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HBO Blogosphere -- 9.4.13 

For the 12th time or so, Sidekick Cindy has had a story published in an anthology. This time, her story, "Monument to Manhood," has landed in the "Not Your Mother's Book on Home Improvement." (You can see Cindy thumbing through the book above.) Return to...

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Castro Hangs Himself In Prison Cell 

In this July 26 photo, Ariel Castro sits in a Cleveland courtroom where he pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape and kidnapping for holding three women captive in his home for a decade. Castro, 53, serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and rape,...

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Panel OKs Syria Resolution, Risch: No 

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch was among the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just now opposing a bipartisan resolution giving President Obama authority to use limited military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack; the resolution, crafted by the...

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Mary Unveils 'Souza Plan' 37 

At her old haunts,, Mary Souza's latest newsletter is published, containing what she calls the "Souza Plan" for municipal governance. It's five points are these: Closely evaluate the city's health. Extend more city services to underserved areas, such as the 15th Street corridor. Build...

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IFF: We Should Be Mad As Heck 21 

The next time you see your local legislator, in the store or at the gas station or wherever, I want you to look him or her in the eye and say, “How the heck did this happen? And what the heck are you going to...

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Food Trucks Offer Variety Of Dishes 

One of the best things about summer in Spokane is food truck dining. Finding freshly prepared food served by friendly cooks who are usually the owners of their mobile kitchens offers a fast, fun culinary experience. Three of the newest tasty-treat vendors in town are...

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PFPD: Don't Park In Handicap Spots 

On its Facebook wall, Post Falls police post: "NOT DISABLED? DON’T PARK IN A HANDICAP SPACE! The able-bodied taking a handicap spot just to “run in a video” or “grab a gallon of milk” is against the law. If you see a handicap violator in...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.4.13

11:52 a.m. Someone suffering breathing problem in 300 block of N15th, CdA. 10:56 a.m. Power lines down on s/w corner of Govt Way/Haycraft, CdA. 10:51 a.m. Caller from 1100 block of E. Oak Court reports harassment. 10:40 a.m. PFPD officer en route to New Vision,...

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Copeland Candidate Page Online 11 

On her Facebook wall, City Council candidate Amber Copeland posts: "The website is finally up. It has taken a little longer than originally believed because my web design savvy leaves something to be desired. I will continue to add to the website as the election...

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Family Revives Haunted Hauser Bar 

They just want you to know that they are here, said Vern Mathis, explaining the ghostly things that have happened since his daughter opened Blackjack Lil's Saloon and Grill on Hauser Lake. There is a bell attached to a chain at the end of the...

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Vandals Could Cause Closure 

The small but formidable percentage of pigs who wallow anonymously in the freedoms afforded by the Second Amendment continue to make a bad name for the sport of target shooting. Worse, they are at an alarming rate reducing the number of places responsible gun owners...

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Brannon Won't Seek Mayor's Spot 13 

Jim Brannon sent this news release to Huckleberries Online moments ago: "Since I announced my candidacy for mayor of the great city of Coeur d’Alene, I have been humbled by the generous support and encouragement of my fellow citizens. While I believe my leadership would...

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Poll: Bring Hydro Races Back 

Tuesday Poll: The organizers of the Diamond Cup races have won over the majority of skeptical Hucks Nation by staging a successful, well-run event over the Labor Day weekend. 84 of 156 respondents (53.85%) said they'd like to see races return in 2014. Only 55...

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AM Headlines -- 9.4.13 

Katie Reis, center, talks with a caller about the soon-to-open health insurance exchange at a call center in Spokane Valley where customer support representatives began giving information to potential insurance buyers Tuesday. John Webster SR story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR...

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Quotable Quote 

"You can tell summer has come to an end. I went downtown Coeur d'Alene and 1/2 of the stores were closed at 5 o'clock" -- Facebook Friend Rose Backs. Question: What is the main reason that you go downtown during the shoulder seasons?

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Hydroplanes Took Bite Out Of Crime 10 

Believe it or not, the 2013 Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup event appears to have taken a bite out of crime. "I was just looking at the bookings, and there weren't as many bookings this weekend as we would ordinarily have on a weekend," Kootenai County...

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Facing Long Council Night w/Chobani 

On his Facebook page, Councilman Mike Kennedy posts (re: Chobani pulls yogurt after customers complain of funny taste, bloated containers, illness): "Gotta admit -- I've thrown away a few of these yogurts the last week because I thought my office refrigerator was too cold and...

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Panhandle Prefers Ducks To Broncos 

Just how popular are the Broncos in the Gem State and elsewhere? The folks at social media giant Facebook have an answer — sort of. Late last week, Facebook released its first NCAA college football fan map, similar to maps it has done in recent...

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Digger: Market Will Weed 'Em Out 14 

Digger (Re: Bakery that refused to serve gays shuts): This is where I disagree with the mainstream gay community. I'm all about the free market and the conversation isn't going to go like this: "Bake us a cake for our gay wedding." "No, I don't...

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Pageant Returns To Atlantic City 

Miss America contestants appauld as they wait to be introduced after arriving in Atlantic City, N.J. on Tuesday. The Miss America pageant is back in the city where it began, six years after spurning the city for Las Vegas. The pageant held a welcoming ceremony...

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Idaho Women In Law Still Lag Behind 

When you look at the number of Idaho women pursuing law as a profession, the numbers dwindle as the positions rise. More than 40 percent of Idaho law students are women, but their predecessors now practicing law make up just 25 percent of the more...

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Idaho Congressman Wary Of Strike 

Idaho lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were deeply skeptical of President Obama's plan for a strike against Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure. In responses this week, Republican U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador all expressed wariness such a strike...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Back To School Wild Card -- 9.3.13 

I participated in my first Fantasy Football draft Sunday night, with Junior serving as co-captain and son-in-law Okie Doke as league commissioner. After years of holding out, I tossed my hat in the Fantasy Football ring, relying on Junior to make most of my picks....

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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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