Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.
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Recent stories by Dave
Give Batt’s Plan A Chance To Work
July 19, 1997 in City on Page B6 All the usual suspects say they want to save the Pacific Northwest bull trout. But there’s so many hidden agendas among the prospective rescuers that it’s hard to pick which …
Candor Needed About Bn’s Plans
July 16, 1997 in City on Page B4 Burlington Northern Railroad would have us believe that its plans for a locomotive refueling station near Hauser, Idaho, are little more than an idea, a passing fancy - nothing to …
Hard Assignment But It Can Be Done
July 12, 1997 in City on Page B6 Things can’t get much worse for the Bonner County School District. For months, a series of controversial issues has rocked confidence in the district, including an administration plan to reduce …
Bad Boxer Doesn’t Make Sport All Bad A Guy Thing Those Who Can’t Stomach It Can Watch A Soap Opera.
July 11, 1997 in City on Page B6 Mike Tyson’s greatest sin in his heavyweight match with champion Evander Holyfield wasn’t the bite seen around the world; rather, it was providing nervous Nellies with fodder to skewer boxing. …
Gypsy Settlement Right Move By City
July 6, 1997 in City on Page B6 Well, now we know how much it costs when bullheadedness and poor police work collide with a couple of questionable characters: $1.43 million. The city of Spokane will pay a …
Preparedness Keeps The Peace
July 3, 1997 in City on Page B6 No one can blame you if you’re reluctant to attend another Fourth of July celebration along Coeur d’Alene’s waterfront. Gang-bangers, drunks and spoilsports who shot fireworks into a crowd of …
Break Out That Large Grain Of Salt
July 1, 1997 in City on Page B4 The Commission on Optional Forms of County Government apparently has forgotten its place in Kootenai County government. The commission is an advisory board - nothing more, nothing less. As such, …
Abrasive Approach Does Cause Friction ‘Equity’ Fad A Little Bureaucracy Of Pc Police Is Not What’s Needed.
June 20, 1997 in City on Page B6 Mona Mendoza could be the poster child for what’s wrong with multiculturalism. The self-proclaimed feminist-Chicana-lesbian-activist demanded that Spokane School District 81 students and faculty use politically correct language and accept …
Full Explanation Clearly In Order
June 14, 1997 in City on Page B6 It’s time for North Idaho College trustees to come clean with their reasons for forcing Bob Bennett to resign after 10 years as president. Their continued silence is tearing the …
Is Idaho Cleaner? Or Just More Lax?
June 12, 1997 in City on Page B6 The Idaho Division of Environmental Quality wasn’t an aggressive environmental watchdog under Democratic Govs. Cecil Andrus and John Evans. Andrus, in particular, was very friendly toward business, preferring to accommodate …
For Just A While, You Can Be Love
June 7, 1997 in City on Page B6 A high school graduation is one of the greatest proofs in life that time passes swiftly. Why, just yesterday, it seems, you were counting your child’s toes and fingers to …
Unjust Deserts For Job Well-Done
June 4, 1997 in City on Page B4 For months now, Concerned Businesses of North Idaho has been hiding in the weeds, lobbing aspersions at the Panhandle Health District. The district isn’t people-friendly, sniffed Concerned Businesses members to …
Stadium Proposal Deserves Support
Symbol Could Be Used To Educate Emblem Of Honor The Colvilles Could Use The Powerful Symbol Of A Mascot To Teach Respect.
Adopt Hard Line Despite Soft Money Obscured Devotion Although Clinton Has Flip-Flopped On This Important Issue, China’s Dictators Haven’t Changed A Bit.
May 23, 1997 in City on Page B6 During the 1992 presidential campaign, candidate Bill Clinton was asked if he, as president, would cut off trade relations with communist China. Responded Clinton: “Absolutely. Most Favored Nation status, I …
Larry, Curly, Moe Act Less Than Boffo
May 21, 1997 in City on Page B4 Kootenai County commissioners should have been grateful that, for five years, the League of Women Voters has helped educate residents by publishing citizens guides - cheaply. But they weren’t. In …
Let Her Keep A Civil Tongue
May 14, 1997 in City on Page B4 Apparently, diversity is in the eye of the beholder, too. U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, for example, believes North Idaho is diverse because it is inhabited by “Poles, people from Scandinavia, …
Foot-In-Mouth Disease Vector
Time Now To Share And Welcome Home
May 7, 1997 in City on Page B6 Everyone will benefit from an aggressive plan approved by North Idaho College to reach out to the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe and other Native Americans. The Coeur d’Alenes finally will …
Ultimately, They’ll Embrace Pedophilia So Predictable Industry Hellbent On Embracing Every Societal Taboo.
May 2, 1997 in City on Page B6 Ellen DeGeneres’ decision to “come out” as a lesbian on national TV Wednesday wasn’t courageous - or unexpected. “Ellen,” a second-tier show that had slipped in the ratings from 13th …