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TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Mayor Widmyer to seek re-election

Mayor Steve Widmyer announced late this afternoon that he will seek re-election:​ "The future of the community that I have called home for  54 years is very bright. I would like to continue to work to make our City a great place to live. Today I am announcing that I will be seeking a 2nd term to serve as your Mayor." Full statement below.

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 5.23.17 33 

I'm unsure how Huckleberries should handle international or national events involving slaughter by terrorists. Mainly, I suppose, I don't know what we could say that hasn't been said before. Words like "senseless." "Cowards." And "madness" come to mind. Sometimes, I ignore the attacks altogether. Other...

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Cutline Contest -- time2vote 16 

The Cutline Contest today features First Lady Melania Trump talking with Saudi Crown Prince Muhmmad bin Nayef during a ceremony to present The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal to President Donald Trump. Monday Winner: ThomG.

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Trump budget concerns Idaho reps 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said while there’s “significant agreement” that the nation needs to bring the federal budget into balance, the budget proposal released today by President Trump calls for “dramatic cuts to programs affecting Idahoans and its communities.”

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Memorial Field area upgrade soon 

The city will ask for bids soon on a proposed $2.2 million realignment and redevelopment of Memorial Field and the property around it. Park and Recreation Director Bill Greenwood told ignite cda last week that ground breaking for a parkng lot associated with the project will be July 5.

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Free skiing, biking at Silver Mountain

"For the first time ever, Silver Mountain Resort will be opening (this weekend) for skiing and biking at the same time!" the Kellogg-based managers say in a news release. Yes, skiing and biking on Memorial Day Weekend -- and one day of lifts will be free. Rich Landers/SR reports ...

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Analysis: Trump's education cuts 25 

Kevin Richert/Idaho Education News breaks down the Trump administration's new budget proposal that calls for deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Education and a significant shift of dollars into school choice initiatives. All told, the Education Department budget would drop from $68.2 billion to $59 billion, a 13.5 percent decrease.

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Memorial Day won't be same w/o Jim 

Kerri Thoreson writes: "Deadline Tuesday and writing about Memorial Day this week sadly reminds that this is the first last Monday in May in over half a century that Jim Shepperd won't be placing a wreath in the lake. But I'm celebrating that I knew such a really good man." Kerri provides us with an item she wrote about Jim 5 years ago.

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Battling with Verizon 

Post Falls City Council President Linda Wilhelm is getting nowhere fast in her fight to get a new iPhone 7 from Verizon. The one she bought in January doesn't hold a charge. She talked to 5 different reps from Verizon over 6 days, only to be offered an unacceptable solution.

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It was slow going for this Prospect Avenue mower as the lawn had grown to nearly 10 inches by Monday with the recent wet weather. Today’s forecast calls for clear skies and a high of 89 degrees. (Steve Hanks/Lewiston Tribune photo)

AM Headlines -- 7.23.17

AM Headlines: Teacher talks trigger war of words/Press, Orofino deputies probe fatal shooting/KHQ, Library announces writer contest winners/Press, Idaho's first medical school to open in 2018/EOBoise, Steam Plant renovations boosts new events center/KHQ, Idaho spring Chinook fishery to close Wednesday/Outdoors + more ...

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Poll: We're socially moderate 

In the poll Monday, 45% of Hucks Nation described itself as socially/morally moderate. And another 31% said it was liberal. Today's Poll: Should Idaho require elected officials, like Raul Labrador and Brad Little, to resign their positions to run for another office?

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Souza targets CdA school district 16 

In her latest newsletter, Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d'Alene, targets the Coeur d'Alene School District. Mary's back to her old connect-the-dots tactic when she writes: "Many interesting puzzle pieces have fallen together recently Some might think them arbitrary and unrelated occurrences, but I believe they are connected in a sad domino effect."

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Study: Bullying persists in schools 

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday. Question: Were you bullied in school? Would you mind describing the bully?

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Madness in Manchester

The Islamic State claimed Tuesday one of its “soldiers” carried out a deadly blast in Manchester that killed at least 22 people, including teenagers and others streaming out of a pop concert. An ambulance official said 12 children under age of 16 were among 59 injured in concert attack. The Washington Post reports ...

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County OKs Citylink change

Kootenai County commissioners on Monday approved a new fare of $1.50 for Citylink rides in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Dalton Gardens and Huetter and $3 for paratransit service, effective next spring. Rides have been free since Citylink started in 2005. Brian Walker/Press reports ...

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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Wild Card/Monday -- 5.22.17 25 

We're rapidly approaching "go time" for visitors and tourists. Most of us view Memorial Day as the beginning of the summer season, which means the tourists and visitors will move in. What's the difference between a visitor and a tourist. The visitor hails from Washington...

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Huckleberries Online

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.