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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

Monday Wild Card 4.10.17 

On a recent episode of my podcast "Life, Love & Raising Sons," we played "Finish This Sentence." The sentence was "If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times____" And my youngest son replied, "Poop Heads!" He says, I frequently utter the word Poop Heads while working.

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In this July 28, 2014, file photo, then-Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher speaks in El Portal, Calif. Neubacher created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as stupid, bozo and lazy, and showing gender bias against women, a new report says. (Mark Crosse / Fresno Bee via AP)

Ex-Yosemite chief belittled workers, mainly women 

The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new report says. Don Neubacher retired last fall after allegations that he created a toxic work environment were made public at a congressional hearing.

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Milo can't help it that he's so handsome.

Picture Purr-fect 

Milo James, our senior cat in residence may not get his mug posted as often, but it isn't for lack of looks. Black and white cats are just hard to photograph. How often do you take pictures of your pets?

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Idaho GOP chairman to step down 

Idaho Republican Chairman Steve Yates says he intends to resign later this month to consider running for another political office. Yates announced Monday that his last day as party chairman will be April 24. Vice Chair Mike Mathews will then serve as acting chairman until a replacement is elected at the party’s summer meeting on July 22nd in CdA.

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Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school 

An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino left two adults dead, including a teacher, and two students wounded, police and school officials said. Investigators believe “the suspect is down” and that North Park School faces no further threat, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter.

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Zips PB milkshake

Zip's: Fries, tartar, milkshakes and nostalgia

After reading the Adriana Janovich story about Zip's in yesterday's paper, I couldn't stop thinking about milkshakes-- specifically a rich, thick, creamy peanut butter shake. Thankfully, neither could my menfolk and my son went on a Zip's run and brought home the goods. Got a favorite milkshake or Zip's food?

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Montana lawmaker’s ‘joke’ targets touring bicyclists 21 

Sen. Scott Sales (R-Bozeman) introduced an amendment to put a $25 fee on out-of-state bicyclists if they pedal into Montana. Sales previously had criticized cyclists on the state senate floor in Helena, calling them “rude” and “self-centered” for his perception of their unwillingness to share the road. What do you think of Sales amendment? CH

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EOB: It's in Otter's hands

It’s Gov. Butch Otter’s turn, as the Legislature left town with hundreds of bills awaiting his signature or veto. Last week, the governor signed more than 100 bills into law, including a bill that provides $52 million from the state’s current-year budget for emergency road repairs around the state. He signed that bill on Thursday.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.