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FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

Winter Comes To North Idaho 

Before heading to the sack early this morning, Cis/From A Simple Mind reported from Kootenai/Bonner County on Facebook: "OK, 3 inches of snow on the ground ... wind blowing ... looks like blizzard out there ... and I'm going to bed and snuggle with Ken…

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Are We Approaching 'Fiscal Cliff'? 

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will use a White House appearance to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Republicans continue to draw a line in the sand against higher tax rates for upper-income earners as they…

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Election Results Disappoint RRepub 21 

The Republican Party is at a crossroads, and the road map out is a little fuzzy. Two days after President Barack Obama's re-election, Kootenai Country Reagan Republican President Jeff Ward addressed his political group about what Tuesday's results mean for the GOP, and what the…

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Lighting Up Downtown 

"Looks like I'm going to get this done before the bad weather hits," said Kenneth Harris of Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association as he hung holiday lights on trees in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Question: Is there any small-town commercial area that…

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Conservatives Urge Obamacare Fight 

With a decision deadline just days away, Republican governors are under increasing pressure from national conservatives to reject as much as they can of President Obama’s healthcare law. Resistance at the state level is the best tool that remains for Republican critics of the healthcare…

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Local Economy Shows Signs Of Uptick 

The local economy is creeping, creeping, creeping its way back – back toward some semblance of the good old days of 2007. At this point, any recovery stands in reference to the last high-water mark, and that was five years ago. Before we reach a…

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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.