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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

Huckleberries: AP ‘reporterette’ Kruesi is several cuts above

Things aren’t equal in the press corps at the Idaho Legislature. “Reporterette” (not Huckleberries’ word) Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press tweets that she spends $100 for a haircut and highlights, and considers the steep price to be a career investment. A C-note is 10 times as much as your Huckleberry columnist pays for a cut (with senior discount and before tip, of course). Yeah, yeah, Huckleberries knows: It shows.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 12:18 P.M.

Lewiston airport manager resigns

Chris Hayes is resigning as the manager of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport after just 16 months to head up ammunition production for Howell Munitions and Technology. The airport authority board of commissioners unanimously, if reluctantly, accepted Hayes’ resignation ...

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In this 2016 AP file photo, Groundhog Club co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil during the annual celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The furry rodent failed to see his shadow in 2016, meaning he'd "predicted" an early spring. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 5:23 A.M.

If you want spring, bub, send a tweet to the Groundhog

Seems Huckleberries got the wrong impression that winter was coming to an end after reading tweets and Facebook posts by chief meteorologist Kris Crocker/KXLY. In one tweet, Kris said she was taking down her Christmas tree. Finally. In another, she said she was practicing her golf swing. But neither means that winter’s almost over. In fact, we’re only halfway though, says Kris. In other words, we’re left to the mercy of the groundhog.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 2:12 P.M.

Moscow police to residents: Stop reporting moose sightings

Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many calls but that it’s well aware that moose are in the city and is monitoring the situation along with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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Idaho Fish and Game is feeding big game animals at nearly 110 sites this winter and expects to spend about $650,000 on the effort. (Idaho Fish & Game / Courtesy)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3:44 P.M.

Idaho spending $650,000 to feed elk and deer, a record since at least 2003

Idaho is feeding about 7 percent of the state's elk and nearly 2 percent of its deer population to keep the animals off agricultural crops as they try to survive a tough winter of prolonged deep snow and cold temperatures. The Idaho Fish and Game Department held a conference call Wednesday to help explain why the agency has stepped up deer and elk feeding in the south portion of the state while at the same time putting out information that discourages the public from feeding big game.

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Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, in his office at the Idaho Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 (Betsy Z. Russell)


North Idaho Rep. Redman brings back anti-Sharia bill

BOISE – A North Idaho representative re-introduced a bill that would prevent Sharia law from being used in Idaho courts. The House State Affairs Committee agreed on a party-line vote to introduce the measure Wednesday. Reading from a prepared statement, ...

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Huckleberries OnlineCutline Contest — 2.22.17 

Joe Weigel protests outside a town hall meeting held by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in Fairview, Tenn., Tuesday. You write the cutline.(Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP) Tuesday Winner -- NotReally, ...