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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011

Hucks Poll: No Online Classes 

Wednesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation prefers that no online classes be taught in Idaho high schools, a direct rebuff to Superintendent Tom Luna and the Idaho Legislature who ignored huge opposition to push education reform through the 2012 session. 97 of 140 respondents (69.29%) voted…

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Landers Takes IFF's Hoffman To Task 

SR colleague Rich Landers is amused at the outrage from ideological bloggers and commenters who are taking him to task for a column he wrote about the grizzly killing in Boundary County. Writes Landers: "People want to hear what they want to hear about the…

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Spence: Rediscovering Literary Faves 

There's very little about the process of moving that can be called fun, but one thing that comes to mind is rediscovering favorite books as you pack and unpack. When I relocated to the Palouse a few weeks ago, at least half my boxes were…

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Bachmann Or Palin? 18 

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., greets American Legion officers on stage after addressing the national convention Thursday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid) Question: Who would you rather see as president, if you were forced to pick: Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin?

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Trillhaase: Butch Knows Best 

When professional economists analyze how well Idaho will do in the next 18 months, they consider a host of factors. Will interest rates spur investment? Will more people have jobs? How much will they get paid? What will Idaho's commodities and manufactured goods command on…

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Ex-CdA Senator Now Heads NEA 

John Stocks, who spent most of the 1980s as a community organizer and political strategist in Boise and Coeur d'Alene, takes over as executive director of the NEA Thursday. Stocks was elected as a Democrat from Kootenai County to the Idaho Senate in 1988, but…

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Vandals Host Hum-Bowl Rival Tonight 

On the first day of fall camp last month, Idaho football coach Robb Akey approached Brian Reader – a senior who bided his time behind a four-year starter – and supplied a clear message. “I remember the first practice we had out here,” Akey recalled…

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Idaho Rural Roads 2nd Worst

TRIP, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that supports road and bridge construction, issued a report Thursday saying Idaho has the second highest percentage of major rural pavements in poor condition, behind Vermont. The Idaho Associated General Contractors were included in a TRIP news release, quoting Executive…

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AM: Bear Feeder Loses Appeal 

In this undated file photo taken in Yachats, Ore., Karen Noyes feeds black bears outside her home. Noyes, who has lost a legal fight to feed black bears from her home on the Oregon coast, says she’s not coming back to Oregon. Rich Landers/Outdoors blog…

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Mayor Bloem's New Offical Portrait 10 

Mayor Sandi Bloem's office has released the newest official photo of Her Sandiness (right). I'm also publishing the previous official portrait. Which one do you like best? Why? Which official photo of Mayor Sandi Bloem do you like best?

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Obama Readies Major Jobs Speech 57 

The pressure is on President Obama to deliver a blockbuster plan to revive the economy, as the White House hypes his upcoming jobs speech -- amid a bungled rollout -- as a potential turning point in his administration. When the White House first teased the…

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50% Say USA Worse After 9/11 

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, half of Americans say the nation has changed for the worse while more than one-quarter (28 percent) believe the country is in a better place, according to an AARP Bulletin poll. More than three-quarters…

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10Cs Block Moves To Vets Plaza 

Item: Commandments make a move: Marble block now sits at the Veterans Plaza/Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: The commandments aren't gone. They've justrelocated. Kootenai County has moved the block of marble inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the courthouse lawn to the Veterans Plaza, beside…

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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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