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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Editor In Thief?

City Editor Addy Hatch posted this Letter to the, ahem, Editor in Thief, received by the Spokesman-Review. Addy had this comment: "Props for creativity though. RT @GLgraham: This can't be a letter of appreciation. #readerlove." DFO: Ooh, ooh, let me guess. Sender was anonymous? #keyboardcommando...

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Zzzzz: OpenCdA.Com Snoozing 

Occasionally, your Huckleberry Hound opens the site to see what's happening in the world of Mr. Bill & Co. Since Mary Souza left to chase her dream of becoming Coeur d'Alene mayor and setting all things right (according to mayor) in the Lake City,...

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Spencer Defends Phil Hart 16 

Larry Spencer (re: "Vestal: Hart tax fight tortures logic"): Shawn has no integrity. He all but lies in this rant, claiming that Hart is a hypocrite for drawing a public paycheck while refusing to pay taxes, while never telling the readers that every single penny...

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Who Should Be Mayor, Councilmen? 

We've speculated a little here re: who should run for mayor of Coeur d'Alene and for the City Council. On Wednesday afternoon, I heard a good name for council that prompted me to slap my forehead and say, of course. Jim Pierce. Jim fell short...

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Quotable Quote -- Bruce Twitchell 

"So many people are upset about the new Rolling Stone cover. Myself? I am excited that I finally know who the person on the cover of Rolling Stone is" -- Bruce Twitchell, via Facebook. Background: Retailers vow not to sell Rolling Stone issue/Fox News Question:...

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Tubbs Hill Entrance Re-Routed 

Hikers, reroute. Access to the Third Street entrance to Tubbs Hill will be rerouted due to construction at that end of McEuen Park. The Third Street entrance to the popular hiking hill will still be open - and will be all during construction - but...

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Idaho's Tax Mania Comes Up Short 

Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune opines that a Legislatures's Office of Performance Evaluations report indicates that the state's anti-tax mania is having negative repercussions: You can't isolate tax policy from the services and infrastructure those taxes provide. In fact, a lower tax rate that produces inadequate schools,...

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Labrador Opposed By A 'Who'? 

Like Horton the elephant in “Horton Hears a Who!” I have heard a tiny voice. Responding to my Wednesday column, in which I noted that “no credible alternative has said a peep about trying to challenge” Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, Boise State political science...

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Jujitsu Coach Needs Miracle Operation 

Austin Washburn, 4, greets Iron Lion Jiu-Jitsu Academy coach Derek Cleveland at the training facility in Dalton Gardens on Tuesday. Cleveland suffers from a rare lung condition and needs costly surgery. “He’s like family,” said longtime friend Janette Peluso, right. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Derek...

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Zimmerman Jury Dined In Luxury 

The sequestration of the jury that ultimately acquitted George Zimmerman cost Florida taxpayers about $33,000 and allowed jurors creature comforts such as dinner at Outback Steakhouse, a bowling excursion and a trip to the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. The Seminole County sheriff's office...

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Spokane Gets Hydroplane Invite 

A pair of Diamond Cup Regatta organizers with an H1 Unlimited hydroplane in tow pulled into downtown Spokane Wednesday to extend an invite. Why? Because fans of 200 mph hydro racing set to return to Lake Coeur d'Alene Labor Day weekend should come from all...

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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.