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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

Officer involved shooting in North Idaho 

A police pursuit erupted in gunfire north of Coeur d’Alene Monday in what investigators are calling an officer-involved shooting. Details were sketchy late Monday, but authorities confirmed two people from a fleeing vehicle were taken to Kootenai Medical Center with unspecified injuries after the shooting....

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson testifies Jan. 19 in a lawsuit alleging that he and his son had threatened a conservative minister. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

More sick than mean 

MOSCOW, Idaho — Whoever left a backpack bomb on the route of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march last month “was more sick than mean,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday. “We must address the issues that drive us to sickness.” The civil rights...

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Monday Wild Card 2.7.11 10 

I know folks like to tease DFO about his 211 vactation days. But honestly, this is the FIRST vacation he's had all year! The blogfather arrived safely in Florida, and yesterday told me he was preparing to go armadillo hunting. Of course, he hadn't had...

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Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammates after Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.

Parting Shot: Celebration 

Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammates after Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. ARLINGTON, Texas – Absolutely no need to bring up Ol’ What’s His Name ever again. Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl championship quarterback in his own right. And he’s the...

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Spokane's Howard Street received designted bike lanes recently, part of ongoing efforts to improve safety and accessibility to cyclists.  (Courtesy City of Spokane)

Pro-cycling efforts making progress 

Spokane's Howard Street received designted bike lanes recently, part of ongoing efforts to improve safety and accessibility to cyclists. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene aren’t quite Portland when it comes to bike lanes, trails and parking, but they are making progress on the road to making...

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Kootenai County ready for change? 

The structure of Kootenai County government could face a major overhaul in the next couple of years. With two newly elected commissioners and commissioner Chairman Todd Tondee ready to change the status quo, the three officials are taking a fresh look at restructuring county government....

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Green Bay Packers' Andrew Quarless kisses the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Packers' 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (Betsy Russell)

Luna: People riled up 11 

State schools Supt. Tom Luna pitches his education reform legislation to the Senate Education Committee on Monday, at the first of four days of hearings on the two-bill package. There's been “an organized attempt to get people riled up” over his school reform plan, state...

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 Facebook.com's mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg, smiles at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. 
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Teen Crisis: Parents on Facebook 10 

It’s become an increasingly familiar cry among teens and young adults: “(NUTS)! – my parents are on Facebook!” As the world’s biggest social-networking site continues to grow, parents are joining – and invariably asking the kids to include them in their circle of online friends....

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Twitter tries to turn tweets to cash 10 

SAN FRANCISCO — On “The Tonight Show,” Conan O’Brien used to get big laughs for mocking Twitter as an egotistical stream of mundane updates from celebrities. But when he got bounced from his late-night gig at NBC, O’Brien could no longer take to the airwaves...

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A raccoon peers out from his home in a  hole in a tree in Moreland Hills, Ohio on Saturday, May. 15, 2010. (Amy Sancetta / Associated Press)

Raccoon ends wrestlers’ season 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A raccoon has ended a North Dakota team’s bid for a fourth consecutive regional championship in high school wrestling. The Carrington High School team was pulled from Saturday’s tournament when officials discovered the athletes had been exposed to a live raccoon....

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This undated photo provided by West Elm shows square wood trays for TV dining.   (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

High Noon: TV Dinners 

This undated photo provided by West Elm shows square wood trays for TV dining. In a way, Super Bowl Sunday is a festive celebration of one of America’s beloved bad habits. No, not football – eating in front of the TV. Studies suggest chowing down...

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HBO Poll Results

Results of Friday's poll : Do you agree with the decision by House Ethics Committee to dismiss ethics charges against Rep. Phil Hart? A whopping 83.25% (159 votes) said No, Hart should be dismissed from Legislature. 8.9% (17) said Yes, Hart has lost 2 key...

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AOL to buy Huffington Post 

NEW YORK – Online company AOL Inc. is buying highly trafficked website Huffington Post in a $315-million deal that represents a big bet on the future of online news. The acquisition, which will put Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington in charge of all AOL content,...

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He got the girl but lost his car 

COEUR d'ALENE - The bad news is a Coeur d'Alene man's car was stolen. The good news is he was able to acquire a very detailed physical description of the alleged thief. The 60-year-old man told police he was out drinking at Club 41 bar,...

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Ronda DiGiorgio jokes with Trent Wright, an auto dealership lobbyist, and Rep. Stephen Hartgen, from Twin Falls, during lunchtime on Jan. 27 in the Legislative Dining Room in Boise.

Lunch with Luna or noshing with Nonini 

Ronda DiGiorgio jokes with Trent Wright, an auto dealership lobbyist, and Rep. Stephen Hartgen, from Twin Falls, during lunchtime on Jan. 27 in the Legislative Dining Room in Boise. BOISE – Small signs sometimes signal big changes. Such is the case with the 8-by-11-inch “Open...

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Sentence reduced in relay death 

SANDPOINT – A driver who killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in the Spokane-to-Sandpoint relay last summer has been granted a reduced sentence. Thirty-one-year-old Bowdeen S. Kahuhu of Newport, Wash., had her one-year sentence reduced Friday in 1st District Court to six months,...

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Parked between the Clearwater River and U.S. Highway 12 at Kooskia, Idaho, on Feb. 3, the first megaload of a ConocoPhillips half-drum awaits the next leg of its journey to Billings. (Associated Press / Lewiston Tribune)

Megaload=Disneyland Castle? 

Parked between the Clearwater River and U.S. Highway 12 at Kooskia, Idaho, on Thursday, the first megaload of a ConocoPhillips half-drum awaits the next leg of its journey to Billings. KOOSKIA, Idaho – Huckleberry sourdough pancakes, cigarettes and bulbs for strobe lights are among the...

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FILE-This file picture taken  Jan. 27,1988, shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan saluting to members of the Reserve Officers Association in Washington. (Mike Sargent / Afp Files)

Reagan's Legacy 49 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Ronald Reagan’s name is enshrined on an airport, an aircraft carrier, belt buckles and highways. His likeness – with that sunny smile – appears on drink coasters, statues, talking dolls and a Rose Parade float. Conservatives make the pilgrimage to his...

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DFO mug for Huckleberries blog sidebar.

Huckleberries

My Huckleberries Online crowd is easily distracted. I posted a bushy-tailed predator photographed along the Kalispell Bay beach path by the Priest Lake Photos Facebook crowd on Tuesday – and asked whether the critter was a coyote or wolf. The overwhelming consensus (including from the...

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Huckleberries Online

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.