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R-Minus-11 Wild Card -- 3.3.14 

11 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): Hide the children and other vulnerable people in your family. The official filing deadline has begun. Sounds like Tim Herzog is out of the gates first by...

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Parting Shot -- 3.3.14

Darby, left and Cadee, two West Highland white terriers, look out of a frosty front door while their owners shovel snow in Winchester, Va., today. Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 36 

Update: Duane Rasmussen reports that a packed house heard Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss ask the Coeur d'Alene School Board to extend civil rights protections for gay people in district schools. Scott Maben of the SR was at the meeting. I'll keep watching for his...

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Dalton Gardens Wants Slower Traffic 

Traffic calming might seem like an oxymoron, but Dalton Gardens city officials hope it is the key to preserving the town's rural roots. The city is seeking a grant for a "traffic calming" project aimed at slowing traffic on Fourth Street from Dalton Avenue to...

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Vj Giulio, a North Idaho College wrestler, slips an engagement ring onto the hand of his now fiancee Jordan Moyer Saturday while he proposed to her after being awarded the 197 pound NJCAA championship. (Gabe Green/press)

PM Headlines -- 3.3.14

Vj Giulio, a North Idaho College wrestler, slips an engagement ring onto the hand of his now fiancee Jordan Moyer Saturday while he proposed to her after being awarded the 197 pound NJCAA championship. Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.3.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Dallas Seavey's daughter, Annie, plays in her dad's dog truck before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday in Willow, Alaska. The race will take mushers nearly a thousand miles to the finish line...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.14

6:02 p.m. Witness reports 2 males possibly drunk in vehicle that hit tree on Perimeter Road, b/n Bayview post office & Careywood turnout. Witness reports beercans in vehicle. Neither male injured.. 5:45 p.m. Front door is open in home @ 1000 block of E14th Avenue/Post...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.3.14 

The headline used by Marianne Love/Slight Detour explains what many of us are thinking re: the polar express that rolled into March: "Tain't over until it's over." More here. Airport chaplain/End Notes Can I get an amen?/Fort Boise Idaho election filings/The EDge Day After: Saint...

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House OKs $126M Income Tax Break 

The House has voted 54-13 in favor of a $126 million cut in income taxes over the next six years; HB 548 now moves to the Senate side, where Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee Chairman Jeff Siddoway already has said he doesn’t plan to...

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CdA Student Pens Anti-Bullying Song 

Coeur d'Alene middle schooler Brea Fournier has produced a video/song in her campaign to bring hope to others who may be dealing with bullies. She wrote the song, "I'll Help You Through," added music on her ukele and recorded this video about a month ago.

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'Pure Grit' Reveals Nurses' Struggles

An email that sat unread for six months ultimately became the inspiration for author Mary Cronk Farrell’s latest book, “Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific” (Abrams Books for Young Readers, $24.95). Farrell’s cousin was in...

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Banducci Calls Student Prez 'A Pawn' 27 

At the Feb. 26 North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Todd Banducci failed to curb his tongue -- again -- when he was admonished by NIC student body President Benaiah Cheevers. The exchange was launched by Cheevers, who began his regular report to...

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A Coeur d'Alene Teacher Asks ... 

... This about guns on campus (via private email to HuckleberriesOnline): "As the state legislators are all about local control, will the professor of a class have an ability to not allow guns in their individual classrooms? I can say that I would feel uncomfortable...

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Johnson: Oscar Takeaways 

Marc Johnson/The Johnson Post offers a number of insightful takeaways from the Academy Awards, including: "Oscar host DeGeneres mostly mostly left me longing for Bob Hope or Johnny Carson. The role of Oscar MC requires the skills, generally speaking, of a late-night talk show host...

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Did Bergdahl Desert? 27 

The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as...

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McMillan Asks To Be Investigated 12 

Idaho state Rep. Shannon McMillan has asked that the House convene an ethics committee to examine her actions, after she voted against a bill that could benefit her without revealing her conflict of interest. “It is with deepest regret that I rise before you today...

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Cindy: Academy Awards? Meh 

Under the hastag #ThingsMoreExcitingThanTheAcademyAwards Cindy lists: Flossing my teeth. Cutting my cat's nails. Ironing pillowcases. Cleaning bathtub grout. Balancing my checkbook. Watching paint dry. Alphabetizing my spice cabinet. Question: Am I the only one who watched -- and enjoyed -- the Academy Awards last night?

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The 'Selfie' That Crashed Twitter 

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.14

11:17 a.m. Megan has questions for KCSDeputy re: concealed weapons classes.; 10:47 a.m. A loose dog has been captured on Project CdA/Venture School grounds on 9th Street/CdA. 10:35 a.m. Non-injury, two-vehicle accident reported on Honeysuckle Avenue, west of H95/CdA. 10:21 a.m. Unwanted person reported @...

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Otter Officially Announces Candidacy 

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter filed his official declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office today to run for a third term as Idaho’s Governor. “It’s been a great honor to serve the citizens of Idaho as your Governor for the past seven years,”...

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District 3 Legislators Huddle 

State Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, and Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Post Falls, both of District 3, are seen hobnobbing before a legislative information meeting at the Coeur d'Alene Library Saturday afternoon. A light crowd turned out to hear the bi-weekly legislative report from Nonini, Mendive,...

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SB 1254 Not About Campus Safety 

Let me start with two predictions. First, Senate Bill 1254 — the so-called “guns on campus” bill that is now awaiting a vote by the full Idaho House — will pass and become law. Second, someone will try to open carry a gun into Bronco...

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Morse Bill Would Change City Looks 

Eighth & Main would have a "little hat" instead of a spire that sparked a citywide discussion - and a little grumbling - about whether it looked like the top of a Mormon temple. Jack's Urban Meeting Place, under construction between 9th, 11th, Front and...

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Legislators Enjoy A Laugh 

State Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, enjoy a laugh during a legislative information meeting in the Coeur d'Alene Library Saturday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Poll: Won't Vote For Newcomers

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation says it won't vote for a political newcomer who moved to Kootenai County in the last two years. 167 of 217 respondents (76.96%) said they won't vote for a newcomer running for legislative or courthouse office. Only 16 of 217...

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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.