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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Wild Card/Monday -- 6.25.12 18 

The Idaho primary elections have come and gone. The Coeur d'Alene recall attempt has come and gone. The summer solstice has come and gone. And we're still waiting for summer to arrive. Last year, it arrived around the 4th of July. I'm keeping my fingers…

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Parting Shot -- 6.25.12 

Coeur d'Alene business owner, Graham Christensen, 39, douses himself with water as he runs up Bennett Bay Hill heading west towards town. His official time was 10:18:55 and he ranked the top local finisher in Ironman. (Christa Hazel photo special to Huckleberries Online)

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Navy Thanks Cindy For Good Time 

The Department of the Navy sent Super Sub Cindy a thank you note for a recent article. It read in part: "On behalf of the United States Navy, thank you for your personal involvement in making Spokane Navy Week a great success, and for making…

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Court Rejects Montana Election Law

In a reaffirmation of its controversial Citizens United decision on campaign finances, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a 100-year old Montana law that banned corporations from spending money to influence state elections. The high court voted 5 to 4 to…

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PM Headlines -- 6.25.12 

Here's what Stickman & Walkabout did with the floating golf balls they found along the Tubbs Hill shoreline for this year's Ironman Coeur d'Alene. (Stickman photo special to Huckleberries Online) New Idaho texting law goes live Sunday/CdA Press Ed corridor wins city achievement award/CdA Today…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.25.12

4:56 p.m. R/P from Shore Drive/Cataldo reports neighbor cutting brush in disputed property area. 4:41 p.m. Charles, from Hauser View Drive, reports someone shot pickup w/pellet while parked at Upper Twin Lakes boat launch. 4:35 p.m. Female reports to animal control that she has a…

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Rainey: Birchers Influence Idaho GOP 18 

I’m not anti-Republican. I’m not. I swear. I have friends who are… well, you know. But – from precinct to national level – more and more stories dealing with Republicans are filled with examples of ignorance of politics in general and the workings of all…

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North Idaho Blog Rdp -- 6.25.12 

"I've decided that Sundays will be the day I go all out for breakfast, if I have the energy and ingredients," writes JeanC of JeanC's Cat House & Shooting Gallery. "This last Sunday I decided on something a little different. Baked some pork chops and…

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The Bard: 112 Miles On A Bike 

It takes a mighty ride to complete the Ironman, required are thighs of steel -- and of course an iron can. The Bard of Sherman Avenue (Christa Hazel photo special to Huckleberries Online: Hayden resident, Jerry Brensinger, 50, supported Boise State Broncos during Ironman as…

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Richert: Study Closed Primary? Pshaw 

Statesman opinionator Kevin Richert gives us a preview of Tuesday's editorial: "As the old political joke goes, there’s nothing more permanent than a temporary tax. Same goes, perhaps, for Idaho Republicans’ “experiment” in a closed primary. During their convention last week, Republicans didn’t dump the…

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Spokane Remains Washington's No. 2

Washington grew slowly — less than 1 percent — in the last year from a slight increase in people moving into the state, the Office of Financial Management said today. The annual estimate of state population said net migration, the difference between the number of…

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High Five Keeps Triathlete Going

Coeur d'Alene resident, David Scammell, 35, received a high five from Coeur d'Alene Assembly Church of God's pastor, Dan Christ, as he ran through Run Aid Station No. 6 on the east side of Bennett Bay Hill. Scammell's official time was 13:08:23. (Christa Hazel photo…

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This One's For Mom 

Coeur d'Alene resident, Jennifer Cowper, 42, stops to dump water on her head as she runs through Run Aid Station #6. This was Cowper's first Ironman. Cowper received news covereage for her Ironman inspiration that came from her mother who was diagnosed with ALS disease.…

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Freezing For A Great Cause 

That's SR buddy Alison Boggs directing traffic during the swim portion of Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday. She writes: "I volunteered until the end of the swim which was totally awesome but nearly broke my heart when you watch people struggling to get there by the…

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Nina: Crime Invades My 'Hood 

On her Facebook wall, SR colleague Nina Culver of the Spokane Valley blog writes: "My neighborhood is now a crime mecca. That pile of stuff on the lawn next door from the evicted neighbors is attracting a steady stream of thieves who have expanded to…

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Porn, Online Media Share Problem 

In Atlantic Monthly, Jordan Weissman writes in "Why Porn, online media share same big problem": " ... convincing people to pay for to watch sex is a much taller task these days than getting them to pay for a song. In fact, it's a bit…

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Companies Get Grants, Stiff Idaho 

Last month, Transform Solar announced that it was closing and laying off about 250 people at its facility in Nampa. As StateImpact reported, the manufacturer of high-tech solar cells, had received $1.68 million in workforce training grants from the state of Idaho — money that…

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Spudbob: Newbies Need 'Gum' Control 17 

Spudbob: Wow! Once again we have been inundated with newbie drive-by blogopottomi comments over the weekend. I know we all want to preserve our constitutional rights but Dave, could we possible exercise some “gum” control here? I mean “gum” as in “flapping gums”. Maybe there…

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Solons Perform 'Vagina Monologues' 39 

This June 18 file photo shows, from left, Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, playwright Eve Ensler and Sen. Rebecca Warren, D-Ann Arbor, posing for a group picture during an event including a performance of "The Vagina Monologues" by Brown and 10…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.25.12

11:33 a.m. R/P is in the KCSD lobby to report possible lewd & lascivious conduct. 11:28 a.m. Business @ 750 Appleway/CdA reports recovering an undisclosed stolen item. 11:13 a.m. EMTs are responding to vehicle-vs-pedestrian accident @ Govt Way & Walnut/CdA. 11:10 a.m. Female in KCSD…

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Poll: Ironman Doesn't Inspire Us 

Weekend Poll: Fit athletes have invaded Coeur d'Alene for the last 10 years. But they have failed to inspire the overwhelming number of local residents to become more fit. 127 of 158 respondents (80.38%) said they haven't been inspired by Ironman Coeur d'Alene to get…

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Wealthy Idaho Malefactors Want More 

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry does not speak for you or even Idaho's mom and pop businesses. Manipulating its strings are what Teddy Roosevelt might call Idaho's malefactors of great wealth: Clearwater Paper, Idaho Forest Group, Idaho Power Co., Simplot, Melaleuca, Micron and…

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Sharbono Ends Bike Leg

Coeur d'Alene resident, Kip Sharbono, 31, comes into the bike-to-run transition after 112 miles. Sharbono's official time was 11:00:59. (Angie Phillips photo special to Huckleberries Online).

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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.