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TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017


Former local FBI agent Wayne Manis has written a book about his life, "The Street Agent."

Former FBI agent Wayne Manis to appear on CNN show

Wayne Manis, the former local FBI agent who wrote the book about his career, "The Street Agent," will appear on CNN's Declassified series Saturday (6 p.m., PDT). The show was originally scheduled to air Sept. 2. But, due to events in Charlottesville, N.C., CNN fast-tracked it to this Saturday.

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Renfro to appear in court today 

Prosecutors in the county’s most high profile murder case will try to persuade a First District Court judge today to allow their experts to conduct psychological tests on Jonathan D. Renfro without his counsel present. Ralph Bartholdt/Coeur d'Alene Press reports ...

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MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

Wild Card/Monday -- 8.14.17 18 

Well, my Huckleberry Friends, we're reaching the end of the line, for now. Four more days of breaking big rocks into little rocks here at Huckleberries Central. Last week, I was the focus of many kind remarks. This week, I want to turn the tables and focus on you: the bloggers, commenters, and blurkers who made this place such a nice cyber spot ...

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Hamilton torches local GOP CC 49 

Tom Hamilton, former chairman of the Coeur d'Alene School Board, condemns the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee for remaining silent during repeat attacks by its secretary, Alex Barron, against resigned precinct committeewoman Christa Hazel. Here's a comment made by Hamilton below the Sunday Press editorial ...

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Huckleberry Friends -- 8.14.2017 

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one here who is jealous of the lifestyle that Marianne Love/Slight Detour lives on her Lovestead. The beautiful scenery. The rural setting. Color me green (with envy). Also, Nic & Herb say nice things about your Huckleberry Hound ...

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What if ... 31 

I am not precluding the possibility of returning to blogging after a six-week respite, to try my hand at private blogging for the City Council races this fall. I don't know what they'll look like. That's why I plan to keep my Facebook and Twitter accounts active. If I should return to some sort of retirement platform, how do I let you know?

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Tom Wobker, aka the Bard of Sherman Avenue, center smiles after being being revealed during Blogfest 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at in Coeur d'Alene Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland/SR file photo)

Giving Thanks for Readers 

Tom Wobker, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, read this poem at his first and final Blogfest, in February 2016. He gave thanks to the readers of Huckleberries (column and blog) who appreciated his poetry for the many years to he wrote for us. This is the last post in his book, "The Bard of Sherman Avenue: Poems by Tom Wobker."

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Crapo, Simpson speak out against Charlottesville violence

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson have issued statements on the violence in Charlottesville, N.C., over the weekend, both sent out on social media on Sunday. Sen. Jim Risch will have a statement this afternoon; 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador hasn’t yet responded to a request for comment

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Shoutout 20 

So many people have provided so much of their writing talents and comments to make Huckleberries Online a swell online watering hole. Question: Which Huckleberries Online regular would you most like to share a beer or coffee with? And why?

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Alex Barron, left, secretary of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and the self-described Bard of the American Redoubt, speaks with state Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d'Alene, while local GOP Chairman Brent Regan looks on. (Duane Rasmussen file photo)

Local GOP official attacks Christa 28 

In a podcast, Alex Barron, the secretary of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, steps up his attacks on Christa Hazel. Barron, the self-described Bard of the American Redoubt, attacks Christa as a "little round liar," as well as her heroic former FBI father, Wayne Manis.

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Regan, writer fight re: Roberts rules 

In an op-ed article in the Coeur d'Alene Press, Robert Hunt of Post Falls calls out local GOP Chairman Brent Regan re: his handling of debate at the July meeting involving precinct committeewoman Christa Hazel, who subsequently resigned from the committee. You can read a link to Hunt's comments on Roberts rules below. Regan, of course, responds ...

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Press heralds new digital approach 

Publisher Larry Riley of the Coeur d'Alene Press explained in a weekend report that his newspaper is going to tighten up its online firewall. The Press will provide 10 free articles per month to readers. If they want more, they must pay $9.95 per month for the access.

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Redoubter attack on Hazel, too far

Alex Barron, secretary of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee and prominent Redoubter, has been slamming Christa Hazel since she resigned her post as a precinct committeewoman. He's called her "little liar" many times in posts on his Redoubter blog. Now, the Coeur d'Alene Press calls Barron out on his vicious attacks.

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Gary Greenleaf of Coeur d'Alene gives Duane Hagadone a friendly pat on the arm as they say hello Saturday evening at the entrance of the Hagadone Marine Grand Opening Celebration. Hagadone greeted each guest with a smile and a handshake. (Devin Heilman/PressP

Hagadone Marine Center complete 

The Hagadone Marine Center campus in Coeur d'Alene just opened its mega service center on Thursday, Hagadone Marine Group president Craig Brosenne said. The service center will ensure that even when a boat is acting up, repairs won't eat up the whole summer. Devin Heilman/Coeur d'Alene Press reports.

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100s mourn brothers who drown

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course to mourn the loss of two young brothers who drowned last week in the Pend Oreille River. Jonathan Glover/SR reports ...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2017

Weekend Wild Card -- 8.12.17 24 

I've had so many things on my mind these last few days that I forgot to post this Weekend Wild Card. Sorry. Been out running errands this morning. Ran into the Coeur d'Alene Triathlon in downtown Coeur d'Alene/City Park. Also ran into a Huckleberries Online...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 2017


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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