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Mary Breaks Her Silence 45 

Mary Souza, who with Bill McCrory, seems to be the official spokesman for Jim Brannon (who rarely speaks for himself) has broken her silence in a comment below today's OpenCDA post about the ha-huge election loss to Mike Kennedy & the city of Coeur d'Alene....

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Officials: Ignore Westboro Protesters 16 

Do not confront them. That's the best way to respond to protesters from Westboro Baptist Church, say human rights leader Tony Stewart and Coeur d'Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman. "We abhor the message promulgated by this group," Bauman wrote Tuesday, in an e-mail sent...

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Luna, Olson Meet In Statewide Debate 

Democratic Idaho State Department of Education Superintendent candidate Stan Olson, left, and Republican incumbent Tom Luna debate at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise on Tuesday in a statewide broadcast produced by Idaho Public Television. You can read Betsy Russell's coverage of last night's debate here....

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BPoole: County Ran Election Well 

BPoole: Judge Hosack explained it very well here: ” Having listened to six days of testimony, the court is impressed by the complexity of the election process, and at how well the county ran the election.”Question: Do you think County Clerk Dan English was also...

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Cat Has McCrory, OpenCDA Tongues 

At, the cat seems to have Bill McCrory's tongue, so much so that a poster named Eric asks why they crickets are chirping in the thread under the bare-bones post about the election decision. McCrory responds to Eric that he doesn't know what Eric...

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Kelso Issues Statement, Brannon Gone 

Neither attorney Starr Kelso or Jim Brannon could be reached for comment by SReporter Alison Boggs. But Kelso did provide the Coeur d'Alene Press and with a statement following the verdict issued by Judge Charles Hosack late Tuesday afternoon. Tom Hasslinger of the Coeur...

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Kennedy Loses 2 Votes, Still Wins 

Item: Judge upholds CdA election result: Kennedy retains seat on council by 3 votes/Alison Boggs, SR.More Info: The court’s finding, however, did reduce Kennedy’s winning margin to three votes instead of five. Six votes were found to be illegal due to residency issues. An agreement...

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AM: He Called The Storm 'Abracadabra' 

Nine-year-old Logan Nosworthy talked about winning the storm naming contest at his home in Coeur d'Alene with his mother Jenny Compton in the background on Tuesday. He named the first storm of the year, "Abracadabra." Alison Boggs' SR story here. (SR Photo: Kathy Plonka)Idaho Records/Sherry...

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Christie: Sheriff Joe Seems Old School 

Christie Wood: The Sheriff (Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.) also comes across as quite baffled that people think he is a bad guy. He mentioned many community service projects he is involved in. Sheriff Joe seems really old school law enforcement to me and...

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Sho-Con: Actually Suit Was Speedy

RE: Verdict in, Kennedy prevails/Huckleberries OnlineShoshone Conservative: I still have to laugh when DFO calls this a “long-running lawsuit.” I am representing a client in a suit that's been going on for 8 years (yes, I am a lawyer, in case anyone has guessed by...

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UI's Statement Re: BSU-UI Sellout 

RE: University of Idaho AD refuses to discuss ticket shortage/ArgonautUI athletic department issued this news release after tickets to the UI-BSU game sold out: "While we are sympathetic to those who were not able to obtain a ticket, we established policies in 2006 to address...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

Verdict In, Kennedy Prevails ... 29 

Judge Charles Hosack has handed down a 20-page decision in the long-running lawsuit filed by challenger Jim Brannon to overturn his 5-vote loss to incumbent Mike Kennedy in the 2009 City Council elections. Hosack ruled for Kennedy. Here's his conclusion:"The Court concludes that there were...

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P.S. Sheriff Joe Gets Thumbs Up 

Kellie Palm, of the Kootenai County Republican Women's Federation's Women in Red banquet, gives Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio a thumbs under during his speech last night at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. (Special to Huckleberries Online)

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 10.5.10 19 

Sheriff Joe has come and gone. Republican Raul Labrador succeeded in winning an endorsement from him. The Coeur d'Alene Press has noticed that the local Republicans are coming apart at the seams as a result of the Phil Hart loyalty oath now required of all...

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Scanner Traffic/PM -- 10.5.10

4:39 p.m. 46YO female with a history of suicide attempts tells Rathdrum counselor that she's taken 75 sleeping pills.4:32 p.m. Possible fire reported in 1000 block of N. 2nd/CdA.4:20 p.m. A large piece of cardboard is lying in the road on H95 & Upriver/CdA.4:13 p.m....

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PM: Sgt. Wood Meets Sheriff Joe 15 

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapioa took time out to chat with Christie Wood, who wears many hats: Coeur d'Alene police spokeswoman, Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations official, and North Idaho College Trustee. This, at the Women in Red banquet at the Coeur d'Alene...

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APhoto Of The Day -- 10.5.10 

Jean Schulz, center, widow of Charles Schulz, rubs noses with Snoopy, in front of a portrait of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, by photographer Yousuf Karsh, on Friday National Portrait Gallery in Washington, during a ceremony where the portrait was presented to the gallery. You...

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Labrador Fires Back On Immigration 

A day after Rep. Walt Minnick issued a guest opinion defending his TV ad on immigration — and released another TV ad blasting his Republican opponent's work as an immigration lawyer — Raul Labrador fired back. Labrador issued a guest opinion today, accusing the incumbent...

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UI Law Student Vying For Top Bachelor

At Cosmo, UIdaho law student Luke Howarth, 23, of Eagle, is in the running for the magazine's 2010 Top Bachelor Blowout. Luke describes himself thusly: "I'm outgoing and experimental, and I try to turn every day into the most fun day of my life." His...

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Food Porn: Big Bear Deli Quiche 

On Get Out, North Idaho! Facebook wall, OrangeTV posts this photo of the yummy offering from Big Bear deli: Monday Quiche with broccoli, chicken and cheddar!Question: Which ingredients do you prefer in your quiche or omelette?

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OTV Review: Daanen's & Oktoberfest 

It seemed I’d stepped through a magical portal through space and time to an enchanted place where men and women sporting the latest in Bavarian fashions perform volksmusik on accordions and tubas, sling scoopfuls blaukraut onto paper plates, and pour tall, healthy steins of cold...

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Clark: Bike Lanes? Bah, Humbug! 

Oh, yeah. I was once the poster boy for cycling suave. I’d still be riding, too. But unfortunately the bicycle-seat industry failed to keep pace with my ass. So the red Schwinn Paramount with custom chrome lugs that I ordered from Chicago back in the...

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An Enthusiastic Endorsement? 14 

Seems this photo of Republican Raul Labrador and Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been making the rounds this morning. One of my Berry Pickers intercepted it & forwarded it to Huckleberries Central. The beaming fellow on the left is Labrador, of course. Arpaio,...

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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.

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