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Cindy: April Fool's Day Is Every Day 

Cindy's boys apparently were test-driving some April Fool's pranks this week. She's shown documenting the "old rubber hand" gag coming out of a bathroom cabinet. Posts Cindy: "Whoopie cushions and the fake vomit are sure to follow. Honestly, when you live with boys every day…

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Panel OKs 20-Week Limit On Abortion 

The House State Affairs Committee has voted along party lines to pass SB 1165, the 20-week abortion ban, sending it to the House with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Rep. Carlos Bilbao, R-Emmett, said, “Anyone, anyone who denies the existence of life at the…

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Vestal: Bullying Launches Gay Project 

These days, (Terry Miller, left) – along with his famous partner, the writer Dan Savage (right) – is trying to give gay and lesbian kids a more reassuring message: It gets better. You’ve probably heard of the It Gets Better project, which started in September…

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Trillhaase: GOP Moderates Surrender 

Anyone who's seen the picture of General Douglas MacArthur lording over the defeated Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri at the close of World War II can appreciate the plight of Idaho's moderate Republicans. The moderates are the guys seated at the table,…

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Closed Primaries Upset Independents 

Update: Closed primary/party registration plan passes Sen. State Affairs on party-line vote, with Dems opposing -- Idaho Reporter Twitter. Gary Allen, attorney for a group of independent voters, told the Senate State Affairs Committee, “I'm here on my 50th birthday, and I can't think of…

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AM: Casino Upgrade To Open In May

This is an artist's sketch of plans for the new steakhouse at the Coeur d'Alene Casino, which is set to open in May. Lori Hutson SR story here. (Courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Casino) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Hucks Online Rain to…

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Kootenai Healthy, Shoshone Not

A study out of the University of Wisconsin that ranks Idaho’s counties according to factors that determine health shows that Kootenai County residents live long and prosper compared to much of the state and, in particular, to residents of Shoshone County. Shoshone County ranked second…

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Sam: We're Bound By Our Treaties 16 

Sam: It seems to me that arguments about what Native American tribes receive from the government comes down to jealousy or racism. There seems to be a group of white Americans who just can’t for the life of them fathom having to simply say “we…

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Jimmy: Hagadone Gig Helped Me

J-Mac: I worked for Duane. I knew how much I was going to be paid and had the opportunity to take it or leave it. That’s the thing people … no one is holding a gun to anyone’s head to do any job or work…

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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.