MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017
Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
On this day in 1944, my parents married. Both were second generation children of Portuguese immigrants that migrated from the Azores Islands in the middle of the Atlantic. My parents were married 32 years when my father was killed in a traffic accident in October 1976. My mother never dated or remarried. She figured she'd already had the best.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office will sponsor the 4th annual National Night Out community event from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the McIntire Family Park (aka Hayden Park, 8930 N Government Way, Hayden. The event promotes police-community partnerships. The event has attracted more than 100 booths. More below.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho state Department of Insurance, announced today that health insurers offering plans on Idaho’s state insurance exchange have proposed premium rate increases next year averaging 38 percent.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
That Was Fast: President Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.” The New York Times reports ...
Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
The prejudice against Californians is so deeply entrenched in Idaho, writes Anna Webb/Idaho Statesman, that it's as familiar as fry sauce and sagebrush. (She must be talking about southern Idaho.) Anyway Idaho keeps attracting Californians -- now more than ever. How can you explain that?
Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Here's another offbeat poem from Tom Wobker, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, that'll probably make you smile. In "Galapagos Islands," Tom found a way to weave in words like Euador, Charles Darwin and blue foot boobies -- and made it work.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
In the weekend poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation said GOP precinct committeewoman Christa Hazel was right to submit her resignation to the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee "because you can only take so much." Today's Poll: Have you eaten roadkill?
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
In a Idaho Politics Weekly column, Chuck Malloy comments: "Republican Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene is asking most of the right questions as he contemplates a run for Congress in the First District. Is the timing right? Can he raise the money needed to make a competitive race? Can he win?"
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
It's time for the Kootenai County Tea-GOP Central Committee to produce a list of "RINOs" (Republicans in Name Only) a la the "Hollywood blacklist" of the Joseph McCarthy era. Then, we'd all know who the Central Committee considers political enemies. Wouldn't that be fun?
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
In a weekend editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments on the July 21 GOP gubernatorial forum in Coeur d'Alene. Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist is altering the political landscape by running hard to the right. And, Trillhaase said, Congressman Raul Labrador is following him. Meanwhile, Lt Gov Brad Little is smiling.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, George Silva of Coeur d'Alene admits he honks at cars parked in front of him at stoplights, if they hesitate too long before going. Q: When do you honk at other drivers?
Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
In an interview with Joe Newby of Conservative Firing Line, 1st Congressional District candidate Michael Snyder of Boundary County said the Republican Party should rid itself of all RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).
Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Outdoors editor Rich Landers/SR introduces us to Steve Clark, who has two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued in the first 12 months of Washington's program for picking up deer and elk killed in vehicle collisions. Clark tells Rich that roadkill is every bit as tasty as fresh meat. Q: Have you eaten roadkill?
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
In a comment under Christa Hazel's op-ed column in Saturday's Press, Chairman Brent Regan of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee labeled Hazel's opinion as "offensive and inaccurate." Then, he told precinct committee members not to respond in kind.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
After tendering her resignation from the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, former Coeur d'Alene school trustee Christa Hazel submitted a My Turn column to the Coeur d'Alene Press. She spells out what has gone horribly wrong with the local GOP Central Committee under the leadership of Chairman Brent Regan.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
On this day in 1909, celebration and expectation turned to carnage on the railroad line near Gibbs station (approximate entrance to modern Riverstone). Two trains collided killing 17 and severely hurting more than 100 more. Huckleberries Monday tells you about it.
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017
Sat., July 29, 2017, 12:21 a.m.
On Monday, we'll be discussing a confrontation between a group of white man and a young black man on a beach near the Coeur d'Alene Resort that has gone viral. There are 2 snippets of video about the incident. I'll post the story on Monday for broader comment. But you can get an advance peek at the story below.
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
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.