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THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

GOP To Mull Urban Renewal Repeal 

Rachel Gilbert, a hardliner from bygone years in the Idaho Republican Party, will present this anti-urban renewal screed to the state GOP convention this weekend: "Do you wonder why your property taxes are so high and continue to rise year after year? Do you wonder…

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Spence: Government Is Like Golf 

Here we are at the 18th green, late on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, staring at a 20-foot putt to win the U.S. Open. Do we make it, or do we choke? Back when I actually played golf with some regularity, I almost always choked. It…

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Forgot His Skateboard 

A young bull moose wandered into the skate park in Nederland, Colo., Wednesday morning. He was tranquilized and relocated by Nederland police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (AP Photo/Lois Ott, Town of Nederland) Question: Have you ever ridden a skateboard?

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Dino: Gangs Are Moving In To CdA 38 

Dinosaur Man: I’ve spoken with cops downtown who couldn’t tell a Suerno from a IPO (Indian Power Organization), or a Piru (associated with the IPO) from a Norteno. I’ve even spoken with CDA’s gang enforcement expert, who I respect as the only one in the…

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Gone Fishin: Move Dang Boat Launch 10 

Gone Fishin: I live in Coeur d’Alene and I am pretty dang poor. I’m blessed to be able to make a living in CDA, but I fall squarely in the poor-lower middle class range. I don’t have a boat. I don’t see boat ownership in…

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State Elephants Launch Confab Today 

Reopening the Idaho Republican Party's closed primary and dismantling federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency are among 16 proposed resolutions up for consideration at the state GOP convention in Twin Falls this weekend. According to a list obtained by The Associated Press, the proposals…

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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.