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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

Idaho Child Welfare System No. 1 10 

Idaho's state-run child welfare system was ranked No. 1 in the nation Friday by the Foundation for Government Accountability. The study judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 11 outcomes and 41 data measures, including: How quickly they reacted to abuse allegations…

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The Thrill Of Victory 

Kim Conley, reacts after seeing that her last second push against Julia Lucas won the third and final spot on the Olympic team in the women's 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Thursday in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)' Question: When…

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Jimmy: Get A Life, Local Republicans 

Item: ULUC photos upset local Republican/Huckleberries Online JimmyMAC: give me a frickin break. I’ve seen Duane at many different places taking photos -- the first time being at Pappy Boyington taking pictures of one of my childhood buddy’s aboard his F-18. The only time I’ve…

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Linda: Mugged By Obamacare 70 

Linda Cook: Deep concerns here - I don’t have insurance for one reason - I can’t afford it. Now we have the biggest tax increase in history, an incredible burden on the middle class, never mind all those glowing campaign promises and a stumbling economy.…

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Reed: Recall Downfall 

Former Idaho state senator Mary Lou Reed writes a postmortem on the attempted Coeur d'Alene recall for the Inlander: "Almost everyone we know is smiling broadly with joy and relief. The agonizing ordeal has brought us together. But we are not about to ab initio…

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Bloem: Compromise Goes Both Ways 11 

Item: Controversy jogs with latest McEuen plans/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Gookin questioned the compromising factor that has changed the current plan from the original conceptual plan, and Edinger, at one point during a discussion about the baseball field, muttered a swear word…

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Don't Want To Be Road Kill 

This image provided by the Idaho Department of Fish & Game shows deer using the game underpass on Idaho 21 this spring. An average of 2,600 vehicles travel to and from the Boise area on Idaho 21 each day. An estimated 90 percent of a…

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Kerri: Hoopfest? Meh 

On Kerri Thoreson's Facebook wall, Kerri writes: "I'm always amazed when local people would say they avoid everything having to do with Ironman when it's in town. So much fun to watch I didn't understand the lack of enthusiasm. Until this week ... can you…

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BaseballStar8: Nothing Like McEuen 33 

BaseballStar8: I’ve played at McEuen field for 5 years and not once did i look around that field and say, wow this is a terrible place to play. It’s the only place in Coeur d’ Alene that has just that feel. I can’t explain it…

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Romney Revs Crowd w/Obamacare 

Appearing in a swanky New York ballroom a day after the Supreme Court upheld the heart of the president’s healthcare law, Mitt Romney called on the country to vote President Obama out of office and his surrogates asked for money to help him do that.…

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Honor System? Legislators? Ahaha

JEERS ... to the Idaho Citizens' Committee on Legislative Compensation. Finding the task too complex, it essentially left lawmakers on the honor system when it comes to billing taxpayers for expenses. To cover the cost of living in Boise, Idahoans provide their legislators with a…

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.28.12 16 

Looks like I finally need to turn on my sprinklers to greet summer weather that finally has arrived (if you can call temperatures in the low 80s "summer"). One of the benefits of summer arriving in July is lower water bills from the city of…

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Parting Shot -- 6.28.12 

Kentucky's Anthony Davis, left, appears on a monitor as he and Florida's Bradley Beal talk to reporters moments after they were selected during the NBA basketball draft Thursday in Newark, N.J. Davis was picked No. 1 by the New Orleans Hornets and Beal went No.…

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If I Could Go Back To High School 

At A Butterfly Moment, Jen posts "10 things I would do if I could go back to high school": 1. Study more and better. So that when I got to college, I wouldn't be rudely awakened and have to learn to study. 2. Sing more.…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.28.12

5:56 p.m. Marine deputy has made BUI arrest on Lake Coeur d'Alene. 5:52 p.m. Driver of full-sized pickup w/Benewah plates dumped couches & chairs @ I-90 & Sherman exit -- and then drove off w/b on freeway. 5:42 p.m. Caller reports dog in cab &…

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PM Headlines -- 6.28.12

State Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who has a "day job" with the Associated Logging Contractors, Facebooked a photo of a bear cub that dropped by the office on Mica Flats this week. Shawn tells Huckleberries that it's unusual to see a bear cub, especially on…

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North Idaho Blogs Rdp -- 6.28.12

Stebbijo's unhappy with the outcome of the recall effort and the secretary of state's role in it. But I really like this photo she took of the "poop art" (the new public art at the wastewater treatment plant), so I'm giving it top billing this…

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ULUC Photos Upset Local Republican 26 

A former Kootenai County Republican Central Committee official is unhappy that attorney Duane Rasmussen takes photos of people in the crowd at public events. In a letter to the county commission criticizing the presentation by consultant Todd Messenger at the Unified Land Use Code workshop…

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Johnson: Chief Roberts Makes History 20 

There will be days and days of analysis – some of it even important – of today’s historic Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, or as those who hate the law say – Obamacare. We’ll hear every possible interpretation and then some. Here…

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World Harmony Runners Stop @ CdA

World Harmony Run team member Natabara Rollosson, center, of New York City held the torch during a stop at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Ten members of the North America team will complete a 10,000 mile loop…

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House Vote Holds Holder In Contempt 17 

The GOP-led House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder (shown in AP file photo) in contempt of Congress for failing to provide key information pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, making Holder the first sitting Cabinet member to be held in contempt. The…

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Otter Denounces Obamacare Ruling 

Gov. Butch Otter's statement re: Supreme Court approval of Obamacare: “Although five Supreme Court justices upheld Obamacare and the individual mandate under Congress’s power to tax, it does not mean it’s the right thing to do. Obamacare has been bad for America from the beginning.…

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Furrer: Olympic Size Dream In Sight 

For Amanda Furrer the dream started small. “I just wanted to win a medal,” she said. And she did. In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games. But that win only whetted her appetite for more and her dreams are now…

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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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