Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.
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Benefits Could Be Substantial
Candy Sales Risky And Unnecessary Distraction Schools Are For Education, Not Marketing Exercises.
Dec. 19, 1997 in City on Page B6 Almost everyone at Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene was ecstatic last year when Principal Larry Hill announced an end to candy sale fund-raisers. At the time, teachers were tired …
Cooler-Running Motors Hold Up
Beyond The Static, Hear Real Majority
Dec. 14, 1997 in City on Page B8 Things are beginning to look up for North Idaho schools. In Post Falls, school officials politely listened to the Kootenai County Property Owners Association last week and then rejected the …
Ramrod Tactics Simply Won’t Do
Dec. 10, 1997 in City on Page B4 As the cost of North Idaho lake frontage soars, the value of each square foot of public access becomes more precious, too. That’s why Coeur d’Alene downtown interests have faced …
Do Not Change This Deal Now
Dec. 6, 1997 in City on Page B6 If not for former Gov. Cecil Andrus, Inland Northwest residents would have lost access to a major portion of Coeur d’Alene’s Sanders Beach. A decade ago, the crafty statesman forced …
Heroes They Were And Should Remain Don’t Revise History Judge Famous Figures Within The Context Of Their Times.
Dec. 5, 1997 in City on Page B12 Should Whitman College dethrone the pioneers for whom it’s named or do they still deserve respect? It’s an indictment of our times that the 150th anniversary of the Whitman Massacre …
Familiarity Breeds Contempt For Haters
Nov. 30, 1997 in City on Page B8 Tony Stewart has been a big part of the Kootenai County human rights movement since its beginning. When white supremacists bombed Bill Wassmuth’s home, the North Idaho College instructor was …
Mixed Emotions For Mixed Blessing
Nov. 26, 1997 in City on Page B6 Who can blame Idaho Gov. Phil Batt and his Gaming Study Committee for being ambivalent about gambling? We are, too. On one hand, gambling has become an economic savior on …
Tragedy Makes A Terrible Taskmaster
Nov. 19, 1997 in City on Page B6 (From For the Record, November 21, 1997): The last name of Major Thomas Brigham, who was shot to death at Fairchild AFB in 1994, was misspelled in Wednesday’s editorial.
Safety, Schooling - Do What’s Right
Nov. 15, 1997 in City on Page B6 The hit-and-run death of a Post Falls teenager Monday evening has prompted a lot of finger pointing. Some parents and at least one school trustee blame the tragic death of …
You Won’t Want To Miss This One
Nov. 13, 1997 in City on Page B6 FROM OPINION PAGE B8 (Friday, November 14, 1997): Correction Thursday’s editorial incorrectly listed the first name of Ryan Leaf, quarterback for the Washington State University football team.
Every Ugly Instance Must Be Countered
Act Provocatively And You Provoke Dumb Decisions Sometimes, Women Lead Men Into Temptation.
Nov. 7, 1997 in City on Page B10 Should women ever share responsibility for rape? Rape is a brutal crime - a total violation of another person. Anyone who commits a rape should feel the full weight of …
Stand Firm Your Hallowed Ground
Nov. 6, 1997 in City on Page B6 The long-awaited Hyett-Palma report on downtown Coeur d’Alene held few surprises. To sum it up in one sentence, it read: “Bring downtown to the water.” That, of course, is easy …
Library Upgrade A Must
Oct. 30, 1997 in Idaho on Page B5 The Post Falls School District and city of Post Falls have done their part in supporting a badly needed library expansion. The school district donated land and the city pledged …
Standouts In Good Candidates Crowd
Oct. 30, 1997 in Idaho on Page B5 The Post Falls municipal elections offer such good candidates, we wish River City had three City Council spots to fill instead of two. The quality field, however, means the city …
Lake City Voters, Keep Incumbents
Oct. 29, 1997 in City on Page B4 Coeur d’Alene is better off today than it was four years ago. The city has reconstructed three major streets, tripled the money it spends on road repair, dramatically expanded the …
Balanced Loyalties Work Best For All
Oct. 26, 1997 in Idaho on Page B9 The Coeur d’Alene mayor’s race is for people who perennially complain that they’re forced during elections to choose between the lesser of two evils. Both Mayor Al Hassell and challenger …
Chicken Littles Running Scared Survey Says: Only 13 Percent Of Scientists Greenpeace Polled In 1992 Expect Runaway Warming.