a privilege not a right." He then goes on to say that his grandfather was delayed for two weeks in New York Harbor over 100 years ago, waiting to be cleared for immigration. Q: When did your family first come to this country?

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Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees 

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz added a coffee magnate’s voice to the chorus of tech industry executives who spoke out over the weekend against President Donald Trump’s travel ban order, announcing plans for the coffee behemoth to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.

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Gonzaga guard Johnathan Williams, left, blocks a shot by Pepperdine guard Elijah Lee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Malibu, Calif.. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Curley: This No. 1 feels different

Editor Rob Curley/SR points out what we all know -- that Gonzaga has been No. 1 in the nation before, but adds "Monday's top ranking by the Zags in both the AP and USA Today polls feels different. And not just here in Spokane."

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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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