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Souza's bill all about local fight 

As you know, Sen. Mary Souza again is trying to move school elections from the spring in off years to the general election in even years. She claims that the move is to encourage voter turnout. But others suspect that Souza is trying to soothe the feathers of former Hard Right trustees who resigned or were voted out of office.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Poll: Hucks Nation backs Malek

In Thursday's poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation backs incumbent Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, over Democrat Patrick Mitchell in the race for the House District 4A (Coeur d'Alene) seat. Today's Poll: Who will get your vote in the race for the Senate District 4 (Coeur d'Alene) seat -- Republican Mary Souza or Democrat Kristi Milan?

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Mary: To the victors go the spoils 27 

In her latest newsletter Mary Souza writes: You might remember that on Dec. 6, 2013, the CdA Press ran an article announcing that Jack Riggs is buying the Coeur Building on Front street, right across from McEuen Park. It is right next to the parking...

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

Fillios Backs Souza's Vision For CdA 33 

Architect Dick Stauffer of Miller-Stauffer points out amenities on the new McEuen Field to Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Chris Fillios (right) and his Fillios' wife, Linda, during an open house for the emerging park Saturday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) A letter was circulated viIa email...

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Souza, Widmyer Debate Before Dems 

A few jabs were traded between Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidates Mary Souza and Steve Widmyer at the Kootenai County Democrats luncheon on Friday, but Joe Kunka was a no show. Tamara Poelstra, who moderated the event, said Kunka did not respond to repeated requests. Souza...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

RRepubs Back Souza, Thoreson 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans officially announced endorsements today for six candidates in the November 5th Municipal Elections. The organization’s President Jeff Tyler said “The choices in this election have never been so clear cut and who to endorse has never been so obvious since...

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Gissel: Souza Forfeits Leadership Role 10 

In the Sept. 12 edition of the Coeur d’Alene Press the following passage was included: “Souza said as mayor, she would vote whichever way the public favored on highly charged topics when the opinion is stacked on one side, regardless of how she feels personally.”...

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Tony Stewart Opposes Souza, Kunka 11 

Tony Stewart, long-time leader of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations wrote the following open letter to Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Ron Edinger, Dan Gookin, Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers: I hope all is well with you. I want...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

OTV: Banned In Facebook Land 10 

OrangeTV: For what it's worth, I attempted asking Mary Souza several days ago via her campaign Facebook page if she had permission to put her signs where she was putting them. My post was deleted within several hours and I was permanently blocked from commenting...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Kunka Makes It 3-Way Mayor Race 

Joe Kunka, as expected, filed his candidacy papers for the Coeur d'Alene mayor's race. Those signing his petition area: Kunka himself, Darron & Jill Cole and Harriet & Delmore Moug. Kunka, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor against incumbent Mayor Sandi Bloem four years ago, joins...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

Sousa at the Fair

Souza at the Fair 12 

Larry Gilman, Becky Funk, Mary Souza and Cristy Turnipseed. Duane Rasmussen photo. Apparently Mary's tents sparkles with eye-catching white lights! Looks like everyone is having fun at the North Idaho Fair.

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Yes, There Is A Mr. Mary Souza 20 

Because you -- or more specifically Cindy -- asked ... here's a photo by Duane Rasmussen of Coeur d'Alene mayor candidate Mary Souza and her husband, Rick, from Mary's water campaign Sunday. I'm posting this photo as a result of a blog discussion between Cindy...

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MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013


Mary Invites You To Hobnob On 4th 12 

I received the nicest postcard from Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidate Mary Souza in the mail Monday -- an invitation to join her for a glass of lemonade and a chat at the Sherman Hardware parking lot after the 4th of July Parade Thursday. The invite...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Mary Souza for Mayor

Mary for mayor speaks to Reagan Repubs 

Mary Souza addresses Reagan Republicans at Fedora, yesterday. Duane Rassmussen photo. Duane reports, "She spoke about the need for good government. "Does anybody here know what good government is?" she said. Without skipping a beat Ron Lahr, president of the Reagan Republicans Club said, "I...

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

Christie RE: Mary & Dan's Stand 

Christie Wood, president of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, commented on HuckleberriesOnline over the week: I read with interest Mary's position on the proposed anti-discrimination ordinance being presented by the Kootenai CountyTask Force on Human Relations. Her statements were very similar to...

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Souza Won't Blog During Campaign 10 

On, Bill McCrory discusses Mary Souza's role -- or lack thereof -- in the blog site, while she is a candidate for mayor this year: As OpenCdA reported yesterday, Mary Souza has declared her intention to file as a candidate for the office of...

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Mary Souza Is Running For Mayor 103 

Mary Souza, long-time critic of the Bloem administration, announced her candidacy for mayor of Coeur d'Alene this morning near the Third Street dock. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) In the, reporter Joe Newby writes about today's mayoral announcement by City Hall critic Mary Souza: Speaking at...

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MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

BNI Letter That Angered Mary 

The mass-mailing letter from Balance North Idaho that attracted Mary Souza's wrath: Your vote is Crucial on May 21: Just how crucial is your vote on May 21? It is VITAL to the direction of our School Districts and Hospital Board of Trustees. CDA School...

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Balance Mailing Upsets Souza 23 

At, Mary Souza is upset by a recent mailing by the Balance North Idaho group: "The Balance North Idaho group has sent out a letter filled with twisted, manipulative information that amounts to nothing but campaign trickery. And they’ve done it at the very...

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Mary Backs Handeen 13 

In the Coeur d'Alene Press online comments section, Mary Souza announces her support for Constitutionalist-turned-GOP committeeman Bjorn Handeen (pictured in Duane Rasmussen file photo) for the Coeur d'Alene School Board post now held by appointed Trustee Jim Hightower. In doing so, she goes a step...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Mary Decries 'Balance' 32 

In her latest newsletter, Mary Sousa rips into the new Balance North Idaho group, which has been enthusiastically endorses by the Coeur d'Alene Press and Huckleberries. Sez Mary: "The group claims their mission is to 'endorse and promote candidates and issues in local non-partisan...

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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.