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Poll: City Should Pay Kennedy Fee

  • Weekend Poll: 117 of 223 respondents (52.47%) voted that the city of Coeur d’Alene should pay the approximate $105,000 in legal fees and costs accrued by Councilman Mike Kennedy to defend himself from Jim Brannon’s election challenge. 99 of 223 (44.39%) said the city shouldn’t pay those costs. 7 of 223 (3.14%) were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll: Should Paul Wulff be retained as head football coach at Washington State next year?

HBO Poll: Marano Over Sims In HD4B

  • Tuesday Poll: Democrat Paula Marano easily beat Republican Kathy Sims in the straw poll here for Hucks Nation’s choice in the House District 4B race. Marano pulled 100 of 166 (60%) votes to best Sims, who had 61 of 166 (37%) votes. 5 of 166 (3%) said they wouldn’t vote for either. Interestingly in the House District 4A poll Monday, Hucks Nation chose Republican Marge Chadderdon over Democrat Mike Bullard.
  • Today’s Poll: Who will get your vote in the House District 5B contest: Democrat Dave Larsen or Republican incumbent Bob Nonini?

Weekend Poll: NIC Trustee Choices?

  • Thursday Poll: Incumbent Dan English is the overwhelming choice of Hucks Nation in the Kootenai County clerk’s race. 137 of 192 (71.35%) said they plan to vote for Democrat English. 49 of 192 (25.52%) said they’ll vote for Republican Cliff Hayes. 6 are undecided.
  • Today’s Question: Which 2 candidates will get your votes in the 2010 North Idaho College Board of Trustee elections: Ken Howard, Robert Ketchum, Ron Nilson, or Christie Wood?

Poll: Columbus Day Off? Bah, Humbug!

Poll: City Should Pay Kennedy Costs

  • Weekend Poll: 130 of 230 (56.52%) respondents to the weekend poll said the city of Coeur d’Alene should pay for prevailing Councilman Mike Kennedy’s legal fees from the Jim Brannon lawsuit. 87 of 230 (37.83%) said the city shouldn’t pay Kennedy’s legal expenses. 13 respondents were undecided.
  • Today’s Question: Should the state of Idaho and Kootenai County government get the day off for Columbus Day today?

HBO Poll: Now For Legal Fees — Sis

Sisyphus: Two major hearings coming up. (McCrory’s) contempt charge and attorney fees. The contempt charge is next week and I expect that this is the cause for them being all verklempt. The parties have 14 days from the date of judgment in which to make a claim for an attorney fees and costs award. I believe any objection to such an award will take an additional 14 days. Then a hearing will be scheduled. So look for that hearing sometime during the holidays.

  • Tuesday Poll results: 98 of 181 (54.14%) said they’re not concerned that Walt Minnick might vote for Nancy Pelosi to be House speaker again, if he’s re-elected. 80 of 181 (44.2%) are concerned. 3 were undecided.
  • Kennedy-Brannon Poll: I’ve pulled the Polldaddy poll because the Polldaddy widget is causing computers using Internet Explorer to crash. At the time I pulled it, 120 of 140 (85.51%) said plaintiff Mike Kennedy should seek legal costs and court fees from plaintiff Jim Brannon. 17 of 140 (12.32%) said he shouldn’t. 3 were undecided.

Question: Should Mike Kennedy be awarded legal fees and court costs for his successful defense in losing opponent Jim Brannon’s lawsuit?

HBO Poll: Will Minnick Vote For Pelosi?

Larry Spencer: If Walt Minnick wins, he will (again) vote for Pelosi, unless some other Democrat is going to replace her. How would you feel if you wake up the morning after the election and find that Pelosi is still the queen by a single vote, and Idaho dropped the ball and sent Minnick as that last vote she needed? Fire Pelosi! Vote Labrador!

  • Monday Poll: 42 of 68 (61.76%) view Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., as America’s toughest sheriff. 23 of 68 (33.82%) say he’s an abusive publicity seeker. 3 were undecided.

Question: Well, how would you feel if the scenario described above by Spencer plays out — and Pelosi is re-elected by a single vote, Minnick’s?

HBO Poll: Puerto Rico Event Troubling

  • Thursday Poll: 54 of 102 (52.94%) voted that they are bothered that a fund-raiser was held in Puerto Rico for Republican Raul Labrador Thursday night. 40 of 102 (39.22%) say they weren’t bothered by the Puerto Rico fund-raiser. 8 respondents were undecided.
  • Weekend Poll: Which regional incumbent is most vulnerable in his/her re-election bid — Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, Congressman Walt Minnick, or Gov. Butch Otter?

HBO Poll: ‘Vandal Pride Week’ Wins

  • Tuesday Poll: 56 of 74 (75.68%) respondents prefer “Vandal Pride Week” to “Beat BSU Week” for the name of the week preceding the big home game with Boise State on the University of Idaho campus. 18 of 74 (24.32%) prefer the old name Beat BSU Week.
  • Drive-In Burgers: 61 of 118 (52.69%) respondents prefer Paul Bunyan’s restaurant to Zip’s for drive-in burgers, fries, etc. 57 of 118 (48.31%) respondents opt for Zips.
  • Today’s Poll: Should Walt Minnick pull his controversial immigration ad?

HBO Poll: Olson Preferred To Luna

  • Monday Poll: Democratic challenger Stan Olson is the preferred choice at Hucks Nation for Idaho Superintendent of Education. 88 of 144 (61.11%) respondents preferred Olson over Republican incumbent Tom Luna, if the election was held today. 56 of 144 (38.89%) opted for Luna. Luna is ahead in the current election polls.
  • Today’s Poll: Which is the better name for the week before the Boise State game, on the University of Idaho campus?

HBO Poll: Hart Reprimand Not Enough

  • Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Online readers voted that the House Ethics Committee didn’t go far enough when it recommended only that tax-dodging state Rep. Phil Hart be removed from his position on the Revenue & Taxation Committee. 167 of 234 (71.37%) said the panel should have recommended that he be censured or booted out of the Idaho Legislature. 36 of 234 (15.38%) voted that the recommendation to boot him off the Rev & Tax was sufficient. Only 28 of 167 (11.97%) considered Hart to be a hero for taking on the IRS & Idaho Tax Commission. 3 were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll: If the election was held today, whom would you vote for in the state Superintendent of School’s race: Stan Olson or Tom Luna?

HBO Poll: Steele Wasn’t Framed

  • Tuesday Poll: 136 of 182 (74.73%) respondents said that ex-Aryan Nations attorney Edgar Steele wasn’t framed by the FBI to silence his politically incorrect views in his murder-for-hire case. Only 32 of 182 (17.58%) believe his was set up. 14 voters were undecided.
  • Marano-Sims: Surprisingly, 104 of 150 (69%) respondents said they planned to vote for Democrat Paula Marano in her House District 4 race with Republican Kathy Sims in November. 31 of 182 (31%) respondents said they would vote for Sims.
  • Today’s Poll: Would you support a tax hike to avoid another round of cuts to education like the 7.5% cut in 2010?

HBO Poll: Sex-Toy Angle Irrelevant

  • Tuesday Poll: More than 60 percent of Hucks Online readers consider as irrelevant the story that Brian Hirzel, the Spokane County deputy who shot Pastor Wayne Scott Creach to death, sells sex toys online as a side business. 139 of 215 (64.65%) of respondents said it was an irrelevant detail. 64 of 215 (29.77%) considered the sidebar story to be relevant. 12 people (5.58%) were undecided.
  • Today’s Question: Have you ever been subpoenaed to testify in a civil or criminal trial?

HBO Poll: Kennedy Will Prevail

  • Monday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Online readers believe that Councilman Mike Kennedy will prevail in the court trial re: Jim Brannon’s lawsuit to overturn his 5-vote election loss in the 2009 Coeur d’Alene municipal election. 120 of 169 respondents (70.83%) said the court would side with Kennedy. 37 of 169 (22.02%) said Brannon would prevail. 12 of 169 (7.14%) were undecided.
  • Today’s Question: Is the fact that Deputy Hirzel sells sex toys online as a side business relevant to case involving his deadly shooting of Pastor Creach?

Poll: Hayden WalMart To Attract HBOers

  • Weekend Poll: 77 of 208 respondents (37.02%) said they will begin shopping at the new WalMart in Hayden when it opens Wednesday. 26 of 208 (26%) said they will continue to shop at the original WalMart in the county, on Mullan in Post Falls. 21 of 208 (21%) said they would shop at the new WalMart that opened recently near Post Falls. Meanwhile, 78 of 208 (37.5%) said they won’t shop at any of the WalMarts.
  • Today’s Poll: Who will prevail in Jim Brannon’s lawsuit against Mike Kennedy re: 2009 City Council elections?

HBO Poll: Currie Has Chance To Win

  • Thursday Poll: A fair majority of respondents believe that Commissioner Rick Currie has a slim to good chance of succeeding as a write-in candidate in his re-election bid against Republican primary winner Jai Nelson. 68 of 111 (61%) said Currie has a chance of winning the uphill battle (38 rated chance as “slim,” 20 said “fair,” and 10 voted “good”). 40 of 111 (36%) said Currie had no chance of winning as a write-in candidate.
  • Dirtiest Local Race: The race between write-in Currie and Republican banner carrier Jai Nelson also was the people’s choice to be the nastiest one locally this fall. 46 of 151 respondents (30.46%) expect the commissioners race to be dirtiest. Tied for second (w/31 of 151 votes, 20.53%) were the NIC trustee race b/n Christie Wood & Robert Ketchum and the county clerk’s race b/n Dan English & Cliff Hayes). A close 4th was the race b/n Phil Hart & write-in Howard Griffiths with 30 votes (19.9%). Of the five races listed, the NIC trustee one b/n Ron Nilson & Ken Howard is expected to have the least fireworks (13 of 151, 8.6%)
  • Weekend Question: When the new WalMart opens in Hayden next week, which Kootenai County WalMart will get most of your business?

HBO Poll: Sure, Let’s Play Nebraska

  • Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Online readers support Idaho’s game with No. 6 Nebraska, even though the Vandals could be exposed to serious injury. 154 of 190 voters (81.05%) supported the apparent mismatch this Saturday — and others against football powers in the future. Only 25 of 190 (13.16%) opposed the Vandals playing Top 10 football powers. 11 were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll: Should the University of Idaho law school be moved from Moscow to Boise (as suggested by the Twin Falls Times-News)?

HBO Poll: Big Yes To Ed Corridor

  • Weekend Poll: By more than 2-to-1, you Berry Pickers support the Education Corridor and increased higher education opportunities in Coeur d’Alene. 171 of 266 respondents (64.15%) to the weekend poll supported the Education Corridor, while 82 of 266 respondents (30.94%) did not. 13 people were undecided.
  • Technical Difficulties: Hucks Online is experiencing technical difficulties with daily poll. It will return when the problems are cleared up.

HBO Poll: Both Football Fields ‘Awful’

  • Tuesday Poll: Readers in Hucks Nation overwhelmingly consider the blue football turf of Boise State and the new red turf of Eastern Washington to be “awful.” 102 of 158 respondents (64.6%) said that both fields were awful. Of the other options available, 31 of 158 (19.6%) picked BSU’s field as attractive. 14 of 158 (8.9%) think the new EWU field is attractive. Only 5 of 132 (3.2%) consider both fields attractive. 6 respondents were undecided.
  • Lewiston Tribune Poll: 372 of 569 respondents (65%) supported Judge John Bradbury’s decision to send ConocoPhillips mega-load permits back to Idaho Transportation Department.
  • Today’s Poll: Now that the combat phase in Iraq is over, do you support the growing U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan?

HBO Poll: Lake City To Win IEL

  • Weekend Poll: 31 of 87 respondents (35.6%) predicted that Lake City High will win the 5A Inland Empire League football championship this year. 30 of 87 (34.5%) guessed that rival Coeur d’Alene High would capture the title. 20 of 87 (23%) picked Post Falls to emerge as champs, while only 8 of 87 (7%) said the Lewiston would.
  • Today’s Question: Are political debates involving statewide incumbents like Butch Otter & Mike Crapo important to you?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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