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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2011

Proper Attire For Filing For Council? 

On her Facebook wall, Amber Copeland posts: "I am going to file my paperwork tomorrow for city council. The real question is what should I wear? Sensible business attire or a mini skirt and tube top. Hahaha yeah right. Tube tops should be illegal after…

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Mike Still Seeks Answers From Clerk 

Mike Kennedy sent the following email to County Clerk Cliff Hayes and his assistant, Pat Raffee, this morning: "I’m not sure if you are both on vacation or not, but as the candidate filing window for this election year has begun, the interest in an…

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Whatta Croc 

Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan township, Agusan del Sur Province, pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan late Saturday in southern Philippines. Elorde said Monday that dozens of villagers and experts ensnared…

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Hucks Poll: Sarah Over Michele

Weekend Poll: When offered a choice solely between Sarah Palin & Michele Bachmann for president, Hucks Nation opted for Sarah Palin (some voting with thumb and forefinger firmly pinched against nose). 118 of 214 respondents (55.14%) picked Palin over Bachmann, who received 96 of 214…

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Patrick: Commish Priorities Wrong 

PatrickH: The commissioners can cut funding for programs aimed at feeding seniors, and keeping kids out of trouble, but they have no problem with across the board increases at the County Clerk’s office, including 6k for furniture? Dan Green’s excuse when I called him was…

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Silhouetted Sky-High Heels 

A pair of the new spring/sommer shoe collection are silhouetted while they are seen at a preview in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday. The shoes will be on display at the international Shoe Fair (GDS) from Wednesday through Friday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Question (for the Ladies of…

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CGX: Time For New Blood On Council 

We still have most of a week to go before the lineup is more-or-less (not counting possible write-in candidates) set for the municipal elections for mayor and City Council positions this fall. Upon reading that one of the candidates would be Adam Graves, a parking…

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Trib: Why Not Subsize Post Office? 

Government subsidizes everything from the water you drink to the car you drive. Why should mail delivery to the nation's rural outposts be the one exception? The U.S. Postal Service is running $8.3 billion short. What had been a branch of the U.S. government became…

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Hoffman: OK, Already, I Erred 

Re: Cyberspace loose with facts or flat out lying about Jeremy Hill grizzly case coverage/Rich Landers, Outdoors Wayne Hoffman: Wow, step away from the computer for a few days and you miss a lot. Mr. Landers is correct that I erred when I wrote my…

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County Giving Boot To Senior Meals 

The wheels might be coming off mobile meal-delivery programs in Kootenai County. According to a letter from the Kootenai County commissioners dated Aug. 31 to the county's senior centers, funding that supports Meals on Wheels programs is about to end. "Annual community support to Senior…

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AM: Family Support Program In Need

Jerre Lewis plays with her son, Maddex, after picking him up from day care Aug. 30. With help from Family Promise, she has been able to turn her living situation around and have a stable home for her family. Now, Family Promise, the only homeless…

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Feds Giving Tribe Police More Power 

Law enforcement is being hampered in Indian Country by what federal authorities describe as jurisdictional gaps. So they’re working with three Idaho tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, to federalize tribal police, giving officers the authority to issue citations to non-Indians on the reservation for…

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Sacto Rubs Corps Nose In Own Study

Coeur d’Alene isn’t the only community miffed at the loopy demand by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear-cut viewtiful trees from flood prevention levees. Sacramento, Calif., is, too. The corps, as you may recall, freaked out after Hurricane Katrina, ordering communities to remove…

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DeePee: Leave Camp Easton Alone 

SR Editorial: Scouts need to put future first as Camp Easton choice made DeePee: To quote from an S-R editorial on Sept. 4, re the Gozzard Gated crowd’s desire to acquire Camp Easton from the Boy Scouts: “Weighing complex transaction details, a sandy beach and…

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Vestal: Kootenai Co Paranoia Runs Deep 

Can you imagine a world where the Kootenai County commissioners would make a stealth move to grab private property rights? A world where the handmaidens of the New World Order are the GOP trio of Dan Green, Jai Nelson and Todd Tondee? Where any day…

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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.