FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Fri., March 31, 2017, 4 p.m.
The Spokesman-Review has produced a 144-page book that captures Gonzaga basketball through its exciting 2016-17 season. From early-season momentum to the Zags' deeprun in the NCAA Tournament, the hard-cover book features stories and photos from the award-winning SR sports writers and photographers.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Well, March came in like a lion and it's going out like a ... ah ... meh. Unimpressive month. But it served to transition us out of that horrible winter. OTOH, we might look back on Winter 2016-17 as the best of winters, if the Zags go on to become national champions this weekend in Phoenix.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
It appears that U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has gone from fighting with President Donald Trump over health care reform to insulting a female U.S. representative from Washington state. During a recent hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Labrador reportedly told fresham Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal to "learn how to read."
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
A proposal to repeal the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries has been sent to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office, kicking off the 10-day deadline the Republican governor has to either veto or approve the bill.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Twenty-five years ago, from the files of Huckleberries Past, comes an item that launched the March 30, 1992, column. The item tells about a surprise that was waiting for former District Court Judge Gary Haman when he dismissed the jury for the day. Q: Do you remember Judge Haman?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Mayors David Condon of Spokane and Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, announced a friendly wager Friday that will have the winning team’s flag flying above their opponent’s City Hall following Saturday’s game.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
While Gonzaga Bulldog players are interviewed elsewhere after their practice session at the NCAA Final Four Thursday, Rem Bakamus looks at his cellphone. Question: Would you rather be a sub on the Gonzaga Bulldogs or a starter on one of the lesser teams in the NCAA Tournament?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Erica Curless reports that the potholes in Winter 2016-17 has cost her 3 tires. I need to run my car into Les Schwab's tomorrow to fix the right front tire, which I consider to be a winter casualty. However, that might be easier said than done. Schwab's is slammed with motorists dumping studded tires. Q: Did you run studs this winter?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
In case you were wondering, as Huckleberries was, the target date for the opening of the Coeur d'Alene Carousel is June 9. According to the Coeur d'Alene Carousel Foundation Facebook site, the Carousel will open with a Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
AM Headlines: Public Records (March 31)/Press, Building permits booming in 2017/Press, Memory Lane filled w/ex-Zag players/SR, Twitter war erupts b/n Trump, Labrador/SR, IRS scams lurk as tax day approaches/Press, Cherry Blossom fest invited Blazen Divaz/Press, Blues Festival brings top talent to CdA Resort/SR ...
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
A rainstorm on Wednesday boosted the March precipitation total to second wettest on record. But a break in the weather on Friday and Saturday should brighten the stage as national media like ESPN visit Spokane to highlight Gonzaga University’s first appearance in the Final Four. Mike Prager/SR reports ...
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to restrict federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other providers of family planning services.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
In the Thursday poll, 68% of Hucks Nation said it root for the Gonzaga Bulldogs and most of that number have done so far a long time. Today's Poll: What will become of President Trump's war on Raul Labrador & the House Freedom Caucus?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Writing for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News Editorial Board, Anthony Kuipers comments that he's uneasy that family members play key roles in President Donald Trump's administration. Question: Does it bother you?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Colleague Kip Hill/SR lists the best bars to watch Gonzaga basketball this weekend, including Capone's in Post Falls. Most of the bars are in Spokane. Question: Where do you plan to watch the Gonzaga-South Carolina game Saturday? And/or: Which local bar is best for watching sports?
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
In his editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments on the move by freshman Reps. Mike Kinglsey, R-Lewiston, and Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, to form another ultra-conservative faction within the GOP legislative caucus.
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.