WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16, 2017
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
The world's fastest Subway sandwich artist lives in Pullman, Wash. On her ninth try, Sara Tiegs, 34, of Pullman, Wash., won the competiton for her company's fastest sandwich maker. Josh Babcock/Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports ...
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Before James Allsup was a burgeoning celebrity of the so-called “alt-right,” traveling the country to promote white nationalism and criticize multiculturalism, he led a takeover of his college’s young Republican organization. Things “changed dramatically,” when Allsup was elected president of Washington State University’s College Republicans...
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
In an "open letter to Hazel haters" in the Coeur d'Alene Press today, Kathleen Orr of Coeur d'Alene comments: "The personal attacks on her make me sick. If you take a look at the personal transgressions of public servants, this woman has a stellar record."
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Maybe it was the worst-kept secret in town. Nonetheless, there was still a slight air of drama Tuesday evening on the sun-splashed deck of his lake-view law office. Despite the casual surroundings, with the star of the show dressed as a proper Idahoan in jeans...
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
North Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott, in a Facebook post on Sunday, defended white nationalists in the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a day earlier. She did so in a Facebook comment. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise reports ...
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
A Coeur d’Alene judge denied a motion to allow murder suspect Jonathan Renfro to undergo testing by prosecutors without having his attorneys be part of the process. Ralph Bartholdt/Coeur d'Alene Press reports ...
TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
In a statement issued moments ago by his office, Congressman Raul Labrador said: "As a public servant, as a man of faith and as an American I abhor and condemn the violence, racism and bigotry we saw in Charlottesville. Racism and bigotry in all of their forms are abhorrent."
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
In no uncertain terms, Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer condemned the racist violence of Charlottesville, N.C.: "Coeur d'Alene stands with Charlottesville. Racism and bigotry should never be tolerated in a community." More.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
The roundup of links from the Huckleberries Online social media includes: Marianne's bout with the coffee pot this morning, Nic's look at the racist violence in Charlottesville. Dan Webster's preview of movies that will open Friday. Rich Landers reports that Schweitzer has a room with a view for the solar eclipse. More ...
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter condemned the racist violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. And praised U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson from doing so, too. Otter singled out Congressman Raul Labrador for remaining mum on the subject. Labrador's staff hasn't returned reporters' phone calls or offered a simple "no comment."
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Tom Wobker, the Bard of Sherman Avenue, loved people who did the tough jobs, from the firefighters who rushed up the towers on 9/11 to the soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here, he remembers the Silver Valley miners who toil "where the snow never falls."
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Here would be a main event worth coming back to blog for: Christa Manis vs state Sen. Mary Souza in the Senate District 4 GOP race. Christa would be formidable, even in a closed Republican primary. However, she has little kids. It would be hard...
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
In the Monday poll, a plurality of Hucks Nation said it's OK to play Fantasy Football (despite the fact that NFL players risk serious brain injuries) because the players know the risks. Today's Poll: Should Chairman Brent Regan step down from the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee?
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor has contacted Huckleberries to promote a City Hall Selfie Day. Mayor Steve will proclaim the Selfie Day at tonight's council meeting. After you take a selfie, Sam wants your photos to post online. All the info is below.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
I don't like final columns. Most of you know that I'm out the door Thursday afternoon. But the majority of my column readership doesn't. They're going to be surprised when I -- or the newspaper -- announce that I'm packing it in. So I need to come up with some final thoughts to end a 47-year newspaper career.
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.