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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 7.30.13 23 

We now have four candidates for Coeur d'Alene mayor and four candidates for 3 council spots, including incumbent Woody McEvers. Three other incumbents (Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy and Deanna Goodlander) have announced they won't seek re-election. Wholesale changes are ahead. Now,...

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Parting Shot -- 7.30.13 

"Clowns can be scary," said Shawn Byers, 9, of Coeur d'Alene as he painted his face during "clowning around" performing arts class at Hayden Meadows Elementary in Hayden, Idaho on Tuesday. The class is part of Art on the Green's Art Shop 2013. The students...

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Starbuck: Can-Do Moms On Move 

Starbuck99: "It appears to be a good time in CdA to be a woman/mother. I believe this new era kicked off with Decline to Sign organizers Sara Meyer and Jennifer Drake. Since then, a younger set of involved moms seem to be taking CdA by...

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Private Guilty 19/21 Wikileaks Counts 

Bradley Manning, the Army private who sent hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks, was found not guilty on Tuesday of the most serious charge against him -- aiding the enemy -- but guilty of several other charges at a military trial...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.30.13 

Detectives are investigating a shoplifting case (13C21776) involving a Coeur d'Alene Jifi Mart at 201 W. Appleway, and Coeur d'Alene police need help in identifying this person. Theft took place about 2 a.m. Sunday, July 14. People with information can call us at 769-2320, on...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.30.13 

Time 2 Vote ... New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Carr (40) puts his shoulder pads on his son, 21-month-old Octavian Carr, after their NFL football training camp in Metairie, La., Monday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Monday Winner -- Psalm37: ""Great," thinks...

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PM Headlines -- 7.30.13 

KHQ Twitter photo of five-acre fire burning above Mica Bay this afternoon. Firefighters are having a hard time controlling blaze. And are fighting poor water pressure. Rumor mill spins in superintendent's race/Kevin Richert, EDge County takes title of burned Longhorn Bar/Bobby Atkinson, SNP Sandpoint Byway...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.30.13

On his Facebook wall, outdoor photographer Robin Loznak of Roseburg, Ore., posts: "Picked a couple gallons of blackberries today. I left this one in the thicket." You can see more of Robin's photos here. I'd like to buy a vowel/Fort Boise July, where art thou?/From...

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Mag To Feature PFPD Cop, Car, Dog

On its Facebook page, the Post Falls Police Department explains this cover photo: "Law Officer Magazine will feature PFPD Officer (Jason) Hunt and PSD Andor on the front cover of the August edition of the magazine. The magazine is spotlighting the Dodge Charger, and they...

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Deanna: 'I'm Not Running' 15 

Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander just sent Huckleberries this message: "Not running ... I decided after a long weekend with lots of prayers and thought that it was time to move on. I felt like I would have a big, giant target on my back, and I...

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Kiki Miller Announces Candidacy 18 

Update: Kiki told Huckleberries moments ago that she would seek Deanna Goodlander's seat. Kiki Miller, a longtime Coeur d'Alene resident and community activist, announced today that she is a candidate for the Coeur d'Alene City Council. Miller has lived in Coeur d'Alene since 1975 and...

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All Eyes On Obama

Workers at an Amazon distribution center photograph President Barack Obama after he spoke to the group, Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Obama spoke on his proposals for private sector job growth and ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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This Is The End? 

Leah Sottile/Inlander tweets: "Post Falls Car Wash Plaza blaring the Doors 'The End.' Wasn't expecting that." Question: Have you encountered an odd combination of music and place?

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Durst: Luna Getting Ready To Bail 23 

"And now, Luna has signed a multiyear contract with ENA to provide wireless internet in Idaho high schools, despite not having the legislative authority to do so and ENA clearly not having the best bid. Luna has also appointed Quarles, his longtime ally to become...

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IFF: Big Brother Watching ... In Idaho 10 

After Edward Snowden revealed that American phone records were under federal surveillance, the former Homeland Security chief explained to news stations the need for such a program thusly: Searching for terrorists is like finding a needle in a haystack. Phone records are haystacks. No haystack,...

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Court: NYC Soda Ban Unconstitutional

New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants....

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Alarming

Yesterday, Cindy tells Huckleberries Central, "I set off the alarms in two different courthouses. Didn't make it down to the federal building to complete the trifecta, but I did perfect my wand pirouette." Question: When did you last set off an alarm?

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Paddleboard Yoga Challenging 

Rachel Rowley, Amy Gates, Jenni Niemann and instructor Katie Fitzgerald participate in paddle board yoga at Lake Coeur d'Alene. (SR photo: Dan Pelle) Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.30.13 

11:54 a.m. Officer wants agency assist on commercial traffic stop on H95/Kathleen. 11:46 a.m. Mother of toddler (11:34 item) located. 11:34 a.m. 1YO boy in diaper found wondering in front of day care on Seltice Way/Post Falls. 11:15 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report...

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Survey: McDonalds Can Pay More 22 

McDonald's can afford to pay its workers a living wage without sacrificing any of its low menu prices, according to a new study provided to The Huffington Post by a University of Kansas researcher. Doubling the salaries and benefits of all McDonald's employees -- from...

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Popkey: Idaho Gave Romney Love 

Idaho was Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 4th-best state, so it should be no surprise that Romney carried 31 of 35 of Idaho’s legislative districts. But new data posted Monday on the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest is fun to look at. Romney’s best showing was...

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Food Porn: Capone's 'Fun Guy' 

On his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page, OrangeTV posts: "A Late July Tuesday at almost lunchtime calls for some greasy burger-n-fries porn. Here's the Fun Guy with garlic fries from Capone's. Um, I'll need a to-go box, please..." Question: What do you usually order...

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Poll: Most Haven't Attended Julyamsh

Monday Poll: Most of Hucks Nation hasn't attended the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe's giant powwow at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls -- Julyamsh. 69 of 109 respondents (63.3%) said they haven't attended the big event, which took place over the weekend. Only 40 of...

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Slice: What Survivalists Hope For 

Paul Turner/The Slice offers this range of options re: "What do survivalists hope for": A) They hope they are wrong and all their gathering of ammo and food stores will have been unnecessary. B) They hope for the total collapse of the U.S. economy and...

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Cops Outnumber KKK In Spirit Lake 

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a membership eat, greet, and meet in Spirit Lake, Idaho Saturday. They asked for their supporters to "come out and meet the Aryan Nations" and to "get involved." 12 members of law enforcement from Spirit Lake Police, Kootenai...

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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.