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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

Press: Ironmen Of The Future 

Some things can’t be measured by money. Sure, Ironman has had a nice economic impact on Coeur d’Alene. We’re a bit dubious that it actually nets in the $8 million-$10 million range annually because at this time of year, the hotels and restaurants and retail…

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Family That Zombie's Together ... 

In her never-ending quest to post cat photos on Huckleberries Online, Super Sub Cindy offers this shot of a family of four, depicted on the back of their Ford in zombie form. Even the cat is a zombie. Cindy Facebooks that she spotted the Zombie…

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Marigold Vandals Hit Bentwood 

Huckleberries Online made the recent issue of the Bentwood Park Bulletin. Bentwood Park? A year ago, this Huckleberry Hound joked about some vandals who were egging streets in the Bentwood area, off 15th Street. The egging wasn't funny. But the neighborhood newsletter describing the vandalism…

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Jeers -- To Cathy, Raul, Mike 10 

JEERS ... to U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson, both R-Idaho. They were among 216 Republican and 16 Democratic House members who just voted to gut most of the nation's environmental laws. At issue is a bill giving the Border…

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Mansfield Chides Ex-Buddy Fischer 

Both in Jane Mayer's New Yorker profile of (American Family Association talk radio host Bryan) Fischer and then again in his own blog, (Dennis) Mansfield bemoans Fischer's intolerance."Debating the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality in our culture is something that Bryan Fischer is actively engaged…

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Doty Didn't Get Gookin's Message 11 

Apparently, diehard Recaller Jim Doty didn't get the message from Councilman Dan Gookin (pictured) and eight-ninths of the registered voters in Coeur d'Alene: "It's over." In a lengthy rant reviving the Recall grievances, Doty writes in the Coeur d'Alene Press Online this morning: "This isn’t…

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All In For German Soccer 

A German soccer supporter sports eyelashes painted in the colors of the national flag prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece in Gdansk, Poland, earlier today. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) Question: Have you ever painted yourself in any way to…

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Raven: Kissed Frogs To Find Prince

RavenLady: Congratulations! It is good to hear so many Huckleberries are having long marriages (comments section). Hope they are good ones too. We hit our 29th next week. I’m glad I kissed a lot of frogs to get to the prince. Question: Did you have…

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Joker: Handling 'Em With Kid Gloves

Here’s a scenario for all (those) who think the police went overboard today -- Joker Police officer 1: OPEN UP POLICE Police officer 2: Do you have to yell so loud? What if he’s sleeping? He had a late night! Police officer 1: You’re right.…

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Arpie: Marble Craze & Other Fads 

Arpie (re: They didn't lose their marbles): I think I’ve typed this before, but after thirty years of teaching, I survived my first marbles craze. I’ve made it through 2-3 jump rope crazes, a few hacky sack crazes, a nard nocker craze(Is that what you…

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