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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

Where Was This Photo Taken? 18 

A fellow named Jim Egan, right, attends a tea party rally to support legislative efforts to do away with teachers' collective bargainin rights on Saturday, in this Associated Press photo. Question: Where do you think this photo was taken: Idaho, Montana, Alabama, Tennessee, or Texas?…

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Hucks Poll: Unemployed Aren't Lazy

Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation doesn't think the majority of unemployed people are lazy, contrary to what some of the Republican representatives in House District 2-5 seem to believe. 214 of 305 respondents (70.2%) said jobless individuals aren't lazy. 76 of 305 (24.9%) said they are.…

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House OKs Narrow 'Conscience' Bill 

The House has voted 51-17 in favor of HB 187, the “narrow” amendment to Idaho's “conscience law” regarding living wills. Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, speaking against the bill, told the House, “Think about how your own parents would have approached this. Would they like to…

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Kelli: Torch Lounge Now Rendezvous 

Kelli Rooks (re: 'Bar Report: Fake ID leads to fight') The Torch Lounge in Coeur d’Alene was one of three gentlemen’s clubs owned by the same couple. The other two are in Boise. Because this one was so far away from the others, it was…

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Why I Love Where I Live 

In today's installment of "I love where I live," Kerri Thoreson offers this photo (on her Facebook page) of a herd of 60 elk that she making their way across a field near Beck Road in Post Falls just after noon Saturday. Question: Can you…

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Lake City Has Own 'Coffee Culture' 

Item: 'Homey ... but not home': Increase in local coffee shops keeping people connected, satisfying their caffeine fix/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: "Travel + Leisure" recently produced a list of the top towns teeming with soulful coffee shops. The winners included the obvious:…

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Idaho Dead Last In Women Judges 

Item: Why is Idaho dead last when it comes to women judges? It’s not necessarily what you think/Kathy Kreller, Idaho Statesman More Info: When Gov. Butch Otter selected Susan Wiebe to be a judge in Idaho’s 3rd District, he didn’t just fill an open position…

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Press: Split CdA Levy Vote 28 

The Coeur d'Alene School District has responded admirably to tremendous budget challenges. The district has confronted reduced revenue by cutting almost $9 million from general fund expenditures over the past two years. Gone are more than 25 full-time certified positions. Another $1.2 million was slashed…

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Kershner: Would I Be Ransomed? 

I recently read a fact about Somali pirates that I can’t seem to shake from my mind: Many of the captives have been held until their friends have raised $1 million in ransom. One million dollars? As we learned a few weeks ago, the Somali…

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AM Headlines -- 3.7.11

Eighteen-month-old Molly Kuhns, of Hayden, gets a little pedaling help from her father, Tom Kuhns, along the Centennial Trail in Coeur d'Alene on Friday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Fog slows morning commute/Mike Prager, SR Idaho spares prisons from cuts/Betsy Russell, SR…

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Mudgy & Millie & DFO 

I got up close and personal with Mudgy & Millie at Independence Point Saturday. In my column Sunday, I included a Huckleberry in which City Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander mentions that her brother, sculptor Terry Lee, reinforced Mudgy's innard because he knew that children would climb…

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Christie: Can't Wait To Be Snow Bird

Christie Wood: Flew in (Saturday) night at 11:00pm after a glorious week in Hawaii (Thank you my dear in-laws!). The weather here is quite the contrast to what we have enjoyed for the past 7 days. We were out the door at 7:00am every morning…

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Labrador Earning Tea Party Backing 

For the Boise Tea Party to endorse Raúl Labrador in 2010, the now-freshman congressman had to agree to a few specifics: no more earmarks, no more Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and no more American involvement in the United Nations. Labrador also backed the flat…

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Luna Recall Effort Under Way 

The Recall Tom Luna Campaign is officially underway. Nancy Berto of Boise leads the 10-person committee, aiming to gather the more than 158,000 signatures required to recall superintendent Tom Luna. Members plan on launching a new website with a major petition drive scheduled for mid-April.…

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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.